NEW, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Wings Greatest and Thrillington. This 18th May, Paul McCartney releases these four 2018 edition catalogue reissues via MPL/Capitol.
All four titles are issued in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats and are available for the first time in limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs include a download card.
Upon its release in 2013, NEW was lauded by Rolling Stone as “energized and full of joyous rock & roll invention.” Produced by Giles Martin and also featuring production by Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Paul Epworth, NEW entered the U.S. chart at #3. NEW‘s 2018 edition will feature the first vinyl pressing of the album since its 2013 release, including a limited edition pink vinyl 180gram vinyl LP with download card and 12×12″ insert.
Released in 2005, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard was produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck) and featuring the singles Fine Line and the Grammy-winning Jenny Wren, Chaos And Creation… debuted at #6 on the Billboard chart. The 2018 edition will make the album available on vinyl for the first time since its initial run and will include a limited edition gold vinyl 180gram vinyl LP with download card and 12×12″ insert.
Originally released in 1978, Wings Greatest was the first ever compilation of Paul’s post-Beatles hits, featuring four classics that had previously been unavailable on any McCartney album: Another Day, Junior’s Farm, Hi, Hi, Hi and Mull of Kintyre. As part of its 2018 edition reissue, Wings Greatest will be available as a limited edition blue vinyl 180gram vinyl LP with download card and 20″x30″ poster.
Recorded in 1971 but not released until 1977, Thrillington remains one of the most enigmatic entries in the storied McCartney discography. Credited to the pseudonym Percy “Thrills” Thrillington, a fictitious socialite whose activities were chronicled in UK newspaper ads, Thrillington was actually a fully reimagined instrumental lounge/jazz version of Paul and Linda’s RAM. With Thrillington’s 2018 edition, Percy is given a new lease on life with this collector’s item available on vinyl for the first time since the 1977 first pressings that fetch hefty sums on the collectors’ market, plus a limited edition red/black marbled 180gram vinyl LP with download card.