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McCartney II
Studio album by Paul McCartney
Released 16 May 1980
Recorded July-August 1979
Genre Rock, soft rock, electronica, experimental rock
Length 38:36
Language English
Label Parlophone
Producer Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney chronology
Thrillington (1977) McCartney II (1980) Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea (1981)
McCartney II is the third solo studio album by Paul McCartney, and the first since the formation of Wings, in 1971. It was released in 1980, a year before the band's dissolution and while their future lay in limbo. The album is a significant departure for McCartney, as much of the album relies heavily on synthesisers and studio experimentation. The album was reissued on 13 June 2011 as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.
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Album cover

Track listingEdit

Original track listingEdit

Side One

  1. Coming Up
  2. Temporary Secretary
  3. On The Way
  4. Waterfalls
  5. Nobody Knows

Side Two

  1. Front Parlour
  2. Summer's Day Song
  3. Frozen Jap
  4. Bogey Music
  5. Darkroom
  6. One Of These Days

1993 Reissue Bonus Tracks

  1. Check My Machine
  2. Secret Friend
  3. Goodnight Tonight

 2011 reissueEdit

In 2011 the album was re-issued by Hear Music as part of the second set of releases, alongside McCartney, in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. It was released in multiple formats:

  • Standard Edition 1-CD; the original 10-track album
  • Special Edition 2-CD; the original 10-track album on the first disc, plus 8 bonus tracks on a second disc
  • Deluxe Edition 3-CD/1-DVD; the original 10-track album, the bonus tracks disc, a limited and numbered 128-page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney. The book features album and single artwork and a full history of the making of the album, complete with a new interview with Paul and expanded track by track information. The DVD features rare and previously unseen footage (including rehearsal footage of "Coming Up" and a new video for the unreleased track "Blue Sway")
  • Remastered vinyl 2-LP version containing of the Special Edition and a download link to the material
  • High Resolution 24bit 96 kHz limited and unlimited audio versions of all 27 songs on the remastered album and bonus audio discs

Disc 1: The Original Album

  1. Coming Up
  2. Temporary Secretary
  3. On The Way
  4. Waterfalls
  5. Nobody Knows
  6. Front Parlour
  7. Summer's Day Song
  8. Frozen Jap
  9. Bogey Music
  10. Darkroom
  11. One Of These Days

Disc 2: Bonus Audio 1

  1. Blue Sway (With Richard Niles Orchestration)
  2. Coming Up (Live At The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow - 17th December 1979)
  3. Check My Machine (Regular Single B-Side Edited Version)
  4. Bogey Wobble
  5. Secret Friend (Full Length Version)
  6. Mr H Atom/You Know I'll Get You Baby
  7. Wonderful Christmas Time (Regular A-Side Version)
  8. All You Horse Riders/Blue Sway

Disc 3: Bonus Audio 2

  1. Coming Up (Full Length Version)
  2. Front Parlour (Full Length Version)
  3. Frozen Jap (Full Length Version)
  4. Darkroom (Full Length Version)
  5. Check My Machine (Full Length Version)
  6. Wonderful Christmastime (Full Length Version)
  7. Summer's Day Song (Original Without Vocals)
  8. Waterfalls (DJ Edit)

Disc 4: DVD

  1. Meet Paul McCartney
  2. Coming Up
  3. Waterfalls
  4. Wonderful Christmastime
  5. Coming Up (Live At The Concert For The People Of Kampuchea - 19th December 1979)
  6. Coming Up (Taken From A Rehearsal Session At Lower Gate Farm, 1979)
  7. Making The Coming Up Music Video
  8. Blue Sway

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