The Paul McCartney Project

Pretty Little Head / Write Away

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

Timeline See what happened in 1986
UK release date:
Oct 27, 1986
R 6145
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


Pretty Little Head

Written by Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart

3:50 • Studio version • Remix by Larry Alexander


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
Jerry Marotta:
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner:
Lenny Pickett:
Hugh Padgham:
Engineering, Mixing, Producer

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

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

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


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“.


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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