Egypt Station

Egypt Station

by Paul McCartney

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Overview

Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station, estimated time of arrival September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records. Sharing a title with one of Paul's own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides--plaintive ballad "I Don't Know" and raucous stomper Come On To Me-Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters). Of the forthcoming albums enigmatic title, Paul says, I liked the words Egypt Station. It reminded me of the album albums we used to make.., Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from. True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Stations 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals "Station I" and "Station II," each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (Happy With You), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (People Want Peace), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Pauls previous combos (Despite Repeated Warnings). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Pauls singular unmistakable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2018
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602557696509
catalogNumber: 002873602
Rank: 18215

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul McCartney   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Harpsichord,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Wurlitzer
Muscle Shoals Horns   Band
Page LA Studio Chorus   Choir, Chorus
São Paulo Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Paul McCartney   Composer,Producer,Paintings
Alan Broadbent   Arranger
Rusty Anderson   Instrumentation
Sarah Brown   Producer
David Campbell   Arranger
Greg Kurstin   Producer,Instrumentation
Steve Orchard   Engineer
Brian Ray   Instrumentation
Paul "Wix" Wickens   Instrumentation
Alex Parker   Producer
Abe Laboriel   Instrumentation
Ryan Tedder   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Alex Pasco   Engineer
Gary Card   Art Direction
Ferry Gouw   Art Direction
Brandon Michael Collins   Arranger
Zach Skelton   Producer,Instrumentation
Richard Miller   Producer
Ben Chappell   Producer
Ross Martin   Producer
Jess Whiteley   Producer
Issy Bingham   Producer
Aoife Corbett   Producer
Steve Ithell   Producer

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