Paul McCartney Reveals New ‘Egypt Station’ Album

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On the same day he announced the new Egypt Station album, McCartney updated his Facebook profile pic

On the same day (June 20) that Paul McCartney released a double A-sided single, he revealed further details of his upcoming studio album, Egypt Station. On June 28, its release date of Sept. 7 was announced.

Sharing a title with one of his own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s New. As with the instantly catchy “Come On To Me” and the sweet ballad “I Don’t Know,” the album was recorded in Los Angeles and the U.K. (at London’s Abbey Road Studios, and Sussex), and produced (with the exception of one track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).

Pre-order Egypt Station in the U.S.: CD, single LP and a limited edition deluxe 2-LP. with tri-gatefold packaging and two bonus instrumental tracks. U.K: CD and LP.

Of the forthcoming album’s title, Paul said in the announcement, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make. Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

On June 28, McCartney shared a photo taken during the Abbey Road Studios recording sessions in 2017

Paul McCartney at London’s Abbey Road Studios, 2017

Watch the lyric video for “Come On To Me”

More from the announcement: “Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals “Station I” and “Station II,” each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (“Happy With You”), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (“People Want Peace”), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (“Despite Repeated Warnings”).

“The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now–with Paul’s singular unmistakeable melodic sensibility serving as guide.”

Watch the lyric video for “I Don’t Know”

As Best Classic Bands reported extensively, McCartney teased the upcoming release on a daily basis, beginning June 9, the day he was spotted in his hometown of Liverpool visiting his childhood home and other Beatles-related sites.

Each day, new images appeared on his social media pages, from sketches to photos of instruments and images of McCartney himself.

McCartney turned 76 on June 19, 2018. Further details of the album, including the complete track listing, to come.

Related: Watch McCartney’s June 21 appearance on “Carpool Karaoke,” filmed in Liverpool with James Corden

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  1. Kellyseye
    #1 Kellyseye 23 June, 2018, 20:50

    Don’t you think they are taking the p*** with the price of the Vinyl albums? Your not that skint are you Paul?

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