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Old Apr 20, 2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Paul McCartney said on Tuesday he would reissue his extensive post-Beatles catalog through independent label Concord Music Group, dealing a blow to his former distributor, the struggling EMI Group.
Los Angeles-based Concord previously released McCartney's 2007 album "Memory Almost Full" as well as his 2009 CD/DVD hybrid "Good Evening New York City."
Both those albums were distributed under the Hear Music brand, a partnership between coffee chain Starbucks Corp and Concord, a jazz and R&B specialist co-owned by veteran TV producer Norman Lear.
EMI Group PLC handled his older material -- as a solo artist and frontman of Wings -- under an exclusive license. With that arrangement ended, McCartney has turned over his catalog of about two dozen albums to Concord.
Concord said the first reissue, the chart-topping 1973 Wings album "Band on the Run," would come out in August with bonus material.
"Since the release of 'Memory Almost Full' in 2007 I've had a good working relationship with Concord and enjoyed our mutual love of music," McCartney said in a statement.
The announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of McCartney's first solo album, "McCartney," which featured the classic-rock staple "Maybe I'm Amazed."
The deal does not affect EMI's business relationship with the Beatles. The British label reissued remastered versions of the Fab Four's albums to great fanfare last September. By January, those reissues had sold 13 million copies.
EMI, which is owned by Terra Firma, has until mid-June to raise enough cash to get the business back within the terms of its debt.
A representative for EMI declined to comment.
Concord said last week it would buy the roots label Rounder Records, home to bluegrass musician Alison Krauss.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Dean Goodman and Peter Cooney)
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Hmmmmm...depending on the kind of bonus material that comes on these, it could be time to re-purchase...then again, it could not...
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1) Along with these reissues... can't they also (PLEASE !!!!) also release a CD with just the bonus materials on it... for us poor saps who already have the original CD's !

* The prospect of re-buying over 20 albums is too much for my mind, or my wallet, to even contemplate...

2) The first two "Fireman" albums too...? You've got to be kidding me... (sob), I've ordered both of them, at vile prices, just last week (sooooooooob)
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Bonus material could most certainly be very interesting.
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The Bonus material could be interesting depending on what we do not have from it on bootlegs and downloads.

It would be my 4th version of Band On The Run and I really wonder if I will buy it and am sure I can get my hands on the bonus stuff.

I am up to a remaster of RAM though.
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I'll be looking forward to this. Especially if bonus material is added. This will be my fourth purchase of "Band On The Run": The LP, the Columbia CD, the Paul McCartney Collection CD, and the 25th Anniversay CD. But if it sounds even better and new bonus stuff is included, I know I'll end up buying it.

I hope bonus material will be on all of them. I especially want to see "Rainclouds" amd "I'll Give You A Ring" on a new "Tug Of War" release.
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Does this mean we might see some Paul stuff on iTunes besides MAF and EA?
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I would probably end up only re-purchasing something here and there to get the rarities I really want. There's not actually a lot of those.
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MACCA CLIPS EMI'S WINGS

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/...5875-22203055/

Blow for failing record giant as Paul takes away non-Beatles songs

Paul McCartney yesterday cut his ties with ailing record company EMI after 48 years - putting another nail in the coffin of the British music label.

The Beatles legend, who slammed EMI as "boring", has given the publishing rights to all his solo and Wings hits to an independent music company, the Concord Music Group.

Industry insiders fear his decision could spell the end for the UK's last record giant, as it follows a mass defection of its biggest acts - the Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Queen and Pink Floyd - to rival labels.

Emi was bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £4.2billion in May 2007. Just seven months later owner Guy Hands was forced to slash 3,000 jobs, and the firm lost £1.8billion in the last financial year.

It must also find further funds by June to stop defaulting on a loan which would allow its bank, Citigroup, to take ownership.

And while EMI still owns the rights to the Beatles material, the signs do not look good for the firm. Paul Rees, editor of rock mag Q, said: "Labels need to be get on with their heritage acts like McCartney, it is a blow."

