Paul and Linda McCartney’s ‘Ram’ reissued on half-speed mastered vinyl

50th anniversary limited edition

Paul and Linda McCartney / RAM 50th anniversary half-speed master

Paul and Linda McCartney‘s 1971 album Ram is to be reissued in May for its 50th anniversary as a limited edition half-speed mastered vinyl edition.

Recorded pre-Wings, with drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken, the album exudes a homespun, lo-fi vibe and, it has to be said, wasn’t particularly well received at the time, but is now widely considered to be one of Paul’s most accomplished post-Beatles works

There are no big UK hits on the record. The best known track on Ram is probably ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ which remarkably, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (although wasn’t a single in Britain). The non-album track ‘Another Day’ preceded the release of the album.

The 50th anniversary half-speed mastered vinyl edition follows the same treatment given to the McCartney album, which was issued last year for record store Day. The new Ram vinyl will be very limited (2000 only for the UK) and will only be available via indie stores and McCartney/Universal channels.

It’s released on 14 May 2021. The SDE shop has now sold out. There is some availability at Rough Trade in the UK or Rough Trade in America.


Paul and Linda McCartney / RAM 50th anniversary half-speed master

RAM Paul and Linda McCartney / 50th anniversary edition

    • Side 1
      1. Too Many People
      2. 3 Legs
      3. Ram On
      4. Dear Boy
      5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
      6. Smile Away
    • Side 2
      1. Heart of the Country
      2. Monkberry Moon Delight
      3. Eat at Home
      4. Long Haired Lady
      5. Ram On (Reprise)
      6. The Back Seat of My Car

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