Coming on May 17th as a tie-in with his North American tour dates, Paul McCartney will release the Egypt Station – “Explorer’s Edition.” According to the press release: “This expanded version of Paul’s Number One album will arrive a week prior to the start of the U.S. leg of Paul's 'Freshen Up' tour — his first extended stateside run since the 'One On One' tour that played to some two million fans around the world.”
The new “Explorer’s Edition” features the original album — plus a second album, Egypt Station II. The bonus disc collects all songs released on the album's various configurations, including studio tracks, “Macca's” surprise single “Get Enough,” and live performances captured at London's Abbey Road Studios, Liverpool's Cavern Club, and Manhattan's Grand Central Station.
The complete tracklisting for Egypt Station II is: “Get Started,” “Nothing For Free,” “Frank Sinatra’s Party,” “Sixty Second Street,” “Who Cares (Full Length),” “Get Enough,” “Come On To Me (Live At Abbey Road Studios),” “Fuh You (Live At The Cavern),” “Confidante (Live At LIPA),” and “Who Cares (Live At Grand Central Station).”
During Paul McCartney recent call-in into to New York City's National Public Radio affiliate WFUV he explained that even by his standards, recording Egypt Station was a pleasure from beginning to end: “It's been a fun one to make. I spent a lot of time with Greg Kurstin, who's the producer. And we had a lot of fun, y'know, we'd get in the studio, we mess around, we make the song, we goof around and 'round about five o'clock — they bring the cookies in.”