A newly-engaged former Beatle is revisiting his past.  Spinner.com reports that Paul McCartney plans to release remastered versions of his solo albums "McCartney" and "McCartney Two."  The engineers who polished up The Beatles' reissues are working on the McCartney recordings.  Bonus material for fans who buy "McCartney" includes two previously-unreleased songs recorded byPaul called "Suicide" and "Don't Cry Baby."  A hardbound book containing photos by the late Linda McCartney is part of the "McCartney Two" set.  In advance of the reissues, Spinner.com is streaming a remastered recording of McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed."

Word is that Paul McCartney is set to release his new covers album early next year. He's been recording the as yet untitled album in Los Angeles, specifically focusing on songs from the 'pre-rock' era. Paul said, "I've wanted to do that kind of thing forever, since The Beatles days.  But then Rod(Stewart] went mad on it. I thought, 'I have to wait so it doesn't look like I'm trying to do a Rod.  Paul says, "I'm trying to steer away from the obvious ones. It's get-home-from-work music. You put it on and get a glass of wine."