The Paul McCartney Project

Timeline More from year 2004
Publisher:
Red Square
Reference:
RS 03
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Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Home recordings

August 1980

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

2:00 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


2.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

5:25 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


3.

Keep Under Cover

Written by Paul McCartney

3:39 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


4.

Average Person

Written by Paul McCartney

3:57 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


5.

Dress Me Up As A Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

1:09 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


6.

Dress Me Up As A Robber #2

Written by Paul McCartney

1:53 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


7.

Dress Me Up As A Robber #3

Written by Paul McCartney

0:36 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


8.

The Pound Is Sinking

Written by Paul McCartney

2:30 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


9.

Sweetest Little Show In Town

Written by Paul McCartney

2:57 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


10.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

1:44 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


11.

Hear Me Lover

Written by Paul McCartney

2:14 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


12.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

1:43 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


13.

Stop You Don't Know Where She Came From

Written by Paul McCartney

1:40 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


14.

Unbelievable Experience

Written by Paul McCartney

1:46 • Alternate takeA

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


15.

We All Stand Together

Written by Paul McCartney

3:56 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


16.

Boil Crisis

Written by Paul McCartney

4:02 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


17.

Give Us A Chord Roy

Written by Paul McCartney

3:57 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


18.

Seems Like Old Times

Written by Paul McCartney

4:07 • Alternate take

Session Recording:
August 1980
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK


19.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

4:14 • Alternate take

About

From liner notes:

Now that he had helped Ringo attempt to resuscitate his recording career, it was time for Paul to figure out the next move of his own. With the (apparent) help of Denny Laine on some songs, he laid down several demos for a projected new LP project that would reunite him with George Martin. An August 1980 compilation of demos was prepared for George consisting of old and new material for consideration for the upcoming LP project.

The running order of the tape was as follow:

  • Seems Like Old Times
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Take It Away
  • Turkey And Peacock (perhaps an early version of Peacocks)
  • It’s As Simple As That (Tremolo Cello)
  • Robber Riff
  • We All Stand Together
  • Stiff Tracks (most likely Boil Crisis and Give Us A Chord Roy which were much like the tunes being released by Stiff Records at the time)
  • Keep Under Cover
  • Average Person
  • The Unbelievable Experience
  • Stop, You Don’t Know Where She Came From
  • Wanderlust
  • Ebony And Ivory

While some of the songs (Ballroom Dancing, Take It Away) were particularly strong, some of the tunes Paul submitted (The Unbelievable Experience, Boil Crisis) were bad enough to force George to tell Paul to scrap them and write more; this he did. In 1995, excerpts of several tracks were aired on various episodes of Oobu Joobu, and although they were in superb quality, all of the airings were incomplete.

Last updated on January 21, 2011


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