Pure genius: Macca confirms Loaded’s exclusive with new compilation

Singer is releasing career-spanning collection, from 1970 debut solo album all the way through 2012’s My Valentine

Cover Macca's new album will be available in June Image © 1970 Paul McCartney/Photographer: Linda McCartney

We revealed three days ago that Paul McCartney was planning a major new music announcement, and he’s duly confirmed he’s releasing a solo compilation album of his work since The Beatles’ split.

The 67-song compilation, Pure McCartney, goes from his first solo offering in 1970 to 2014’s one-off single ‘Hope For The Future’ and a remix of his Michael Jackson duet Say Say Say released last year.

Available on June 10 in digital, 2CD, 4CD and 4LP formats, as well as his solo work Pure McCartney encompasses his post-Beatles band Wings and McCartney’s ambient music alias The Fireman.

Earlier this week, Macca published a mysterious message on his Twitter page featuring a five-second burst of feedback and garbled voices, hinting at today’s big announcement.

Macca said: “Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to.

“Maybe it’s to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”

 
Back in the day
Back in the day Image © 1970 Paul McCartney/Photographer: Linda McCartney.
 
It was revealed earlier this month that McCartney is to make a rare acting appearance in the next Pirates Of The Caribbean film, out in May 2017, in an as-yet-undisclosed role. He’s currently touring in Europe, but there are no British dates scheduled. 

Tracklisting for Pure McCartney

DISC 1 
01 Maybe I’m Amazed
02 Heart Of The Country 
03 Jet 
04 Warm And Beautiful
05 Listen To What The Man Said 
06 Dear Boy
07 Silly Love Songs
08 The Song We Were Singing
09 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
10 Another Day
11 Sing The Changes
12 Jenny Wren
13 Save Us
14 Mrs Vandebilt
15 Mull of Kintyre
16 Let ‘Em In
17 Let Me Roll It 
18 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
19 Ebony and Ivory
 
DISC 2
01 Band on the Run
02 Arrow Through Me
03 My Love 
04 Live and Let Die 
05 Too Much Rain
06 Goodnight Tonight
07 Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
08 My Valentine 
09 The World Tonight 
10 Pipes of Peace 
11 Dance Tonight
12 Here Today
13 Wanderlust
14 Great Day
15 Coming Up
16 No More Lonely Nights 
17 Only Mama Knows
18 With a Little Luck 
19 Hope For The Future 
20 Junk 
 
PURE McCartney 4CD – 67 tracks
 
DISC 1 
01 Maybe I’m Amazed
02 Heart Of The Country
03 Jet
04 Warm And Beautiful
05 Listen To What The Man Said 
06 Dear Boy
07 Silly Love Songs
08 The Song We Were Singing 
09 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
10 Early Days 
11 Big Barn Bed
12 Another Day
13 Flaming Pie
14 Jenny Wren
15 Too Many People 
16 Let Me Roll It
17 New
 
DISC 2 
01 Live and Let Die 
02 English Tea
03 Mull of Kintyre
04 Save Us 
05 My Love 
06 Bip Bop
07 Let ‘Em In 
08 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five 
09 Calico Skies 
10 Hi, Hi, Hi
11 Waterfalls
12 Band on the Run 
13 Appreciate 
14 Sing The Changes 
15 Arrow Through Me 
16 Every Night 
17 Junior’s Farm
18 Mrs Vandebilt 
 
DISC 3 
01 Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
02 My Valentine 
03 Pipes of Peace 
04 The World Tonight 
05 Souvenir 
06 Dance Tonight 
07 Ebony and Ivory 
08 Fine Line
09 Here Today
10 Press
11 Wanderlust 
12 Winedark Open Sea
13 Beautiful Night 
14 Girlfriend 
15 Queenie Eye 
16 We All Stand Together
 
DISC 4 
01 Coming Up
02 Too Much Rain
03 Good Times Coming / Feel The Sun
04 Goodnight Tonight 
05 Baby’s Request 
06 With a Little Luck 
07 Little Willow 
08 Only Mama Knows
09 Don’t Let it Bring You Down
10 The Back Seat Of My Car 
11 No More Lonely Nights
12 Great Day
13 Venus and Mars / Rock Show 
14 Temporary Secretary
15 Hope For The Future 
16 Junk
 
VINYL
 
A1
01 Maybe I’m Amazed
02 Heart Of The Country
03 Jet
04 Warm And Beautiful
05 Listen To What The Man Said 
06 Dear Boy
 
A2 
01 Silly Love Songs
02 The Song We Were Singing
03 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
04 Another Day
05 New
 
B1
01 Mull of Kintyre
02 Sing The Changes
03 Jenny Wren
04 Mrs Vandebilt
05 Save Us
 
B2
01 Let ‘Em In
02 Let Me Roll It
03 Ebony and Ivory
04 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five 
 
C1
01 Band on the Run
02 Arrow Through Me 
03 My Love 
04 Live and Let Die 
05 Too Much Rain
 
C2
01 Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
02 My Valentine 
03 Goodnight Tonight 
04 The World Tonight 
05 Pipes of Peace 
 
D1
01 Dance Tonight 
02 Here Today
03 Wanderlust 
04 Great Day
05 Coming Up
06 No More Lonely Nights
 
D2
01 Too Many People
02 Only Mama Knows
03 With a Little Luck
04 Hope For The Future 
05 Junk
 
 
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Loaded’s entertainment editor Jennifer O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively about popular culture as a national newspaper columnist and author. Follow her on Twitter at @Jen_OBrien1

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