The Paul McCartney Project

Egypt Station

By Paul McCartneyOfficial album• Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Studio albums

Timeline See what happened in September 2018
Release date:
Sep 07, 2018
Publisher:
Capitol Records
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Opening Station

Written by Paul McCartney

0:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Co-producer
David Campbell:
Choral arrangement
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering assistant
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Bobbi Page:
Choir, Vocal contractor
Josh Bedlion:
Choir
Joanna Bushnell:
Choir
Amick Byram:
Choir
Elin Carlson:
Choir
Laura Dickinson:
Choir
Monique Donnelly:
Choir
Ally Feder:
Choir
Jessica Freedman:
Choir
Diane Freiman Reynolds:
Choir
Katie Hampton:
Choir
James Harper:
Choir
Walt Harrah:
Choir
Ayana Haviv:
Choir
Jennifer Haydn-Jones:
Choir
Katherine Hoye:
Choir
Laura Jackman:
Choir
Raven Kane:
Choir
Monica Lee:
Choir
Edie Lehmann Boddicker:
Choir
Scott Mayo:
Choir
Donna Medine:
Choir
Ann Sheridan:
Choir
Fletcher Sheridan:
Choir
Susie Stevens:
Choir
Suzanne Waters:
Choir
Greg Whipple:
Choir
Gerald White:
Choir

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 2018
Studio:
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


2.

I Don't Know

Written by Paul McCartney

4:27 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Greg Kurstin:
Backing vocal arrangement, Cello, Clarinet, Electric tremolo guitar, Engineering, Mellotron-flute, Producer, Synth-french horns, Timpani
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Rob Millet:
Cimbalom

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Late 2017 ?
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


3.

Come On To Me

Written by Paul McCartney

4:11 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Claps, Co-producer, Electric guitar, Harmonica, Mrs mills piano, Tom toms, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Drums
Paul Wickens:
Hammond, Synth strings
Brian Ray:
Bass, Electric sitar
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Greg Phillinganes:
Piano
Greg Kurstin:
Electric guitar, Engineering, Percussion, Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Tim Loo:
Cello
Doug Moffet:
Soprano sax
Steve Herrman:
Trumpet
Tom ‘Bones’ Malone:
Tenor sax
Charles Rose:
Trombone
Jim Hoke:
Baritone sax

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Late 2017 ?
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


4.

Happy With You

Written by Paul McCartney

3:34 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Co-producer, Foot stomp, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Fuzzy toms, Tack piano bass note
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Greg Kurstin:
Finger snaps, Producer, Upright piano dampened single note
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant
Everton Nelson:
1st violin
John Metcalfe:
1st viola
Bruce White:
2nd viola
Ian Burdge:
Cello

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Late 2017 ?
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


5.

Who Cares

Written by Paul McCartney

3:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Co-producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Drums
Paul Wickens:
Farfisa, Hammond
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


6.

Fuh You

Written by Paul McCartney, Ryan Tedder

3:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Co-producer, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Ryan Tedder:
Backing vocals, Producer, Programming
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Rich Rich:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Brandon Michael Collins:
Strings arrangement, Strings producer
Doug Sarrett:
Strings engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Zach Skelton:
Producer, Programming
David Angell:
Violin
Alicia Enstrom:
Violin
Betsy Lamb:
Viola
Paul Nelson:
Cello / contractor
Jack Jezzro:
String bass

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Patriot Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Strings recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Uno Mas, Brentwood, USA

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
EastWest Studios, Los Angeles, USA


7.

Confidante

Written by Paul McCartney

3:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Co-producer, Piano, Vocals
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


8.

People Want Peace

Written by Paul McCartney

2:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
12 string acoustic guitar, Acoustic guitar, Ankle bells, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Greg Kurstin:
, Backing vocals, Claps, Engineering, Moog bass, Piano, Producer, Prophet synth, Upright tack piano
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Backing vocals, Claps, Engineering
Julian Burg:
Backing vocals, Claps, Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Backing vocals, Claps, Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Backing vocals, Claps, Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Al Schmitt:
Engineering
Steve Genewick:
Engineering assistant
Inara George:
Backing vocals
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith:
Cello

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


9.

Hand In Hand

Written by Paul McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Co-producer, Piano, Vocals
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestration
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Pedro Eustache:
King bansori indian flute
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant
Al Schmitt:
Engineering
Steve Genewick:
Engineering assistant
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith:
Cello
Jodi Burnett:
Cello

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


10.

