Like many here, I am pretty frustrated by the slow pace of the reissue program - I expected, based on the release schedule of the first 4 (Mcartney I and II, Ram, Band on the Run) that we would have had at least two others released by now.
And while I will be thrilled to have Rock Show and Over America fully restored, I wonder if Paul isn't missing the boat on some important anniversary/marketing opportunities.
Spring 2012, 30th Anniversary, Tug of War
If the idea is for Paul to showcase his best work first, surely this would qualify. This not only boasts a nice opportunity to remaster what has essentially been the same set of 16 bit mixes since its original CD release, but would include some highly sought after bonus tracks:
-The never on CD b-sides Rainclouds and I'll Give You a Ring
-A solo version of Ebony and Ivory
-multiple semi-famous interesting outtakes - Seems Like Old Times, Stop You Don't Know Where She Came From, etc.
-I assume some nice early takes of Here Today, demos of Wanderlust, Hear Me Lover (Pound Is Sinking), etc.
With the release of WOA, I wonder if we will get the logical extensions-
25th Anniversary Flowers in the Dirt, Summer 2014
-McCartney / Macmanus demos?
40th Anniversary Venus and Mars, Summer 2015
As for 2013, I'd love a London Town / Back to the Egg double release - as both records have been badly remastered for CD in the past.
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