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Press To Play - Ultimate Archive Collection

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Publisher:
Voo-Doo Records

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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

3:37 • 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
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner :
Keyboards (?), Synthesizers (?)
Simon Chamberlain :
Synth bass (?)
John Bradbury :
Violin (?)
Gavin Wright :
Violin (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Producer, Recording engineer
Burt Bevans :
Mixing engineer
Steve Forward :
Mixing 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

5:14 • 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

4:06 • 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


11.

Write Away

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:01 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing 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 :
Percussion
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner :
Keyboards
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
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


12.

It's Not True

Written by Paul McCartney

5:53 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, 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
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Julian Mendelsohn :
Mixing
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, 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


13.

Tough On A Tightrope

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

4:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing 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 :
Congas (?), Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
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


14.

Simple As That

Written by Paul McCartney

4:17 • Studio versionA


15.

Yvonne's The One

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

4:22 • Studio version


16.

Seaside Woman

Written by Linda McCartney

3:37 • Studio version • [7' remix]


17.

B-Side To Seaside

Written by Linda McCartney

3:27 • Studio version • [7' remix]


18.

Hanglide

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

5:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards (?), Mixing, Producer
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar (?), Keyboards (?)
Matt Butler :
Mixing
Hugh Padgham :
Producer

Session Recording:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
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.

Press

Written by Paul McCartney

3:47 • Studio version • [UK 7' version]


2.

It's Not True

Written by Paul McCartney

4:29 • Studio versionA1 • 7" version

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, 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
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
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.

Stranglehold

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:36 • Studio version • [video version]


4.

Angry

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:35 • Studio versionA1 • Remix

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 (?)
Larry Alexander :
Remix
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


5.

Pretty Little Head

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:50 • Studio versionA2 • 7" mix by Larry Alexander

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 (?)
Larry Alexander :
Remix
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


6.

Only Love Remains

Written by Paul McCartney

4:11 • Studio versionA1 • Remix by Jim Boyer

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
Jim Boyer :
Remixing

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


7.

Press

Written by Paul McCartney

3:38 • Studio version • [US 7' version]


8.

Press

Written by Paul McCartney

6:32 • Studio versionC • Dub mix

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, Remixing
Steve Forward :
Mixing engineer, Remixing
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

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


9.

Pretty Little Head

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

6:55 • Studio versionA1 • 12" mix by John ‘Tokes’ Potoker

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 (?)
John Potoker :
Remix

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


10.

Tough On A Tightrope

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

7:05 • Studio versionA1 • Remix by Julian Mendelsohn

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing 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 :
Congas (?), Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Julian Mendelsohn :
Remixing
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


11.

Talk More Talk

Written by Paul McCartney

5:56 • Studio versionA1 • 12" mix

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


12.

Good Times Coming / Feel The Sun

Written by Paul McCartney

7:10 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar (?)

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

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


13.

Seaside Woman

Written by Linda McCartney

5:19 • Studio version • [12' version]


14.

B-Side To Seaside

Written by Linda McCartney

4:36 • Studio version • [12' version]


15.

Press

Written by Paul McCartney

4:09 • Studio version • [US promo edit]


16.

Press

Written by Paul McCartney

4:24 • Studio version • [10' version]

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He said he likes it in the snow…. A safe statement to make all the way here in July! Let’s see how much he likes the damn snow in January! Anyhoo, Press To Play is up next in the Ultimate Archive series. This was fun to do as there was a lot of vinyl-only tracks that I tried to present in great sound quality. For some, I think I succeeded. For others, maybe not so much. I’ll put it like this – the 12″ of Seaside Woman / B-Side To Seaside I had a decent needledrop available, but the only problem was there was excessive sibilance going on. So if anyone has very clean vinyl copies of the ’86 remix 12″ of Seaside Woman and wants to contribute to the cause, please send along your needledrops! If you cannot make a needledrop, I would be happy to make one for you – reach out, please!

EDIT – Received very nice ‘drops of Tough On A Tightrope + Talk More Talk (12″ versions). They have been subbed in to the folder.

After including all the remixes/edits of the Press To Play material, there really wasn’t too much space for anything else. Of course I’ve included Simple As That along with “upgraded” versions of Yvonne’s The One (the lone outtake that’s circulating from these sessions) along with the unedited rough mix of Good Times Coming/Feel The Sun (the one truly significant alternate version in that it’s two minutes longer than the released version). For the unreleased extended versions, they will definitely be appearing on the Rarities set, so fear not. And of course I’ll be using the live Only Love Remains when I get around to Tripping The Live Fantastic… In the meantime, here’s my take on Press To Play…

NOTES:

CD 1

1-13 – Press To Play, as released on August 22, 1986. Album produced by Hugh Padgham and Paul McCartney. Recorded in Paul’s brand new Hog Hill Studio, in Rye. Most basic tracks were recorded in April 1985 with overdubs added from October through December 1985. On the vinyl album there are 10 tracks, with three more tracks added to the cd-version. Apparently, Paul wasn’t very happy with Padgham’s job because for the single releases all tracks are remixed.

