[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] is re-releasing his acclaimed 1971 album Ram, his only album accredited to both himself and his late wife, Linda McCartney. The reissue is just the latest in the line of his past body of work and will be available in a variety of formats, including a deluxe box set that’s the ultimate collectible for Beatles’ fans.
In a statement on his official website, Paul writes:
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different. 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!”
Ram will be available in multiple formats including Standard Edition: 1 CD digipak Single disc, digitally remastered 12- track standard edition; Special Edition: 2 CD digipak Remastered album and 8-track bonus audio CD including rarities; Deluxe Edition Box Set: 4 CD/1 DVD box set & download Remastered album, bonus audio CD, remastered Mono album, Thrillington CD, bonus film DVD, 112 page book, 5 prints in vintage style photographic wallet, 8 full size facsimiles of Paul’s original handwritten lyric sheets and mini photographic book of outtakes from the original album cover photo shoot; Vinyl: 2LP 180gm, gatefold vinyl with download Remastered album, bonus audio disc plus digital download of all 20 tracks; digital and more.
The special edition release of Ram will be available everywhere on May 22nd.