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UK Release date : Monday, December 15, 1997

Beautiful Night #1

By Paul McCartneyEP • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

Last updated on September 26, 2020

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Side 1

  1. Beautiful Night

    Written by Paul McCartney

    5:03 • Studio versionA

    Paul McCartney : Acoustic guitar, Additional percussion, Backing vocal, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Hammond organ, Lead vocal, Piano, Producer, Wurlitzer piano Linda McCartney : Backing vocal Ringo Starr : Additional percussion, Backing vocal, Drums Jeff Lynne : Acoustic guitar, Backing vocal, Electric guitar, Producer George Martin : Orchestral arrangement Geoff Emerick : Mixing engineer, Recording engineer Jon Jacobs : Recording engineer John Barclay : Trumpet Keith Smith : Assistant engineer David Ogden : Violin Susan Milan : Flute Belinda Bunt : Violin Roger Garland : Violin Maciej Rakowski : Violin Rita Manning : Violin Bernard Partridge : Violin Jeremy Williams : Violin David Woodcock : Violin Graeme Scott : Viola Robert Bailey : Cello Anthony Pleeth : Cello Chris Laurence : Double-bass Michael Thompson : Horn Richard Watkins : Horn Andrew Crowley : Trumpet Mark Bennett : Trumpet Nigel Black : Horn Richard Edwards : Trombone Andy Fawbert : Trombone Marcia Crayford : Violin Adrian Levine : Violin Jackie Hartley : Violin Keith Pascoe : Violin Julian Tear : Violin Briony Shaw : Violin Bogustav Kostecki : Violin Jonathan Reeves : Violin Robert Smissen : Viola Stephen Thees : Viola Levine Andrade : Viola Philip Dukes : Viola Ivo Van Der Werff : Viola Stephen Orton : Cello Martin Loveday : Cello Robin McGee : Double-bass David Theodore : Oboe

    Session Recording: May 13, 1996 • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

    Session Recording: May 14, 1996 • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

    Session Overdubs: Feb 14, 1997 • 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

  2. Love Come Tumbling Down

    Written by Paul McCartney

    4:21 • Studio versionA

    Paul McCartney : Lead vocal, Producer Jon Jacobs : Recording engineer Matt Butler : Mix engineer Tim Renwick : Guitar Nick Glennie-Smith : Smith: keyboards Charlie Morgan : Drums Phil Ramone : Producer Steve Lyon : Recording engineer assistant Pete Henderson : Mix engineer

    Session Recording: Mar 10, 1987 • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

  3. Oobo Joobu - Part 5

    1. And Now (Jingle)

      0:10 • Radio show

    2. Oobu Joobu Main Theme

      0:45 • Radio show

    3. Beautiful Night Chat

      0:30 • Radio show

    4. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Chat About Beautiful Night

      1:53 • Radio show

    5. Ringo Starr Chat

      0:30 • Radio show

    6. Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie Mix)

      1:30 • Radio show

    7. Beautiful Night

      Written by Paul McCartney

      3:57 • Studio versionB • 1986 original version

      Paul McCartney : Piano, Vocals Phil Ramone : Producer Neil Jason : Bass David Brown : Electric guitar Liberty Devitto : Drums David Lebolt : Synthesizer Steve Rinkoff : Mixing engineer, Recording engineer Dave O'Donnell : Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer

      Session Recording: Aug 21-22, 1986 • Studio The Power Station, New York, USA

    8. Goodbyes

      0:19 • Radio show

    9. Oobu Joobu Main Theme

      0:37 • Radio show

In January 1995, Eddy Pumer, producer at Capital Radio (London), was contacted by Paul’s promotion man Joe Reddington to make a radio series titled, “Oobu Joobu“. This radio series was transmitted by American radio network Westwood One, between March 27 and September 2, 1995.

As a bonus on the CD singles from “Flaming Pie“, Eddy Pumer compiled a series of home demos, interviews, and unreleased songs into six long tracks, that were released over 6 CD singles – two each for each British singles from the album. They were distributed in the UK and continental Europe, but not in the US. The main point of attraction was the unreleased songs, taken from the mid-Eighties sessions.

The track lengths for the sub-tracks of “Oobu Joobu Part 5” reported on this page are slightly different than the lengths mentioned on the liner notes of the EP, as those were not really accurate.

The “Beautiful Night” EP #1 was re-released in 2020 – with a slightly different track listing, and shortened “Oobu Joobu” section, to promote the release of the “Flaming Pie – Archive Collection“.

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