"Cold Cuts" overdubs and mixing

January 12th - 23th, 1981 • For Paul McCartney
Timeline More from year 1981
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Some songs from this session appear on:


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The last session for the last iteration of Wings, overdubbing and mixing tracks that would form the “Cold Cuts” set of rarities.

Finally Paul called up and said “I’m going to have George Martin produce this record [Tug Of War] and he does not want it to be a Wings album. He wants it to be a McCartney album and use session players, casting it on a per song basis” […] I figured that was pretty much the end of it, but then Paul added that he wanted to get together in January 1981 to work on the long-running Cold Cuts project.

Laurence Juber, in Guitar With Wings, 2014

I remember particularly “A Love For You”, because I had always liked that song, and I put some slide guitar on the track. […] At the sessions, Paul also put new vocals on “Water Spout” and “My Carnival”. The last song we worked on was a remix of “Same Time Next Year”. Ironically that was the first and the last track recorded during my tenure at McCartney University.

Laurence Juber, in Guitar With Wings, 2014

One of the jokes I’d been waiting to use for the minute Wings spit was to say, ‘Wings fold’! But, as it turned out, Wings didn’t actually fold, they just sort of dissolved, like sugar in tea.

Paul McCartney, in Wingspan, 2002

Last updated on February 15, 2020

Songs recorded


1.

A Love For You

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on Ram - Archive Collection


2.

Waterspout

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording


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4.

Same Time Next Year

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording

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