New Paul McCartney delays

PICTURE: Paul McCartney / New 2CD+DVD Collector's Edition

Paul McCartney’s 3-disc collector’s edition of his 2013 New album has been subject to delays for some fans in the UK.

Amazon UK have sent out emails (including to this writer) informing them that they are:

still trying to obtain the following item[s]…. Mccartney, Paul “NEW”

We’re awaiting a revised estimate from our supplier, and will email you as soon as we receive this info”.

Although Amazon appear not to have any, Marketplace sellers do have stock which presents fans with the dilemma of whether to cancel and re-order.

This is the second time in the space of a few months that a McCartney release has been delayed. In late October McCartney’s team cited ‘production issues’ which put back the archive collection reissues of Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound for six weeks.

New Collector’s Edition *should* be out now. Let us know if you’ve had issues with receiving your copy.

  • • UK Pre-order: New (Collector’s Edition 2CD+DVD)
  • • USA Pre-order: New (Hard Cover Book)
  • • CANADA Pre-order: NEW (Collector’s Edition – 2CD+DVD)
  • • GERMANY Pre-order: New (Special Edition 2CD+DVD)
  • • ITALY Pre-order: New-Collectors ed.

    Track listing: New Collector’s Edition (2CD+DVD)

    Disc 1

    1. Save Us
    2. Alligator
    3. On My Way To Work
    4. Queenie Eye
    5. Early Days
    6. New
    7. Appreciate
    8. Everybody Out There
    9. Hosanna
    10. I Can Bet
    11. Looking At Her
    12. Road
    13. Turned Out
    14. Get Me Out Of Here Plus Scared (hidden track)

    Disc 2
    1. Struggle (previously available only in Japan)
    2. Hell To Pay (previously unreleased)
    3. Demons Dance (previously unreleased)
    4. Save Us (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
    5. New (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
    6. Queenie Eye (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
    7. Everybody Out There (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)

    Disc 3 – DVD
    01. Something New (documentary)
    02. New Interview (Bang & Olufsen Presents The Living Room Tour: Launching Paul McCartney’s Album ‘New’)

    03. The Promo Tour
    03.1. MGM Grand for iHeartRadio Music Festival, Las Vegas, 21st September 2013 03.2. Hollywood Boulevard with Jimmy Kimmel, Los Angeles, 23rd September 2013 03.3. NBC Studios with Jimmy Fallon, New York, 7th October 2013
    03.4. Times Square, New York, 10th October 2013
    03.5. The Shard, London, 15th October 2013
    03.6. BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 16th October 2013
    03.7. The London Studios with Graham Norton, London, 17th October 2013
    03.8. Covent Garden and HMV Oxford Street, London, 18th October 2013

    04. Music Videos
    04.1. Queenie Eye
    04.2. Save Us
    04.3. Appreciate
    04.4. Early Days
    04.5. Making Of Queenie Eye
    04.6. Making Of Appreciate
    04.7. Making Of Early Days

    Total DVD Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes

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Scared is a separate track on this set (number 15).

Thomas Casagranda

Still nothing further from amazon. I have attempted to cancel the item as I wanted it tomorrow, as promised by amazon, but they’ve, at amazon, refused to cancel it.

Thomas Casagranda

Amazon are refusing to give me a reason as to why this item is still “preparing to dispatch”. I have sent two emails to customer services, yet they haven’t responded. I attempted to cancel the item, and amazon have gotten back to me stating they cannot cancel as they’re preparing to dispatch the item. I have looked again at this item, and have found that it is now being sold by independent sellers, and no longer amazon. I am smelling a huge rat, and have emailed MPL Communications to establish what is happening with this. New is such a good album too, and I am seriously disappointed in amazon as a result of this.

Thomas Casagranda

I’ve ordered mine, and it’s still “Preparing to dispatch”. I’m starting to worry.

Ken Moore

I ordered mine from Amazon US Monday (I also live in the US) and it is scheduled to arrive in the post on Wednesday. No delays here, apparently.


One of the perks of working at HMV means I can talk directly to suppliers about things like this, as I did yesterday morning, as we were down to receive 2 ( one of which was for me) and the hadn’t arrived. Apparently these are all being shipped from the states, and there were severe problems at customs. But apparently they are on there way and should arrive at the end of this week.


I received mine from Amazon U.K. (not marketplace) today.


Had email to say Amazon had no idea when it would be available. Surely it’s not a limited edition ! Still not available direct through Amazon but is supposedly through other sellers. It’s now on UK iTunes and this morning all 7 extra tracks were on Spotify but bizarrely now Struggle is unavailable in the UK. Shambles.


Watch out when a third party seller on Amazon advertises “ready to ship”. It usually isn’t true. They don’t keep stock, they just order it from their supplier when they receive your order.

Tom Gardner

I did receive an e-mail this morning but only to say it had been dispatched. This surprised as based upon their listing for the past few weeks I was expecting a delay.

Peter Mulholland

Got the same email. UK Amazon now showing as in stock but no update email to stay it has been dispatched

Ben Williams

It’s been hard to be a McCartney fan this year.. delayed releases, no UK tour dates, very expensive deluxe versions.. the magic of these Archive releases (for me, anyway) has disappeared. I was so excited when I saw that little advert in Band On The Run back in 2010 for the upcoming reissues – 4 years later and we’re still waiting for the last 2! I’m 22 now, I think the likes of Press To Play and London Town being reissued will arrive when I’m 64.


Ben, I see what you did there! :)


* ready to ship.


Strange that I’ve not had an email notification regarding this and I’ve had it on order since it was first listed.

I did notice it was ‘unavailable’ last week but is now available to order again and as noted by Paul above, some Marketplace sellers have it in stock and easy to ship.


Amazon.UK probably has the wrong release date, as it’s only due out November 3 in Canada