Dominoes

Written by Paul McCartney

5:02 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Bongos, Brennel guitar tape loops, Co-producer, Drums, Electric guitar, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Vocals
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Greg Kurstin:
Backing vocal arrangement, Engineering, Marimba, Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Rob Millett:
Cimbalom

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Late 2017 ?
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


11.

Back In Brazil

Written by Paul McCartney

3:17 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Bird recording, Co-producer, Congas, Electric guitar, Harmonium, Triangle, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Drums
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestration
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Pedro Eustache:
Bamboo flute, Dadook
Matt Funes:
Viola
Greg Kurstin:
Bass fx, Engineering, Producer, Wurlitzer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Everton Nelson:
1st violin
John Metcalfe:
1st viola
Bruce White:
2nd viola
Ian Burdge:
Cello
Al Schmitt:
Engineering
Steve Genewick:
Engineering assistant
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith:
Cello
Jodi Burnett:
Cello
Caroline Campbell:
Violin
Mario De Leon:
Violin
Peter Kent:
Violin
Songa Lee:
Violin
Natalie Leggett:
Violin
Robin Olson:
Violin
Katia Popov:
Violin
Michele Richards:
Violin
Kathleen Sloan:
Violin
Tereza Stanislav:
Violin
Marcy Vaj:
Violin
Josefina Vergara:
Violin
Amy Wickman:
Violin
John Wittenberg:
Violin
Darrin McCann:
Viola
Andrew Duckles:
Viola
Kate Reddish:
Viola
Rob Brophy:
Viola
Richard Dodd:
Cello
Rudy Stein:
Cello
Gayle Levant Richards:
Harp
Marcia Dickstein:
Harp
Dan Higgins:
B flat clarinet
Stuart Clark:
B flat clarinet
Joshua Ranz:
B flat clarinet
Philip O’Connor:
B flat clarinet
Ralph Williams:
Contrabass clarinet in b flat
James Hovorka:
Trumpet
Kye Palmer:
Trumpet
Miguel Guerrero:
Trumpet
Doug Tornquist:
Tuba
Mauricio Cersosimo:
Engineering
KIKO KLB:
Engineering assistant
Ana Flávia Kazumi Sakamoto Fonzaghi:
Choir
Mary Miwako Abe Takeda:
Choir
Michelli Kaori Katayama Tamari:
Choir
George Yuji Motoda:
Choir
Luciana Mayumi Abe Yoshizaki:
Choir
Irene Ueti Sakamoto:
Choir
Jorge Kazuo Sakamoto:
Choir
Felipe Yuiji Katayama:
Choir
Eliana Shoyama:
Choir
Afonso Mitsuo Sawada:
Choir
Cíntia Sayuri Sawada:
Choir
Nely Abe:
Choir
Lucia Abe Okuda:
Choir
Thiago Eiji Taromaru:
Choir
Tetuji Taromaru:
Choir
Rosa Seiko Sawada Abe:
Choir
Nanci Hitomi Abe:
Choir

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
KLB Studios, Sao Paulo, Brazil


12.

Do It Now

Written by Paul McCartney

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Toms
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestration
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Matt Funes:
Viola
Greg Kurstin:
Engineering, Orchestral percussion programming, Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Everton Nelson:
1st violin
John Metcalfe:
1st viola
Bruce White:
2nd viola
Ian Burdge:
Cello
Al Schmitt:
Engineering
Steve Genewick:
Engineering assistant
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith:
Cello
Jodi Burnett:
Cello
Caroline Campbell:
Violin
Mario De Leon:
Violin
Peter Kent:
Violin
Songa Lee:
Violin
Natalie Leggett:
Violin
Robin Olson:
Violin
Katia Popov:
Violin
Michele Richards:
Violin
Kathleen Sloan:
Violin
Tereza Stanislav:
Violin
Marcy Vaj:
Violin
Josefina Vergara:
Violin
Amy Wickman:
Violin
John Wittenberg:
Violin
Darrin McCann:
Viola
Andrew Duckles:
Viola
Kate Reddish:
Viola
Rob Brophy:
Viola
Richard Dodd:
Cello
Rudy Stein:
Cello
Gayle Levant Richards:
Harp
Marcia Dickstein:
Harp
Dan Higgins:
B flat clarinet
Stuart Clark:
B flat clarinet
Joshua Ranz:
B flat clarinet
Philip O’Connor:
B flat clarinet
Ralph Williams:
Contrabass clarinet in b flat
James Hovorka:
Trumpet
Kye Palmer:
Trumpet
Miguel Guerrero:
Trumpet
Doug Tornquist:
Tuba

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Late 2017 ?
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


13.

