With Paul McCartney’s New album less than a week away from making it’s appearance around the world, I thought it would be a good time to share an exclusive preview of one of the tracks. On September 15th, (2013) I announced the upcoming release and have been keeping that information as updated as possible in terms of track listing, bonus tracks, etc. There are some differences in the bonus tracks included with the deluxe editions in different countries with the Japanese edition being the only one with all 4 bonus tracks (specifics on this are now included with the earlier post here). One question I received about New concerns whether Paul is playing most (or all) of the instruments on the record this time around or if he is with his band. I confirmed with Brian Ray (one of Paul’s guitarists) last week that this album is “with the band.” Paul has made a few appearances over the last few weeks to include Las Vegas’ iHeart Radio Music Festival on September 21st, 2013 and television shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. So far he’s performed three of the songs on the album to include the opener “Save Us” as well as “Everybody Out There” and the title song, “New,” which was released ahead of time as a digital single. Since there has already been some opportunity to hear those, I’ve chosen an alternate for you to try out here. (just click below).
Produced by Ethan Johns, this track is called “Early Days.” Remember the album comes out on Oct. 14th worldwide and Oct. 15th in the U.S. (links to order via Amazon are immediately below). Enjoy…
Paul McCartney - Early Days
Extra info: Ethan Johns is one of four producers Paul used on New (further info here).
The title track can be heard here.
Paul McCartney’s band includes Brian Ray (guitar/bass), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (keyboards) and Abe Laboriel, Jr. (drums, percussion).
Order your own copy of New through Amazon here:
1) New [Deluxe Edition] – 14-track CD Deluxe edition
2) New [Vinyl] 12-track standard edition CD and/or vinyl LP.