McCartney* ‎– McCartney

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MPL (2) ‎– HRM-32812-01, Hear Music ‎– HRM-32812-01, Concord Music Group ‎– HRM-32812-01, Universal Music Group International ‎– 0888072328129
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Remastered, 180 Gram
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Gatefold sleeve

Two disc 180 gram audiophile vinyl edition. Hype sticker on shrink wrap. Printed inner sleeves. D/L voucher.

Printed in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 888072328129
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): BA22370-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): BA22370-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched): BA22370-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched (Variation 2)): BA22370-02 C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout etched): BA22370-02 D1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCS 7102, 1E 062 o 04394, PCS7102 McCartney* McCartney(LP, Album, Gat) Apple Records, Apple Records, Apple Records PCS 7102, 1E 062 o 04394, PCS7102 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2C 264-04394 Paul McCartney McCartney(Cass, Album) Apple Records 2C 264-04394 France 1970 Sell This Version
C4-46611 Paul McCartney McCartney(Cass, Album, RE, RM, XDR) Capitol Records, MPL (2), Parlophone C4-46611 US 1988 Sell This Version
CP32-5454 Paul McCartney McCartney(CD, Album) Odeon CP32-5454 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
STAO 3363 McCartney* McCartney(LP, Album, Gat) Apple Records STAO 3363 US 1970 Sell This Version

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steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

December 24, 2015
edited 5 months ago
Excellent remaster here-smooth, warm, and rich, a real pleasure to listen to, and now, easily one the better "remasters" out of all the Beatle's solo debuts thus far (George Harrison’s 2017 vinyl release for “All Things Must Pass” is incredible). The subtleties that were heard on the original album remain intact, no booming lowend, just a little retouch that suites the laid-back feeling of the record. When listening, one may forget all the troubles Paul was going through when creating this sadly underrated gem. The difference between this remaster and the original 70' 1u 1u is in how Paul's beautiful vocals are presented, which are a key factor when listening to the album, they sit a little cozier within the instrumentation on this new update. On the 70' pressing, the vocals are more out front, very direct, and in some instances (namely "Maybe I'm Amazed") filled with raw emotion, revealing a vulnerable man. It is that vulnerability of course that makes Paul's debut so important, not just a mere stepping-stone into his solo career like Ringo's debut before it, but as a candid look into what it was like for Mr. McCartney suddenly finding himself without his best friends and collaborators, although he does have the "lovely Linda" at his side. This album is "McCartney", alone, his "Paul of the Beatles" identity stripped away with the band's input entirely absent. While John and George were relieved and liberating themselves from the chains of "The Clever Beatles" on their solo debuts, Paul's 1st offering was a process of another kind, a painful one of starting from scratch and finding his own heading. If some of the songs that were judged as incomplete and scetch-like upon release were exactly that, incomplete concepts without a little help from his friends, and were offered intentionally as such, then the album as a whole is ingenious...I found the second disc for this remaster to be indispensable, both outtakes “Suicide” and “Don’t Cry Baby” are much appreciated, while "Woman Kind" would have been a perfect closer to the original release, ending it on a humorous note, not unlike what was done on "Let It Be" & "Abbey Road" (I typically close the album myself by picking up the needle at the end of "Maybe I'm Amazed"), but then again, that would have been repeating something that had been done before in another time. Instead, the album closes with a nod to the future, the experimental (and maybe the most malformed) "Kreen-Akrore" suggests that Paul is still figuring things out for himself-that his "own work" was to be the embodiment of adventure...