Release date:
Jun 18, 2022

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Recording "McCartney III"

April - June 2020 ?

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Track list

Side 1


1.

Women And Wives

Written by Paul McCartney

2:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Double bass, Drums, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Side 2


1.

Women And Wives

Written by Paul McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionC

Paul McCartney :
Original production, Piano, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer (original production)
Steve Orchard :
Engineer (original production)
St. Vincent :
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Mellotron, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Cian Riordan :
Mixing engineer
Evan Smith :
Alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Tenor saxophone

Recording :
Late 2020 ?
Studio :
Compound Fracture Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Mixing :
Late 2020 ?
Studio :
Pepper Tree Studios, Los Angeles, USA

About

From Record Store Day on Facebook, March 1, 2022:

You start new things when you turn 15! And for Record Store Day’s 15th year, we’ve decided to look back at some of our favorite releases and put a new spin on them. We loved the releases in the Side By Side series, and things like FEISTODON, and in that spirit we’re announcing the first RSD SONG OF THE YEAR SINGLE, featuring the song “Women and Wives” by its originator, Sir Paul McCartney, on one side and its reimaginator, RSD 2017 Ambassador St. Vincent, on the other!

LIMITED RELEASE 12″, COMING EXCLUSIVELY AS PART OF THE 15th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORES on June 18.

From Paul McCartney on Facebook, March 1, 2022:

‘Women And Wives’ has been named Record Store Day’s inaugural Song Of The Year 🎧 #RSD22

The 12″ vinyl record will feature Paul’s original version on Side One and St. Vincent’s imagined/remix of the song from ‘McCartney III Imagined’ on Side Two. Limited to a total quantity of 3000 worldwide, coming June 18th.

From PaulMcCartney.com, March 1, 2022:

Paul’s original version on Side One and previous RSD US Ambassador St. Vincent’s remix on Side Two

McCartney’s original version of ‘Women And Wives’ was recorded in ‘Rockdown’, for his chart topping McCartney III album. Written by McCartney after reading the biography of legendary blues singer Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter and recorded with Elvis Presley’s bassist Bill Black’s very own upright bass, it is an easy pick as Record Store Day’s inaugural Song of the Year.

Says Michael Kurtz, Record Store Day co-founder, “I was driving down a Montana highway one sunny, snowy morning when St. Vincent’s imagined version of ‘Women And Wives’ came on Sirius Radio. I was stunned by the song’s message of chasing the future. When St. Vincent’s Jeff Beck-like guitar solo arrived at the end, I got goosebumps. This is a classic McCartney song, up there with some of his best. Record Store Day is thrilled that we can celebrate ‘Women And Wives’as our Song of the Year with a side-by-side 12” record, old school style.

Record Store Day’s ‘Women And Wives’ Song of The Year release will feature Paul McCartney’s original version on Side One and St. Vincent’s imagined/remix of the song, from the McCartney III Imagined album on Side Two. Limited to a total quantity of 3000 worldwide, coming for the June 18th RSD Drop.

Last updated on April 2, 2022

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