When you think about The Beatles and their profound effect on popular culture and music it’s easy to forget that they recorded all of their music within a span of about 8 years. Since then, for a period of 45 years, Paul McCartney has been churning out music as a solo artist. In recognition of that body of work, McCartney has released Pure McCartney, a career retrospective covering some of the best tracks from his post-Beatles years. The collection is available in three editions: an abbreviated two-disc CD with 39 tracks, a four-disc vinyl set with 46 tracks, and a four-disc CD + deluxe digital edition with 67 tracks.
“Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to,” Paul says of this project.
“Maybe it’s to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”
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