Paul McCartney‘s 2018 catalogue reissues are out today (May 18th.) The four new titles that follow the first eight released last November are 1978’s Wings Greatest, 2005’s Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, 2013’s New, and Thrillington — McCartney’s 1977 side project under the name “Percy Thrillington,” which featured a muzak version of McCartney’s 1971 Ram album. All four titles are issued in single CD digipaks and 180-gram black vinyl single-LP formats. The albums will also be made available for the first time in limited edition 180-gram color vinyl pressings, with all the vinyl LP’s including a download card. Every release is supervised by McCartney himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title.
Once again the new reissues will be released on colored vinyl: New (pink); Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (gold); Wings Greatest (blue), and Thrillington (marbled). None of the sets will feature bonus tracks.
- Having had his solo work considered cutting edge, in-favor, out of favor — and back in — McCartney admits that these days he only writes for himself: [“I went through a period of writing for listeners, but I think that’s a bad mistake — ’cause you don’t know who’s really listening anyway. And you sort of write for critics, or, y’know, what you think they’re gonna want. I think it’s a bad idea. I think you’ve gotta write for yourself. I figure, if I like it, there’s a chance they might. If I start to write something I think they’ll like, and I don’t like it — that’s fatal. So I make a point these days of satisfying myself first.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . satisfying myself first)