Hope For The Future – Promo CD

Paul McCartney’s new release is also out as a promotional CD.

Good news if you’re a McCartney CD collector: The new “download-only” release from the Beatle is available on a promotional CD, featuring six tracks.

1. Hope For The Future (Edit) 3:08

2. Hope For The Future (Main) 4:06

3. Hope For The Future (Trash) 2:56

4. Hope For The Future (Beatsession Mix) 6:00

5. Hope For The Future (Jaded Mix) 5:33

6. Hope For The Future (Mirwais Mix) 4:24

The EP will also be made available on a 12″ vinyl disc on January 12th (Jan. 13th in the USA), but if you don’t own a turntable and you prefer physical, factory made discs to downloads, the promotional CD is what you’ll need to hunt down.

In an interview with Digital Spy, McCartney was asked if he thought more and more acts will turn to video games as an option to get their music out there?

“I think it’s a possibility, yeah. It really depends on whether the people making the games think it’s appropriate. I mean Prodigy did that thing years ago, ‘Firestarter’, and that was for a video game. It was for a very early Playstation thing, and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, that’s cool,’ because that’s how I would hear that song. People have done it since, so I’m not the first to do it. But what I’ve done is a straight forward song rather than a digital one, which you can do for computer games. With this game being big and epic, it was more like writing a film soundtrack. I wonder that it well might happen that people start to ring up the video game developers… ‘Hey, I’ve got a song!'”

Of course, McCartney is known to have been fascinated by video games early on. Back in the 8-bit era, a video game was created around his “Give My Regards To Broad Street” film in 1984, and his 1989 music video for Ou est le Soleil was inspired by the video games of the day.

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11 Responses

  1. Unknown says:

    Hey Roger, where did you hear about the CD release? I want to try and order one.

  2. wogew says:

    Promotional CDs are typically given away for free by record companies to radio station disc jockeys and record reviewers. A few may also be sent out to big music store, but they are not for sale. The CD depicted here was obtained by a collector. Usually, the best place to find these kinds of discs is on ebay, but there hasn't been any copies of this particular promo cd title listed there yet.

  3. dan says:

    The first song on this CD is an edit. It's not found on the 12" vinyl or download.

  4. Gabor Peterdi says:

    Hey David. Sent a link…

  5. DukeViking says:

    I hope this does indeed come out on an official CD. I may pull the vinyl trigger but I don't go out of my way to collect vinyl even though I own a ton of records and a turntable. I find enjoyment of the physical product driving in the car.

  6. Unknown says:

    Gabor, I can't see where to get that link you sent.

  7. Foxx says:

    This cd adds an edited version to the iTunes download I did. Grrr.

  8. DiBoLandsTVAndNewsCenter says:

    The first song on this CD is an edit. It's not found on the 12" vinyl or download.

    good to hear

  9. Lola2354 says:

    Do you happen to know any way I can obtain an mp3 of the 3:08 edit? Is it a radio edit?

  10. Lola2354 says:

    Does anyone know if there's an mp3 version of the edit?

  11. Unknown says:

    I got mine here kickass.so/promo-only-mainstream-radio-jan-2015-t10047109.html

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