The Paul McCartney Project

Getting Closer / Baby's Request

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

Timeline See what happened in 1979
UK release date:
Aug 16, 1979
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
R 6027
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


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
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Phil McDonald:
Engineer
Steve Holly:
Drums
Chris Thomas:
Producer

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


2.

Baby's Request

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version

About

From jpgr.co.uk:

[…] 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. […]


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