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
R 6027
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 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:
Steve Holly:
Chris Thomas:

Session Recording:
October 1978
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Studio version



[…] 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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