The Paul McCartney Project

Timeline More from year 1994
Publisher:
Vigotone
Reference:
VT-121

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions



"Press To Play" sessions #1

March - May 1985

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Rock Show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

1:05 • Studio version


2.

Sucide

Written by Paul McCartney

3:48 • Studio version


3.

Improvisation

3:46 • Studio version


4.

Improvisation

2:17 • Studio version


5.

Blackpool

Written by Paul McCartney

2:09 • Studio version


6.

Twenty Flight Rock

Written by Eddie Cochran, Ned Fairchild

1:58 • Studio version


7.

Peggy Sue

Written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty

1:19 • Studio version


8.

Im Gonna Love You To

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

1:04 • Studio version


9.

Sweet Little Sixteen

Written by Chuck Berry

2:17 • Studio version


10.

Loving You

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

1:51 • Studio version


11.

We're Gonna Move

Written by Elvis Presley, Vera Matson

1:23 • Studio version


12.

Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins

0:58 • Studio version

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


13.

Cut Acroos Shorty

Written by Marijohn Wilkin, Wayne P. Walker

2:21 • Studio versionL1

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


14.

Blue Moon

Written by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart

2:55 • Studio version


15.

Sally G

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:41 • Studio version


16.

Country Dreamer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:16 • Studio version


17.

On The Wings

Written by Paul McCartney

2:27 • Studio version


18.

Heart Of The Country - Hangglide

5:40 • Studio version


19.

Press

Written by Paul McCartney

4:17 • Studio version


20.

Yvonne's The One

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

4:20 • Studio version


21.

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 :
Drums
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: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


22.

Rock Show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:21 • Studio version

About

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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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