But one analyst said the move was more damaging for EMI's "kudos than financially" as Sir Paul sold only 95,000 solo albums in the last year. EMI has three of the top-five albums in the US this week, with country music trio Lady Antebellum selling 1.7 million albums in just 11 weeks.

Sir Paul, 67, stopped recording with EMI after 45 years in 2007 to join the Starbucksowned label Hear Music, which released his last album, Memory Almost Full. He said his old label had "become really boring".

Announcing the new deal yesterday, McCartney said he had a "good working relationship" with Concord. EMI yesterday declined to comment.
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I'll be looking forward to this. Especially if bonus material is added. This will be my fourth purchase of "Band On The Run": The LP, the Columbia CD, the Paul McCartney Collection CD, and the 25th Anniversay CD. But if it sounds even better and new bonus stuff is included, I know I'll end up buying it.

I hope bonus material will be on all of them. I especially want to see "Rainclouds" amd "I'll Give You A Ring" on a new "Tug Of War" release.
Technically speaking, wouldn't "I'll give you a ring" instead be on "Band on the run" or "Venus & Mars", as, despite it being a "Tug of war" B side, it's a actually a 1974 recording ?

Love that one and "Rainclouds" also...

"Raaaaaaaaaain in the forest... Raaaaaaaaain in my ears..."

And, also from the "Tug of war" singles, let us not foget Paul's solo version of "Ebony and Ivory". As good as Wonder was on that song, and as crucial an added meaning he gives to it, I still pefer Paul's solo version, as I'm not that huge a Wonder fan.
Ironic that he was working on such a fun, upbeat number, when he heard that John was killed...
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Bonus material sounds like just that - a bonus indeed.
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Technically speaking, wouldn't "I'll give you a ring" instead be on "Band on the run" or "Venus & Mars", as, despite it being a "Tug of war" B side, it's a actually a 1974 recording ?

Love that one and "Rainclouds" also...

"Raaaaaaaaaain in the forest... Raaaaaaaaain in my ears..."

And, also from the "Tug of war" singles, let us not foget Paul's solo version of "Ebony and Ivory". As good as Wonder was on that song, and as crucial an added meaning he gives to it, I still pefer Paul's solo version, as I'm not that huge a Wonder fan.
I didn't know that "I'll Give You A Ring" was recorded in 1974. I never would have guessed that. The feel of the song seems to fit right in with the "Tug Of War" recordings. But wherever it goes I wish he would put it out on some CD so I can get it into my iPod. Also, I'm with you, I'd love for him to put his solo "Ebony and Ivory" on a new CD too.

But of the three, "Rainclouds" is my favorite. I wore out that single playing that song so much when I was a kid.
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But of the three, "Rainclouds" is my favorite. I wore out that single playing that song so much when I was a kid.
Me too. Ebony And Ivory was one of the few singles I had, and bought it almost by chance in the early the 90's. The guy at the store even asked me "where did you find this?"
And, to be honest, I always prefered Rainclouds to Ebony And Ivory!
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I didn't know that "I'll Give You A Ring" was recorded in 1974. I never would have guessed that. The feel of the song seems to fit right in with the "Tug Of War" recordings. But wherever it goes I wish he would put it out on some CD so I can get it into my iPod. Also, I'm with you, I'd love for him to put his solo "Ebony and Ivory" on a new CD too.

But of the three, "Rainclouds" is my favorite. I wore out that single playing that song so much when I was a kid.
Yeah, I also long thought "I'll give you a ring" was from the "Tug of war" sessions, if only because it was the B side to "Take it away" ! And back at the time, it sounded "1982" to myself as well, at least enough that I didn't question that it might be an "old" song ! But, now that you mention it that way, it does sound a bit "C Moon" like, no ?

Yes, "Rainclouds" was also my favorite extra song from that album and why that, and the other two, were not included on the 1987 (?) CD release is beyond me. YES, a m"Tug of war" CD didn't "need" to have those songs added to it... but neither did those other 1987 releases, yet THEY all had bonus tracks !

"Press to play", this time around, I DO hope they will include "Yvonne", one of his better outakes ever, and the orginal single (B side) version of "Its' not true"... without all those heavy drums added to it (the single version had such a lovely guitar opening...)

