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Driving Rain - Ultimate Archive Collection

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

From "Driving Rain"


1.

Lonely Road

Written by Paul McCartney

3:16 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Pedal steel guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums, Tambourine
Gabe Dixon :
Electric piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Organ, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 16, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


2.

From A Lover To A Friend

Written by Paul McCartney

3:49 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Executive producer, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
12-string electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 20, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


3.

She's Given Up Talking

Written by Paul McCartney

4:57 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Executive producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar, Leslie pedal
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Electronic percussion
Gabe Dixon :
Hammond organ
David Kahne :
Electric guitar, Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


4.

Driving Rain

Written by Paul McCartney

3:27 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Executive producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
12-string electric guitar, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Electric piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer, Synthesizer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 27, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


5.

I Do

Written by Paul McCartney

2:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Executive producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums, Tambourine
Gabe Dixon :
Piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Orchestral samples, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer
David Leonard :
Mixing

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


6.

Tiny Bubble

Written by Paul McCartney

4:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Hammond organ
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


7.

Magic

Written by Paul McCartney

3:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer, Synthesizer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


8.

Your Way

Written by Paul McCartney

2:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Drums, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Percussion, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Backing vocals, Bass, Pedal steel guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Backing vocals, Drums, Electronic drums
Gabe Dixon :
Backing vocals, Hammond organ
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 18, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


9.

Spinning On An Axis

Written by Paul McCartney, James McCartney

5:16 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Percussion, Vocals
James McCartney :
Percussion
Rusty Anderson :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Percussion
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums, Percussion
Gabe Dixon :
Percussion
David Kahne :
Mixing, Piano, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 21, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


10.

About You

Written by Paul McCartney

2:54 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Electric guitar, Executive producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
12-string electric guitar, Bass
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums, Tambourine
Gabe Dixon :
Electric piano, Hammond organ
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 16, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


11.

Heather

Written by Paul McCartney

3:26 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Backing vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Backing vocals
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer, Strings sampling
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Ralph Morrison :
Violin
Paul Hicks :
Recording engineer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 02, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


12.

Back In The Sunshine Again

Written by Paul McCartney, James McCartney

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Vocals
James McCartney :
Electric guitar
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer
David Leonard :
Mixing

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


13.

Your Loving Flame

Written by Paul McCartney

3:44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Executive producer, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Backing vocals, Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Backing vocals, Hammond organ
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer, Strings sampling
David Campbell :
Viola
Matt Funes :
Viola
Joel Derouin :
Violin
Larry Corbett :
Cello
Mark Dearnley :
Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer
David Leonard :
Mixing

Session Recording:
Jun 19, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


14.

Riding Into Jaipur

Written by Paul McCartney

4:08 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
12-string electric guitar, Tampura
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Electronic percussion
Gabe Dixon :
Piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer, Synthesizer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 16, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


15.

Rinse The Raindrops

Written by Paul McCartney

10:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Executive producer, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Accordion, Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Electric piano, Hammond organ, Piano
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 19, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


2.

Freedom

Written by Paul McCartney

3:34 • Studio version


3.

I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra

Written by Ian Dury, Chaz Jankel

3:38 • Studio versionA


4.

Vanilla Sky

Written by Paul McCartney

2:46 • Studio version


5.

Calico Skies

Written by Paul McCartney

2:30 • Studio versionC

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Backing vocals, Percussion
Paul Wickens :
Accordion
Brian Ray :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar
Paul Boothroyd :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 20, 2003
Studio :
London Arena, London, UK


6.

Hurt Myself

Written by Rusty Anderson

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
David Kahne :
Keyboards, Producer
Paul Wickens :
Keyboards

Disc 2


1.

Lonely Road

Written by Paul McCartney

3:16 • Studio versionB • Remix by Dave Way, released in March 2002 on a US promo single


2.

From A Lover To A Friend

Written by Paul McCartney

3:44 • Studio versionB • [David Kahne remix 1]

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Executive producer, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
12-string electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Piano
David Kahne :
Producer

Session Recording:
Feb 20, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


3.

From A Lover To A Friend

Written by Paul McCartney

5:27 • Studio versionC • [David Kahne remix 2]

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Executive producer, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
12-string electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Gabe Dixon :
Piano
David Kahne :
Producer

Session Recording:
Feb 20, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


4.

Driving Rain

Written by Paul McCartney

3:33 • Studio version • [remix]


5.

Your Loving Flame

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Studio version • Remix, released in march 2002 as second track on a US promo single (Not really a remix-version. Only the intro is missing and so it´s also only 2 seconds shorter than the album version.)


6.

Freedom

Written by Paul McCartney

2:35 • Studio version • [promo edit 1]


7.

Freedom

Written by Paul McCartney

2:37 • Studio version • [promo edit 2]


8.

Driving Rain

Written by Paul McCartney

2:27 • Studio version • Medley


9.

So Bad

Written by Paul McCartney

3:36 • Studio versionC • New version of the Pipes of Peace song, recorded by Lindsay Pagano in the A&M Studios, Hollywood and released on September 25, 2001 on the album Love & Faith & Inspiration. Paul appears as co-singer. 


10.


