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This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions

"Press To Play" sessions #1

March - May 1985

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Disc 1


Rock Show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

1:05 • Studio version



Written by Paul McCartney

3:48 • Studio version



3:46 • Studio version



2:17 • Studio version



Written by Paul McCartney

2:09 • Studio version


Twenty Flight Rock

Written by Eddie Cochran, Ned Fairchild

1:58 • Studio version


Peggy Sue

Written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty

1:19 • Studio version


Im Gonna Love You To

Written by Norman Petty, Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan

1:04 • Studio version


Sweet Little Sixteen

Written by Chuck Berry

2:17 • Studio version


Loving You

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

1:51 • Studio version


We're Gonna Move

Written by Elvis Presley, Vera Matson

1:23 • Studio version



Written by Carl Perkins

0:58 • Studio version

Concert From "Rockline" in Los Angeles, USA on Oct 26, 1990


Cut Across Shorty

Written by Marijohn Wilkin, Wayne P. Walker

2:21 • Studio versionL1

Session Recording:
Oct 30, 1980
Studio :
Pugin Hall, Tenterden, Kent, UK


Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Written by Bill Monroe

2:55 • Studio version


Sally G

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:41 • Studio version


Country Dreamer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:16 • Studio version


On The Wings

Written by Paul McCartney

2:27 • Studio version


Heart Of The Country - Hangglide

5:40 • Studio version



Written by Paul McCartney

4:17 • Studio version


Yvonne's The One

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

4:20 • Studio version


Good Times Coming / Feel The Sun

Written by Paul McCartney

7:01 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


Rock Show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:21 • Studio version


From the liner notes:

This collection gathers together a couple of dozen Macca titles which are either uncirculated, currently unavailable, or are simply of better quality than those you might have in your library.

The programme starts off with the only known complete performance of “Suicide,” reputedly a demo for Tony Bennett.

After an interlude of some pleasant reggae jams from his 1980 tour rehearsals, Paul kicks into rock and roll mode. “Blackpool” was announced as a b-side in the early ’80’s. Too bad it never showed. It’s certainly better than, say, “Soggy Noodle”. Following this is a series of cover performances of Eddie, Buddy, Chuck, Elvis and Carl songs. Most of these are taken from an acetate of the “One Hand Clapping” sessions (which, unfortunately, mistracks during “We’re Gonna Move”). Even considering the impromptu nature of many of these covers, these performances make Lennon’s attempts on his “Rock and Roll” LP sound pathetic by comparison.

“Blue Moon of Kentucky” leads us back to Bill Monroe (via Elvis), and country music. In honor of this, we’ve followed up the rock and roll segment with a trio of outtakes or demos of Paul’s best country compositions (and don’t claim”Nightingale” – written for the Everlys is anything but country. We know better.)

In the final act, we turn our attentions to Paul’s 1986 “Press To Play” sessions. As usual, he ruined the album with overproduction, and the raw tracks are far superior. Here are three of the best, plus “Hanglide”, an excellent instrumental that hasn’t deserved the oblivion that it’s been cast in.

Last updated on March 23, 2014


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Ron 4 years ago

Track 22 is not the studio version of Rock Show. The first part of the track seems to be Tiny Tim singing about John Lennon, followed by Tiptoe Through The Tulips (probably Paul doing his Tiny Tim impression) followed by an outtake of Rock Show.

The PaulMcCartney Project 4 years ago

Thanks @ron for noticing. Clearly the whole tracklist for this album needs some tidy-up ! Adding to my to-do list :)

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