Strictly Limited Super Deluxe Edition of 3,000 To Be Released May 10th
Paul McCartney has confirmed the release of the Egypt Station Traveller’s Edition, out May 10th via Capitol Records. This strictly limited deluxe edition of the No. 1 album Egypt Station will be a one-time-only pressing limited to 3,000 numbered cases. The Traveller’s Edition arrives in a vintage style suitcase and contains exclusive previously unreleased tracks, hidden rarities and all the essentials needed on your journey to Egypt Station and beyond.
All those who sign up to McCartney’s mailing list by 9 pm ET Thursday, February 14th will be emailed a unique link which allows a first chance at purchasing the strictly limited Traveller’s Edition. Emails with links for first access to pre order will be sent out at 9 am ET Friday, February 15th.
The Egypt Station Traveller’s Edition audio and video content include: Limited Edition Concertina Tri-Fold Deluxe 180G Vinyl Double Black Disc Pressing of Egypt Station; Exclusive Limited Edition Bonus 180-gram Vinyl Pressing of Egypt Station II in “Night Scene” blue, featuring three previously unreleased tracks — “Frank Sinatra’s Party,” “Sixty Second Street” and extended cut of Egypt Station single “Who Cares” — as well as four live performances of Egypt Station tracks taken from Abbey Road, The Cavern Club, LIPA, and Paul’s iconic performance at Grand Central Station; Limited Edition Egypt Station Concertina CD; Exclusive Limited Edition collector’s Egypt Station Blue Cassette; HD Audio of all tracks upon shipment; and Additional rare performance footage hidden inside
The special features of the box set include: Luxury vintage-style embossed Egypt Station artwork suitcase; An exclusive copy of a handwritten note from McCartney; Fold out, vintage-style Egypt Station illustrated map suitable for framing; Travel memorabilia including “travel itinerary,” postcards, baggage tickets and first class ticket; Egypt Station luggage stickers; Travel journal featuring copies of McCartney’s handwritten lyrics; Two Egypt Station lithographs of McCartney’s paintings; 500+ piece jigsaw puzzle; Egypt Station playing cards; And additional hidden surprises and rarities.
Egypt Station was released September 7, 2018. The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, making it the third Non-Beatles/Wings McCartney effort to top the U.S. chart and McCartney’s first Stateside No. 1 since 1982’s Tug Of War — and McCartney’s first solo album to enter the chart at No. 1. Egypt Station won unanimous praise from critics the world over: In a four-star lead review, Rolling Stone said, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… (And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.)” London’s Sunday Times, Q Magazine and MOJO also awarded the album four stars, while The New York Times’ Jon Pareles observed, “McCartney contemplates mortality and pain while still trying to offer love and strength.” TIME declared Egypt Station “Essential… a document of McCartney’s spirit, which is still irrepressible more than five decades after the Beatles made their debut.” NPR said, “This is his best album in maybe 20 years.” People noted, “Egypt Station is a tour through the imagination of one of our greatest artists — what’s not to love? It’s a celebration of all the things that make McCartney great: hope, exuberance, open mindedness and sweet melody. These days, we need all of these more than ever.”
McCartney’s Freshen Up Tour continues to pack stadiums and arenas across the globe, resuming March 20th at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, and running through July 13th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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