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UK Release date : Monday, July 7, 1986

Seaside Woman / B-Side To Seaside

By Suzy and the Red Stripes7" Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney as producer, composer, or session musician in the 80s

Last updated on May 2, 2020


  • UK release date: Jul 07, 1986
  • Publisher: EMI
  • Reference: EMI 5572


Track list

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Side 1

  1. Seaside Woman

    Written by Linda McCartney

    3:40 • Studio version

    Alvin Clark : Remix Superweed : Producer

Side 2

  1. B-side To Seaside

    Written by Linda McCartney

    3:27 • Studio version

    Alvin Clark : Remix Superweed : Producer

From Beatles Monthly Book N°124, August 1986:

Linda McCartney’s song “Seaside Woman”, recorded by Wings well over a decade ago under the name of Suzy & the Red Stripes and released several times since, has been issued yet again, this time in a brand new mix and on another label! In 1977 Epic released it in America, in 1979 and again in 1980 A&M issued it here (in the latter instance dropping the pseudonym in favour of simply Linda McCartney) and now EMI has put it out, in both 7” and 12” formats, releasing it on July 7 (numbers EMI 5572 and 12EMI 5572). This new version is a substantial remix of the song, done by Alvin Clark, the famous engineer who works with Paul Hardcastle, at the Roundhouse Recording Studios, London. The 12” version also features an extended version of the remix.

A promotional video has been made to accompany the release, including — so EMI say — film of Linda McCartney in addition to some of Oscar Grillo’s award-winning animated footage, out on home-video as support to the “Rupert” film, of course. I had not seen this new promo at our presstime to validate the claim.

Mark Lewisohn

From Club Sandwich N°41, Summer 1986:

Currently featuring in the summertime charts is the catchy, Caribbean-style tune by Linda McCartney, “Seaside Woman”, which has recently been re-released by EMI Records worldwide and by Capitol Records in the U.S. and Canada. Originally issued in 1977 by CBS in America and later in 1979 by A&M in the U. K., it has been excitingly re-mixed by Alvin Clark, who has done so much good work for Paul Hardcastle, the Specials, and Asia, among others.

Linda was so pleased with Alvin’s 7″ and 12″ mixes, that he was asked to turn his talents to “B-Side to Seaside”, with similar success. Keefco has shot a video to accompany the single, in which Paul’s co-directed Linda for some inset sequences to go with the award-winning Seaside Woman cartoon. It’s expected to be yet another hit for the MPL stable.

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