Ebony And Ivory / Rainclouds

By Paul McCartney12" Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
12R 6054

Master release


Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Recording "Rainclouds"

December 8th-9th, 1980



Tug Of War sessions at AIR Studios, London

March 11, 1981 - March 1982




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Track list

Side 1


1.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals, Vocoder
Stevie Wonder :
Backing vocals, Drums, Electric piano, Percussion, Synthesizers, Vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

Session Mixing:
Jan 19, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


2.

Rainclouds

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

3:12 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing assistant engineer, Recording assistant engineer
Paddy Moloney :
Uilleann pipes

Session Recording:
December 8th-9th, 1980
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Studio versionB • Solo version

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals, Vocoder
Stevie Wonder :
Drums, Electric piano, Percussion, Synthesizers
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

About

From Club Sandwich N°36, 1985:

The ‘Ebony and Ivory’ sleeve features the lyrics in Paul’s handwriting. Second track on the B-side is the A-side with McCartney vocals only: it would have been a classic in this form too, even without Stevie’s dream topping. ‘Rainclouds’ is great down-home stuff with mandolin and fiddle.

From tracks.co.uk – An original 1982 UK MPL promotional photograph of Paul McCartney. The black & white image was taken by Paul’s wife Linda McCartney and used on the cover of his 1982 single with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony And Ivory’. There is a photographer’s stamp on the reverse. It measures 20.25cm x 25.25cm (8 inches x 10 inches).

Last updated on May 3, 2020

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