Paul McCartney fans on various music message boards and on Facebook reported Oct. 5 that five tracks from his “New” album, which won't be released until next week, had been leaked. Some fans said the songs came from a sampler disc, but a record company spokesman said no disc had been sent out.
According to various reports, the tracks included the upcoming single “Queenie Eye,” which will be released this week, “I Can Bet,” “Early Days” and the studio versions of “Save Us” and “Everybody Out There,” two songs that McCartney and his band played live for the first time at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
A sixth track, “New,” has already been released as a single and was the first track from the album to be made public. The “New” single sits at #20 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, up from #21 the previous week. On the Japan Hot 100, the song is #40, down from #29 last week and a peak of #9 with five weeks on the chart. It has not, as of when this was written, yet debuted on the British music charts. Those charts will be updated later today. The album will be released Oct. 14 in the UK and Oct. 15 in the U.S. The deluxe version of the album can be ordered on iTunes and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.co.uk and Walmart.
Two listening sessions where listeners will be able to hear the full album for the first time will be held Sunday in Los Angeles and New York, one of a string of promotional events being held to boost the album. McCartney made a live appearance on Twitter last week to answer questions about it.
Meanwhile, Target's exclusive version of "New" is now pictured online. Their version will include a bonus 30-minute DVD with footage from the Out There tour.
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