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Paul Issuing Decades-Spanning "Live" Albums on CD, Vinyl
and Download on July 12
Paul McCartney is on the North American leg of his record-breaking #FreshenUpTour and now adds to his Summer of LIVE! Paul has just announced updated releases of four albums capturing live performances spanning from his 1975-1976 return to U.S. arenas with Wings to his intimate 2007 set at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, CA.

The albums are: Amoeba Gig, Paul Is Live, Choba B CCCP (the Russian album) and Wings Over America — and will be released July 12th, 2019 via MPL/Capitol/UMe on CD, black and limited edition color vinyl, and digital.

Now before you blame Sir Paul for being greedy, keep reading and note that the Amoeba Gig is being released with all 21 tracks (originally only four were put out and a few more for members). Here they are:

AMOEBA GIG

AMOEBA GIG

Amoeba Gig is the first full-length commercial release of Paul McCarntney’s surprise free concert at Hollywood’s Amoeba Music on June 27, 2007. To date, only four songs have seen wide release as the Amoeba’s Secret EP, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards in 2008: "That Was Me" for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and "I Saw Her Standing There" for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. A few years later in November 2012, an extended 12-song excerpt of the Amoeba show titled Live in Los Angeles – The Extended Set was made available free to PaulMcCartney.com premium members for a limited period. And come July 12, 2019, a full 21-song recording, documenting possibly the most intimate L.A. show Paul has ever played, will be made available to the public for the first time. The millions of people not among the lucky few hundred rubbing elbows with the likes of Ringo Starr and Woody Harrelson during that once in a lifetime in-store set, will be able to experience those performances of Beatles classics “The Long And Winding Road,” “I’ll Follow The Sun” and “I’ve Got A Feeling,” plus Flaming Pie’s “Calico Skies,” and Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox,” Jan Garber’s “Baby Face” and an emotional rendition of “Here Today.” Additionally, the LP will include an exclusive soundcheck recording of “Coming Up." So finally, fans will have EVERY track from that historic performance.

Amoeba Gig has been newly remixed by Paul’s engineer Steve Orchard and will be available in configurations including CD, 2 x 180g black vinyl, and limited-edition color vinyl (LP1 - clear, LP2 - hazy amber transparent).

PAUL IS LIVE

PAUL IS LIVE

Paul is Live was recorded during the U.S. and Australian swings of Paul’s tour in support of 1993’s Off The Ground CD, Paul Is Live is Paul's fifth live album. Originally released that same year, the album is famous for the multiple meanings and clues embedded in its title and cover art, all of which play on the “Paul Is Dead” conspiracy/hoax of 1969. In addition to a wealth of Wings and Beatles classics, covers of Roy Brown’s “Good Rockin’ Tonight”, Leiber and Stoller’s “Kansas City” and more, Paul Is Live also offers a peek behind the curtain: Three songs improvised on the spot and exclusive to the album, all recorded during rehearsals in various locations over the course of the tour. It features several live Beatle firsts: “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Penny Lane”.

Paul Is Live has been newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be available in the configurations of CD, 2 x 180g black vinyl, and limited edition color vinyl (LP1 - opaque baby blue, LP2 - plush peach white opaque).

CHOBA B CCCP

CHOBA B CCCP

The live-in-studio Choba B CCCP (Russian for “Back In The USSR”) was released in the Soviet Union in 1988, making Paul the first Western artist to issue an album exclusively for that market. In a conscious decision to get back to his roots, Paul spontaneously spent two days covering his favorite hits from the 1950s. The sessions produced 22 songs in total (and one of the outtakes being a version of The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There”). Choba B CCCP was a deeply personal album and a way to acknowledge fans who had supported him and The Beatles since the start. “When I was very young I asked my dad if people wanted peace,” Paul explained at the time. “He said to me, ‘Yes, people everywhere want peace – it’s usually politicians that cause trouble.’ It always seemed to me that the way The Beatles’ music was admired in the USSR tended to prove his point, that people the world over have a great deal in common. In releasing this record exclusively in the Soviet Union, I extend the hand of peace and friendship to the people of Russia.” Choba B CCCP was released in the rest of the world following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.

Choba B CCCP has been newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be reissued as the original 11-track Russian release. It will be available in configurations including CD, 180g black vinyl, and limited edition opaque yellow vinyl.

WINGS OVER AMERICA

WINGS OVER AMERICA

Wings Over America is a rare #1-charting triple live album and documents one the most sophisticated and dazzling rock shows of the 1970s or any decade. Paul and the band would eventually perform to more than 600,000 people at 31 shows in the US and Canada, ending with three historic nights at The Forum in Los Angeles. It’s no exaggeration to say that the excitement that greeted Paul McCartney & Wings (Linda McCartney, Joe English, Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch) in the spring of 1976 as they embarked on what would become their one and only North American tour, was overwhelming. Having released four consecutive chart topping albums — Red Rose Speedway, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars and Wings At The Speed Of Sound – not to mention 1973’s Academy Award-winning James Bond theme “Live and Let Die” – Wings' career was in full flight… and as Paul’s first U.S. tour since The Beatles, the sheer joy of both the band and its fans were off the charts throughout the 90 hours of recordings distilled into this triple album. Wings Over America was last reissued in 2013 as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection series winning the Grammy Award for Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, so you MAY already own it in the best clarity ever, as we have no reason to believe it was remixed and remastered again.

Wings Over America will be available in configurations including double CD, 3 x 180g triple vinyl, and limited edition color vinyl (LP1 - transparent red, LP2 - transparent green, LP3 - transparent blue) both come with original souvenir poster.

