Paul McCartney has announced plans to release an Egypt Station Traveller’s Edition box set, which is set to feature previously unreleased tracks. Egypt Station Traveller’s Edition, a deluxe limited edition box, will release on May 10. The Beatles legend released his 17th solo album Egypt Station via Capitol Records last year The album became McCartney’s first number one album in the U.S. since 1982. The strictly limited deluxe edition of Egypt Station will be a one-time-only pressing limited to 3,000 numbered cases. The Traveller’s Edition will “come in a vintage style suitcase and contain exclusive previously unreleased tracks, hidden rarities and all the essentials needed on your journey to Egypt Station and beyond,” McCartney’s website revealed.
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Paul McCartney will include three previously unreleased tracks on a new deluxe version of his latest solo album, Egypt Station. The “Traveler’s Edition” will be limited to 3,000 copies and is set to arrive May 10th via Capitol Records.
Fans will be able to access pre-orders by signing up for a mailing list by 9 p.m. ET today, February 14th. Unique links providing first access to pre-orders will be sent out at 9 a.m. ET Friday, February 15th.
The Egypt Station Traveler’s Edition will include the original album, pressed on 180 gram vinyl, as well as “Egypt Station II,” pressed on “Night Scene” blue vinyl. The latter record boasts three previously unreleased cuts – “Frank Sinatra’s Party,” “Sixty Second Street” and an extended version of the single “Who Cares” – as well as four live performances of Egypt Station songs recorded at Abbey Road, the Cavern Club, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Grand Central Station.
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1. The “mythology” of a band
Band meets at school, learn their chops, take over the world, get self-indulgent, split acrimoniously. The Beatles story is the greatest showbiz tale of all. It has comedy, tragedy, triumph and defeat. Liam and Noel Gallagher sniping at each on Twitter is all very well, but John and Paul wrote and recorded actual songs about how much they disagreed with each other. The Beatles did everything: sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, even religion and meditation!