The Paul McCartney Project

Run Devil Run

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From paulmccartney.com:

Run Devil Run was recorded a year after Linda’s sad death in 1998. At the time, Paul recounted his reasons for making it: “People have said to me one of the things to get over a tragedy is to stay really busy, really busy, but I thought, no, I am not going to do that. I see that one but it’s just too easy. It’s a bit like denial. So, I thought, well, for at least a year I am not going to do that. So I didn’t. I just did whatever came along, or whatever I felt good about. But I thought, well maybe after the end of a year I will start to think of what I want to do, and the immediate project that I had been talking to Linda about was the rock and roll album.” Featuring covers of obscure and familiar songs from the 1950s alongside three new songs written in the same style, Run Devil Run saw Paul return to work with some familiar faces, most notably Back To The Egg producer Chris Thomas and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. As Paul said at the time, “In a way I am glad with this rock and roll album that I have got back to my roots, it will reassure anyone who thinks ‘He’s gone all classical now,’ that that is not the case.  It’s just another of the things I do. I still love my kind of rock and roll music.”

The album


Run Devil Run

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Related songs


All Shook Up

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Blue Jean Bop

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Coquette

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Honey Hush

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


I Got Stung

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Lonesome Town

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Movie Magg

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


No Other Baby

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Party

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Run Devil Run

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Shake A Hand

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


She Said Yeah

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


Try Not To Cry

Officially appears on Run Devil Run


What It Is

Officially appears on Run Devil Run

Related concerts


Red Alert With The National Lottery

Nov 13, 1999 • United Kingdom • Windsor • Bray Film Studios • TV show


Later... with Jools Holland

Nov 06, 1999 • United Kingdom • London • BBC Centre Wood Lane • TV show


PETA Party Of The Century

Sep 18, 1999 • USA • Hollywood • Paramount Studios

Related sessions


"Run Devil Run" session #7

May 05, 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Run Devil Run


"Run Devil Run" session #6

May 04, 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Run Devil Run


"Run Devil Run" session #5

Mar 05, 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Run Devil Run


"Run Devil Run" session #4

Mar 04, 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Run Devil Run


"Run Devil Run" session #3

Mar 03, 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Run Devil Run


"Run Devil Run" session #2

Mar 02, 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Run Devil Run


"Run Devil Run" session #1

Mar 01, 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Run Devil Run


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