Credit: MJ KimPaul McCartney has gotten back with Capitol Records, The Beatles‘ first U.S. label, after signing a new deal with the company that covers the master recordings of his entire post-Fab Four catalog, as well as future releases. The agreement spans from the 1970 McCartney album through his most recent release, 2013’s New, and encompasses all of his solo and collaborative records, including his work with his 1970s band Wings.

“This is genuinely exciting for me,” Sir Paul says in a statement. “Not only was Capitol my first U.S. record label, but the first record I ever bought was Gene Vincent‘s ‘Be-Bop-a-Lula’ on the Capitol label.”

McCartney is working on a new studio album for the label now, while Capitol and its parent company, Universal Music Enterprises, are planning to start issuing new archival releases — with the input of Paul and his team — starting in July of next year.

Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett says of the new deal, “Paul McCartney’s association with Capitol has long defined so much of our historic legacy, and all of us here are extremely proud and honored that he has chosen to come back home…We are overjoyed that Paul will be creating new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world.”

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