The rumor I originally posted about here concerning Paul McCartney’s plans to release a 12-inch vinyl single om April 20th, 2013 for this year’s Record Store Day event have been confirmed. It was released commercially on a 7-inch single in February 1977 to promote the 30-track triple LP set Wings Over America but was also issued only to radio stations as a 12-inch promo single. The reissue will have the same track listing as the original promotional 12-inch single from the seventies which on Side 1 has a 3:53 single edit stereo version of the song plus a 5:22 stereo mix of the album version. Side 2 has mono versions of the single edit and album version. The discs will be limited to only 3500 copies. This “teaser” release is sure to have people thinking (and hopefully saving up!) for the upcoming remastered account of Wings Over America which is getting the Paul McCartney Archive Collection treatment, complete with lots of bonus material, for release later in the year. For information on stores near you that participate in Record Store Day exclusives, visit the RSD website here.
Additionally, Ringo Starr will not be a “no show” for RSD releases either. Ringo will be reissuing three of his single releases from the seventies: “It Don’t Come Easy” b/w “Early 1970″ (1971), “Photograph” b/w “Down and Out” (1973) and “(It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna” b/w “Oo-wee” (1974). The set will be specially packaged in a lift-top lid box that also comes with a poster and RSD 45 adapter. Only 2500 copies are being manufactured.