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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My Valentine video, press conference in London highlight, Good Evening Europe highlights with Monkees song, Klaus, Astrid and Ringo backstage and more!
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Custom Made Music video in HD with original sound track on the album that is third in the Album charts of this week of release. Enjoy
This is an interview given the day after Paul rec'd his star on thye Hollywood Walk of Fame and then off the MusiCares Person of the Year event and then the Grammy Awards! What ab busy guy! There is so much more - but this is a sample - enjoy - see My One and Only Love for "In Performance" footage from the internet telecast! Kisses On The Bottom Macca's latest release BUY IT NOW!
Paul met Jamie Cullum for a very special, in-depth interview about his brand new album Kisses On The Bottom, a collection of standards that Paul grew up listening to as a child that went on to inspire him as a songwriter and his love of jazz. This exclusive interview is to be aired on Jamie's weekly jazz show on Tuesday, 7th February 2012 at 7pm. Pre-Order: www.itunes.com store.paulmccartney.com
Check out the new JBL commercial featuring the 14-time GRAMMY winner, and 2012 MusicCares recipient, Paul McCartney. A life-long user of JBL equipment in the studio, on tour and at home, McCartney's appearance as a JBL "Hear the truth" artist is a testament to the enduring impact the brand has had on musicians and music fans since the dawn of the rock era. The video features his new single, "My Valentine," from the album "Kisses on the Bottom," which was released on February 7, 2012.