Beatles related releases are starting to take shape as we move to the end of the first quarter of 2021.
Ringo Starr has his new 5 track Zoom In EP set for release on the 19th March the same day as Greyscale make available Ringo's 1997 album Ringo Starr and His Third All-Starr Band-Volume 1.
The John Lennon Plastic Ono Band 6xCD/2xBlu Ray box set is now set for 16th April while release dates for George Harrison's All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary box set and possibly a couple of offerings from Paul McCartney Archive Collection are still unconfirmed.
Today (11th March) saw the announcement of McCartney III Imagined:
1. Find My Way (feat. Beck) 4:53
2. The Kiss of Venus (Dominic Fike) 2:23
3. Pretty Boys (feat. Khruangbin) 5:48
4. Women And Wives (St. Vincent Remix) 3:00
5. Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix) 4:24
6. Seize The Day (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) 3:29
7. Slidin’ (EOB Remix) 2:39
8. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn Remix) 4:10
9. Lavatory Lil (Josh Homme) 2:53
10. When Winter Comes (Anderson .Paak Remix) 2:21
11. Deep Deep Feeling (3D RDN Remix) 11:23
12. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix)* 2:44
* Physical release exclusive track
After the album was announced I have to admit I was totally underwhelmed after building myself up to a 2CD edition of McCartney 111, maybe that will appear later.
There's a number of different releases of McCartney III Imagined available to order.
The digital release of McCartney III Imagined will be available from the 16th April, yes, you've guessed it, the same day as John Lennon Plastic Ono Band 6xCD/2xBlu Ray box set. The physical variations are released on the 23rd July, I wonder if that the date slated for the release of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass (sic).
After the initial disappointment McCartney III Imagined actually looks quite interesting.
It doesn't fall into the 'cover versions' genre rather than a reimagined album using three distinct category's.
COVER VERSIONS WITH A DIFFERENCE
The preview of The Kiss of Venus by Dominic Fike was met with mixed reviews on first hearings until you here that McCartney 111 hadn't been released when Dominic recorded his version. He was apparently given the sheet music/lyrics and told to get on with it without hearing Paul's version!
It looks as though Josh Homme may have been given the same challenge with Lavatory Lil, good luck with that Josh
The following three tracks Find My Way (feat. Beck), Pretty Boys (feat. Khruangbin) and Seize The Day (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) could very well end up to be duets with Paul McCartney.
Women And Wives (St. Vincent Remix) 3:00
Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix) 4:24
Slidin’ (EOB Remix) 2:39
Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn Remix) 4:10
When Winter Comes (Anderson .Paak Remix) 2:21
Deep Deep Feeling (3D RDN Remix) 11:23
Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix)* 2:44
I'm not familiar with a few of these names, below you'll find examples of their previous work.
WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON IT?