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Release date : Friday, November 20, 2020


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Last updated on December 8, 2020


  • Release date: Nov 20, 2020


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Side 1

  1. Wonderful Christmastime

    Written by Paul McCartney

    3:48 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster / Edited version

    Paul McCartney : Backing vocals, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing engineer, Producer, Sleigh bells, Synthesizers, Tambourine (?), Vocals Eddie Klein : Mixing assistant engineer

    Session Recording: June - July 1979 • Studio Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

    Session Recording: June - July 1979 • Studio Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

    Session Mixing: Oct 04, 1979 • Studio EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

  2. Coming Up

    Written by Paul McCartney

    4:09 • LiveL1.2011 • 2011 remaster

    Paul McCartney : Bass, Producer, Vocals Linda McCartney : Keyboards, Vocals Denny Laine : Guitar, Vocals Howie Casey : Saxophone Geoff Emerick : Mixing engineer Laurence Juber : Guitar Steve Holley : Drums Jon Jacobs : Assistant mixing engineer Thaddeus Richard : Saxophone Mark Vigars : Recording engineer Jim Jones : Assistant recording engineer Steve Howard : Trumpet Tony Dorsey : Trombone

    Concert From the concert in Glasgow, United Kingdom on Dec 17, 1979

  3. Pipes Of Peace

    Written by Paul McCartney

    3:56 • Studio versionA2015 • 2015 remaster

    Paul McCartney : Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Piano, Shaker (?), Synthesizer (?), Tambourine (?), Vocals Linda McCartney : Backing vocals Eric Stewart : Backing vocals George Martin : Arrangement, Producer Geoff Emerick : Mixing engineer, Recording engineer Jon Jacobs : Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant Adrian Brett : Pan flute James Kippen : Tabla Pestalozzi's Children Choir : Choir Sam Okell : Remastering Alex Wharton : Remastering Unknown musician(s) : Horns, Strings

    Session Recording: Sep 10, 1982 • Studio AIR Studios, London, UK

    Overdubs : October 1982 • Studio AIR Studios, London, UK

    Session Mixing: Jun 30, 1983 • Studio AIR Studios, London, 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

  4. The Christmas Song (chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

    Written by Mel Torme, Bob Wells

    3:35 • Studio versionA

    Paul McCartney : Vocals Tommy LiPuma : Producer Diana Krall : Piano, Rhythm arrangement Karriem Riggins : Drums Robert Hurst : Bass John Pizzarelli : Guitar Al Schmitt : Mixing engineer, Recording engineer Brian Montgomery : Additional engineering Tim Marchiafava : Assistant engineer Chandler Harrold : Assistant engineer

    Session Recording: May 2011 ? • Studio Avatar Studios, New York, USA

    Session Recording: Early September 2012 ? • Studio Avatar Studios, New York, USA

  5. Hosanna

    Written by Paul McCartney

    3:30 • Studio versionA

    Paul McCartney : Bass, Guitar, Tape loops, Vocals Ethan Johns : Ipad tambora app, Producer Kevin Mills : Assistant mixing engineer Chris Bolster : Assistant recording engineer (?) Mark 'Spike' Stent : Mixing engineer Geoff Swan : Assistant mixing engineer Dom Monks : Recording engineer Gordon Davidson : Assistant recording engineer (?) Iain Berryman : Assistant recording engineer (?) Seb Truman : Assistant recording engineer (?)

    Session Recording: Late January 2012 • Studio AIR Studios & Abbey Road Studios, London, UK

    Session Mixing: April 2013 • Studio Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

  6. Lady Madonna

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2:38 • LiveL1.2013

    Paul McCartney : Piano, Producer, Vocals Linda McCartney : Keyboard, Vocals Denny Laine : Electric guitar, Vocals Jimmy McCulloch : Bass, Vocals Howie Casey : Saxophone Joe English : Drums, Vocals Thaddeus Richard : Saxophone Mark Vigars : Assistant mixing engineer Phil McDonald : Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording Jack Maxson : Recording engineer Tom Walsh : Assistant recording engineer Guy Massey : Remastering Steve Rooke : Remastering Simon Gibson : Remastering

    Concert From the concert in Detroit, USA on May 07, 1976

From paulmccartney.com, November 20, 2020:

It only comes this time of year… Holidays is the next instalment in a series of streaming-only EPs released in the countdown to McCartney III. The EP features a mix of festive songs Paul has written over the years, from the reflective number one single ‘Pipes of Peace’ to the family favourite ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, and party anthem ‘Coming Up’.

With the December release of McCartney III, expect more seasonal songs finding their way to you… But, until then, soundtrack your Thanksgiving baking and your Christmas wrapping with some Paul McCartney holiday classics.

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