Paul McCartney - Egypt Station - Traveller’s Edition / Explorer's Edition*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jack, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    I really thought it was a brass section getting the great horn sound on this song. Just one saxophonist (and a lot of overdubs)? Bravo.
  2. beatlesfan9091

    beatlesfan9091 Forum Resident

    Explorer's Edition arriving tomorrow! :goodie:

    This will only be my third time buying this album...rookie numbers, I know. ;)
  3. Saul Pimon

    Saul Pimon Co-host of Nothing Is Real - A Beatles Podcast

    I ordered it from JPC. No shipping notification yet, but the colour vinyl isn’t due out until two weeks later on May 31st. So, I’m assuming it’s not time yet.
    vinylbeat likes this.
  4. Susan Gagne

    Susan Gagne Well-Known Member

    Wells, ME
    I got both my black and colored (magenta and purple) vinyl Explorer's Edition LPs in today's mail. They're both 180g vinyl and both contain a download card. Interestingly, both have a "Made in Canada" sticker on the back.
    Who Cares, kronning and mikecarrera like this.
  5. paustin0816

    paustin0816 Forum Resident

    Columbus, Ohio USA
    I told Mr Spock about the $20 Explorers set coming on the heels of the $400 Travelers suitcase....I think he took it pretty well...judge for yourself
  6. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Got mine notice from PM store as well. Living in Sweden the shipping from UK will take a few days though.
    Something I have problem with-the most fun is the discussion here anyway
    Oyster Boy and BeatleStair like this.
  7. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Astoria, NY USA
    Don't ever bet on logic when dealing with McCartney.
    Darrin L. likes this.
  8. maccawings

    maccawings Forum Resident

    Betcha he said that it is not “Logical”
    edenofflowers likes this.
  9. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

    New Jersey
    The way that I figure it:

    I got a copy of the album when I bought the download.
    I got a copy in download form when I bought the Metro Card.
    I got a copy in download form when I bought the tour laminate.
    I got a copy of the single pocket vinyl which also included a download card
    I got a download when I bought the orange cassette.
    I got a download card inside the blue/orange colored concertina vinyl.
    I have the red band cd.
    I have the green band cd.
    In the Traveller's Edition I have a red band cd, a blue cassette and a concertina black vinyl....which has a download card.
    I have the HD downloads of the audio on the Traveller's Edition
    I have the Explorer's Edition coming despite having the HD tracks but in a different order than the Explorer's Edition.

    And somehow, I guess after buying the Traveller's Edition, I got TEN downloads of the album.

    So if my math is correct, despite the fact that I haven't downloaded all of the possible downloads...yet....but I'm counting them anyway, I have a total of:

    27 copies of the album.

    Someone check my math. Bear in mind that a few of the above physical copies also had downloads...basically two copies of the album for the price of one.

    I'm not even counting the TEN downloads that I was given of 'Get Enough'. Someone else who bought the suitcase please check the original confirmation email if you still have it. There should be a 'Download' in red towards the bottom of the email. See if you have any TEN!!!

    I believe that I am owed a gold record for sales of 'Egypt Station'. :)
    jricc, Who Cares, Oyster Boy and 10 others like this.
  10. Prudence1964

    Prudence1964 Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    Just heard "sixty second street". Nice song. Good bonus material.
  11. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    The $400 version was actually the penultimate one.
    paulmccartneyistheman likes this.
  12. paulmccartneyistheman

    paulmccartneyistheman Forum Resident

    I’m repeating myself here, but I would have loved the suitcase back in Sept. it would have been amazing. Now, if I could turn back time, I would have waited for the Explorers edition. Oh well, won’t get fooled again(oops wrong artist)
    Oyster Boy and Sidewinder43 like this.
  13. beatlesfan9091

    beatlesfan9091 Forum Resident


    I think the album I have the most copies of is Red Rose Speedway. I've got two copies on vinyl, the 2CD Archive Collection, the deluxe box set, and the double album vinyl. Used to have a CD that I think was from the late 80s that had Country Dreamer, The Mess, and I Lie Around as bonus tracks, but I traded that in for some store credit when I got the 2CD Archive Collection version. Second to that I guess would be Ram, for which I've got one copy on vinyl, the 2CD Archive Collection, and the deluxe box set (which I suppose can count as two since it's got both the stereo and mono versions of the album).
  14. Wiserforthetime

    Wiserforthetime Forum Resident

    ......for now
  15. beatlesfan9091

    beatlesfan9091 Forum Resident

    Explorer’s Edition is on Apple Music!!:goodie::goodie::goodie:
    coffeetime and Henrik Jutbring like this.
  16. beatlesfan9091

    beatlesfan9091 Forum Resident

    And Spotify!
  17. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident

    $400 hurts, especially when you're feeling the pinch.

    mrjinks and Sidewinder43 like this.
  18. So what songs have received single edits?
  19. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

    Bergenfield, NJ
    I don't know of any official ones, but I plan to lop off about a minute of "Come On To Me." My preferred version of "Despite Repeated Warnings" runs a crisp 5:35 and contains nary a reference to Janet or her mum. :agree:
  20. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

    Buying the hi res from HighResAudio. At £18.10 it’s cheaper than the cd

    At some point I should buy a version of the album on vinyl
  21. Hey, I LIKE Janet!
    Sean Murdock, jmxw and Paul H like this.
  22. Thanks. I had read earlier in the thread that somebody had planned to include single edits on their custom compilation. I guess those would be unofficial edits.
  23. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    I have now listened to the two "new" songs, the one about the other Frank and the "237 seconds too long street" one, on Google Play Music. Nice job finally picking the best of the current material for the actual album, Mr. McCartney. I know it's been a career-long struggle, and it's good to see that's been addressed.

    Question: Are there more Kurstin songs still in the vault, and could they possibly be less worthy of the man singularly responsible for some of the most enduring pop/rock songs of our time than these two?
  24. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Of course it s available for streaming
    So for all those only interested in the new tracks there is an option for free-at least if one is a subscriber to the streaming services
    For those who wants to ”own” the music there is the relatively cheap option of Explorer edition
    For those with money to spend and serious collectors there has been the strictly limited Travellers edition
    I personally went for the Explorer edition. If I had not been so in love with the album I would have just streamed the songs
    Obviosly there are things one can critizise in the marketing -maninly that the two editions were not announced at the same time.On the other hand those who have pre-ordered had plenty of time to cancel when the Explorer ser was announced
    Overall one also can have opnions about record-companies way of selling the same thing over and over. In the context that it cost money to make albums I still don t blame them for trying to make some profit.
    In the end it is up to is customers to decide. Some have been p-d of by the deluxe but it actually and amazingly sold out. So there you go
    I think the Travellers edition looks smashing but have long ago split with the curse(or blesding)of being a completist. So for me it never was an option
    Hopefully though everyone out there with 1,2 or 27 editions of Egypt Station will be happy with their purchases
    It s a brilliant album well worth all this attention
    I also feel a bit of envy for those who now own the Travellers Edition. It looks absolutely fabulous and given it s strictly limited edition bound to become a true collectors item. The thing collectors want in other words
    Long live Egypt Station
    Hawkman, Oyster Boy and coffeetime like this.
  25. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Im shocked you did not enjoy the ”new” songs and dismissed them in a humorous/sacastic way. Highly unusual and unexpected
    Sean Murdock likes this.

Share This Page