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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Too Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

4:11 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Cow bell, Drums, Percussion, Shaker
Hugh McCracken:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 10, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
January 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Recording:
March, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


2.

3 Legs

Written by Paul McCartney

2:48 • Studio versionA • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
David Spinozza:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mixing

Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York. Then Sound Recorders Studios, Los Angeles for overdubs

Recording:
March-April, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


3.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

2:30 • Studio versionA • Stereo version


4.

Dear Boy

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:16 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Drums, Percussion
Hugh McCracken:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer
Paul Beaver:
Synthesizer
Jim Guercio:
Backing vocals

Recording:
Mar 01, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles

Recording:
March 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


5.

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:55 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
George Martin:
Orchestration
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Hugh McCracken:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer
Marvin Stamm:
Brass
Mel Davis:
Brass
Ray Crisara:
Brass
Snooky Young:
Brass
David Nadien:
Violin
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra:
Strings
Paul Beaver:
Synthesizer

Recording:
Nov 06, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
January 3rd and 11th, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Recording:
March 1st, 9th, 10th, 12th, April 7th, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


6.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

3:53 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Hugh McCracken:
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer

Recording:
Nov 16, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
Jan 29, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Recording:
March-April, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


7.

Heart of the Country

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:24 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Brushes
Hugh McCracken:
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer

Recording:
Nov 16, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
March, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


8.

Monkberry Moon Delight

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:26 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Drums, Tambourine
Hugh McCracken:
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer
Heather McCartney:
Backing vocals

Recording:
October? and Nov 5th, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
March-April, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


9.

Eat at Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:23 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
David Spinozza:
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer

Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
March-April, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


10.

Long Haired Lady

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:05 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Hugh McCracken:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer
Marvin Stamm:
Brass
Mel Davis:
Brass
Ray Crisara:
Brass
Snooky Young:
Brass
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra:
Horns, Strings

Recording:
Oct 27, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
Jan 11, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Recording:
March-April, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


11.

Ram On (reprise)

Written by Paul McCartney

0:56 • Studio versionA • Stereo version


12.

The Back Seat of My Car

Written by Paul McCartney

4:31 • Studio versionA • Stereo version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Hugh McCracken:
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer
Marvin Stamm:
Horns
Mel Davis:
Horns
Ray Crisara:
Horns
Snooky Young:
Horns
Ron Carter:
Double bass
David Nadien:
Violin
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra:
Horns, Strings

Recording:
Oct 22, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
Jan 11, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Recording:
March-April, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles

Disc 2


1.

Another Day

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Drums, Percussion
David Spinozza:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Tim Geelan:
Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant
Dixon Van Winkle:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Oct 12, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Overdubs:
January, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixed:
Feb 08, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City


2.

Oh Woman, Oh Why

Written by Paul McCartney

4:36 • Studio versionR2012

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar, Gun shots, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Drums, Percussion, Shaker
Hugh McCracken:
Electric guitar
Tim Geelan:
Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant
Dixon Van Winkle:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Nov 03, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Feb 05, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City


3.

Little Woman Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Drums, Percussion
Tim Geelan:
Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant
Milt Hinton:
Double bass

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 21, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 10, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


4.

A Love for You

Written by Paul McCartney

4:08 • Studio version • Jon Kelly Mix

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Tambourine
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals
Geoff Emerick:
Overdubs
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Laurence Juber:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Hugh McCracken:
Electric guitar
Matt Butler:
Mixing assistant
Jon Kelly:
Mixing
Steve Holly:
Backing vocals, Percussion
Tim Geelan:
Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant

Session Recording:
Oct 26, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
January, 1981
Studio:
Park Gates Studios, East Sussex

Recording:
Oct 31, 1986
Studio:
Hog Hill Mill


5.

Hey Diddle

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:50 • Studio version • Dixon Van Winkle Mix

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Irish whistle, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Percussion
Hugh McCracken:
Acoustic guitar
Tim Geelan:
Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant
Dixon Van Winkle:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Oct 26, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Mixed:
Jul 08, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City


6.

Great Cock and Seagull Race

Written by Paul McCartney

2:36 • Studio versionA

Dixon Van Winkle:
Mixing

7.

Rode All Night

Written by Paul McCartney

8:45 • Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Tim Geelan:
Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant
Dixon Van Winkle:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Oct 22, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
Jul 08, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City


8.

Sunshine Sometime

Written by Paul McCartney

3:22 • Studio versionA • Earliest Mix

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Percussion
Hugh McCracken:
Electric guitar
Tim Geelan:
Mixing, Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant

Session Recording:
Oct 29, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 02, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City


9.

Eat at Home / Smile Away

8:20 • Live


10.

Uncle Albert Jam (Digital Download Bonus Tracks)

2:12 • Studio version

Disc 3


1.

Too Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

4:17 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


2.

3 Legs

Written by Paul McCartney

2:50 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
David Spinozza:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mixing

3.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

2:30 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


4.

Dear Boy

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:16 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


5.

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:55 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


6.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

3:56 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


7.

Heart of the Country

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


8.

Monkberry Moon Delight

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:26 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


9.

