It was probably as inevitable as death and taxes that the ‘mysterious’ white label that contained remixes of Paul McCartney and Wings‘ Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, which we told you about back at the end of March, has now been given an official release, complete with new artwork.
The remixes of the Band on the Run album track were revealed to have been fully sanctioned by McCartney and created by Timon Maas and James Teej.
The song was never called “1985” but they’ve put that on the new cover anyway. The new 12-inch has the same two tracks as the white label (‘Remix’ and ‘Club Mix’) and the artist is snappily credited to “Paul McCartney & Wings vs Timo Maas & James Teej”. According to the track listing on Amazon UK, this official release also includes a ‘radio edit’ of the remix, although this is not 100 percent confirmed. Incidentally, all three versions are also available digitally, although none of them are available on CD.
This 12-inch vinyl release will obviously allow the many Macca fans out there a chance to own this, which is of course a good thing.
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five is issued officially on 27 May 2016, or the following week in some areas. Pure McCartney follows on 10 June.