The Paul McCartney Project

Once Upon A Long Ago #1

By Paul McCartney7" Single• Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

Timeline See what happened in 1987
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Once Upon A Long Ago

Written by Paul McCartney

4:12 • Studio versionA1 • A1 and A2 are identical until 3:48, when A1 repeats the chorus and A2 goes into an instrumental break. A1 also runs five to six seconds longer at the fade

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin:
Mixing, Orchestration
Adrian Brett:
Flute
Tim Renwick:
Electric guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith:
Keyboards
Phil Ramone:
Producer
Henry Spinetti:
Drums
Nigel Kennedy:
Violin
Stan Sulzmann:
Sax

Session Recording:
Mar 11, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Mar 12, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
Jul 01, 1987
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


2.

Back On My Feet

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

4:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Jon Jacobs:
Recording engineer
Tim Renwick:
Electric guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith:
Keyboards
Charlie Morgan:
Drums
Phil Ramone:
Producer
Steve Lyon:
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 09, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

About

From Wikipedia:

Release and charts

[…] The song was released in four versions. Two different 12″ singles feature “long” and “extended” versions (mixed by George Martin and Peter Henderson, respectively); the 7″ single and the CD single (McCartney’s first) features an edit of the long version and a b-side from each the two 12″ singles, as well as “Back on My Feet“, a b-side for all four iterations; and the album version featured on All the Best! contains an alternate ending. “Back on My Feet” was also the first released song from the songwriting collaboration between McCartney and Elvis Costello. Both 12″ and CD singles also featured songs from yet to be released McCartney’s cover album Choba B CCCP.

Once Upon a Long Ago” reached number ten in the United Kingdom Singles Chart, McCartney’s last Top 10 in his homeland until the release of “FourFiveSeconds” in 2015. The single was not released in the United States nor included on the US version of All the Best!, although it did appear on the longer UK/Canada version. The song has remained unavailable on any US released album, although it is a bonus track on the 1993 UK remastered version of Press to Play – the 1993 remastered Paul McCartney Collection has never been released in the US.

Track listings

7″ single (R 6170)
  1. “Once Upon a Long Ago” – 4:12
  2. “Back on My Feet” – 4:20
12″ single, version one (12R 6170)
  1. “Once Upon a Long Ago” (Long Version) – 4:34
  2. “Back on My Feet” – 4:21
  3. “Midnight Special” – 3:56
  4. “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” – 2:51
12″ single, version two (12RX 6170)
  1. “Once Upon a Long Ago” (Extended Version) – 6:06
  2. “Back on My Feet” – 4:21
  3. “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” – 3:15
  4. “Kansas City” – 4:00
CD single (CDR 6170)
  1. “Once Upon a Long Ago” – 4:12
  2. “Back on My Feet” – 4:21
  3. “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” – 2:51
  4. “Kansas City” – 4:00

Last updated on September 18, 2016


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