Paul and Linda McCartney released RAM in 1971. It's among Paul's early post-Beatles records, and it was written and recorded with his late wife. The album remains the only one credited to the couple, giving it a special place in McCartney's storied canon.
But RAM was not just a sentimental affair -- the album topped the UK charts and peaked at No. 2 in the US. It also spawned Paul's first solo US No. 1 hit single, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."
Fresh off a widely lauded music video featuring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, McCartney's camp has reissuing a remastered version of the album across a variety of platforms on May 22, but you can listen to the remastered album in full, for free, exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment and AOL Music.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different," McCartney said. "This is an album that is part of my history -– it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed. It’s an album called RAM. It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which was created. I hope you’re going to like it, because I do!"
The album will, of course, be available digitally, but also on CD (as part of either a Standard or Special Edition pack), vinyl (fully remastered and a limited edition mono version), and as hi-res files.
For those wanting the full McCartney treatment, a Deluxe Edition Box Set is available, featuring four CDs, a DVD, a remastered mono album, a 112 page booklet, facsimiles of the original, handwritten lyrics and much more.
1. Too Many People
2. Three Legs
3. Ram On
4. Dear Boy
5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
6. Smile Away
7. Heart Of The Country
8. Monkberry Moon Delight
9. Eat At Home
10. Long Haired Lady
11. Ram On
12. The Back Seat Of My Car
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