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Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1972 album Woman by Michael McGear. Released by Island Records in February 1972, Woman was the first solo album by Michael McGear (Paul McCartney younger brother) and was a more “serious” record than his work with the Liverpool satirical trio Scaffold, or his work with Roger McGough on the McGough & McGear album. Recorded at Strawberry studios in Stockport and completed at Abbey Road studios, the album had a long gestation period and sessions featured such notable guests as organist Brian Auger, Ginger Johnson and his African drums, Andy Roberts et al, the material comprising the album was song-based, (interspersed with recorded dialogue between Michael and his daughter), with some lyrics provided by Roger McGough. Being removed from his work with Scaffold, Woman was rejected by EMI Records for release, but was eagerly signed by Island Records. Over the years, the songs on the album, including the emotive title track, have earned both appreciation and a cult following. The album’s title track was even featured in an episode of the BBC TV series Cradle to Grave. A gorgeous, eccentric, collection of music, Woman is an album to savour. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered with a previously unreleased version of‘Sister. Previous CD editions have omitted some parts of the original LP release such as Benna, Young Man (Five Years Ago) and Black Beauty. These are now restored on this release. This new edition of Woman includes an illustrated booklet with a new interview with Michael McGear McCartney.