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Paul McCartney Lights Up 'New' Album Art

He also details the album's deluxe tracklist

September 23, 2013 5:55 PM ET
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney, 'New'
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Paul McCartney has shared the bright, colorful artwork for his next LP, New.

According to a press release, the bold design was created by visual artist Ben Ib and inspired by the work of sculptural artist Dan Flavin. 

Paul McCartney Producer Ethan Johns Previews 'Revelatory' New Album

Sir Paul has also shared the tracklist for the deluxe edition of New; it features two bonus tracks, "Turned Out" (co-produced by Ethan Johns and Giles Martin) and "Get Me Out of Here" (produced by Martin). New is out October 15th and the deluxe set is available for pre-order at Amazon.

Meanwhile, at last weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival, McCartney debuted three New tracks: "Save Us," "New" and "Everybody Out There."

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