Paul McCartney announces massive new compilation
Paul McCartney fans have a new authoritative compilation.
McCartney announced the upcoming release of a new 67-track compendium, “Pure McCartney” that covers the entirety of his post-Beatles output. That spans a wide-ranging career including tracks from “McCartney,” his underrated 1970 solo debut, his band Wings, his electronic project the Fireman and a bevy of more recent cuts, including a remixed Michael Jackson collaboration and his song for the video game “Destiny.”
In a statement Thursday, McCartney said, “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.”
“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.”
McCartney’s most recent solo album, “New,” was released in 2013, and he kicks off a new solo tour in Fresno on April 13. The “Pure McCartney” compilation will be available in two- and four-CD versions as well as a four-LP package, and it’s due out June 10.