Caesar Rock

Written by Paul McCartney

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Harpsichord, Percussion, Synths, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Backing vocals, Reverse electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Drums
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Moog
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Roy Bennett:
Backing vocals
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant
Caroline Le'gene:
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


14.

Despite Repeated Warnings

Written by Paul McCartney

6:57 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Electric guitar, Harmonium, Moog, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Drums
Paul Wickens:
Hammond, Orchestral synths, Rhodes
Brian Ray:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestration
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Matt Funes:
Viola
Greg Kurstin:
Drums and percussion programming, Engineering, Harpsichord, Moog synths, Piano, Producer
Paul Boothroyd:
Engineering
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Doug Moffet:
Tenor sax
Steve Herrman:
Trumpet
Tom ‘Bones’ Malone:
Trumpet
Charles Rose:
Trombone
Jim Hoke:
Baritone sax
Everton Nelson:
1st violin
John Metcalfe:
1st viola
Bruce White:
2nd viola
Ian Burdge:
Cello
Al Schmitt:
Engineering
Steve Genewick:
Engineering assistant
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith:
Cello
Jodi Burnett:
Cello
Caroline Campbell:
Violin
Mario De Leon:
Violin
Peter Kent:
Violin
Songa Lee:
Violin
Natalie Leggett:
Violin
Robin Olson:
Violin
Katia Popov:
Violin
Michele Richards:
Violin
Kathleen Sloan:
Violin
Tereza Stanislav:
Violin
Marcy Vaj:
Violin
Josefina Vergara:
Violin
Amy Wickman:
Violin
John Wittenberg:
Violin
Darrin McCann:
Viola
Andrew Duckles:
Viola
Kate Reddish:
Viola
Rob Brophy:
Viola
Richard Dodd:
Cello
Rudy Stein:
Cello
Gayle Levant Richards:
Harp
Marcia Dickstein:
Harp
Dan Higgins:
B flat clarinet
Stuart Clark:
B flat clarinet
Joshua Ranz:
B flat clarinet
Philip O’Connor:
B flat clarinet
Ralph Williams:
Contrabass clarinet in b flat
James Hovorka:
Trumpet
Kye Palmer:
Trumpet
Miguel Guerrero:
Trumpet
Doug Tornquist:
Tuba

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Late 2017 ?
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


15.

Station II

Written by Paul McCartney

0:46 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Co-producer
David Campbell:
Choral arrangement
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering assistant
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Bobbi Page:
Choir, Vocal contractor
Josh Bedlion:
Choir
Joanna Bushnell:
Choir
Amick Byram:
Choir
Elin Carlson:
Choir
Laura Dickinson:
Choir
Monique Donnelly:
Choir
Ally Feder:
Choir
Jessica Freedman:
Choir
Diane Freiman Reynolds:
Choir
Katie Hampton:
Choir
James Harper:
Choir
Walt Harrah:
Choir
Ayana Haviv:
Choir
Jennifer Haydn-Jones:
Choir
Katherine Hoye:
Choir
Laura Jackman:
Choir
Raven Kane:
Choir
Monica Lee:
Choir
Edie Lehmann Boddicker:
Choir
Scott Mayo:
Choir
Donna Medine:
Choir
Ann Sheridan:
Choir
Fletcher Sheridan:
Choir
Susie Stevens:
Choir
Suzanne Waters:
Choir
Greg Whipple:
Choir
Gerald White:
Choir

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 2018
Studio:
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


16.

Medley


1.

Hunt You Down

Written by Paul McCartney

6:22 • Studio versionA • Medley with "Naked", "C-Link"

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Electric guitar, Moog snare, Mrs mills piano, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Cymbals
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Greg Kurstin:
Backing vocal arrangement, Drum programming, Engineering, Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Tim Loo:
Cello
Doug Moffet:
Tenor sax
Steve Herrman:
Trumpet
Tom ‘Bones’ Malone:
Bass trombone
Charles Rose:
Trombone
Jim Hoke:
Baritone sax
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Late 2017 ?
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


2.

