The Paul McCartney Project

Spies Like Us

By Paul McCartney12" Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

Timeline More from year 1985
UK release date:
Nov 18, 1985
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
12 R 6118

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Track list

Side 1


1.

Spies Like Us

Written by Paul McCartney

7:10 • Studio versionA2 • Party Mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Eddie Rayner :
Synthesizers
Kate Robbins :
Backing vocals
Ruby James :
Backing vocals
Hugh Padgham :
Producer
John Potoker :
Remixing

Session Recording:
September 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Spies Like Us

Written by Paul McCartney

3:56 • Studio versionA3 • Alternative Mix (Known To His Friends As "Tom")

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Eddie Rayner :
Synthesizers
Kate Robbins :
Backing vocals
Ruby James :
Backing vocals
Hugh Padgham :
Producer
John Potoker :
Remixing
Art Of Noise :
Remixing

Session Recording:
September 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Side 2


1.

Spies Like Us

Written by Paul McCartney

3:46 • Studio versionA1 • DJ Version

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Eddie Rayner :
Synthesizers
Kate Robbins :
Backing vocals
Ruby James :
Backing vocals
Hugh Padgham :
Producer

Session Recording:
September 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

My Carnival

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:00 • Studio versionB • Party Mix

Paul McCartney :
Crowd vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Crowd vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass, Crowd vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Crowd vocals, Electric guitar
Joe English :
Crowd vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Crowd vocals, Trombone
Alan O'Duffy :
Engineer
Ken Lexton :
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr. :
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman :
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals
Gary Langan :
Remixing

Session Recording:
May 12, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

About

From Beatles Monthly Book N°117, January 1986:

Once again collectors of Paul McCartney’s records are having to dig deep into their pockets. “Spies Like Us”, in addition to being released in 7” and 12” formats (see last month’s issue for full details), has now been issued on picture disc pressings in both sizes. The 12” picture disc (12RP 6118) was released on December 2; the 7” picture disc — cut to shape – followed seven days later (RP 6118). And having stated last month that the cut-to-shape picture disc of “We All Stand Together”, released in 1984, would not be re-activated this time around, EMI changed their mind and issued it on November 25, in addition to the standard black vinyl version.

Mark Lewisohn
From tracks.co.uk – A UK picture disc pressing of Paul McCartney’s 1985 Spies Like Us which has been signed by Paul in black marker pen.

Last updated on May 1, 2020


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