Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

Timeline More from year 2005
UK release date:
Sep 12, 2005
US release date:
Sep 12, 2005

Related interviews



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Oct 20, 2005 • From RollingStone


He Can Work It Out

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Macca beyond

Sep 18, 2005 • From The Guardian



Interview with Gary Crowley

July 2005 • From EMI

About

From paulmccartney.com:

Released to widespread critical acclaim, and earning Paul three Grammy nominations, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard saw McCartney hand over production to the R.E.M and Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich. “When Paul and I got together we had a common goal,” said Godrich.  “We wanted to make a great album that was true to Paul.  I think that’s exactly what we did.” “We really made a lot of it up as we went along,” added Paul.  “I’d try something and if it didn’t work I’d try something else until it did.  It was like making a go-cart in the backyard.”  Featuring a black-and-white cover image, taken by his brother Mike, of a young Paul absentmindedly strumming a guitar in his back garden, and with a song inspired by George Harrison (‘Friends To Go’), it’s a deeply personal collection of songs enhanced by Godrich’s fairly stark production. It also features ‘How Kind Of You’, which was triggered by Paul’s love of language. “I suddenly started to notice that posh British people not only have a different accent, they have a different vocabulary. There’s a gentility to it,” Paul recounts. “So it’s all written from the point of view of a rather genteel language and me examining this way of putting the same thoughts.”

Last updated on June 3, 2019

The album


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Fine Line

By Paul McCartney • CD Single


Fine Line

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Jenny Wren

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Jenny Wren

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By Paul McCartney • 7" Single


Related films


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Fine Line (version 2)

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Related Concerts, TV & radio shows


The US Tour

Shows: 37 • Countries: 2


AOL Music Sessions

Sep 15, 2005 • USA • Miami • Hit Factory Studio • TV show


ReAct Now: Music & Relief

Sep 10, 2005 • USA • Miami


Front Row, BBC Radio 4

Aug 29, 2005 • United Kingdom • Radio show


Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road

Jul 28, 2005 • United Kingdom • London • Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2


Sold On Song

Jul 27, 2005 • United Kingdom • London • Abbey Road Studios • Radio show

Related sessions


Chaos And Creation In The Backyard sessions #6

April 2005 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


Overdubs for "Riding To Vanity Fair"

January 2005 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


Chaos And Creation In The Backyard sessions #5

November 2004 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


Overdubs for "Growing Up Falling Down", "Jenny Wren"

Oct 25, 2004 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


"Chaos And Creation In The Backyard" sessions #4

October 2004 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


"Chaos And Creation In The Backyard" sessions #3

September 2004 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


"Chaos And Creation In The Backyard" sessions #2

April 2004 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


Overdubs for "Riding To Vanity Fair"

April 2004 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard


"Chaos And Creation In The Backyard" first sessions

September 2003 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

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Mark 1 years ago

Hello,
I've been looking through your albums list and have noticed (or overlooked) several omissions. These relate to the Hear Music reissues of Off The Ground, Run Devil Run, Driving Rain, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard. I noticed that the Archive Collection releases are included, so assumed thet the Hear Music one would be too.


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

Hi @Mark, thanks for the suggestions ; I'm adding that to my (too long) to-do list !


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