McCartney 8-LP ‘Archive Collection’ Reissues

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The Paul McCartney Archive Collection

MPL/Capitol/UMe will reissue the first eight titles in Paul McCartney’s Grammy-winning Archive Collection on Nov. 17. The albums—McCartney, McCartney II, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Ram, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound—will be released In what’s described in a press release as “affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings.”

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All of the vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colors are as follows:

Paul McCartney: McCartney—red
Paul McCartney: McCartney II—clear
Paul McCartney: Tug of War—blue
Paul McCartney: Pipes of Peace—silver
Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram—yellow
Paul McCartney and Wings: Band on the Run—white
Wings: Venus and Mars—red and yellow
Wings: At the Speed of Sound—orange

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the Nov. 2, 2010, re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1973 Band on the Run, which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition boxed set of 1976’s Wings Over America took the 2013 Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent installment was this year’s reissue of McCartney’s eighth studio album Flowers In the Dirt.

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Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by McCartney himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. A bundle of the colored vinyl releases is available here exclusively.

Note: All of the following pre-order links are for the black vinyl releases:

Pre-order McCartney

Pre-order Band on the Run

Pre-order McCartney II

Pre-order Ram

Pre-order Tug of War

Pre-order Pipes of Peace

Pre-order Venus and Mars

Pre-order Wings at the Speed of Sound


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  1. Rockin' Ricky
    #1 Rockin' Ricky 10 October, 2017, 14:15

    C’mon Paul, PLEASE remaster “Red Rose Speedway”, which is still one of my favorites. Even though ‘Wild Life” isn’t great, I’d love to see that one done too.

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