11.

Vo!ce

Written by Paul McCartney, Heather Mills, Nikko Patrelakis

4:35 • Studio versionA • Radio Edit


12.

Vo!ce

Written by Paul McCartney, Heather Mills, Nikko Patrelakis

7:17 • Studio versionB • Paul McCartney's Mello Extension


13.

Vo!ce

Written by Paul McCartney, Heather Mills, Nikko Patrelakis

7:04 • Studio versionC • Someone U Love Mix


14.

The Concert For New York City






15.

Party At The Palace



About

From the liner notes:

“It’s the season of the cultured bat.” That can only mean that it’s time for yet another installment (or, in this case, another TWO installments) of the Paul McCartney Ultimate Archive Collection! Originally, I was just going to do Driving Rain, but as the previous “release” was Broad Street, an album which is near the bottom in terms of fan’s appreciation, it made little sense to follow it up with another record that has its fair share of detractors. In the case of ‘Driving Rain’ however, the bashers have it wrong, as this happens to be a pretty terrific album and one that is in dire need of some serious re-evaluation. There are folks who have suggested that the cause for the album’s unpopularity had little do with the quality of the music itself, but instead was the result of Paul’s then-girlfriend, Mr. Heather Mills, who provided inspiration for the much of the tracks included on the record. As someone who cares not very much about who Paul is dating/marrying, it bothered me not in the slightest the source of inspiration. I just like the songs on this record. Some I really like! And there are a few that I flat-out love. BTW, to make
this a complete snapshot of who Paul was dating at the time, the rare VO!CE cd-single (featuring Heather + Macca) has been included as bonuses. So if you have been avoiding this album due to its rep, perhaps this is the time you might want to give it a chance. For bonus tracks, I have used all the various single mixes/edits that were floating around out there (including the download-only Driving Rain remix), along with a few tracks from Various Artists albums that were from this era. All in all, a pretty solid set! As with all of these, there’s full artwork / disc labels included for those who appreciate those sort of things!

NOTES:

CD 1

1-15 – Recorded in the Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles, in three weeks time, starting on February 16 2001. Producer David Kahne brought handpicked the musicians: guitarist Rusty Anderson, drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. and Gabe Dixon on keyboards. Paul’s son James plays guitar on a couple of songs. The album Driving Rain is released on November 12, 2001.

16 – Freedom – Recorded live on October 20, 2011in Madison Square Garden, New York and finished in the studio3 days later. Released as a last minute addition to Driving Rain.

17 – I’m Partial to your Abracadabra – recorded with The Blockheads for a tribute album to Ian Dury: Brand New Boots and Panties, released on April 9, 2001

18 – Vanilla Sky – Written in ten minutes, especially for the film of the same name. Recorded in June 2001 in the Henson Recording Studio and released on December 4, 2011 on Music from Vanilla Sky and a promo-cd. The song won a Grammy Award and was nominated for an Oscar.

19 – Calico Skies – Soundcheck recording of the Flaming Pie song (Docklands Arena, Liverpool, March 2003) for the benefit album HOPE – Warchild Album for the Children, released on April 29, 2003.

20 – Hurt Myself – Paul does some backing vocals on a song from Rusty Anderson’s Undressing Underwater, first released in Autumn 2003.

CD 2

1 – Lonely Road – remix by Dave Way, released in March 2002 on a US promo single

2 – From a Lover to a Friend – David Kahne Remix 1, released on October 29, 2001 on the single.

3 – From a Lover to a Friend – David Kahne Remix 2, released on October 29, 2001 on the single + iTunes bonus track 2007

4 – Driving Rain – remix, released on a US promo single

5 – Your Loving Flame – Remix, released in march 2002 as second track on a US promo single (Not really a remix-version. Only the intro is missing and so it´s also only 2 seconds shorter than the album version.)

6 – Freedom – radio edit – released on November 13, 2001 as a US single

7 – Freedom – promo edit

8 – Driving Rain Medley – released on a promo cd (?)

9 – So Bad – New verison of the Pipes of Peace song, recorded by Lindsay Pagano in the A&M Studios, Hollywood and released on September 25, 2001 on the album Love & Faith & Inspiration. Paul appears as co-singer.

10 – Inside Thing (Let ‘Em In) –Lulu sampled ‘Let ‘Em in’ fort his ong on her Lulu – Together album, released on May 21, 2002.

11-13 – Vo!ce – Heather Mills ft. Paul McCartney, recorded in October 1999 and released in 3 mixes, on December 1, 1999,. The song is co-written by Heather Mills and Nikko Patrelakis and partly recorded in Athens.

14 -17 – Four songs recorded live on October 20, 2001 in Madison Square Garden, New York during a concert to honor the first responders from the New York City Fire Department and New York City Police Department, their families, and those lost in the attacks of 9/11. Released on November 27, 2001 on The Concert for New York City.

18-19 – Two songs recorded live in Buckingham Palace, London, on June 3, 2002, for the Golden Jubilee of Elisabeth II and released on July 2, 2002 on Party at the Palace. Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker provide backing vocals on ‘All You Need is Love’ and are joined by everyone involved for the grand finale ‘Hey Jude’.

Last updated on September 24, 2020


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