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Paul McCartney Revives The Fireman For New Album

September 29, 2008 2:51 PM ET

Paul McCartney will reassume his electronic identity The Fireman on November 13th with a new album dubbed Electric Arguments, the third collaboration between Macca and producer/Killing Joke bassist Youth. Electric Arguments is the duo's first album since 1998's Rushes. The album's 13 songs were written over the course of 13 days spread over one year, with each song being written and recorded in only one day. The track "Lifelong Passion (Sail Away)" was released in June as a download to fans who donated to Adopt-A-Minefield. The album's opening song "Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight" is expected to premiere tonight on BBC Radio.

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