The Paul McCartney Project

Press To Play

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Paul McCartney : Press To Play

Oct 01, 1986 • From Sound On Sound


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Released in 1986 and featuring collaborations with 10cc’s Eric Stewart, Pete Townshend and Phil Collins, Press To Play is an album that is both of its time and timeless. Produced with Hugh Padgham, known for his work with The Police and Genesis, its first single ‘Press’ is a feather-light, drum-machine driven slice of pure ’80s pop joy, while ‘Move Over Busker’ mixes in more guitar-driven elements for a brisk burst of energy. As Paul himself put it at the time, “Some of the tracks are completely live – with real people! But the bass on ‘Press’ for example, that’s a machine playing it.” The album cover was taken by famed Hollywood photographer, George Hurrell, who took the sepia image of Paul and Linda using the same box camera he had used 40 years earlier.

Last updated on April 22, 2020

The album


Press To Play

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Special editions


Press To Play (1993)

By Paul McCartney • Official album


Related bootlegs



Press To Play Sessions

By Paul McCartney • Unofficial album

Related songs


Angry

Officially appears on Press To Play


Footprints

Officially appears on Press To Play



However Absurd

Officially appears on Press To Play


It's Not True

Officially appears on Press To Play


Move Over Busker

Officially appears on Press To Play


Only Love Remains

Officially appears on Press To Play


Press

Officially appears on Press To Play


Pretty Little Head

Officially appears on Press To Play


Stranglehold

Officially appears on Press To Play


Talk More Talk

Officially appears on Press To Play


Tough On A Tightrope

Officially appears on Press To Play


Write Away

Officially appears on Press To Play

Related sessions


"Press To Play" sessions #3

April 14th-18th 1986 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Press To Play


"Press To Play" sessions #2

October 1st - December 6th 1985 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Press To Play


"Press To Play" sessions #1

March - May 1985 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Press To Play


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