Say Say Say / Ode To A Koala Bear (Australian version)

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

Track list

Side 1


1.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

3:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?), Electric piano (?), Percussion (?), Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Michael Jackson :
Backing vocals, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Jerry Hey :
Horns
Nathan Watts :
Bass
Bill Wolfer :
Keyboards, Synthesizers
David Williams :
Electric guitar
Chris Smith :
Harmonica
Ricky Lawson :
Drums
Ernie Watts :
Horns
Gary E. Grant :
Horns
Gary Herbig :
Horns

Session Recording:
May 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK ; Odyssey Studios, London, UK

Session Recording:
April 1982
Studio :
Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, USA ; Sigma Sound Studios, New York City, USA

Session Mixing:
Feb 15, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


2.

Ode To A Koala Bear

Written by Paul McCartney

3:44 • Studio versionB • Australian mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Engineer assistant
Paul Robinson :
Drums
Chris Lawrence :
Bass

Session Recording:
Nov 30, 1980
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Aug 31, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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Jan van Driel 1 year ago

I have the Australian 7 inch (Parlophone A.1124) and compared the two versions of 'Ode to a Koala bear'. The yare very similar but he Australian version has a slightly cleaner guitar sound. Most notable difference is that Paul sings "Koala STYLE bear" on some of the verses of the Australian one, whereas he sing "Koala TYPE bear" on the regular mix. This suggests a different vocal take was used. BTW: A koala is not a bear, neither a type or a style of bear ;-)


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 year ago

Thanks Jan for those details about the Australian version of "Ode To A Koala Bear" !!! This page needs some attention, will try to enrich it soon !


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