Pure McCartney CD and vinyl packshots


This image confirms that the four-CD ‘deluxe’ edition of Paul McCartney‘s forthcoming Pure McCartney compilation will be delivered in ‘bookset’ packaging…

The 67-track collection echoes the presentation of the New 2CD+DVD Collector’s Edition (2014) and the 2CD+2DVD version of Good Evening New York City (2009 ) with the discs held in stiff card ‘leaves’ along with, presumably, some text and photos in pages at the front of the book.


The still incredibly expensive 4LP vinyl version (although, note it’s £25 cheaper on Amazon Italy) is pictured above, and there is no confirmation at the time of writing how the two-CD edition will be packaged, although there’s a pretty good chance it will be similar to how the two-disc ‘archive collection’ releases are presented (i.e. not a jewel case).

Pure McCartney will be released on 10 June 2016. You can read much more about the release here.



Pure McCartney / 4CD Deluxe Edition (67 tracks)

CD 1

1 Maybe I’m Amazed (Remastered 2011)
by Paul McCartney

2 Heart Of The Country (Remastered 2012)
by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney

3 Jet (Remastered 2010)
by Paul McCartney And Wings

4 Warm And Beautiful (Remastered 2014)
by Wings

5 Listen To What The Man Said (Remastered 2014)
by Wings

6 Dear Boy (Remastered 2012)
by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney

7 Silly Love Songs (Remastered 2014)
by Wings

8 The Song We Were Singing (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

9 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (Medley / Remastered 2012)
by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney

10 Early Days
by Paul McCartney

11 Big Barn Bed (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney And Wings

12 Another Day (Remastered 2012)
by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney

13 Flaming Pie (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

14 Jenny Wren
by Paul McCartney

15 Too Many People (Remastered 2012)
by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney

16 Let Me Roll It (Remastered 2010)
by Paul McCartney And Wings

17 New
by Paul McCartney


18 Live And Let Die (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney And Wings

19 English Tea
by Paul McCartney

20 Mull Of Kintyre (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

21 Save Us
by Paul McCartney

22 My Love (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

23 Bip Bop (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

24 Let ‘Em In (Remastered 2014)
by Wings

25 Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five (Remastered 2010)
by Paul McCartney And Wings

26 Calico Skies (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

27 Hi, Hi, Hi (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

28 Waterfalls (Remastered 2011)
by Paul McCartney

29 Band On The Run (Remastered 2010)
by Paul McCartney And Wings

30 Appreciate
by Paul McCartney

31 Sing The Changes
by The Fireman

32 Arrow Through Me (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

33 Every Night (Remastered 2011)
by Paul McCartney

34 Junior’s Farm (Remastered 2014)
by Wings

35 Mrs Vandebilt (Remastered 2010)
by Paul McCartney And Wings

CD 3

36 Say Say Say (Radio Edit / 2015 Remix)
by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

37 My Valentine
by Paul McCartney

38 Pipes Of Peace (Remastered 2015)
by Paul McCartney

39 The World Tonight (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

40 Souvenir (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

41 Dance Tonight
by Paul McCartney

42 Ebony And Ivory (Remixed 2015)
by Paul McCartney

43 Fine Line
by Paul McCartney

44 Here Today (Remixed 2015)
by Paul McCartney

45 Press (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

46 Wanderlust (Remixed 2015)
by Paul McCartney

47 Winedark Open Sea (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

48 Beautiful Night (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

49 Girlfriend (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

50 Queenie Eye
by Paul McCartney

51 We All Stand Together (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

CD 4

52 Coming Up (Remastered 2011)
by Paul McCartney

53 Too Much Rain
by Paul McCartney

54 Good Times Coming / Feel The Sun (Medley / Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

55 Goodnight Tonight (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

56 Baby’s Request (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

57 With A Little Luck (DJ Edit / Remastered 2016)
by Wings

58 Little Willow (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

59 Only Mama Knows
by Paul McCartney

60 Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Remastered 2016)
by Wings

61 The Back Seat Of My Car (Remastered 2012)
by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney

62 No More Lonely Nights (7″ Single Version / Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

63 Great Day (Remastered 2016)
by Paul McCartney

64 Venus And Mars / Rock Show (Medley / Remastered 2016)
by Wings

65 Temporary Secretary (Remastered 2011)
by Paul McCartney

66 Hope For The Future
by Paul McCartney

67 Junk (Remastered 2011)
by Paul McCartney


Pure McCartney / 2CD Edition (39 tracks)

CD 1

  • 1. Maybe I’m Amazed (McCartney)
  • 2. Heart of the Country (Ram)
  • 3. Jet (Band on the Run)
  • 4. Warm and Beautiful (Wings at the Speed of Sound)
  • 5. Listen to What The Man Said (Venus and Mars)
  • 6. Dear Boy (Ram)
  • 7. Silly Love Songs (Wings at the Speed of Sound)
  • 8. The Song We Were Singing (Flaming Pie)
  • 9. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Ram)
  • 10. Another Day (non-album single)
  • 11. Sing The Changes (The Fireman – Electric Arguments)
  • 12. Jenny Wren (Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard)
  • 13. Save Us (New)
  • 14. Mrs Vandebilt (Band on the Run)
  • 15. Mull of Kintyre (non album single)
  • 16. Let ‘Em In (Wings at the Speed of Sound)
  • 17. Let Me Roll It (Band on the Run)
  • 18. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Band on the Run)
  • 19. Ebony and Ivory (Tug of War)

