Rushes

Timeline See what happened in September 1998
UK release date:
Sep 21, 1998
US release date:
Sep 21, 1998
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Watercolour Guitars

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

5:48 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


2.

Palo Verde

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

11:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Vocals

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


3.

Auraveda

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

12:51 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bells, Electric guitar, Flute, Harmonium, Keyboards, Percussion, Shaker, Sitar, Synthesizer, Tabla, Tambourine, Vocals

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


4.

Fluid

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

11:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


5.

Appletree Cinnabar Amber

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

7:12 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


6.

Bison

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

2:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mellotron, Percussion, Synthesizer
Youth:
Bass

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


7.

7 a.m.

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

7:49 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mellotron, Percussion, Synthesizer, Vocals

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


8.

Watercolour Rush

Written by Paul McCartney, Youth

1:45 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer

Session Recording:
February 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

About

From Wikipedia:

Rushes is a 1998 ambient techno album by The Fireman, a duo consisting of Paul McCartney and producer Youth.

Recording

One line of lyrics included in the song “Palo Verde” was taken from an unreleased track of McCartney’s, titled “Let Me Love You Always“. Similarly, bits from another unreleased song, “Hey Now (What Are You Looking at Me For?)“, was used in “Bison“, “Auraveda” and “7 a.m.“. Both unreleased tracks were recorded at some point during 1995, at McCartney’s The Mill studio. In an edition of Club Sandwich magazine, two more songs were mentioned: “Plum Jam” and “Through the Marshes“. All of the tracks featured on the album were recorded early 1998.

Release and reception

Better received than predecessor Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest, Rushes is distinguished by not relying so much on McCartney’s previous recordings.

Rushes was released in the UK on Hydra on 21 September 1998, while in the US it was released on Capitol on 20 October 1998. The album was also released on double vinyl. Two 12″ singles were released from the album, both mixes of “Fluid“. The first 12”, released on the same day as and with the same name as the album, contains the tracks “Fluid“, “Appletree Cinnabar Amber“, and an extended version of an album track titled “Bison (Long One)“. The second 12” was released in 1999, as a limited edition of 3000, titled Fluid (Nitin Sawhney Remixes), and features three remixes of “Fluid” (“Fluid (Out of Body and Mind Mix)“, “Fluid (Out of Body Mix)” and “Fluid (Out of Body with Sitar Mix)“) and the album version of “Bison“. Like the duo’s first album, Rushes was a no-show on the charts and is also no longer in print.

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