Naked

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio versionA • Medley with "Hunt You Down","C-Link"

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals
Brian Ray:
Electric guitar
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Greg Kurstin:
Engineering, Producer, Sampler, Vibes
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Collin Kadlec:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


3.

C-Link

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio versionA • Medley with "Hunt You Down","Naked"

Paul McCartney:
Co-producer, Guitar
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Jamie Kirkham:
Engineering assistant
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
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Session Recording:
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Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Recording:
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Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

About

From Wikipedia:

Egypt Station is the 17th solo studio album by Paul McCartney, released by Capitol Records on 7 September 2018.

Egypt Station was produced by Greg Kurstin, with the exception of one track produced by Ryan Tedder. The album is McCartney’s first studio release on Capitol Records since 2005’s Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, and it is the first release since his 2013 album New.

The album’s first (double A-side) single, consisting of the two songs “I Don’t Know” and “Come On to Me“, was released on 20 June 2018.

The name “Egypt Station” is shared by one of McCartney’s paintings from 1988, from which the cover art is derived.

Recording

Egypt Station was recorded in studios in Los Angeles, London, and Sussex. McCartney began working with producer Greg Kurstin some time after the release of his 2013 album New, and mentioned their working together several times leading up to 20 June 2018 announcement of Egypt Station‘s release.

McCartney also recorded three songs with Ryan Tedder. One of the songs, “Fuh You”, is included on the album.

Composition

Egypt Station contains 16 tracks, including opening and penultimate instrumentals entitled “Opening Station” and “Station II” respectively. Tracks include the singles “I Don’t Know” and “Come On to Me“, “Happy with You”, described as “acoustic meditation on present day contentedness”, “People Want Peace”, called a “timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era”, and “an epic multi-movement closer” called “Despite Repeated Warnings”.

Additional tracks that were revealed by producer Greg Kurstin in a Rolling Stone interview are “Confidante”, “Back in Brazil”, “Fuh You”, and “Hunt” or “Hunt You Down”.

On the inspiration for the album’s title and theme, McCartney said:

“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make… ‘Egypt Station’ starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

In the promotional event “Casual Conversation” (see below), McCartney further clarified his creative process behind recording Egypt Station and described it as a “concept album”.

Promotion

On 10 June 2018, all content was removed from McCartney’s Instagram page. That day, all of McCartney’s social media pages began posting cryptic photos of symbols and McCartney playing various instruments, fueling speculation of an impending announcement. The title Egypt Station was first announced on 18 June 2018, McCartney’s 76th birthday. One day later, McCartney officially announced the release of the album’s first (double A-side) single, consisting of the two songs “I Don’t Know” and “Come On to Me“. The two songs were released on 20 June 2018. The same day, McCartney’s website officially announced the title and release date of Egypt Station, also providing information on the album’s recording and creative process.

After years of rumoured persuasion, McCartney agreed to film a “Carpool Karaoke” segment for The Late Late Show with James Corden in Liverpool on 9 June 2018. As part of the segment, McCartney performed a small gig at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Dining Rooms, where he played “Come On to Me” live for the first time. The segment was broadcast the week of 17 June in conjunction with the release of Egypt Station’s first single. An extended version of the segment, titled When Corden Met McCartney (Live from Liverpool), was broadcast by CBS on 20 August, 2018.

On 3 July, the Freshen Up tour was announced through the official McCartney website. The tour will be starting on 17 September in Quebec City, Canada.

On 19 July, McCartney posted an image on his Instagram asking fans “Why do you think you should attend a secret event in London with Paul next week?” Fans were asked to “post a short video using the hashtag #UnderTheStaircase”. The winners of the contest were treated to a secret concert at Abbey Road Studios with a number of other celebrity guests in attendance. The set list included four songs off of the upcoming album including “Come On to Me”, and the live debuts of “Confidante”, “Fuh You” and a song that had been previously unmentioned, called “Who Cares”. Later the same week McCartney played a surprise concert at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

On 25 July, McCartney held a talk titled “Casual Conversation” at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Moderated by Jarvis Cocker, the event was livestreamed on Facebook and he answered questions from LIPA students as well as viewers online.

On 15 August, McCartney released “Fuh You” as the second single from the album.

On 7 September, to celebrate the launch of the album, McCartney performed a “secret” concert at Grand Central Station that was live-streamed on YouTube.

