The Paul McCartney Project

Ebony And Ivory / Rainclouds

By Paul McCartney7" Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

Timeline More from year 1982
UK release date:
Mar 29, 1982
US release date:
Mar 29, 1982
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
R 6054

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

About

From Wikipedia:

“Ebony and Ivory” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the fourth-biggest hit of 1982. For McCartney, the song’s run atop the chart was the longest of any of his post-Beatles works, and second longest career-wise (behind “Hey Jude” with The Beatles); for Wonder, it was his longest-running chart-topper. It marked the first time that any single released by any member of the Beatles hit the Billboard R&B chart. It was McCartney’s record 28th song to hit number one on the Billboard 100.

In 2008, the song was ranked at #59 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time. In 2013, it was ranked #69 on the Billboard list of the Hot 100 songs of all-time.

From puremccartney.com – PAUL ON THE SET OF THE ‘EBONY AND IVORY’ SINGLE COVER SHOOT, SHEPPERTON STUDIOS, 1982

Last updated on April 12, 2020


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