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Paul McCartney & Wings – Wild Life (Special Edition) (1971/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney & Wings – Wild Life (Special Edition) (1971/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:21:45 minutes | 1,5 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

The embers of The Beatles are still smoking as Paul McCartney continues to work like a madman. After two fairly successful solo albums (McCartney and Ram), Macca released Wings’ first album, Wild Life. From July 25th to August 2nd, 1971, in the Abbey Road studio that he knows so well, he surrounded himself with a tight-knit trio made up of his wife Linda on the keyboard (she co-wrote almost all the tracks), ex Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell, who was also on the scene for Ram. The ex-Beatle wanted to sign off on the recording of this record in less than ten days to give it a raw feel. The result – which is indeed raw – is quite confusing given the name of its author. And after his works of art from the previous decade, the compositions on Wild Life seem very anecdotal. Upon its release in December 1971, the press unanimously massacred the record.

Taking a closer look at the album, Wild Life‘s repertoire is quite eclectic between Mumbo, with its percussive visceral rock intro, and the reggae cover of Love Is Strange by 50’s soul duo Mickey & Sylvia. The album also includes the pleasant folk ballad Bip Bop (which inspired Voulzy and Souchon for the hit J’ai 10 ans) as well as the song that gives the album its title on which Paul and Linda apologise to the animal world with a blend of fairly classic folk rock… Even if Wild Life isn’t a masterpiece, it deserves a second listening and some close reassessment. And this remastered deluxe edition with an array of bonus tracks is the perfect opportunity for a second chance.  – Marc Zisman

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Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway (Special Edition) (1973/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway (Special Edition) (1973/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:51:06 minutes | 2,32 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

Both the public and the press are still getting over Wild Life, the first album that Paul McCartney released with his new group Wings in December 1971. The record was roasted for being very inconsistent… Two years later, Macca released Red Rose Speedway, a piece of work that was considerably more impressive and outgoing to the point that it took him back to the top of the charts, mainly thanks to the single My Love. Like on Wild Life, the singer/bassist is accompanied here by his wife Linda on keyboard, ex Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell. The group is also joined by Henry McCullough, the ex Spooky Tooth guitarist.

Even if certain critics still reproached Paul McCartney for the album being too lightweight, not engaged enough and above all well below the standard of his past compositions, we should appreciate the finesse of some of these melodies and Macca’s ability to write catchy choruses. Once again, the eclecticism of the repertoire is sometimes confusing, making it difficult to consider Red Rose Speedway as a real artistic entity. However, some of these compositions are really touching like Little Lamb Dragonfly and Single Pigeon. This remastered deluxe edition, which includes a number of bonus tracks, is an opportunity to rediscover an extra piece of the big Paul McCartney puzzle.  –  Marc Zisman

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Paul McCartney & Wings – 1971-73 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney & Wings – 1971-73 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 06:31:42 minutes | 7,77 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Store.Udiscovermusic.com

Paul proudly announces the 11th and 12th classic works from his revered catalogue to be remastered, reissued and expanded across multi-format installments of his GRAMMY-winning Archive Collection, to be released December 7, 2018 via MPL/Capitol/UMe.

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Paul McCartney – Pure McCartney {Deluxe Edition} (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paul McCartney – Pure McCartney (2016) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 4:18:27 minutes | 2,93 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Hear Music

Paul McCartney and his music need no introduction. Together with three of his friends, he changed the cultural landscape forever.

And Paul’s accomplishments since then as a member of Wings and a solo artist make for a staggering body of work that stands proudly alongside those eight sensational years with The Beatles. Pure McCartney, a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most-revered catalogues in music – spanning from 1970 debut solo album all the way through 2012’s “My Valentine, 2014’s “Hope For The Future” and 2015’s “Say Say Say remix”.

“Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to,” Paul says of this project.  “Maybe it’s to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”

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Paul McCartney – Egypt Station (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney – Egypt Station (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 57:18 minutes | 1,165 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | © Capitol Records (US1A)

Not easy to be Paul McCartney in 2018… Anyone who listens to Egypt Station knows that at 76, the former Beatle has very little chance to deliver an album, or even just a handful of songs, that can match his masterpieces of the previous century. Sir Paul must be aware of that as well… And yet, this album hits the nail right on the head. And while his voice understandably has lost some of its haughtiness compared to his golden years, Macca is still a master at writing finely refined pop songs. After writing hundreds of them, he has no lesson to receive from anyone, but listening to Hand In Hand, Do It Now, Dominoes or Confidante, the imprints of his very singular craftsmanship shine through. And in terms of production, the Wings’ former front man was smart enough not to fall into the trap of trying to sound younger than he is. It’s indeed classicism that prevails throughout this Egypt Station, which will surely delight his die-hard fans!  – Clotilde Maréchal

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Paul McCartney And Wings – Wings Over America (1976) [Remaster 2013] {Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz}

Paul McCartney & Wings – Wings Over America (1976) [Remaster 2013]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:55:15 minutes | 2,41 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Hear Music

The album is a collection of recordings gathered from Wings’ world tour.

Following the successful recent reissues of McCartney, McCartney II, Band On The Run andRAM, Wings Over America is the latest addition to the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

Wings Over America is the seminal masterpiece by Paul McCartney & Wings. Released in 1976, this chart-topping classic is certified Gold in the U.K. and Platinum in the United States and Canada. With almost two hours of music, the album features the sensational standouts “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Live And Let Die,” “My Love,” “Yesterday,” “The Long And Winding Road” and much more. This remastered must-have collection features all the classic Wings hits plus some of Paul’s solo and Beatles classics. An absolute must for any McCartney enthusiast.

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Paul McCartney – Tug Of War (1982) [Deluxe Edition 2015] {Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz + 24bit/44,1kHz}

Paul McCartney – Tug Of War (1982) [Deluxe Edition 2015]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96(44,1) kHz | Time – 72:28 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Unknown | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Hear Music

Tug of War, originally released in 1982, is the first album following the break-up of Wings and the third solo album by Paul McCartney. The album was produced by George Martin and includes numerous guest musicians, including Stevie Wonder, Carl Perkins, and Ringo Starr. Hailed upon its release as “exquisitely crafted” by The New York Times and a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, Tug of War reached #1 on both the US and UK charts and received a Grammy nomination for “Album of the Year” in 1983.

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Paul & Linda McCartney – RAM (1971/2012) [Official Web UNLIMITED Edition 24bit/96kHz]

Paul & Linda McCartney – RAM (1971) [Remaster 2012] {UNLIMITED Edition}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:21:10 minutes | 1,86 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: PaulMcCartney.com | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Hear Music

RAM, originally released in 1971, is the second post-Beatles album from legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney. The only recording to credit both Paul and Linda McCartney, is the latest album from his iconic back catalog, to receive the deluxe archive collection treatment. The album saw overwhelming praise from critics and music fans, topping the UK charts and reaching #2 on Billboard’s Top 200. The album written by the pair featured Wings’ drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken. The album includes Paul McCartney’s first post-Beatles #1 hit single, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” which won McCartney a GRAMMY® award for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). Rippling with rock n’ roll melodies and gorgeous arrangements, this quintessential recording is now available with revitalized sonic clarity.

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Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace (1983) [Deluxe Edition 2015] [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz + 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace (1983) [Deluxe Edition 2015]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96(44,1) kHz | Time – 1:11:54 minutes | 1,18 GB + 840 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Hear Music

Pipes of Peace is the fourth solo studio album by Paul McCartney. The album, released in 1983, was produced by George Martin and includes the hit single Say Say Say, a duet with Michael Jackson that stayed at #1 on the US Chart for 6 weeks. Now, the album is newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and features bonus audio, includes previously unreleased and rare tracks, plus a new remix of Say Say Say.

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Paul McCartney – New (2013) {Deluxe Edition} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul McCartney – New (2013) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:14 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | © Hear Music

Sir Paul McCartney returns to rock with New, his first album of brand new solo material in more than six years! This Deluxe Edition features 2 bonus tracks and extended booklet with exclusive new photos and more.

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