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Off the Ground - The Complete Works

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Off the Ground

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar, Percussion
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Percussion
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Computer programming, Keyboards, Piano, Synth-bass
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


2.

Looking for Changes

Written by Paul McCartney

2:49 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Clavinet
Blair Cunningham:
Backing vocals, Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


3.

Hope of Deliverance

Written by Paul McCartney

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Autoharp, Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Spanish guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Drums programming, Lynn drum, Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Davide Giovanni:
Percussion
Dave Pattman:
Percussion
Maurizio Ravalico:
Percussion

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
Jul 17, 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


4.

Mistress and Maid

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:01 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Tambourine
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Gordon Hunt:
Oboe
Susan Milan:
Flute
Frank Lloyd:
Horn
Colin Sheen:
Trombone
Paul Stringsbald:
Trumpet
Richard Martin:
Trumpet
Stephen Wick:
Tuba
Belinda Bunt:
Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones:
Violin
Roger Garland:
Violin
Roy Gillard:
Violin
David Juritz:
Violin
Pauline Lowbury:
Violin
Brendan O'Reilly:
Violin
Maciej Rakowski:
Violin
Carl Davis:
Arrangement, Orchestra conductor

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
The Hit Factory - Whitfield Street Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


5.

I Owe It All to You

Written by Paul McCartney

4:51 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Mellotron, Producer, Tambourine, Vocal percussion, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Celeste, Clavinet
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric slide guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


6.

Biker Like an Icon

Written by Paul McCartney

3:26 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboards
Robbie McIntosh:
Slide guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 25, 1991
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


7.

Peace in the Neighbourhood

Written by Paul McCartney

5:06 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Congas, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Percussion
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums, Percussion
Eddie Klein:
Conversation
Keith Smith:
Conversation
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
November 25th - December 6th 1991
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


8.

Golden Earth Girl

Written by Paul McCartney

3:45 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards, Percussion
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Gordon Hunt:
Oboe
Susan Milan:
Flute
Carl Davis:
Arrangement, Orchestra conductor

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
May 18, 1992
Studio:
The Hit Factory - Whitfield Street Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


9.

The Lovers That Never Were

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocal, Bass, Lead vocal, Percussion, Producer
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocal, Percussion
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocal, Mandolin, Percussion
Hamish Stuart:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocal, Percussion
Paul Wickens:
Grand piano, Hammond organ, Percussion
Blair Cunningham:
Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


10.

Get Out of My Way

Written by Paul McCartney

3:33 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Harmonium, Percussion
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Frank Mead:
Alto sax
Nick Payn:
Baritone sax
Andy Hamilton:
Tenore sax
Nick Pentelow:
Tenore sax
Martin Drover:
Trumpet

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


11.

Winedark Open Sea

Written by Paul McCartney

5:27 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Bass synth, Percussion
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


12.

C'mon People

Written by Paul McCartney

5:48 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Celeste, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals, Whistle
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Moog
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Congas, Synthesizer
Blair Cunningham:
Congas, Drums
George Martin:
Arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Guy Barker:
Trumpet
John Underwood:
Viola
Derek Watkins:
Trumpet
Donald Weekes:
Violin
Tristan Fry:
Percussion
Galina Solodchin:
Violin
Michael Rennie:
Violin
Ken Essex:
Viola
David Ogden:
Violin
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Frank Lloyd:
Horn
Roger Garland:
Violin
Roy Gillard:
Violin
Pauline Lowbury:
Violin
Irvina Arditti:
Violin
Alan Brind:
Violin
Benedict Cruft:
Violin
Miranda Fulleylove:
Violin
Rita Manning:
Violin
Bernard Partridge:
Violin
Jonathan Rees:
Violin
Celia Sheen:
Violin
Barry Wilde:
Violin
Jeremy Williams:
Violin
David Woodcock:
Violin
Roger Chase:
Viola
Andrew Parker:
Viola
George Robertson:
Viola
Graeme Scott:
Viola
Robert Bailey:
Cello
Paul Kegg:
Cello
Ben Kennard:
Cello
Anthony Pleeth:
Cello
Roger Smith:
Cello
Jonathan Williams:
Cello
Paul Cullington:
Bass
Chris Laurence:
Bass
Skaila Kanga:
Harp
Nicholas Busch:
Horn
Josephine Lively:
Oboe
Richard Morgan:
Oboe
Martin Parry:
Flute
Jane Pickles:
Flute
Terence Emery:
Percussion

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
Jun 30, 1992
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


13.

And remember to be...


1.

Cosmically Conscious

Written by Paul McCartney

1:58 • Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Disc 2


1.

Long Leather Coat

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Electric guitar (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Tambourine (?)
Robbie McIntosh:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards, Synthesizers
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


2.

Keep Coming Back to Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Hamish Stuart

5:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Tambourine (?)
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards, Piano (?)
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


3.

Sweet Sweet Memories

Written by Paul McCartney

4:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Tambourine
Robbie McIntosh:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


4.

Things We Said Today

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:45 • LiveL3

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Acoustic bass, Vocal harmonies
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Eddie Klein:
Assistant engineer
Gary Stewart:
Assistant engineer
Peter Craigie:
Assistant engineer
Gary Bradshaw:
Monitor engineer

Concert From "MTV Unplugged" in Wembley, United Kingdom on Jan 25, 1991


5.

Midnight Special (Prisoner's Song)

Written by Traditional

4:55 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Percussion
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Acoustic bass, Vocal harmonies
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Eddie Klein:
Assistant engineer
Gary Stewart:
Assistant engineer
Peter Craigie:
Assistant engineer
Gary Bradshaw:
Monitor engineer

Concert From "MTV Unplugged" in Wembley, United Kingdom on Jan 25, 1991


6.

Style Style

Written by Paul McCartney

6:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Tambourine (?)
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?)
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Piano (?)
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


7.

I Can't Imagine

Written by Paul McCartney

4:37 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Tambourine
Robbie McIntosh:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Spanish guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards, Synthesizers
Blair Cunningham:
Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


8.

Cosmically Conscious

Written by Paul McCartney

4:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


9.

Kicked Around No More

Written by Paul McCartney

5:24 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Robbie McIntosh:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


10.

Big Boys Bickering

Written by Paul McCartney

3:20 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Tambourine
Robbie McIntosh:
Backing vocals, Slide guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Accordion, Backing vocals
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


11.

Down to The River

Written by Paul McCartney

3:31 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Harmonica, Lead vocal, Producer
Linda McCartney:
Tambourine
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Accordion
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


12.

Soggy Noodle

Written by Paul McCartney

0:28 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Electric guitar, Producer
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

About

From Wikipedia:

[…] Off the Ground: The Complete Works is a two-disc set released in Germany and the Netherlands. This edition included McCartney’s rare use of swear words in the song “Big Boys Bickering”, a protest song. Other notable songs on this edition are “Long Leather Coat” (a Lady McCartney composed protest song) and “I Can’t Imagine”. Even though the album is called the “complete works”, it is missing two B-sides and three promo remixes. Those tracks are “Deliverance” and “Deliverance (Dub Mix)”, dance-oriented reworkings of the song “Hope of Deliverance”, released as B-sides of the “C’mon People” CD single #1, and the three promo remixes of “Off the Ground” released to American radio, namely the Bob Clearmountain remix, the Keith Cohen remix, and the Keith Cohen AC remix. Also, when the iTunes Store added his catalogue of music in 2007, they included “I Can’t Imagine” as an exclusive bonus track on the album. […]

Last updated on December 12, 2015


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