The Paul McCartney Project

Wingspan Hits And History

By Paul McCartneyOfficial album • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Compilations

Timeline More from year 2001
UK release date:
May 07, 2001
US release date:
May 07, 2001
Publisher:
Parlophone

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"McCartney" session (home recordings)

December 1969 to Jan 03, 1970

















Mixing "Another Day"

Feb 08, 1971




Wild Life session #3

Jul 26, 1971


Wild Life mixing #3

Oct 08, 1971


Recording "C Moon"

Sep 02, 1972


Recording "Hi, Hi, Hi"

Sep 18 - Sep 20, 1972





Mixing "Hi, Hi, Hi"

Nov 06, 1972


Mixing "C Moon"

Nov 07, 1972


Recording "My Love"

Jan 25, 1973


Recording "My Love"

Jan 26, 1973



"Band On The Run" sessions #1

September 1-23, 1973



Mixing "Helen Wheels"

Oct 02, 1973


"Band On The Run" sessions #3

Late October / Early November 1973


Recording "Junior's Farm"

Jul 16 - 18, 1974









"At The Speed Of Sound" sessions #2

January - February 1976




"McCartney II" sessions #1

June - July 1979


"McCartney II" sessions #2

September - October 1979





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.

Listen To What The Man Said

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:57 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 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
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
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


2.

Band On The Run

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:13 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Producer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Moog
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer, Remastering
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Horns, Strings
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Another Day

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:43 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Percussion (?), Producer, Tambourine (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
David Spinozza :
Acoustic guitar (?), Electric guitar
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Dixon Van Winkle :
Mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 12, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
January 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Feb 08, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


4.

Live And Let Die

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:13 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass (?), Electric guitar (?), Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Electric guitar (?)
George Martin :
Producer
Henry McCullough :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion (?)
Ray Cooper :
Duck-call, Percussion (?), Tympani
Bill Price :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 19, 1972
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Oct 20, 1972
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1972
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:09 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Moog (?), Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Moog (?)
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Piano (?)
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Howie Casey :
Sax
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer, Remastering
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Strings
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


6.

My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:09 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass
Henry McCullough :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
Richard Hewson :
Orchestra arrangement
Mark Vigars :
Assistant recording engineer
Richard Lush :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

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

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs & mixing:
Jan 27, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


7.

Silly Love Songs

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:55 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Mellotron (?), Percussion (?), Piano (?), Producer, String conductor, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Tambourine (?)
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Piano (?)
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar (?)
Howie Casey :
Horns
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion (?)
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns, String arrangements
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 16, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


8.

Pipes Of Peace

Written by Paul McCartney

3:27 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Piano, Shaker (?), Synthesizer (?), Tambourine (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer, Remastering
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Adrian Brett :
Pan flute
James Kippen :
Tabla
Pestalozzi's Children Choir :
Choir
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns, Strings

Session Recording:
Sep 10, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Overdubs :
October 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jun 30, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


9.

C Moon

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:35 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Cornet, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass
Henry McCullough :
Drums
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Cornet, Xylophone
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer
Heather McCartney :
Backing vocals
Mary McCartney :
Backing vocals
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Mike Bobak :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 02, 1972
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 07, 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


10.

Hi, Hi, Hi

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:09 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Cow-bell, Drums
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering
John Leckie :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 20, 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 06, 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


11.

Let'Em In

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:11 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Military drum (?)
Jimmy McCulloch :
Bass
Howie Casey :
Flutes, Horns
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Joe English :
Drums
Thaddeus Richard :
Flutes, Horns
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Howard :
Flutes, Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Flutes, Horns
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 03, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


12.

Goodnight Tonight

Written by Paul McCartney

4:22 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

13.

Junior's Farm

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:04 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer
Ernie Winfrey :
Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
July 16-18, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

Session Mixing:
Oct 07, 1974
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


14.

Mull Of Kintyre

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

4:46 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

15.

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:51 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
George Martin :
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Phil Ramone :
Recording engineer
Marvin Stamm :
Brass
Mel Davis :
Brass
Ray Crisara :
Brass
Snooky Young :
Brass
David Nadien :
Violin
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra :
Strings
Paul Beaver :
Synthesizer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Dixon Van Winkle :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Armin Steiner :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 06, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 03 & 11, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Mar 01, 09, 10, 12 & Apr 07, 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


16.

With A Little Luck

Written by Paul McCartney

3:14 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

17.

Coming Up

Written by Paul McCartney

3:51 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Electric piano, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers, Tambourine, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


18.

No More Lonely Nights

Written by Paul McCartney

4:47 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Disc 2


1.

