The Kiss of Venus


So, the first track is out and a digital release will follow April 16. And then, there are the physical releases.
There are links at
One of the links go to Record Store Day, where you can pre-order a gold coloured double album or a CD from an independent music store. Release date for the physical discs: July 23, 2021.

The gold coloured version, for sale by indie stores.

CD Tracklist

1. Find My Way (feat. Beck)
2. The Kiss Of Venus (Dominic Fike)
3. Pretty Boys (feat. Khruangbin)
4. Women And Wives (St. Vincent Remix)
5. Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix)
6. Seize The Day (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
7. Slidin’ (EOB Remix)
8. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn Remix)
9. Lavatory Lil (Josh Homme)
10. When Winter Comes (Anderson .Paak Remix)
11. Deep Deep Feeling (3D RDN Remix)
12. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix)

The official music video for ‘The Kiss of Venus’ featuring Dominic Fike. Filmed in New York, ‘The Kiss of Venus’ is the first offering from the new album ‘McCartney III Imagined’ and turns the tender acoustic ballad into a retro-futuristic R&B tour de force.

Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. Cover Art and Typography by Ed Ruscha.

2LP Tracklist

Side A
1. Find My Way (feat. Beck) – 4:53
2. The Kiss of Venus (Dominic Fike) – 2:23
3. Pretty Boys (feat. Khruangbin) – 5:48

Side B
1. Women And Wives (St. Vincent Remix) – 3:00
2. Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix) – 4:24
3. Seize The Day (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) – 3:29

Side C
1. Slidin’ (EOB Remix) – 2:39
2. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn Remix) – 4:10
3. Lavatory Lil (Josh Homme) – 2:53
4. When Winter Comes (Anderson .Paak Remix) – 2:21

Side D
1. Deep Deep Feeling (3D RDN Remix) – 11:23
2. Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix)* – 2:44
*Physical exclusive

There are going to be, (just like) McCartney III, a variety of different colours available, and some are already sold out – as they are in limited supply.

Sold out “splatter” variety

At there is a “splatter” version, which has already sold out. They are also listing a shocking black colour version.

There will be other colours coming up from various vendors (Target, Barnes & Noble, Indie record stores, Newbury Comics, and

Current Count–9 versions

–Standard Vinyl (Black)
–McCartney Store Vinyl (Splatter)
–Newbury Comics Vinyl (Red)
–Indie Record Stores Vinyl (Gold)
–Spotify Vinyl (Green)
–Target Vinyl (Silver)
–Barnes & Noble Vinyl (??)
–Standard CD
–Target CD (Alternate Artwork Enclosed)

Apparently for the Target CD, neither the CD itself or the sleeve are any different. The only difference is the alternate artwork which is enclosed.

eBay Highs So Far:
–McCartney Store Splatter $150.00
–Spotify Green $150.00
–Newbury Comics Red $145.99
–Indie Gold $118.67


7 Responses

  1. It’s a good album, his voice is used the best way it could be. Maybe if others would sing the songs some could be even better. Unfortunately most of these ‘artists’ are not the best picks for the job. But… it’s not a bad idea. However the color LPs and all the bogus cheapens Paul’s name for me. I only bought the black vinyl and the japanese CD. People come to your senses. Don’t buy these multiple formats. These are just plastic, physical, material things which won’t make you happy and slowly will kill our planet. I think George and John would say the same. Come on Paul….

    • rick says:

      And why in the world would he put out a album that he just put out especially with artists that most of us have never heard of? Surely he doesn’t need the money. Or does he?

  2. rick says:

    I’d like to know “Who the heck is St.Vincent?”

  3. Mr Marks says:

    Oh, here we go again with the stupid colours! Record a McCartney 4 instead and stop with this nonsense. There are dozens of great cover versions of these songs on you tube by the kid next door, who needs some Britain’s Got Talent hot shots, or whoever they are, rerecording it?

    • admin says:

      I just read a comment on Facebook, where a McCartney fan discovered that her seventeen year old daughter was listening to a new track in the car, which sounded familiar. It turned out that it was indeed The Kiss of Venus by Dominic Fike. When her mother told her that about McCartney III Imagined, the daughter was excited because she knew all the acts and couldn’t wait to check out all the upcoming tracks. So it seems that McCartney has curated the album to make sure that these are going to appeal to the American seventeen year olds. A sneaky way to address a new audience 😉

    • Shad Radna says:

      Robert del Naja has been in the business for about 35 years. He’s best known as a member of Massive Attack, who’ve had five top twenty albums in the UK since 1991, including two number ones.

      Damon Albarn broke through around the start of the nineties with Blur, and Ed O’Brien was doing the same with Radiohead around the same time. Albarn had eight top twenty albums in the UK with Blur (including six number ones) and a further seven with Gorillaz, six of which made the US top twenty too. Radiohead have of course had eight top twenty albums in the UK (including six number ones) and six in the US.

      Beck’s first UK hit was in 1994 – he’s had nine top twenty albums in the US since then, and seven in the UK. Josh Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age started out in the mid-late nineties and have had five top twenty albums on both sides of the Atlantic.

      Even St Vincent and Blood Orange have been around for at least 15 years.

      All of the above have done good work. I won’t pretend I’ve heard all of the others, but I’ve at least heard of them.

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