Overdubs for "Hope Of Deliverance"

Friday, July 17, 1992 • For Paul McCartney

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Off The Ground Official album.
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Master release

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Three Latin percussionists were involved on this track, during an overdub session which took place on July 17, 1992. One of those, Maurizio Ravalico, has detailed this session in the book Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013):

We were invited to McCartney’s private studio in Sussex. They had us to hear the track, that was already completed and mixed, giving some generic instructions. We only learned that they wanted a Latin flavor on the song and so we brought to the studio an entire instruments’ van! […] We were in the studio for half a day. Everything went smoothly and quickly, but without any pressure. Both McCartney and Mendelsohn were wide-open to our suggestions and they did not give any indication about our instruments or the playing style […]

Maurizio Ravalico, Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013)

Songs recorded


Hope Of Deliverance

Written by Paul McCartney




Davide Giovanni:
Dave Pattman:
Maurizio Ravalico:

Production staff

Paul McCartney:
Julian Mendelsohn:

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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