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Paul McCartney – McCartney III Imagined (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Paul McCartney – McCartney III Imagined (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 47:23 minutes | 562 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Hailed upon its release last year as “vital and comfortable taking new chances” (Rolling Stone) and “cheery, resilient, forever looking forward” (The New Yorker), Paul McCartney’s McCartney III, which topped album charts across the world, is now literally moving into the future in the form of McCartney III Imagined. Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans, and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of an album Rolling Stone accurately tagged “an inspiration to us all”—one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on its own as a brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.

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Paul McCartney – Hope For The Future (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paul McCartney – Hope For The Future (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 23:09 minutes | 268 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

Hope for the Future is a song written and composed by the famed Beatles member Paul McCartney. It was released digitally on December 8, 2014. It was also later revealed that the song was apart of the musical suite Music of the Spheres, which was released digitally with Vinyl preorders of The Music of Destiny Vol. 1 on June 1, 2018. Talking about the writing process for the single, Paul said:

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Paul McCartney – We All Stand Together (1984/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney – We All Stand Together (1984/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 6:49 minutes | 140 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

“Congratulations to Rupert on his 100th birthday. The great thing is he never looks a day older. Having been a fan of his since my early days in Liverpool, I know what he means to generations of young and old kids. In his character and attitudes to the world, he sums up the best of British tradition and reminds us of an innocence we would all love to cherish. So, congratulations my little bear. Your fans are celebrating your 100th birthday and I for one think you deserve a telegram from the Queen.” Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney – McCartney III (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney – McCartney III (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:42 minutes | 956 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

50 years following the release of his self-titled first solo album ‘McCartney’, featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, Paul McCartney releases ‘McCartney III’. Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of ‘Rockdown,’ he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become ‘McCartney III’: a stripped-back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s ‘McCartney’ and 1980’s ‘McCartney II’. ‘McCartney III’ spans a vast and intimate range of modes and moods, as unexpected circumstances are turned into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.

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Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (Archive Collection) (1997/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (Archive Collection) (1997/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:08:13 minutes | 3,87 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

This remaster of 1997’s Flaming Pie is a most pleasant surprise and includes, in addition to the original album, an array of demos, home recordings and acoustic versions. The album, which was as popular with the critics as it was with the public at the time of its release, totals forty-five tracks including plenty of surprises and variations. It’s the tenth album in Sir Paul’s solo discography, coming four years after its predecessor. During his four-year solo hiatus, Paul was preoccupied with The Beatles Anthology project from which he emerged with a renewed energy. In fact, the experience inspired him to record little pop tunes again as had been done during The Beatles era. Upon listening, one can truly feel an atmosphere of freshness and self-enjoyment in which things aren’t taken too seriously. It is not an entire success, but it is convincing overall and several critics hail this album as his most successful since Tug Of War in 1982… On the bluesy Really Love You Paul is joined by his old friend, Ringo Starr, who cowrote the track – in fact, its the first song to ever be cowritten by Paul and Ringo. We also find Starr on Beautiful Night… A special mention should go the outstanding closing track, Great Day, complemented by choirs and little syncopated percussion instruments which accentuate Paul’s beautiful vocal performance rooted in soul. For context, the title Flaming Pie references an anecdote from his friend John Lennon who explained in 1961 to Mersey Beat magazine the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came as a vision… a man appeared on a flaming pie and said to us ‘from this day forward you are The Beatles with an A’”. As for the rest of the album, the demos and preliminary, often acoustic, versions of tracks are real gems which demonstrate the true talent of Paul McCartney, whose pleasant and down to earth personality makes us almost forget that he isn’t just any ordinary guy… A legend through and through.

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Paul McCartney & Wings – Wings Greatest (Remastered) (1978/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paul McCartney & Wings – Wings Greatest (Remastered) (1978/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 54:23 minutes | 633 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

International remastered edition of the first Wings hits collection was originally released in 1978 (the U.S. edition is long out-of-print) following the success of the album London Town. Wings Greatest rounds up McCartney and band’s greatest hits from 1971 to 1978 which means it skips ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ but touches on Ram. The main strength of this collection is that it includes hits that never appeared on any album and these are among McCartney’s very best solo singles: the eccentric domesticity of ‘Another Day’, ‘Junior’s Farm’, the Bond theme for ‘Live and Let Die’, the pile driving ‘Hi Hi Hi’ and the controversial b-side ‘Mull of Kintyre’, a Scottish-styled folk ballad that was McCartney’s biggest hit in England. EMI. 1993.

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Paul Mccartney – Home Tonight / In A Hurry (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul Mccartney – Home Tonight / In A Hurry (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 07:07 minutes | 154 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Paul McCartney has an announcement sure to top fans’ Black Friday shopping lists: On 22 November, the legendary Beatle will digitally release two never-before-heard tracks, ‘Home Tonight’ and ‘In A Hurry’ – followed by a very limited Record Store Day exclusive double A-side 7-inch picture disc single through Capitol Records on 29 November.

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The Fireman (Paul McCartney & Youth) – Electric Arguments (2008) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

The Fireman (Paul McCartney & Youth) – Electric Arguments (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 68:58 minutes | 1,27 GB
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC – Source: MPL Communication 1003de | Full Artwork

Electric Arguments is the third album by The Fireman, an experimental music duo consisting of Paul McCartney and producer Youth (Martin Glover). It is the first Fireman release to be publicly acknowledged by McCartney, and the album cover features the names of both contributors.

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Paul Mccartney – Paul Is Live (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96Hz]

Paul Mccartney – Paul Is Live (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:06 minutes | 1,56 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

Newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios: Paul Is Live, recorded during the tour in support of Off The Ground, was Paul’s fifth live album and is famous for its title’s double meaning and the rumour-scotching cover art. Ever since the 1969 release of Abbey Road, there had been hoax-fuelled stories of Paul’s untimely death. The new title was a way of saying that this was most definitely not the case. The artwork is a play on the famous Abbey Road cover, with Paul crossing that same street but wearing shoes and using his left hand this time. (Originally, his bare feet and the holding of a cigarette in his right hand had supposedly been clues that it wasn’t him on the cover.) As well as a raft of solo, Wings and Beatles favourites, the album also offers an insight into the band’s sound checks, the final three songs all being improvised during rehearsals in various locations on the tour.

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Paul McCartney – CHOBA B CCCP (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96Hz]

Paul McCartney – CHOBA B CCCP (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:41 minutes | 797 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

Newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios: The live-in-studio Choba B CCCP (Russian for “Back In The USSR”) was released in the Soviet Union in 1988, making Paul the first Western artist to issue an album exclusively for that market. In a conscious decision to get back to his roots, Paul spontaneously spent two days covering his favorite hits from the 1950s. The sessions produced 22 songs in total (and one of the outtakes being a version of The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There”). Choba B CCCP was a deeply personal album and a way to acknowledge fans who had supported him and The Beatles since the start. “When I was very young I asked my dad if people wanted peace,” Paul explained at the time. “He said to me, ‘Yes, people everywhere want peace – it’s usually politicians that cause trouble.’ It always seemed to me that the way The Beatles’ music was admired in the USSR tended to prove his point, that people the world over have a great deal in common. In releasing this record exclusively in the Soviet Union, I extend the hand of peace and friendship to the people of Russia.” Choba B CCCP was released in the rest of the world following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.

All tracks recorded 20 July 1987 except “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Crackin’ Up,” recorded on 21 July.

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