Recording "Great Day", "Calico Skies", "When Winter Comes"

Thursday, September 3, 1992 • For Paul McCartney

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Flaming Pie Official album.
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Master release

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In September 1992, Paul McCartney was working on his “Off The Ground” album (work to be completed in October). He spent a day recording three tracks, which wouldn’t fit on this album.

Two of them – “Calico Skies“, “Great Day” – would be released 5 years after on “Flaming Pie“. The third one – “When Winter Comes” – would wait till 2020 to be released on the “McCartney III” album.

Bob Kraushaar was the engineer on “Off The Ground” and therefore engineered those tracks as well.

Last updated on December 18, 2020

Songs recorded


Calico Skies

Written by Paul McCartney


Album Officially released on Flaming Pie


Great Day

Written by Paul McCartney


Album Officially released on Flaming Pie


When Winter Comes

Written by Paul McCartney


Album Officially released on McCartney III


Production staff

Paul McCartney:
George Martin:
Bob Kraushaar:

Going further

Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium

We owe a lot to Chip Madinger and Mark Easter for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details!

Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium is the ultimate look at the careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr beyond the Beatles. Every aspect of their professional careers as solo artists is explored, from recording sessions, record releases and tours, to television, film and music videos, including everything in between. From their early film soundtrack work to the officially released retrospectives, all solo efforts by the four men are exhaustively examined.

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Steve Bobbitt Sr. 5 years ago

Really one of my favorite albums by Paul. It’s no telling what he and his family was going through at the time with Linda’s cancer!

The PaulMcCartney Project 5 years ago

Thanks Steve ! I share your view : one of the very best album by Paul !

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