Paul McCartney ‎– McCartney II

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MPL (2) ‎– HRM-32800-00, Hear Music ‎– HRM-32800-00, Concord Music Group ‎– HRM-32800-00
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CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered, Limited Edition
DVD, Limited Edition
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CD 1 - Remastered Album 38:09
CD1-01 Coming Up 3:51
CD1-02 Temporary Secretary 3:13
CD1-03 On The Way 3:38
CD1-04 Waterfalls 4:43
CD1-05 Nobody Knows 2:52
CD1-06 Front Parlour 3:32
CD1-07 Summer's Day Song 3:23
CD1-08 Frozen Jap 3:39
CD1-09 Bogey Music 3:26
CD1-10 Darkroom 2:18
CD1-11 One Of These Days 3:34
CD 2 - Bonus Audio 1 47:53
CD2-01 Blue Sway (With Richard Niles Orchestration) 4:33
CD2-02 Coming Up (Live At Glasgow, 1979)
Mixed By – Geoff EmerickPerformer – Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Linda McCartney, Steve Holly*
4:09
CD2-03 Check My Machine (Edit) 5:50
CD2-04 Bogey Wobble 2:59
CD2-05 Secret Friend (Full Length Version) 10:30
CD2-06 Mr H Atom / You Know I'll Get You Baby
Performer – Linda McCartney, Twiggy (2)
5:55
CD2-07 Wonderful Christmastime (Edited Version) 3:47
CD2-08 All You Horse Riders/Blue Sway 10:10
CD 3 - Bonus Audio 2 40:15
CD3-01 Coming Up (Full Length Version) 5:34
CD3-02 Front Parlour (Full Length Version) 5:15
CD3-03 Frozen Jap (Full Length Version) 5:43
CD3-04 Darkroom (Full Length Version) 3:45
CD3-05 Check My Machine (Full Length Version) 8:58
CD3-06 Wonderful Christmastime (Full Length Version) 4:15
CD3-07 Summer's Day Song (Original Without Vocals) 3:25
CD3-08 Waterfalls (DJ Edit) 3:20
DVD - Bonus Film 54:56
DVD-1 Meet Paul McCartney 25:03
DVD-2 Coming Up Music Video 3:56
DVD-3 Waterfalls Music Video 3:48
DVD-4 Wonderful Christmastime Music Video 3:47
DVD-5 Coming Up (Live At Concert For The People Of Kampuchea)
Performer – Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Linda McCartney, Steve Holly*
4:10
DVD-6 Coming Up (Taken From A Rehearsal Session At Lower Gate Farm, 1979)
Performer – Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Linda McCartney, Steve Holly*
4:18
DVD-7 Making The Coming Up Music Video 4:03
DVD-8 Blue Sway 4:31

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Deluxe Edition of 2011 Hear Music remastered reissue, includes two CDs of additional tracks and a DVD enclosed in a numbered hardbound book.

Released June 13th (UK)/June 14th (ROW), 2011

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 88072 32800 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDX-738478 1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDX-738483 1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): DIDX-751473 1
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): DVSS-2495720A1 1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCTC 258, 0C 064-63 812 Paul McCartney McCartney II(LP, Album, Gat) Parlophone, Parlophone, MPL (2) PCTC 258, 0C 064-63 812 UK 1980 Sell This Version
14C 064 63812 Paul McCartney McCartney II(LP, Album) Parlophone 14C 064 63812 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63812 Paul McCartney McCartney II(LP, Album, Gat) Parlophone 1A 062-63812 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
CD-FA 3191 Paul McCartney McCartney II(CD, Album) Fame CD-FA 3191 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
PCTC 258, 0C 064-53-612 Paul McCartney McCartney II(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone PCTC 258, 0C 064-53-612 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version

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June 20, 2011
Much like its predecessor (1970's McCartney), this album marked a turning point for Paul McCartney. Recorded during a Wings hiatus, and released after his drug related arrest in Japan, McCartney II showcased the musician again on his own, with inputs only from wife Linda and a few studio technicians and engineers.

This deluxe/limited book edition, the "third release" in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection of expansive remasters and reissues, far outpaces both Band on the Run and McCartney (releases one and two) as part of that collection, simply by the amount of bonus material included. The remastered album shines due to the meticulous care of Abbey Road personnel, the same team that worked on the other Archive Collection releases, but also the 2009 Beatles remasters. Fans of the original album would be very interested to hear the bonus material presented in this edition, namely the extended cuts of various songs featured on the original album (its reported McCartney's American distributor in 1980, Columbia Records, ordered the cut downs, including plans to make the album a double record). Furthermore, the bonus materials include McCartney's 1979 Christmas single and tracks recorded at the same time, planned for other projects, and ultimately not released: namely "Blue Sway".

That being said, the expansive bonus material on this release might not attract the casual McCartney fan, or the fan unfamiliar with the seemingly long out of print McCartney II, and those fans should seek out the one or two-disc versions of this remastered edition.