Paul McCartney Issues ‘Egypt Station II’: More Studio, Live Tracks

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Paul McCartney has released Egypt Station – Explorer’s Edition on Capitol Records. The expanded version of his #1 charting 2018 album arrived May 17, just prior to the start of the U.S. leg of his Freshen Up Tour—his first extended stateside run since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world.

The original Egypt Station was released September 7, 2018, amidst a textbook teaser campaign, with a clever promotional effort on McCartney‘s social media platforms and a series of  intimate live performances. It was his first album to open at the coveted # 1 position.

Egypt Station – Explorer’s Edition is comprised of the original Egypt Station record plus a second album, Egypt Station II. From the April 24 announcement: The bonus disc collects all songs released during the Egypt Station voyage, from studio tracks including the surprise single “Get Enough” to live performances captured at stops such as London’s Abbey Road Studios, Liverpool’s The Cavern and New York’s Grand Central Station.

Watch McCartney perform “Who Cares” at Grand Central Station on September 7, 2018

The special release is available for pre-order as a 2-CD set in the U.S. here and the U.K. here; and as a 3-LP set in the U.S. here and the U.K. here.

Egypt Station II Track Listing

Get Started
Nothing For Free
Frank Sinatra’s Party
Sixty Second Street
Who Cares [Full Length]
Get Enough
Come On to Me [Live At Abbey Road Studios]
Fuh You [Live At The Cavern]
Confidante [Live At LIPA]
Who Cares [Live At Grand Central Station]

Listen to “Come On to Me” [Live At Abbey Road Studios]

Paul McCartney 2019 North American Freshen Up Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 8 – Green Bay WI – Lambeau Field
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 14 – Arlington TX – Globe Life Park
June 22 – San Diego CA – Petco Park
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 28 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
June 29 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
July 6 — Vancouver, BC — BC Place
July 10 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
July 13 – Los Angeles CA – Dodger Stadium

Listen to “Frank Sinatra’s Party” from Egypt Station II

Related: Our recap of McCartney’s 2019 tour opener in South America

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