McCartney releases “Amoeba Secret Show” on CD.

It looks like Paul McCartney will have a new EP coming out in a week or two.  Yes sir, the Paul McCartney vinyl-only EP from Paul’s secret Amoeba gig last year is finally coming out on CD.

The CD tracks will be the same as the vinyl EP — “Only Mama Knows,” “C Moon,” “That Was Me” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” The bonus tracks from the show used on the “Ever Present Past” CD and vinyl singles will not be on the CD, Henderson said. The artwork will also be the same as the EP, he told us. Two of the tracks are nominated for Grammys — “That Was Me” for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance and “I Saw Her Standing There” for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. The Grammy Awards will take place Feb. 8.

Paul McCartney’s “Amoeba Secret,” the vinyl EP recording of his live show at Los Angeles’ Amoeba Records on June 27, 2007, that’s nominated for two Grammy Awards, is quietly coming out on CD Jan. 27, according to a listing at and other online retailers. That’s just in time for the Grammy Awards show Feb. 8, likely the only reason this is coming to CD at all.

The Grammy nominees from the disc are “That Was Me” for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance and “I Saw Her Standing There” for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. Those two tracks comprise half of what was on the original vinyl EP release — “Only Mama Knows” and “C Moon” were also on it.

One listing we saw said the CD will contain just the four tracks of the vinyl, though two other tracks from the show, “House of Wax” and “Dance Tonight,” were added to the vinyl and CD single releases, respectively, of “Ever Present Past” from the album “Memory Almost Full.” Here’s an idea: Why not release the whole show?

Several online sources explicitly rumored that the EP would never come out on CD or digitally. I guess that truly was only a rumor.

  • Check out the listing for the CD.  It looks like you can make a pre-order at the site.

6 Responses

  1. A bit pointless maybe but ok for a release. I would much more prefer “Wings Over America” remastered and rereleased. The CD-version sounds so murky and bad and my LP-version is just played to death. It’s a very good live-album, one of the best ever for my money, and deserves a better treatment. When Bruce Springsteen released his 3 CD-set “Live in Dublin” with The Sessions Band a couple of years ago, he released it as a double live-album plus the whole concert on DVD. That’s a very good idea for a brilliant “Wings Over America” package, I think. : )

  2. And he could release some more copies of the singles “Ever Present Past” and “Dance Tonight” as well. Those two records where available for about half a second or something, upon release. I pre-ordered the both of them from Amazon and didn’t get any of them. And now they are very expensive collectors items.

  3. I have a rip from vinyl of the EP and it’s excellent. Having it on legit CD now is even better!

    Beatle Bob
    (Bootleg reviewer on the Bootlegzone, 910, Beatleglist, etc)

  4. It is great that there are useful sites!
    I thank you for your help and support.
    I wish you a great development of the project.

  5. Wow, I just referenced this show today on a post on my blog! Weird. I also wonder why they don’t just release the whole thing. But still, this should be an interesting disc. Ephemera, but ephemera that’s kind of cool.

  6. I really don’t understand why they haven’t released the whole amoeba show as full length CD. I already have half of the show (10 songs ) from a radio broadcast on KCRW and the performance and sound quality are great. it was such an unusual show that it seems ridiculous not to make it available, especially now,with these grammy nominations. I mean who’s ever heard of a grammy going to a record that almost no one can buy. actually, thats kind of funny.

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