The Paul McCartney Project

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Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Press To Play" sessions #1

March - May 1985


"Press To Play" sessions #2

October 1st - December 6th 1985


"Press To Play" sessions #3

April 14th-18th 1986

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Stranglehold

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Gary Barnacle :
Horns (?)
Dick Morrisey :
Horns (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


2.

Good Times Coming / Feel The Sun

Written by Paul McCartney

4:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Electric piano (?), Keyboards (?), Producer, Shaker (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner :
Keyboards
Kate Robbins :
Backing vocals
Ruby James :
Backing vocals
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


3.

Talk More Talk

Written by Paul McCartney

5:18 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Vocals
James McCartney :
Vocals
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer, Vocals
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer, Vocals
Steve Jackson :
Assistant engineer, Vocals
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Recording :
Unknown date prior to March 1985
Studio :
Unknown

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


4.

Footprints

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

4:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Producer, Spanish guitar, Spinet, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar (?), Synthesizers (?)
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Lynn-drum programming, Percussion
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


5.

Only Love Remains

Written by Paul McCartney

4:16 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Classical guitar, Piano, Producer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals
Ray Cooper :
Marimba, Shaker (?), Tambourine (?)
Kate Robbins :
Backing vocals
Ruby James :
Backing vocals
Graham Ward :
Drums
Simon Chamberlain :
Synth bass
John Bradbury :
Violin
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer

Session Recording:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


6.

Press

Written by Paul McCartney

4:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner :
Keyboards (?), Synthesizers (?)
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Simon Chamberlain :
Synth bass (?)
John Bradbury :
Violin (?)
Gavin Wright :
Violin (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Producer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Burt Bevans :
Mixing engineer
Steve Forward :
Mixing engineer
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


7.

Pretty Little Head

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

5:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Percussion, Vibraphone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


8.

Move Over Busker

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

4:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
Kate Robbins :
Backing vocals
Ruby James :
Backing vocals
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


9.

Angry

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Vocals
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Ray Cooper :
Tambourine
Pete Townshend :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Phil Collins :
Drums
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


10.

However Absurd

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

4:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Acoustic guitar (?), Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing, Producer
Anne Dudley :
Orchestration
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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

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From tracks.co.uk – An original UK promotional poster for Paul McCartney’s 1986 album Press To Play. It measures 76cm x 51cm (30 inches x 20 inches).
From tracks.co.uk – An original promotional poster for the 1986 of Paul McCartney’s Press To Play album. It features a colour image of Paul with the black and white album artwork below. Rolled. It measures 91.5cm x 61cm (36 inches x 24 inches).

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