The Paul McCartney Project

Pretty Little Head / Write Away

By Paul McCartney12" Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

Timeline More from year 1986
UK release date:
Oct 27, 1986

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

Side 1


1.

Pretty Little Head

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

6:56 • 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


2.

Angry

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:36 • 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


3.

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

About

From Wikipedia:

[…] The single was released at a length of 3:50 on the 7″ release (remixed by Larry Alexander), and as a 6:56 remix (mixed by John Potoker) on the 12″ release on the same day, 27 October 1986, and an extra track, “Angry“, was added to the 12”. The cassette version was the same as the 12″, and was released on 17 November 1986. Both of these lengths are different from the album version, which has a length of 5:14. (See Press to Play).

Write Away“, the single’s B-side, is included only on the CD release of the album, resulting in the back of the single listing the A-side as “From the album” and the B-side as “From the compact disc“.

Tracklisting

7″ single (R 6145)
  1. “Pretty Little Head” – 3:50
    • Remix by Larry Alexander
  2. “Write Away” – 3:01
12″ single (12R 6145)
  1. “Pretty Little Head” – 6:56
    • Remix by John ‘Tokes’ Potoker
  2. “Angry” (Remix) – 3:36
    • Remix by Larry Alexander
  3. “Write Away” – 3:01

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