Hi, Hi, Hi / C Moon

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

UK release date:
Dec 01, 1972
US release date:
Dec 04, 1972
Publisher:
Apple Records

Master release


Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Recording "C Moon"

Sep 02, 1972


Recording "Hi, Hi, Hi"

Sep 18 - Sep 20, 1972


Mixing "Hi, Hi, Hi"

Nov 06, 1972


Mixing "C Moon"

Nov 07, 1972

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Track list

Side 1


1.

Hi, Hi, Hi

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:08 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough :
Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Cow-bell, Drums
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
John Leckie :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 20, 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 06, 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Side 2


1.

C Moon

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:34 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Cornet, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass
Henry McCullough :
Drums
Denny Seiwell :
Cornet, Xylophone
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer
Heather McCartney :
Backing vocals
Mary McCartney :
Backing vocals
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Mike Bobak :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 02, 1972
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 07, 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

About

From tracks.co.uk – An official EMI Records press release that was used to promote the 1972 Paul McCartney And Wings single ‘Hi Hi Hi/C Moon’. The single was released on 1st December 1972 with the catalogue number R5973. The press release measures 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8 inches x 10 inches). The condition is excellent.

Wings beating on both sides

“Hi, Hi, Hi / C Moon” (Apple R 5973). A double “A” side from the boys and girl and certainly a contender for chart honours. Now that is REAL record reviewing for you. “Hi, Hi, Hi” is a rocker and it’s the side that I prefer. It opens with some merry slide guitar noises and then shifts into a crisp stomper. The lyrics concern a lady being met at a station and the implication is that a certain amount of rudeness is about to take place. What is the world
coming to, eh?

Paul sings with a load of echo and without sounding much like Paul – not his rocker voice anyway. There’s a brief, dreamy sort of magical mystery sequence. Towards the end the tempo increases as everyone works to bring it on home over swelling sounds (now then, children). Very good stuff—and produced by our Paul.

The “B” side is a curious work and may take more listens than I have been able to give it. It opens with piano, tambourine, strange mutterings from Paul, a giggle from Linda and then “was that the intro? I should have been in.” The feel is sort of Hawaiian but God alone knows why I think that. “C moon is she, C to me,” sings Paul and his deft production includes xylophone, brass and many other elements. A fine single anyway – good value for money and all that sort of thing.

From Disc Magazine, December 2, 1972
From Disc Magazine, December 2, 1972
From Disc Magazine, November 25, 1972
From Record Mirror – December 2, 1972
From Melody Maker, November 25, 1972

Last updated on June 24, 2022

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