Eat at Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:24 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


10.

Long Haired Lady

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:05 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


11.

Ram On (reprise)

Written by Paul McCartney

0:53 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


12.

The Back Seat of My Car

Written by Paul McCartney

4:30 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster

Disc 4


1.

Too Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

4:32 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
The Swingle Singers:
Vocals
?:
Alto saxophone, Trumpet
The Mike Sammes Singers:
Vocals (?)

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


2.

3 Legs

Written by Paul McCartney

3:42 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


3.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

2:52 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Spanish guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
?:
Boys choir, Clarinets, Flutes, Harp, Piccollo, Saxes

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


4.

Dear Boy

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:51 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Congas, Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
The Swingle Singers:
Vocals
The Mike Sammes Singers:
Vocals (?)

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


5.

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:58 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
?:
Flutes, Harpsichord, Recorder, Strings, Trombones, Trumpets
Carl Dolmetsch:
Recorder
Carl Dolmetsch Family:
Recorders

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


6.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:41 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Roger Coulan:
Organ
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
?:
Saxophone
Chris Karen:
Guica

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


7.

Heart Of The Country

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:27 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Roger Coulan:
Organ
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
The Swingle Singers:
Vocals
The Mike Sammes Singers:
Vocals (?)

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


8.

Monkberry Moon Delight

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:39 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Roger Coulan:
Organ
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
?:
Alto saxophones, Clarinets, String section, Trombones, Trumpets, Tuba

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


9.

Eat At Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:30 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Roger Coulan:
Organ
Jim Lawless:
Percussion, Timbales
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
The Swingle Singers:
Vocals
?:
Saxophone
The Mike Sammes Singers:
Vocals (?)

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


10.

Long Haired Lady

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:49 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
The Swingle Singers:
Vocals
?:
Other strings, Pizzicatto strings, Trombones, Trumpets
The Mike Sammes Singers:
Vocals (?)

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


11.

The Back Seat Of My Car

Written by Paul McCartney

4:50 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
?:
Horns, Recorder, Saxophone, Strings
Carl Dolmetsch:
Recorder
Carl Dolmetsch Family:
Recorders

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

About

From the press release:

Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1971 album will be released across a variety of formats with new and exclusive content including a beautifully packaged
Deluxe Edition Box Set– the ultimate collectable

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different. This is an album that is part of my history – it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed. It’s an album called RAM. It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which was created. I hope you’re going to like it, because I do!” — Paul McCartney, 2012

Following the successful recent reissues of McCartney, McCartney II, and this year’s Grammy winner for Best Historical Album Band on the Run, RAM is the latest album from Paul’s iconic back catalogue to get the deluxe Paul McCartney Archive Collection treatment. As with the previous releases in the series, Paul has personally overseen every aspect of the project and the result is spectacular. In keeping with the reissue campaign to date, the Deluxe Edition Box Set is the ultimate collectable for any fan of this album. Its stunningly presented 112-page book, photo prints, handwritten lyrics and notes, four CDs and a bonus film DVD, tells the full story of a classic album that has gone down in music history as one of the most revered in McCartney’s catalogue.

RAM, originally released in May of 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and was Paul’s second post-Beatles LP. It was overshadowed at the time by the drama of the dissolution of The Beatles, as played out in the world’s media. The album topped the charts hitting #1 in the UK and #2 in the US. While RAM polarized critics upon its release, music fans and critics alike since have overwhelmingly embraced it, with Rolling Stone, for example, revising their original review up to 4 stars. Recently RAM has enjoyed even further re-appraisal and acknowledgement including a number of tribute albums.

RAM was written by Paul and Linda, mostly at their Scottish farm on the Mull of Kintyre. In the autumn of 1970 they flew to New York to start the recording process. Without a band in place they auditioned and drafted musicians, who included future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken.

The band completed the album in early 1971 along with non-album tracks ‘Another Day’ and ‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’ which were released together as Paul’s first post-Beatles single ahead of the release of RAM and became a Top 5 global hit. The multi-disc editions of the RAM reissue include both songs as bonus tracks. The album also gave Paul his first post-Beatles US number 1 single with “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” and a Grammy win for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.

RAM was also issued in mono with alternate mixes, which were only made available to radio stations at the time. This version has gone on to become one of the most sought after McCartney collectables. It will now be commercially available for the first time ever on CD as part of the Deluxe Edition as well as a limited run on vinyl.

1977 saw the release of Thrillington, an instrumental interpretation of RAM, which was originally recorded in 1971 at London’s Abbey Road Studios and was arranged by Richard Hewson. It was released under the pseudonym Percy ‘Thrills’ Thrillington, an unknown eccentric socialite who often cropped up in mysterious newspaper classifieds. In reality Percy was a character devised by Paul and Linda. The idea behind it was simply to have some fun and the concept of doing a full orchestral album was an ambition long held by Paul.

The additional film content features previously unreleased and exclusive content including the brand-new documentary, “Ramming” narrated by Paul, as well as the original music videos for “Heart Of The Country” and “3 Legs.”

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Last updated on November 13, 2018


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