The Paul McCartney Project

Getting Closer / Baby's Request

By Wings7" Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

Timeline More from year 1979
UK release date:
Aug 16, 1979
R 6027

Master album

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions

"Back To The Egg" sessions #3

October - December 1978

"Back To The Egg" sessions #5

March - April 1979

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Track list

Side 1


Getting Closer

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Laurence Juber :
Electric guitar
Steve Holley :
Mark Vigars :
Assistant engineer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Chris Thomas :

Session Recording:
October 1978
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Baby's Request

Written by Paul McCartney

2:51 • Studio versionA



[…] The LAST Wings single, and therefore the last release to feature the above line-up was declared as a double A-side.
Both tracks were taken from “Back To The Egg” which was dropping down the chart,
unfortunately this release did nothing to boost album sales, failing miserably in the chart.

The single was released in a picture sleeve.
The front cover featured a picture NOT designed with this record in mind …
It was taken from a 1978 book entitled Work of Hipgnosis – Walk Away Renee, and was listed under “Unsold Ideas”.
The rear picture was a still from the promotional film for “Baby’s Request”.
The label is once again a “fried egg”, with no apparent record label name … except a reference to MPL, and the Parlophone “R” type number. […]

Last updated on February 5, 2020


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