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UK Release date : Monday, November 27, 1989

Figure Of Eight

By Paul McCartneyCD Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles


  • UK release date: Nov 27, 1989
  • Publisher: Parlophone
  • Reference: CD3R 6235


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Disc 1

  1. Figure Of Eight

    Written by Paul McCartney

    5:16 • Studio versionB • 12” Bob Clearmountain Mix

    Paul McCartney : Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Celeste, Electric guitar, Handclaps, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals Linda McCartney : Handclaps, Mini moog Chris Whitten : Drums, Handclaps Eddie Klein : Assistant engineer Steve Lipson : Computer programming, Electric guitar, Producer, Recording engineer Trevor Horn : Handclaps, Keyboards, Producer Bob Clearmountain : Remixing

    Session Recording: Nov 09, 1987 • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

    Session Overdubs: November 1987 ? • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

    Session Mixing: Sep 14, 1989 • Studio The Hit Factory, New York, USA

    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. Rough Ride

    Written by Paul McCartney

    4:54 • Studio rehearsalB • From the video "Put It There"

    Paul McCartney : Producer Eddie Klein : Project engineer Matt Butler : Mixing engineer, Recording engineer Peter Henderson : Recording engineer

    Session Recording: April 26-28th, 1989 • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

  3. Ou Est Le Soleil?

    Written by Paul McCartney

    4:50 • Studio versionD • 7" mix

    Paul McCartney : Bongos, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Violin keyboard, Vocals, Woodsaw Hamish Stuart : Electric guitar Chris Whitten : Tom-toms Eddie Klein : Computer programming Steve Lipson : Bass, Computer and drum programming, Keyboards, Producer Trevor Horn : Computered drums, Keyboards, Producer Goh Hotoda : Remixing Tony Shimkin : Further production work Shep Pettibone : Producer

    Session Recording: Jun 23, 1988 • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

    Session Mixing: Dec 10, 1988 • Studio Sarm West Studios, London, UK

    Session Mixing: Apr 20, 1989 • Studio Sound Works, New York, USA

    Session Mixing: Apr 21, 1989 • Studio Prime Cuts, New York, USA

From Wikipedia:

This song was released as a 7″ single, a 12″ maxi-single, and a CD single.

7″ single
  1. “Figure of Eight”
  2. “Ou Est le Soleil?”
12″ single
  1. “Figure of Eight”
  2. “This One” (Club Lovejoys mix)
12″ single
  1. “Figure of Eight”
  2. “Ou Est le Soleil?” (remix by Shep Pettibone)
  3. “Ou Est le Soleil?” (Tub Dub mix) (remix by Pettibone)
CD single
  1. “Figure of Eight”
  2. “The Long and Winding Road”
  3. “Loveliest Thing”
3″ CD single
  1. “Figure of Eight”
  2. “Rough Ride”
  3. “Ou Est le Soleil?” (7″ mix)
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