Paul McCartney will include three previously unreleased tracks on a new deluxe version of his latest solo album, Egypt Station. The “Traveler’s Edition” will be limited to 3,000 copies and is set to arrive May 10th via Capitol Records.
Fans will be able to access pre-orders by signing up for a mailing list by 9 p.m. ET today, February 14th. Unique links providing first access to pre-orders will be sent out at 9 a.m. ET Friday, February 15th.
The Egypt Station Traveler’s Edition will include the original album, pressed on 180 gram vinyl, as well as “Egypt Station II,” pressed on “Night Scene” blue vinyl. The latter record boasts three previously unreleased cuts – “Frank Sinatra’s Party,” “Sixty Second Street” and an extended version of the single “Who Cares” – as well as four live performances of Egypt Station songs recorded at Abbey Road, the Cavern Club, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Grand Central Station.
The collection will also include versions of Egypt Station on CD and cassette, access to HD audio of all tracks, and additional rare performance footage hidden inside. The Traveler’s Edition will boast an array of collectibles as well, including a handwritten note from McCartney, an illustrated map, luggage stickers, lithographs, a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards and more. The whole thing will be fittingly housed in a box designed like a vintage-style suitcase.
McCartney released Egypt Station last September, marking his first studio effort since 2013’s New. McCartney is set to kick off the next North American leg of his Freshen Up tour May 23rd at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.