More Paul McCartney coloured vinyl

Coloured vinyl • Black vinyl  • Japanese vinyl replica CDs

Paul McCartney will issue another batch of coloured vinyl exclusives in May, with four albums reissued from three different decades.

The albums in question are Thrillington, Wings Greatest, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard and New. Like the previous vinyl reissues on Capitol, these are all available as black vinyl pressings and single CD digipacks along with the limited edition coloured vinyl offerings (from selected retailers).

Thrillington is actually an orchestral/lounge version of Paul’s 1971 album RAM (released under the Pseudonym Percy “Thrills” Thrillington) and was recorded in that same year, but not issued until 1977. Although a CD of Thrillington formed part of the 2013 RAM deluxe set, it wasn’t issued on vinyl at that time and, in fact, hasn’t been issued on the format since the original release 41 years ago. The coloured limited edition is a red/black marbled 180gram vinyl LP.

Wings Greatest was issued in 1978, about eight months after London Town and featured a selection of 12 hit singles, including the record-breaking Mull Of Kintyre (still the biggest selling non-charity single in the UK). Such was Macca’s success in the 1970s that there was no room for US number one Listen To What The Man Said. Wings Greatest hasn’t formed part of McCartney’s Archive Collection campaign but this new edition is available on limited edition blue vinyl and includes a 20 x 20″ poster.

The vinyl reissue(s) of Wings Greatest comes with a large poster.

Chaos And Creation in the Backyard was produced by Nigel Godrich and issued in 2005. It was Paul’s last album for EMI and despite critical acclaim was only a modest seller. Some say this prompted Paul’s move to Hear Music for 2007’s Memory Almost Full. The limited edition vinyl is gold-coloured and comes with a 12×12” insert.

In some ways, it’s a surprise to see Paul’s most recent album New reissued here on coloured vinyl when Flowers in the Dirt still hasn’t received the same treatment. It’s a great record though and features the production talents of  Giles Martin, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Paul Epworth. The limited edition version is pink vinyl with a 12 x 12″ insert.

All of the above are released on 18 May 2018. As before, you can only get the coloured vinyl via sites like uDiscoverMusic.com. Also, CD Japan are issuing mini-LP CD (vinyl replica) editions of all four albums (see below).

Japanese mini-LP CD vinyl replicas from CD Japan


Side A
1. Too Many People
2. 3 Legs
3. Ram On
4. Dear Boy
5.  Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
6. Smile Away

Side B
1. Heart Of The Country
2. Monkberry Moon Delight
3. Eat At Home
4. Long Haired Lady
5. Back Seat Of My Car

Wings Greatest

Side A
1. Another Day
2. Silly Love Songs
3. Live and Let Die
4. Junior’s Farm
5. With a Little Luck
6. Band on the Run

Side B
1. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
2. Hi, Hi, Hi
3. Let ‘Em In
4. My Love
5. Jet
6. Mull of Kintyre

Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

Side A
1 Fine Line
2 How Kind of You
3 Jenny Wren
4 At the Mercy
5 Friends to Go
6 English Tea
7 Too Much Rain

Side B
1 A Certain Softness
2 Riding to Vanity Fair
3 Follow Me
4 Promise to You Girl
5 This Never Happened Before
6 Anyway


Side A
1 Save Us
2 Alligator
3 On My Way To Work
4 Queenie Eye
5 Early Days
6 New

Side B
1 Appreciate
2 Everybody Out There
3 Hosanna
4 I Can Bet
5 Looking At Her
6 Road

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