One fun thing about this might be the extra tracks on Paul's post 1987 CD's, like "Flaming Pie", a B side single called "Looking for you" which is a la "I really love you" a jam evolved song, with Ringo on drums and congas... which I actually prefer to "I really love you" !

"Fabulous" ("Run Devil Run")
"Comfort of love" and "Summer of '59" (why did he leave THAT one off ?) "Chaos and..."

... or all those songs from the second disc of the 2 disc release of "Off the ground"...
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Bonus material could most certainly be very interesting.
I think a lot of it will be - especially for me. I didn't get all of the old set of remasters so I'll probably end up getting these.

Not sure how much more material can be added "Band On The Run" (over and above a multi-mdeia section) as the previous Special Edition had a whole disc of extras.

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Yeah, I also long thought "I'll give you a ring" was from the "Tug of war" sessions, if only because it was the B side to "Take it away" ! And back at the time, it sounded "1982" to myself as well, at least enough that I didn't question that it might be an "old" song ! But, now that you mention it that way, it does sound a bit "C Moon" like, no ?

Yes, "Rainclouds" was also my favorite extra song from that album and why that, and the other two, were not included on the 1987 (?) CD release is beyond me. YES, a m"Tug of war" CD didn't "need" to have those songs added to it... but neither did those other 1987 releases, yet THEY all had bonus tracks !

"Press to play", this time around, I DO hope they will include "Yvonne", one of his better outakes ever, and the orginal single (B side) version of "Its' not true"... without all those heavy drums added to it (the single version had such a lovely guitar opening...)

One fun thing about this might be the extra tracks on Paul's post 1987 CD's, like "Flaming Pie", a B side single called "Looking for you" which is a la "I really love you" a jam evolved song, with Ringo on drums and congas... which I actually prefer to "I really love you" !

"Fabulous" ("Run Devil Run")
"Comfort of love" and "Summer of '59" (why did he leave THAT one off ?) "Chaos and..."

... or all those songs from the second disc of the 2 disc release of "Off the ground"...
From your post to McCartney's ears! This would all be great. For a while I was trying to keep up with the extra songs he'd put on CD singles but I was younger then and it became too expensive. I used to prowl the bins at a local independent record store for these rarities...ah the pre-internet days! One of my favorites that I did get was "Long Leather Coat". A goofy song but pretty fun. But I'm sure there are a bunch out there that I haven't even heard yet. I sure hope they will be generous with the extra tracks with these re-releases.
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From your post to McCartney's ears! This would all be great. For a while I was trying to keep up with the extra songs he'd put on CD singles but I was younger then and it became too expensive. I used to prowl the bins at a local independent record store for these rarities...ah the pre-internet days! One of my favorites that I did get was "Long Leather Coat". A goofy song but pretty fun. But I'm sure there are a bunch out there that I haven't even heard yet. I sure hope they will be generous with the extra tracks with these re-releases.
Wasn't that lucky per say...

Most of those songs I picked up one of two at a time, a bootleg here, a vynil 45's there...

But I did luck out at a local Beatles convention, picking up the two CD edition of "Flowers in the dirt" one year, and the two CD version of "Off the ground" a couple of years later.
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Concord said the first reissue, the chart-topping 1973 Wings album "Band on the Run," would come out in August with bonus material.
... errrr... they're going to releasing them... one at a time ?

If so, and even if there's only a couple of months in-between each re-release, we're all going to have a bit more grey in the hair by the time the last one comes out.

Also, why start with "Band on the run", other that it being one of his better ones ? ... why not do it chronologically ?

... especially as the article mentions that this announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release "McCartney" (surely not one of Paul's worst, or lesser known albums), why not have that one out first ?
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Also, why start with "Band on the run", other that it being one of his better ones ? ... why not do it chronologically ?
Well this seems to be the similar "strategy" that Yoko did when remastering John's catalog 10 years ago.
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Did I read this right (on amazon.com) ?

... these re-releases, well, the first one ("Band on the run") at least, will be selling for...

... $63.98 ???????????

What ? It's going to be a 5 CD set, and will also include an actual hofner bass with it ?
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