UK release date:
Nov 17, 2003
New Religion
REG 085 CD

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions

"McCartney II" sessions #1

June - July 1979

"McCartney II" sessions #2

September - October 1979

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Track list

Disc 1


My Mine - Hypnotic Tango (Instrumental)

Studio version


Alexander Robotnick - Problèmes D'Amour

Studio version


Temporary Secretary

Written by Paul McCartney

3:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Sequencer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


Visage - Frequency 7 (Dance Mix)

Studio version


Liaisons Dangereuses - Peut Pas...Pas

Studio version


Material - Secret Life

Studio version


Ryuichi Sakamoto - Riot In Lagos

Studio version


Telex - Brainwash

Studio version


Klein & M.B.O. - Wonderful (Disco Dub Mix)

Studio version


Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love

Studio version


Gaznevada - I.C. Love Affair (Italian Version)

Studio version



New Religion presents a secret history with some of the best classic 80’s electronic dance, the origins of electronic dancemusic. Tracks: Liaisons Dangereuses – Peut etre.. pas, Alexander Robotnick – Problemes d’amour, Visage – Frequency 7(dance mix), Paul Mc Cartney – Temporary Secretary, Telex – Brainwash, My Mine – Hypnotic Tango (Instrumental), Klein & M.B.O. – Wonderful (Disco dub mix), Gaz Nevada – I.C. Love affair, Material – Secret Life.

From The Beatles Rarity:

[…] To help promote A Secret History, Paul McCartney authorized remix master and deejay Matt Edwards, better known by his monikers Rekid or, in this case, Radio Slave, to create an extended dance mix of “Temporary Secretary” for release as a promotional-only 12-inch single in December 2003. The one-sided single sports the classic black Parlophone label and is the only release of Radio Slave’s nearly seven and a half minute mix of the song. Only 500 copies of the disc were made and all of them were numbered (though I hear some counterfeits exist) and distributed mainly to key radio stations in Europe. […]

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