CD2 (20 tracks)

  • 20. Band on the Run (Band on the Run)
  • 21. Arrow Through Me (Back To The Egg)
  • 22. My Love (Red Rose Speedway)
  • 23. Live and Let Die (non-album single)
  • 24. Too Much Rain (Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard)
  • 25. Goodnight Tonight (non-album single)
  • 26. Say Say Say (2015 remix) (Pipes of Peace)
  • 27. My Valentine (Kisses on the Bottom)
  • 28. The World Tonight (Flaming Pie)
  • 29. Pipes of Peace (Pipes of Peace)
  • 40. Dance Tonight (Memory Almost Full)
  • 31. Here Today (Tug of War)
  • 32. Wanderlust (Tug of War)
  • 33. Great Day (Flaming Pie)
  • 34. Coming Up (McCartney II)
  • 35. No More Lonely Nights (Give My Regards to Broad Street)
  • 36. Only Mama Knows (Memory Almost Full)
  • 37. With A Little Luck (London Town)
  • 38. Hope For The Future (non-album single)
  • 39. Junk (McCartney)



1. Maybe I’m Amazed
2. Heart Of The Country
3. Jet
4. Warm And Beautiful
5. Listen To What The Man Said
6. Dear Boy

1. Silly Love Songs
2. The Song We Were Singing
3. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
4. Another Day
5. New

1. Mull of Kintyre
2. Sing The Changes
3. Jenny Wren
4. Mrs Vandebilt
5. Save Us

1. Let ‘Em In
2. Let Me Roll It
3. Ebony and Ivory
4. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

1. Band on the Run
2. Arrow Through Me
3. My Love
4. Live and Let Die
5. Too Much Rain

1. Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
2. My Valentine
3. Goodnight Tonight
4. The World Tonight
5. Pipes of Peace

1. Dance Tonight
2. Here Today
3. Wanderlust
4. Great Day
5. Coming Up
6. No More Lonvely Nights

1. Too Many People
2. Only Mama Knows
3. With a Little Luck
4. Hope For The Future
5.  Junk



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I’m definitely not buying any of the versions of this Pure McCartney set because of the lousy cheap packaging that WILL SCRATCH and SCUFF the playing surface of each CD that’s jammed into those cardboard slots which Concord insists on using for all of the McCartney Reissues that they’ve released without protective inner sleeves to prevent this from the manufacturer inserting the discs to the consumer pulling them out for the first time.


Great great great
Send it to mister mccartney
I’d buy this one NOW


Ummm, how about the real word I was looking for…saying it could be an “intermediatory” type of release! That would be executable! I feel many if not most re-releases are created with that type of intention.


I can only tell so much from the packaging but maybe this is for the lawyers and the idea of going the minimalist route since most people don’t buy this stuff anyway. Maybe it is a “meaniatory” release if that can be accepted as a fake word. Some sort of compilation for “in the meantime” using minimal product that is new.

Richard Allen

As others have mentioned I agree that this appears to be a missed opportunity as this is neither a near definitive post The Beatles career spanning 4CD Best of (Rod Stewart – Storyteller; Elton John – To Be Continued; Slade – Anthology; Roxy Music – The Thrill Of It All; etc) neither is it a curated dip through the back catalogue with circa a dozen rarities/new tracks to get the existing fanbase to buy it (David Bowie – Sound & Vision; The Who – 30 Years of Maximum R&B; Fleetwood Mac – The Chain; etc).

And now we find out on top of the spare room on the CDs for extra tracks, the packaging is not going to be released in a durable jewel case.

It so frustrating that even with no unreleased rarities (i.e. Waterspout) this could have been a great career spanning compilation containing at least one original composition from each of his solo/Wings albums (so avoiding having too many tracks from the admittedly great Flaming Pie) and leaving others as if they never existed. Plus with a handful of non album tracks rounded up it could have looked (chronologically) similar to this:

Maybe I’m Amazed
Every Night
Another Day
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Heart of the Country
The Back Seat of My Car
Eat at Home
Hi, Hi, Hi
C Moon
My Love
Little Lamb Dragonfly
Live and Let Die
Helen Wheels
Band on the Run
Let Me Roll It
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five

Junior’s Farm
Sally G
Listen to What the Man Said
Letting Go
Venus and Mars/Rock Show (7″ edit)
Love in Song
You Gave Me the Answer
Silly Love Songs
Let ‘Em In
Beware My Love
Warm and Beautiful
Mull of Kintyre
Girls’ School
With a Little Luck (7″ edit)
I’ve Had Enough
I’m Carrying
Goodnight Tonight
Getting Closer
Arrow Through Me
Baby’s Request

