Album now drops Dec 18th
Unforeseeable production delays have forced the release date of Paul McCartney’s all new all-Paul album McCartney III to be moved back one week to December 18th.
Vinyl configurations will range from standard 180-gram to 3,000 hand-numbered red vinyl copies, a 333 Edition sold only via Third Man Records online store and limited to 333 copies on yellow-with-black-dots vinyl created using 33 recycled vinyl copies of McCartney and McCartney II, a U.S. indie retail exclusive pressing of 4,000 hand-numbered white vinyl LPs, and more. The 333 Edition are sold out.
Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of McCartney on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. The process first sparked when McCartney returned to an unreleased track from the early ’90s, “When Winter Comes” (co-produced by George Martin). McCartney crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener “Long Tailed Winter Bird” — while “When Winter Comes,” featuring its new 2020 intro “Winter Bird,” became the new album’s grand finale.
The newest advance taste of McCartney III has surfaced in the form of a brand new trailer featuring an excerpt of the album track “The Kiss of Venus.”
Additionally, pre-orders are now live for the McCartney III Songbook. The book features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements for every song from McCartney III and includes a CD copy with every book.