Paul McCartney bundles three solo albums into limited edition box set

McCartney I II III due Aug 5th

Paul McCartney’s three iconic solo albums — McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III — will be available together for the first time as a limited edition box set on August 5th. Written, performed, and produced entirely by the former Beatle, his three eponymous career-spanning solo albums will be available on limited edition color vinyl, black vinyl and CD – each including three special photo prints with notes from McCartney about each album. The newly created boxset cover art and typography for the slipcase are by Ed Ruscha.

Bookending 50 years of unparalleled work, each album demonstrates McCartney’s restless creativity and adventurous artistic spirit. McCartney, the No. 1 album was his first solo album released in 1970 and features timeless tracks “Every Night” and “Junk,” along with the immortal classic “Maybe I’m Amazed.” This album saw a global music superstar pioneer a novel homespun approach to recording that would, in time, become a sought-after sound and the highly influential precursor to the “lo-fi” alternative genre.

Just as McCartney marked the end of an era with his first release after leaving the biggest band in history, he did it again in 1980, this time signaling the end of 70s rock giants Wings. Taking a fresh approach to things, he wrote, performed, and produced the avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II, which reached No. 1 in the UK, and No. 3 in the US, producing such classics as “Coming Up,” “Waterfalls,” and “Temporary Secretary.”

With McCartney III, he went back to basics again to create some of his most revealing work to date. Released in December 2020, just two years after his Billboard-topping Egypt Station album, “Rockdown,” saw McCartney turn unexpected time on his hands into an opportunity to get into the studio on his own. An intimate and loose record featuring “Find My Way” and the now live favorite “Women and Wives,” McCartney III features his melodic gift at its forefront throughout. Upon release, McCartney III charted at No. 1 on the UK’s Official Album Charts and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart.

In an unrivaled career, McCartney has always been willing to take risks and have fun along the way – his musical projects have included classical albums, electronic albums, ballet scores, writing for video games, and left-field collaborations — along the way, breaking chart records, box office records, winning countless awards and remaining one of the world’s most influential and revered artists of all time. McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III captured and documented landmark moments of his singular career, each offering a personal snapshot of a unique artist at a particular moment in time.

McCartney

1. The Lovely Linda
2. That Would Be Something
3. Valentine Day
4. Every Night
5. Hot As Sun
6. Glasses
7. Junk
8. Man We Was Lonely
9. Oo You
10. Momma Miss America
11. Teddy Boy
12. Singalong Junk
13. Maybe I’m Amazed
14. Kreen-Akrore

McCartney II

1. Coming Up
2. Temporary Secretary
3. On The Way
4. Waterfalls
5. Nobody Knows
6. Front Parlour
7. Summer’s Day Song
8. Frozen Jap
9. Bogey Music
10. Darkroom
11. One Of These Days

McCartney III

1. Long Tailed Winter Bird
2. Find My Way
3. Pretty Boys
4. Women And Wives
5. Lavatory Lil
6. Deep Deep Feeling
7. Slidin’
8. The Kiss Of Venus
9. Seize The Day
10. Deep Down
11. Winter Bird / When Winter Comes

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