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Paul McCartney / “New” album cover

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This is the confirmed album cover for Paul McCartney’s “New”

Paul McCartney has revealed the final cover art for his forthcoming album New.

The image was produced by design consultancy YES and is a warmer, softer and 3D variant of the black and white design that – it turns out – has been a placeholder for online retailers thus far.

McCartney also confirmed the track listing for the deluxe version of the album (see below for full details). As usual nothing is ever particularly clear, since the official deluxe listing as posted on McCartney’s site matches what is listed on Amazon France, but not on the UK Amazon where the two bonus tracks are completely different (Scared and Secret Life Of A Party Girl). Japan may also get an exclusive bonus track, as was the case for 2005’s Chaos and Creation In The Backyard (that song, She Is So Beautiful, is still unreleased anywhere else).

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Best Buy Exclusive (click to enlarge)

Of course there is also a chance that the likes of Target and Walmart in the USA will have some exclusive bonus tracks. Best Buy is definitely doing an ‘exclusive’ but that appears to be confined to adding a commemorative badge and a ‘photo card set’. The now removed Best Buy pack shot (with alternative colours) can be seen on the left.

New will be released on 14 October 2013.


New track listing:

Standard and deluxe both include:

1. Save Us (produced by Paul Epworth)
2. Alligator (produced by Mark Ronson)
3. On My Way To Work (produced by Giles Martin)
4. Queenie Eye (produced by Paul Epworth)
5. Early Days (produced by Ethan Johns with additional production by Giles Martin)
6. New (produced by Mark Ronson with additional production by Giles Martin)
7. Appreciate (produced by Giles Martin)
8. Everybody Out There (produced by Giles Martin)
9. Hosanna (produced by Ethan Johns)
10. I Can Bet (produced by Giles Martin)
11. Looking At Her (produced by Giles Martin)
12. Road (produced by Paul Epworth)

Deluxe includes bonus tracks:

13. Turned Out (produced by Ethan Johns with additional production by Giles Martin)
14. Get Me Out Of Here (produced by Giles Martin)

‘New’ standard CD Edition

Deluxe Edition with bonus tracks

Vinyl

 

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17 responses to Paul McCartney / “New” album cover

  1. Kiki says:

    the covert art is beautiful. Looks like a medley between Pet Shop Boys (Gundamental/ Disco 4 era), The music (Welcome To The north era) and Zoot woman (2nd album era)…

  2. Dean says:

    That’s a nice modern cover for a very old man. I’m not an expert in such things, and have not heard anything from this, but the cover should somehow reflect the music. I’m doubting this release will pull that off.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      “Press To Play” had that black and white cover taken with an old box camera, and the music was a digital mesh of synths, sequencers and horrible drums – so that didn’t reflect the music either!!

    • Len Richards says:

      What the hell does the age of McCartney have to do with an album cover. Nothing. You assume only younger artists know anything about quality album covers, and most of it is junk. I’m guessing you have never seen any of the classic Beatles album covers. Ewww, those are old too, don’t hurt your eyes idiot. What a dumbass statement man

  3. Eric says:

    Yes, very Pet Shop Boys meets Zoot Woman!

    Not quite sure it has the look of a Mccartney album. Even a serial fashion-chaser like David Bowie wouldn’t try this (and I love both Macca and Bowie, don’t get me wrong).

  4. Robert says:

    The cover is fine. What bothers me is why does he have to have all these “exclusive” releases? With all the different tracks being offered as “exclusive” to different places, he could have released it as a double CD instead of making people hunt down every different copy created.

    Just my thought and opinion.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The big retailers (Walmart, Best Buy etc.) are so powerful they have got the record labels over a barrel. It seems like every request for something ‘exclusive’ is met, for fear of them not stocking the album in question.

  5. DaveTrippa says:

    The cover reminds me of one of those Ministry of Sound dance compilations.

  6. Dan says:

    Two extra tracks? Not really worthy of the term deluxe.

  7. Mark Phillips says:

    Is it me, but I really preferred the “placeholder” art. I thought it was really striking and different.

  8. Paul Everett says:

    I wish they would make their mind up regarding the tracks. Amazon in UK, USA and France now all have the same tracks listed. Any idea what we need to order to get all the tracks?

  9. Craig says:

    This is Mccartney’s best effort in eons. He sounds truly energised and has come up with some really great songs.
    Seems like only the UK deluxe edition has the Mark Ronson produced bonus track ‘Secret Life Of A Party Girl’? It is not even included on the Japanese release, which has its own bonus track called ‘Struggle’.
    Read the decription here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EUS9JF0

  10. Michael1984 says:

    Release the vinyl 2 months after the CD? Why yes, why have people buy it once when they can buy it twice or 3 times if you want to get the deluxe issue as well…

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