Coming Up
Waterfalls (DJ Edit)
Temporary Secretary
One of These Days
Ebony and Ivory
Take It Away
Here Today
Tug of War
Say Say Say
Pipes of Peace
So Bad
No More Lonely Nights (Ballad Version)
We All Stand Together
Spies Like Us
Press (Video Edit)
Pretty Little Head (Single Remix)
Once Upon a Long Ago (Long Version)
My Brave Face
This One
Put It There

Hope of Deliverance
Golden Earth Girl
Young Boy
The World Tonight
Calico Skies
Beautiful Night
Try Not to Cry
Your Loving Flame
Vanilla Sky
Fine Line
Jenny Wren
Too Much Rain
This Never Happened Before
Ever Present Past
Dance Tonight
Only Mama Knows
The End of the End
Sing The Changes
(I Want To) Come Home
My Valentine
Queenie Eye
Hope For The Future


This the kind of compilation I would have purchased.


Richard, thats more like it, infact the only change I would make to your list would be to swap Only Mama Knows for House of Wax.

Andrew C

You should have been given the job to compile the tracks, 10/10 I would have brought.


Love it! Great Track Selection. Is it possible to buy 4-CD jewel cases over the internet, or are they limited to 2?

Rob Deighton

I think some of the old FatBox cases can hold 4 discs. I know that the ‘nuclear burn’ Brand X anthology came out in one of these a few years ago. If you do a search on ebay for ‘4 Way CD Jewel Case’ there’s loads on sale!


Good track listing Richard Allen. I’d have somehow tried to squeeze in (make it 5-CD?):
Too Many People
Big Barn Bed
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Soily (studio)
No Values
Not Such A Bad Boy
P.S. Love Me Do
Looking For Changes
Either way – far better than what’s gonna be released.

Oh – and “fat box” jewel cases that hold anywhere from 2-6 discs can definitely be purchased. ;-)


Any half-baked, half-interested inkling of a thought I had about buying this is now erased due to the packaging. If companies insist on shoving CDs into paper slots they need to put those discs in card sleeves first. Without them, such packaging is a recipe for damaged discs. Try harder, companies.


agree. I was thinking of buying this (even though singles I like are missing) … but not in packaging like this. while it looks pretty, it’s too much of a faff taking cds out etc. and they always end up
getting scratched to death. while I know it’s not really in at the moment (esp for 2 cd deluxe editions: cherry red aside) I just always prefer a jewel case.

Paul Edwards

Probably will skip, looks too late to add missing tracks.
Would have bought despite owning all content before because it’d be a good consistent listen with sounds levels match but will probably build my own playlist and wait for the Flowers box

Ben Williams

Adam-My Love original single was Paul McCartney & Wings, the album Red Rose Speedway with Big Barn Bed was released under Wings.

Russell Joyce

Ben – Red Rose Speedway was credited to Paul McCartney & Wings due to the under performance of Wings Wild life.

Adam shaw

Track listing says Big Barn Bed , Paul McCartney and Wings where My Love is just Wings , both are from the Red Rose Speedway album which came out under Wings ?

Ollie Carlisle

You’re right Jon, if nothing else just glancing at the tracklisting does make you realise how the McCartney back catalogue remains surprisingly under-rated outside of Band On The Run and a handful of singles. Hopefully some future deluxe editions of the more obscure albums will continue to rectify this. Speaking of which, does anyone know of any bargains out there currently for the deluxe Macca Archive box sets?


Jon C, I have an order for the four CD version in place, my reservations (elsewhere) were about the mixing of eras but it sounds like it works so thanks to you the order will be staying in place:). I still think it will be ages before we see SDE remasters of the albums not already done anyway and Pure says to me that sales of the existing ones weren’t that great.

Jon C

Just for the hell of it, I created a version of this album with the mp3s I have already (missing out on the 2016 remasters and using the originals of course, but I think I can live with that), just to see what both the 2CD and the 4CD version would sound like as a mix.

As a whole, it flows really nicely from one song to the next; you’re not dwelling on too many of his mellower songs in one go, and you’re constantly switching eras as well. If anything, it proves he’s always been a consistent and strong songwriter. [Yes, I know, some people won’t forgive him for “Wonderful Christmastime” or in this case, “Bip Bop”, but I think you can look past his sillier moments as just lighthearted fun.] I especially like that he chose “Junk” as a final track, sort of as a denouement after the epic finale of “Hope for the Future”. Very “Revolution 9″/”Good Night” in that respect.

Will I buy the album? Not entirely sure on that just yet. As I mentioned, I pretty much have it all already. If the 2016 remaster tracks become available as single downloads, I might grab those, but otherwise I might wait for a sale or something.


Sorry Paul McCartney but I will not be putting any money in your large bank account. Would rather it had been a collection of hits and well known tracks and even better than the 2CD ‘Wingspan’ compilation, but NO. Also, not keen on the packaging either (yet another design that will leave the CDs fingermarked and scratched).


Probably the first McCartney release I won’t buy. He needed a career retrospective but not now. This should have been a pre Christmas release and comprehensive. There’s no rhyme or reason for the selection and to miss whole albums out is just odd. There’s some crazy sequencing of tracks as well. Very jarring.


I’m still incredibly not psyched.