TRACK LISTINGS:

   Amoeba Gig (CD)
   1. Drive My Car
   2. Only Mama Knows
   3. Dance Tonight
   4. C Moon
   5. The Long And Winding Road
   6. I’ll Follow The Sun
   7. Calico Skies
   8. That Was Me
   9. Blackbird
   10. Here Today
   11. Back In The USSR
   12. Nod Your Head
   13. House Of Wax
   14. I’ve Got A Feeling
   15. Matchbox
   16. Get Back
   17. Baby Face
   18. Hey Jude
   19. Let It Be
   20. Lady Madonna
   21. I Saw Her Standing There

   Amoeba Gig (LP)
   Side A:
   1. Drive My Car
   2. Only Mama Knows
   3. Dance Tonight
   4. C Moon
   5. The Long And Winding Road
   6. I’ll Follow The Sun

   Side B:
   1. Calico Skies
   2. That Was Me
   3. Blackbird
   4. Here Today
   5. Back In The USSR
   6. Nod Your Head

   Side C:
   1. House Of Wax
   2. I’ve Got A Feeling
   3. Matchbox
   4. Get Back

   Side D:
   1. Baby Face
   2. Hey Jude
   3. Let It Be
   4. Lady Madonna
   5. I Saw Her Standing There
   6. Coming Up [Soundcheck] *vinyl bonus


   Paul Is Live (CD)
   1. Drive My Car
   2. Let Me Roll It
   3. Looking For Changes
   4. Peace In The Neighbourhood
   5. All My Loving
   6. Robbie's Bit (Thanks Chet)
   7. Good Rockin' Tonight
   8. We Can Work It Out
   9. Hope Of Deliverance
   10. Michelle
   11. Biker Like An Icon
   12. Here, There And Everywhere
   13. My Love
   14. Magical Mystery Tour
   15. C'mon People
   16. Lady Madonna
   17. Paperback Writer
   18. Penny Lane
   19. Live And Let Die
   20. Kansas City
   21. Welcome To Soundcheck (link)
   22. Hotel In Benidorm (soundcheck)
   23. I Wanna Be Your Man (soundcheck)
   24. A Fine Day (soundcheck)

   Paul Is Live (LP)
   Side 1:
   1. Drive My Car
   2. Let Me Roll It
   3. Looking For Changes
   4. Peace In The Neighbourhood
   5. All My Loving
   6. Robbie's Bit (Thanks Chet)

   Side 2:
   7. Good Rockin' Tonight
   8. We Can Work It Out
   9. Hope Of Deliverance
   10. Michelle
   11. Biker Like An Icon
   12. Here, There And Everywhere
   13. My Love

   Side 3:
   1. Magical Mystery Tour
   2. C'mon People
   3. Lady Madonna
   4. Paperback Writer
   5. Penny Lane
   6. Live And Let Die

   Side 4:
   7. Kansas City
   8. Welcome To Soundcheck (link)
   9. Hotel In Benidorm (soundcheck)
   10. I Wanna Be Your Man (soundcheck)
   11. A Fine Day (soundcheck)


   CHOBA B CCCP (CD):
   1. Kansas City
   2. Twenty Flight Rock
   3. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
   4. Bring It On Home To Me
   5. Lucille
   6. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
   7. That's All Right (Mama)
   8. Ain't That A Shame
   9. Crackin' Up
   10. Just Because
   11. Midnight Special

   CHOBA B CCCP (LP)
   Side 1:
   1. Kansas City
   2. Twenty Flight Rock
   3. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
   4. Bring It On Home To Me
   5. Lucille
   6. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

   Side 2:
   7. That's All Right (Mama)
   8. Ain't That A Shame
   9. Crackin' Up
   10. Just Because
   11. Midnight Special


   Wings Over America (CD)
   CD1:
   1. Venus And Mars / Rock Show / Jet
   2. Let Me Roll It
   3. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
   4. Medicine Jar
   5. Maybe I'm Amazed
   6. Call Me Back Again
   7. Lady Madonna
   8. The Long And Winding Road
   9. Live And Let Die
   10. Picasso's Last Words
   11. Richard Cory
   12. Bluebird
   13. I've Just Seen A Face
   14. Blackbird
   15. Yesterday

   CD2:
   1. You Gave Me The Answer
   2. Magneto And Titanium Man
   3. Go Now
   4. My Love
   5. Listen To What The Man Said
   6. Let 'Em In
   7. Time To Hide
   8. Silly Love Songs
   9. Beware My Love
   10. Letting Go
   11. Band On The Run
   12. Hi, Hi, Hi
   13. Soily

   Wings Over America (LP)
   Side 1:
   1. Venus And Mars / Rock Show / Jet
   2. Let Me Roll It
   3. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
   4. Medicine Jar

   Side 2:
   1. Maybe I'm Amazed
   2. Call Me Back Again
   3. Lady Madonna
   4. The Long And Winding Road
   5. Live And Let Die

   Side 3:
   1. Picasso's Last Words
   2. Richard Cory
   3. Bluebird
   4. I've Just Seen A Face
   5. Blackbird
   6. Yesterday

   Side 4:
   1. You Gave Me The Answer
   2. Magneto And Titanium Man
   3. Go Now
   4. My Love
   5. Listen To What The Man Said

   Side 5:
   1. Let 'Em In
   2. Time To Hide
   3. Silly Love Songs
   4. Beware My Love

   Side 6:
   1. Letting Go
   2. Band On The Run
   3. Hi, Hi, Hi
   4. Soily
   
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