Tracklist taken from the official McCartney page. All tracks written by Paul McCartney, except “Fuh You” by Paul McCartney and Ryan Tedder. All tracks produced by Greg Kurstin, except “Fuh You” and “Nothing for Free” by Tedder and Zach Skelton.

From paulmccartney.com, December 23, 2017:

What would you like to achieve in 2018?

I’ll probably be putting out a new album. So, I’d like that to be something I really love and then hopefully the fans will love it too! We’re putting the finishing touches to it now and at the beginning of next year. So, I would like to achieve making that a really great album. Fingers crossed! That’s not what it’s called, but fingers crossed! [Pauses] It could be… it COULD be the new album title!

Paul McCartney

From paulmccartney.com, June 20, 2018:

Paul invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station, estimated time of arrival Friday 7th September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records.

Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides – plaintive ballad ‘I Don’t Know‘ and raucous stomper ‘Come On To Me‘ – Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).

Of the forthcoming album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make… ‘Egypt Station’ starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals ‘Station I’ and ‘Station II’, each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (‘Happy With You’), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (‘People Want Peace’), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (‘Despite Repeated Warnings’). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now – with Paul’s singular unmistakeable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

Confirmation of Egypt Station’s release puts an end to speculation about a new Paul McCartney album that began with the whiting out of his Instagram account as Paul turned up at various landmarks in Liverpool. The capper was a 9th June surprise gig at Liverpool’s tiny Philharmonic Pub, during which ‘Come On To Me’ was debuted alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career. Further details to come…

From DIY, June 19, 2018:

[…] Speaking about his forthcoming new release, which was in part inspired when McCartney was compiling the 50th anniversary re-release of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, he told us: “I remember going up to the studio a couple of times and saying, oh well I was listening to this programme last night and I thought on ‘Penny Lane’ it was just one piano that I played but it turns out it’s eight! We were goofing around on that, and it inspires you and makes you think you can go anywhere. It’s still gonna sound like a piano, but sonically you can play with it. ‘…Pepper’ was a big influence.” […]

Egypt Station artwork

The album artwork was based upon a painting by Paul McCartney, entitled “Egypt Station”. From McCartney Art website:

My original inspiration was similar to a picture we were talking about the other day, with Egyptian symbols and shapes I got from looking at a reference book on Egypt. I was interested in the way they drew sunflowers, so two appear on the left and on the right. It was a nice shape, so I took that and then I also love the way they symbolize trees. I like the way they reduce a tree to just some very simple symbols.

Paul McCartney

Greg Kurstin interview, from Rolling Stone, July 3, 2018:

The album has 16 songs. Were more recorded?

Oh, yeah. There’s like 20-something songs that are recorded.

Will they come out in some form?

I have a feeling they will be released in some way at some point. We live in a time now where things are released digitally. I think they’ll have a use for everything. We finished pretty much every song that we put on the table. I think there’s 20, but there could be as many as 25.

From Twitter – 
Thanks to all our fabulous fans and the whole team behind this record for making it number one – yippee! Love Paul x

Last updated on September 26, 2018


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george 6 months ago

when he was a young man,almost half century ago~the fact he is greater in all aspect~made it harder~He hustled his ideas to the high courts of music critiques~i've tried to think lately~confusing the long ago dreamer,awake or asleep~he no longer needs ,and writes the sweet genius music~of here and now~he loves his work~and each recording has grown with time~he knows we love each release~a weakness he has~he does it for us~~End


The PaulMcCartney Project 6 months ago

Great words, George ! So true !


Ringo Hendrix 5 months ago

This website is fantastic!
Ever thought of making a John Lennon project and a George Harrison project?


The PaulMcCartney Project 5 months ago

Thanks for the kind words, Ringo Hendrix ! Making a similar project for John or George or some other artists I really dig is indeed tempting ; but I wouldn't have any family or social life anymore ;)


Fan of the site 3 months ago

"Fuh You" is officially McCartney/Tedder composed.


The PaulMcCartney Project 3 months ago

Thanks ! Fixed :)


Ringo Hendrix 3 months ago

It will be on Sirius XM Beatles channel at 11 est, every song from the album with the commentary between the tracks. It's all week.

You can do a free trial..
Also, I put this on Hand In Hand, I meant to on here.


The PaulMcCartney Project 3 months ago

Thanks Ringo Hendrix !


Luis Urtaza 3 months ago

Who plays the bass and drums and other instruments in C-LINK ??