EMI releases new McCartney single
Sir Paul McCartney has inadvertently found his new single is being released by EMI - the music giant he famously quit in 1997 after more than four decades, complaining he was being treated as "part of the furniture".
The track, (I Want To) Come Home, was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Everybody's Fine and is due to be released on March 1.
The track comes out on Walt Disney Records, along with the rest of the soundtrack album - but in the UK and Europe, it will be issued by EMI, the label he quit after 45 years of Beatles and solo releases.
After leaving the company to sign up with Starbucks' label Hear Music, he bemoaned the bureaucracy of the EMI culture and said he "dreaded going to see them".
"Everybody at EMI had become part of the furniture - I'd be a couch; Coldplay are an armchair," he said.
Paul recorded the new track after being asked by director Kirk Jones then seeing an early screening of the film starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale.
Sir Paul's most recent album, Good Evening New York City, was released by Mercury Records in the UK.
A source close to Sir Paul told the Press Association that it was "just for the album soundtrack" and not a return to EMI.
He has already played the track live during his recent European tour and sell-out show at the O2 Arena in London. The track was shortlisted in the Best Original Song category at this year's Golden Globe awards.