The Paul McCartney Project

Say Say Say / Ode To A Koala Bear

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

Timeline More from year 1983
UK release date:
Oct 03, 1983

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions





Mixing "Say Say Say"

Feb 15, 1983


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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 versionA

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

About

The Beatles Monthly Book, N°90, October 1983:

The first single from the album, the McCartney/Jackson duet “Say Say Say’’, is set for release by EMI on October 3rd in both 7” and 12” formats. The B-side of the 7” single (Parlophone R 6062) is a non-album McCartney composition “Ode To A Koala Bear” (I), while the 12” disc (12R 6062) features, on the A-side, a remix of “Say Say Say” by ace American discomixer John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, and on the B-side an instrumental Jellybean remix of the track, together with Paul’s Koala ditty. Both 7” and 12” discs appear in full-colour picture bags.

Mark Lewisohn

Last updated on May 1, 2020


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