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McCartney Reissues Ram

The former Beatle revisits his 1971 album with expanded reissue

Ultimate Classic Rock reports that the album will be released in May (US release date is 22 May) and that it will be released in a variety of formats, including a super deluxe five disc set that pillages the vaults for a lot of unreleased material.

The deluxe edition box set will have a fresh remaster of the album, accompanied by a 128 page linen-bound book, similar to the other recent McCartney reissues. Several different art prints, photos of McCartney’s original lyric sheets and alternate shots from the cover photo sessions will also be included.

The second disc adds 8 tracks covering outtakes from the period, b-sides and non-album tracks. Among those bonus tracks will be ‘A Love For You,’ which was previously only available on the soundtrack for ‘The In-Laws.’

Disc three presents the mono mix of ‘Ram’ which was available as a not-for-sale promo when ‘Ram’ was originally released. This will be the first commercial issue of the mono mixes.

The fourth disc includes ‘Thrillington,’ an instrumental version of the ‘Ram’ material, released for the first time ever as a Paul McCartney release. Previous editions released were attributed to the alias of Percy ‘Thrills’ Thrillington.

And the fifth disc is a DVD which will include home movie footage set to ‘Ram’ tracks as well as a brand-new documentary, "Ramming” narrated by Paul, and the original music videos for "Heart Of The Country” and "3 Legs. All audio will also be available as both high resolution and normal downloads.

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