The Paul McCartney Project

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Recording "McGear" album

January - February 1974


Home recordings

August 1980


Recording "Rainclouds"

December 8th-9th, 1980






Tug Of War sessions at AIR Studios, London

March 11, 1981 - March 1982





Mixing "Tug Of War"

Dec 13, 1981

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

The singles


1.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:46 • Studio versionB • Solo vocal

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals, Vocoder
Stevie Wonder :
Drums, Electric piano, Percussion, Synthesizers
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey


2.

Rainclouds

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

3:06 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing assistant engineer, Recording assistant engineer
Paddy Moloney :
Uilleann pipes

Session Recording:
December 8th-9th, 1980
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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3.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:03 • Studio versionA1 • Single version

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangements, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Martin :
Arrangements, Electric piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Gadd :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Feb 16-18, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 23, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
December 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


4.

I'll Give You A Ring

Written by Paul McCartney

3:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Tony Coe :
Clarinet

Session Recording:
January - February 1974 ?
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey ?

Session Recording:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


2.

Alternate "Tug Of War" album


1.

Tug Of War

Written by Paul McCartney

4:03 • Studio versionA1 • Single version

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Synthesizers, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Campbell Maloney :
Military snares
Kenneth Sillito :
Orchestra lead, Violin
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Keith Harvey :
Cello
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alan John Peters :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
David Ogden :
Violin
Nicolas Reader :
Bassoon

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1981
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
March - December 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 13, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


2.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

5:24 • Demo

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


3.

What's That You're Doing?

Written by Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder

4:36 • Outtake • Rough monitor mix


4.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

1:57 • Outtake • Studio demo

Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


5.

The Pound Is Sinking

Written by Paul McCartney

2:28 • Outtake • Studio demo

Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


6.

Hear Me Lover

Written by Paul McCartney

2:14 • DemoA • Studio demo

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


7.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

1:43 • Outtake • Studio demo

Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


8.

Dress Me Up As A Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

0:34 • Outtake • Studio demo - Opening riffs


9.

Dress Me Up As A Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

1:55 • Outtake • Studio demo


10.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

1:42 • Outtake • Studio demo


3.

Odds & Ends


1.

You Better Stop

1:38 • Outtake


2.

The Unbelievable Experience

Written by Paul McCartney

1:45 • DemoA

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


3.

We All Stand Together

Written by Paul McCartney

3:56 • Outtake


4.

Boil Crisis

Written by Paul McCartney

4:06 • Outtake


5.

Dress Me Up As A Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

1:04 • Outtake


6.

Give Us A Chord, Roy

Written by Paul McCartney

3:57 • DemoA

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


7.

Seems Like Old Times

Written by Paul McCartney

4:10 • Outtake • It


8.

Electronic Sounds

3:41 • Outtake


9.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:58 • Outtake • monitor mix


10.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:55 • Outtake


11.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

4:12 • Outtake

Disc 2


1.

Singles


1.

The Girl Is Mine

Written by Michael Jackson

3:43 • Outtake • Single


2.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

5:35 • Outtake • Extended version - John 'Jellybean' Benitez


3.

Ode To A Koala Bear

Written by Paul McCartney

3:45 • Outtake


4.

The Girl Is Mine

Written by Michael Jackson

3:34 • Outtake


2.

Alternate "Pipes Of Peace" album


1.

Pipes Of Peace

Written by Paul McCartney

3:20 • Outtake • Playback


2.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

6:56 • Outtake


3.

Ode To A Koala Bear

Written by Paul McCartney

3:40 • Outtake


4.

Keep Under Cover

Written by Paul McCartney

3:37 • Outtake


5.

Sweetest Little Show

Written by Paul McCartney

2:56 • Outtake • In Town


6.

Average Person

Written by Paul McCartney

3:56 • Outtake


3.

More demos


1.

Seems Like Old Times

Written by Paul McCartney

4:03 • Outtake


2.

Seems Like Old Times

Written by Paul McCartney

3:47 • Outtake


4.

Last Wings Rehearsals


1.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

5:13 • Outtake • rehearsal


2.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

5:04 • Outtake • early attempt


3.

Rainclouds

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

5:23 • Outtake • early attempt


4.

Keep Under Cover

Written by Paul McCartney

7:52 • Outtake • rehearsal


5.

Average Person

Written by Paul McCartney

4:07 • Outtake • rehearsal


5.

Bonus track


1.

Monteserrat Radio

1:17 • Outtake


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