New Paul McCartney Track Salutes Frank Sinatra & ‘The Rat Pack’

One of the newly released Paul McCartney tracks is a song about attending a party at Frank Sinatra‘s house. The track, called “Frank Sinatra’s Party,” references Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, and Dean Martin. The track was released as part of the new limited deluxe edition of the Number One album Egypt Station — a one-time-only pressing limited to 3,000 numbered cases. According to the press release, “The ‘Traveler’s Edition’ arrives in a vintage style suitcase and contains exclusive previously unreleased tracks, hidden rarities and all the essentials needed on your journey to Egypt Station and beyond.”

On Friday (May 17th) as a tie-in with his upcoming North American tour dates, McCartney will release the slimmed down Egypt Station – “Explorer’s Edition.” The new edition features the original album — plus a second album, Egypt Station II. The bonus disc collects all songs released on the album’s various configurations, including studio tracks, “Macca’s” surprise single “Get Enough,” and live performances captured at London’s Abbey Road Studios, Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and Manhattan’s Grand Central Station.

The complete tracklisting for Egypt Station II is: “Get Started,” “Nothing For Free,” “Frank Sinatra’s Party,” “Sixty Second Street,” “Who Cares (Full Length),” “Get Enough,” “Come On To Me (Live At Abbey Road Studios),” “Fuh You (Live At The Cavern),” “Confidante (Live At LIPA),” and “Who Cares (Live At Grand Central Station).”

Despite earning the title of the most successful songwriter of the last century, Paul McCartney admitted that he’s never fully sure if a new track makes the grade or not: [“Y’know, you can never what people are gonna like. So, you write songs, you make the record as best as you can, and then certain songs (snaps fingers), people just catch hold of. Sometimes you get a feeling; you think — ‘this is special.’ But most of the time, you don’t know. I mean, the song ‘Get Back’ with the Beatles, I didn’t think much of it. And people kept saying, ‘No, it’s okay, it’s good, it’s good.’ And finally, we made the record, and I played it to some friends, they go ‘Yah! We love it! It’s great, y’know!’ So finally I was convinced.”] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC . . . . I was convinced)