Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1971 classic Ram will be reissued across several formats, including a deluxe box set, on May 22nd. “This is an album that is part of my history – it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed,” McCartney said in a statement. “It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which it was created.”
Ram, the only record in McCartney’s catalog to be credited to both himself and his late wife, is the latest in a line of reissues of the rocker’s post-Beatles body of work. It will be issued as a single disc 12-track standard edition, a 2-CD digipack with a bonus disc of rarities, a hi-res edition with 24-bit, 96 kHz audio files, a standard digital download, a double LP on 180-gram vinyl, a limited-edition mono vinyl LP and a deluxe box set with a bonus DVD, 112-page book, bonus discs and assorted exclusive prints. The deluxe set will also include Thrillington, an instrumental version of the album originally released in 1977.