The Paul McCartney Project

Venus And Mars (1993)

By WingsOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Paul McCartney Collection

Timeline More from year 1993

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Zoo Gang" session

Apr 25, 1973


Mixing "Zoo Gang"

May 14, 1973





Venus And Mars sessions at Sea-Saint Studios

January 16th - February 24th, 1975













Recording "Rock Show"

Feb 05, 1975

















Mixing "Love In Song"

Mar 19, 1975


Mixing "Rock Show"

Mar 20, 1975



Mixing "Medicine Jar"

Mar 22, 1975






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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Venus And Mars

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

1:19 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Finger cymbals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Piano
Denny Laine :
Moog, Sitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
12-string guitar, Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Clarinet
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 29, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Feb 26, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
February 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


2.

Rock Show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:33 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Hand bells, Mellotron, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Hand bells, Moog, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Hand bells
Jimmy McCulloch :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Drums, Electric guitar, Hand bells, Moog
Joe English :
Backing vocals, Drums, Hand bells, Percussion
Allen Toussaint :
Electric guitar, Piano
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Kenneth Williams :
Congas
Ken Lexton :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Recording:
Feb 05, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Feb 26 and Mar 06 and Mar 07, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 20, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


3.

Love In Song

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:07 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Hand bells, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Hand bells, Moog
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Piano
Jimmy McCulloch :
12-string guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Geoff Britton :
Drums, Milk bottles
Sid Sharp Strings :
Bass, Celli, Viola, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer (overdubs & strings)
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Nov 07, 1974
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - February 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Feb 27 and Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios & Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 19, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


4.

You Gave Me The Answer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Backing vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Michael J Pierce :
Clarinet
Vito Platomone :
Clarinet
Carlos Klejman :
Violin
Russell Joseph Bobrowski :
Violin
Ronald B. Benko :
Trumpet
John K. Branch :
Viola
Harold Joseph Ballam :
Bassoon
Bernard S. Richterman :
Cello
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 06, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 21, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


5.

Magneto And Titanium Man

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:21 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Moog, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Clarinet
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Recording:
Feb 14, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 15, 1975 ?
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


6.

Letting Go

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:35 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer (overdubs)
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Clyde Kerr :
Trumpet
John Longo :
Trumpet
Michael Pierce :
Alto sax
Alvin Thomas :
Alto sax
Carl Blouin :
Baritone sax
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Nov 05, 1974
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Feb 06, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 15, 1975 ?
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


7.

Venus And Mars (reprise)

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:07 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Guitar, Mellotron, Moog, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Piano
Jimmy McCulloch :
12-string guitar
Geoff Britton :
Cymbals
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Ken Lexton :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 22, 1975 and Feb 06, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 14, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 24, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


8.

Spirits Of Ancient Egypt

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:01 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Gismo, Moog, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ, String machine
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Backing vocals
Joe English :
Backing vocals, Drums, Gong
Alan O'Duffy :
Backing vocals, Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Ken Lexton :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 23, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Jan 18, 1975 and Jan 20, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 17, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 25, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


9.

Medicine Jar

Written by Jimmy McCulloch, Colin Allen

3:38 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Congas
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Joe English :
Backing vocals
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer (overdubs)
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Nov 13, 1974
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 03, 1975 and Feb 06, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 02, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 22, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


10.

Call Me Back Again

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:01 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Clarinet, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Mellotron flutes
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Steve Howard :
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Clyde Kerr :
Trumpet
John Longo :
Trumpet
Michael Pierce :
Alto sax
Alvin Thomas :
Alto sax
Carl Blouin :
Baritone sax
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 03, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 26, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


11.

Listen To What The Man Said

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:55 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Clarinet, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Moog, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bongos, Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion
Sid Sharp Strings :
Cello, Violas, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Dave Mason :
Electric guitar
Tom Scott :
Saxophone
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1975 and Feb 20, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 03 to Mar 06, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 26, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


12.

Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:24 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Celeste, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Sid Sharp Strings :
Bass, Cello, Violas, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 12 and Mar 14 and Mar 18, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 27, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


13.

Crossroads

Written by Tony Hatch

1:16 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Producer, Strings arrangement
Linda McCartney :
Organ
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Lead guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Sid Sharp Strings :
Bass, Celli, Violas, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
February 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 27, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


14.

Bonus tracks on "The Paul McCartney Collection"

In 1993, Venus And Mars was remastered and reissued on compact disc as part of "The Paul McCartney Collection" series


1.

Zoo Gang

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Accordion (?), Bass, Drums (?), Keyboards (?), Producer
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar (?)
Henry McCullough :
Electric guitar (?)
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Denny Seiwell :
Drums (?)
Mark Vigars :
Assistant recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Recording engineer
Andy Arthurs :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Apr 25, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
May 14, 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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2.

Lunch Box/Odd Sox

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:52 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Piano, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Moog
Denny Laine :
Guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Bass
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Ken Lexton :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 20, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 17, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


3.

My Carnival

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:59 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

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 :
Recording engineer
Ken Lexton :
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr. :
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman :
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals
Peter Mew :
Remastering

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


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