Paul McCARTNEY-NEW‘NEW’ was recently voted the fourth best album of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. It was produced by Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth, Giles Martin and Ethan Johns, and features the title track and recent single ‘Queenie Eye’.

The sound of a 71-year-old Beatle getting back in the ring: McCartney plays to his strengths: Wings-like glam rock, Little Richard howls and, yep, some remarkably Beatlesque pop tunes and George Martin-ish arrangements (thanks partly to Martin’s son, Giles, who produced several tracks). “Early Days” challenges lingering misconceptions about McCartney’s role in the Beatles (“I don’t see how they can remember/When they weren’t where it was at”). Sir Paul also engages 21st-century pop with sharp ears, bringing in young-gun producers like Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson and Ethan Johns. He even rocks a quasi-rap flow and some giddy, Gaga-style stadium chants on “Queenie Eye.” As Macca understands better than almost anyone, rock & roll is fueled by a hunger for good times and an ageless exuberance.

Fans will be also pleased to hear that Paul’s ‘NEW’ album is out now on 180 gram gatefold vinyl. The vinyl release also comes with a digital download card.


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