Paul McCartney returns after 40 years to a completely DIY ethic with this "recorded in rockdown" (mostly) collection of new material. The music gleams with inventive touches and heartfelt sentiments, adding another late-career gem to McCartney's catalog.
Chalk it up to another victory for Paul McCartney with this 13th entry in his long-running Archive Collection. This is one of his finest hours and it deserves this kind of extravagant package. Demos, outtakes, B-sides, video content, and extensive liner notes abound.
For the double-album's Golden Anniversary, UMe has issued it remixed and supplemented with oodles of demos, rehearsals, alternate takes, and alternate mixes. What Beatles fan WOULDN'T want to see this big box wrapped up underneath the tree this season?
Available in multiple configurations, the influential masterpiece is set to become the first of the Fabs' album to receive the Super Deluxe Edition treatment. Of great interest is the stereo remix of the main album.
The next entry in the 'Paul McCartney Archive Collection' - 1989's 'Flowers In the Dirt' - is packed with material: 34 bonus tracks and a DVD, but... download-only for nearly half of those bonus tracks.
Yes, it's an officially-sanctioned documentary about The Beatles. Yes, it's marred by some revisionism (literally - black-and-white archival footage has been colorized). Yes, the deluxe two-disc package is worthwhile for excellent bonus interviews.
Does Knebworth '90 live up to its billing as "best British rock concert of all time?" With a lineup that includes Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Page & Plant, Eric Clapton, Elton John, and more, it would be hard not to.