Paul McCartney Archive Collection - 'Forthcoming Releases' [TBC]

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Thrillington, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. jmxw

    jmxw Forum Resident

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    So...

    June? - Paul's new album
    October - Imagine deluxe reissue
    November - WA 50th

    Does that mean it's more likely December or Aug/Sept for these archive releases?
     
  2. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    IF the new album is really imminent and comes out in June/July, then:

    I'd predict Wild Life/Red Rose Speedway will appear BEFORE the White Album 50th, probably the middle of September when Paul is back on tour.

    But if the Archive sets come out after the White Album 50th, I'd say that they slip into early 2019.
     
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  3. jmxw

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    Yeah, it seems unlikely that they would schedule the Archive releases for December, but who knows? Do artists still try to schedule new releases for the end of the year? If so, might not want to compete with them...
     
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  4. Arnold Grove

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    If that White Album 50th really comes out near its original release date (November 22, I think), then I doubt that Paul would try to squeeze his Archive sets into December.

    However, I believe that Wild Life was originally released in DECEMBER 1971. So you (or some people) never know...
     
  5. supermd

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    I don't wanna rain on your parade, but he said that Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway are the next to be reissued from Paul, "hopefully in a box set." Nowhere did he mention the Archive collection. Would it make sense for them to be Archive releases? Yes, and I hope they are, but Chris Carter did not mention those words.
     
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  6. Arnold Grove

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    False alarm then.

    I retract my pineapples and bananas... ;)
     
  7. tonewheeltom

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    Thanks, I just looked that up and that album was released the very day I was born!
     
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  8. MySweetFork

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    Screw the White Album Anniversary. I wanna hear Ringo sing side 2 of Abbey Road when the 50th anniversary of that album comes out!
     
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  9. andrewskyDE

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    Generally it means this will be another expensive time soon.^^
     
  10. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

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    If there is a new studio album from Paul in 2018 (which apparently is what is going to happen), I doubt we will see Wild life/Red rose speedway being published the same year.
    I suppose these two will be pushed back to 2019.
     
  11. crossroads69

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    If the new album comes out soon (rumored this Friday!), then that leaves a lot of time to reissue the Archive editions in the Fall. If I was MPL, I would drop these in late Aug to early Sep, much before Imagine & WA50 hit the market.
     
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  12. MySweetFork

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    Is the whole thing rumored to be dropping this week? Or just the announcement?
     
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  13. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

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    What's dropping at the end of this week will either be the album, the announcement, or our level of interest in the whole damn thing. Could go any way.....
     
  14. dudley07726

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    He’s not the type to release something under his name without a lot of advance notice.
     
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  15. Arnold Grove

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    My money is on #3. ;)
     
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  16. Darrin L.

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    Are you sure they didn't say "Coming Soon"?
     
  17. Thrillington

    Thrillington McCartney Scholar Thread Starter

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    Times are changing, and we’ll soon see if Paul has too.

    ‘NEW’ and the ‘Wings Over America’ reissue both came out in the same year, so I see no reason, if the album drops this week or soon after, that we can’t get Archive sets in late August/September or even October.
     
  18. arthurprecarious

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  19. klaatuhf

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    Really people? Just think about it. Paul will NOT release a new album in June.. he will need one or two months pre-publicity followed by some gigs to get the most out of his dying career. I suspect Late July - Sept for it's release and It's looking more likely by the day that the RRS/Wildlife Archives sets won't come out this year unless there is no White album anniversary set issued in Nov and then they could conceivably take it's place. I'm sure no one thinks that the "Imagine" (waste of time) re-issue will be stepping on any toes at all so maybe October is open to another release or two. So maybe this scenario is more likely:
    Late July or Aug: Paul new album
    Mid/Late Sept: Paul RRS/Wildlife Archive sets
    Oct: Imagine re-issue
    Late Nov: White album set

    You have to remember that in this day and age any release only has a shelf life of barely a month till it's forgotten so issuing albums a month apart is not gonna hurt sales of what comes before or after. It will hurt collectors pockets naturally but the average Joe will be fine who will only buy one or two of all these upon release.
    Also it's not entirely impossible that this year the only product issued will be the Imagine re-issue (Its the only thing thats official so far) though Paul's new album does seem like it will be there somewhere. As for the others.. lap of the Apple Gods.
     
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  20. grorr76

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    One thing is for sure Paul's album is imminent the rest is conjecture.
     
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  21. arthurprecarious

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    Well, that's all sorted - thanks. I wish my career was dying as well as Macca's.
     
  22. Thrillington

    Thrillington McCartney Scholar Thread Starter

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    There’s less and less reason, in this age of streaming, to have a 1-2 month buildup to an album release. Capitol are likely betting they’ll be more publicity with a sudden album release than just a single. The chatter seems to suggest a release is imminent. Paul’s featuring on Carpool Kareoke, with the new song, next week. Tour dates may well be announced soon.

    As for not releasing Archive sets near the White Album reissue, that didn’t stop Flowers in the Dirt releasing ahead of the Pepper deluxe set.

    Guess we’ll find out this afternoon, when Paul’s social media makes its daily tease.
     
  23. Brian from Canada

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    Singles are pretty much dead — even top-selling artists like Taylor Swift are just putting out 2-3 songs in the weeks leading up to the album release.

    My guess is that Carpool Karaoke premiering a new song will be this week's announcement.
    Next week, after he appears and mentions the new album, we'll have more details.
    The album will come around the time of the late summer/early fall tour, when the kids are ready for school.
    Imagine comes in September, which doesn't compete against the tour because tickets are already sold.
    Paul, meanwhile, finishes his tour in New York and makes an appearance on Saturday Night Live, etc.
    Red Rose Speedway and Wild Life come mid-October.
    The Beatles 50 comes at the end of November to coincide with the actual 50th (remember that Pepper was released on its anniversary).
    By December, Giles Martin is already tweeting pictures of Abbey Road Studios with the suggestion of "Coming soon…" ;)
     
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  24. RAJ717

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    Besides touring, I have no idea how people in the music industry make any money these days. The trend is showing that most teens and young adults stream their music and purchase songs very rarely (and albums even less). It used to be the youth driving the industry with their purchase of singles and, to a lesser degree, albums. Making music should be a satisfying hobby, but trying to make a living at it must be frustrating unless you have unlimited resources like Paul and other big namers do.
     
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  25. jmxw

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    Word has come from on high that the Imagine release will be in October. [Think the 9th...]
     
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