Let Me Roll It

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:52 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer, Remastering
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

The Lovely Linda

Written by Paul McCartney

0:46 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recorded:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Daytime Nightime Suffering

Written by Paul McCartney

3:24 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

4.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

3:53 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Organ, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Helen Wheels

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:47 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Moog
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer, Remastering
Monday :
Assistant recording engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Oct 02, 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


6.

Bluebird

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:26 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Chimes (?), Guiro (?), Maracas (?), Percussion (?), Producer, Triangle (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Chimes (?)
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
Howie Casey :
Sax
Remi Kabaka :
Drums, Percussion
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer, Remastering
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


7.

Heart Of The Country

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:25 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Brushes
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Nov 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


8.

Every Night

Written by Paul McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Producer, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 23, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 24, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


9.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:05 • Studio versionA1.2001 • 2001 remaster

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, Remastering
Steve Gadd :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering
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


10.

Junk

Written by Paul McCartney

1:57 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Producer, Vocals, Xylophone
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
February, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
February, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

Man We Was Lonely

Written by Paul McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
February 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


12.

Venus And Mars/Rockshow

3:46 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

13.

The Back Seat Of My Car

Written by Paul McCartney

4:30 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Phil Ramone :
Recording engineer
Marvin Stamm :
Horns
Mel Davis :
Horns
Ray Crisara :
Horns
Snooky Young :
Horns
Ron Carter :
Double bass
David Nadien :
Violin
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra :
Horns, Strings
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Dixon Van Winkle :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Armin Steiner :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 22, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jan 11, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


14.

Rockestra Theme

Written by Paul McCartney

2:37 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

15.

Girlfriend

Written by Paul McCartney

4:44 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

16.

Waterfalls

Written by Paul McCartney

3:25 • Studio versionA5 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Electric piano, Mixing, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


17.

Tomorrow

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:27 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jul 26, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 08, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


18.

Too Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

4:13 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Denny Seiwell :
Cow bell, Drums, Percussion, Shaker
Hugh McCracken :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mixing engineer
Phil Ramone :
Recording engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Dixon Van Winkle :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Armin Steiner :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 10, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
January 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


19.

Call Me Back Again

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:00 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Clarinet, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Mellotron flutes
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
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


20.

Tug Of War

Written by Paul McCartney

4:05 • Studio versionA2001 • 2001 remaster

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, Remastering
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
Peter Mew :
Remastering

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


21.

Medley


1.

Bip Bop

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:37 • Studio versionD • 2001 remaster

Recording :
Jun 06, 1971

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

Hey Diddle

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Studio versionA • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

22.

No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)

3:55 • Studio version • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

About

From the liner notes:

‘A hard act to follow. Almost impossible. But what could I do ?’

What indeed? The advantage of being Paul McCartney in the Sixties, composer of many of the decade’s great songs, was the proverbial millstone at the start of the Seventies. No chance now of easing a new career into first gear unnoticed.

Into the studio. McCartney in 1970, Ram a year later. Linda’s continued bravery in the face of a hostile press, and an initially discouraged husband, was crucial. So there was plenty of life in the young man yet.

The equation was: ‘being a musician equals being a performer’.

Another, because he had never been on stage alone, was ‘being a performer equals being in a band’.

Late 1971, then, Wings were born. The first album, Wild Life, was quickly made. Then they headed for the stage, more rough edges than smooth syncopation. The bandleader had a determination not to perform material from his ‘past’ – it was the only way of making a clean breast of it.

Superstar status left at home, Paul, Linda. Wingsmen, babies, dogs, guitars, amps and drums went up the motorway in a van with little rehearsal of scant material and no bookings.

The British universities tour was Wings’ Hamburg – they went into it ragged and emerged… less so, and with a unified belief that the only way was up.

Yes. It was a bumpy ride: bans, busts, mixed reviews. Wings never lacked for effort, however – the fast-track release pattern of the Sixties was maintained, so that the colossal Band On The Run was Paul McCartney’s fifth album in three years.

In 1975-76 Wings played a world tour as one of the biggest bands of the decade, with number one singles and number one albums everywhere. Rocking shows, packed out stadia.

Plot Wings’ story on a graph (if that’s your kind of thing) and it’s obvious that this was the high point. But peaks are hard to sustain. Following further personnel changes – and several more massive hits – the band stopped running, and soon after the Japanese tour collapsed in 1980 (a little matter of temporary incarceration) they were gone. The solo album McCartney II underscored the dissolution rumours. It was ten years and ten albums after McCartney. Full circle.

With a surer sense of self, and an awesome agony from the death of a soul mate in New York, it was time to fold Wings and emerge once again as Paul McCartney solo artist.

Another end, another beginning.

Mark Lewisohn

From Twitter – Paul McCartney

Last updated on July 11, 2020


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