1 – Stranglehold – co-written with Eric Stewart.
2 – Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun
3 – Talk More Talk – recorded in October 1985
4 – Footprints – co-written with Eric Stewart.
5 – Only Love Remains
6 – Press – album version, mixed by Bert Bevans & Steve Forward
7 – Pretty Little Head – co-written with Eric Stewart.
8 – Move Over Busker – co-written with Eric Stewart.
9 – Angry – co-written with Eric Stewart
10 – However Absurd – co-written with Eric Stewart.
11 – Write Away – co-written with Eric Stewart. – also released as b-side of 7” and 12” ‘Pretty Little Head’, on October 27, 1986.
12 – It’s Not True – released on July 14, 1986 as b-side of 7″ ‘Press’
13 – Tough on a Tightrope – co-written with Eric Stewart.. Mixed by Hugh Padgham and released on December 1, 1986 as b-side of 7” and 12” ‘Only Love Remains’.
14 – Simple as That –recorded in February 1986, in Abbey Road Studios, Londen for a benefit album The Anti-Heroin Project – It’s a Live-in World, released on November 24, 1986.
15 – Yvonne’s The One – co-written with Eric Stewart..Outtake recorded in February 1985. Later a remade was made by Eric Stewart with Paul McCartney on rhythm guitar. This new version was released on the European version of the 10cc album Mirror Mirror (1995).
16 – Seaside Woman – song written by Linda McCartney to prove ATV she could write, because they were suing Paul and Linda for their joined writing credits on Ram. Recorded with Wings on November 7, 1972 in AIR Studios, London with Paul producing. Released as a single by Suzy and the Red Stripes on May 31, 1977 in the US and August 10, 1979 in the UK. This is a remix released on July 7, 1986 on 7″
17 – B-Side To Seaside (L. McCartney, P. McCartney) – recorded by Linda and Paul on March 16, 1977, in Abbey Road Studios, especially for the b-side of ‘Seaside Woman’. This is a remix by Alvin Clark, released on July 7, 1986
18 – Hanglide – co-written with Eric Stewart, released on July 14, 1986 as extra track on 12” ‘Press’

CD 2

1 – Press – mixed by Hugh Padgham and released on UK 7” single on July 14, 1986
2 – It’s Not True – mixed by Julian Mendelsohn, released on July 14, 1986 on b-side of 12”and 10” Circular Sleeve single ‘Press’ (10R 6133)
3 – Stranglehold 05-nov-86 video version 07-dec-87 Japanese 8″ laserdisc Once Upon A Video
4 – Angry – remix by Larry Alexander, released as extra track on 12″ and cassette of ‘Pretty Little Head’ – see 9.
5 – Pretty Little Head – remix by Larry Alexander for the 7” single, released on October 27, 1986.
6 – Only Love Remains – remix by Jim Boyer, with added sax. Released on December 1, 1986 on 7” and 12” single.
7 – Press (Video Edit) – remix by Bert Bevans & Steve Forward, released on US 7″ single (R 6133) and 10” Circular Sleeve single (10R 6133)
8 – Press (Dubmix) – remix by Bert Bevans & Steve Forward, released as extra track on 12″ ‘Press’ (12R 6133)
9 – Pretty Little Head – remixed by John ‘Tokes’ Potoker for the 12” single , released on October 27, 1986 and the cassette, released on November 17, 1986.
10 – Tough on a Tightrope – remix by Julian Mendelsohn, released on b-side of 12″ ‘Only Love Remains’
11 – Talk More Talk – remix by Paul McCartney and Jon Jacobs. Released on August 22, 1986 as extra track on 12” Only Love Remains’
12 – Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun -longer rough mix
13 – Seaside Woman – remix by Alvin Clark, released on July 7, 1986 on 12″ single – see cd 1, track 16.
14 – B-Side To Seaside – remix by Alvin Clark , released as b-side of the above.
15 – Press (Edit) – remix by Bert Bevans & Steve Forward, released on DJ copy (7-PRO-9766)
16 – Press – remix by Hugh Padgham, released on 10″ single

Last updated on April 25, 2020


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