Re-recording tracks for "One Hand Clapping"

October 8-9, 1974 • For Wings

Part of

"One Hand Clapping" sessions

August - November 1974 • Songs recorded during this session appear on One Hand Clapping (2 LP and 7”)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the One Hand Clapping (2 LP and 7”) LP.
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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After the success of the album “Band on the Run,” recorded by Paul and Linda McCartney and Denny Laine, Paul recruited guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton to form a new Wings line-up. To put the group together, they went to Nashville where they spent a few weeks recording new tracks. Back in London, they started filming a documentary at Abbey Road Studios in late August. The documentary, “One Hand Clapping,” directed by David Litchfield, showcased the band working together and Paul’s musical talent.

One Hand Clapping” — music and video — was recorded at Abbey Road Studios over five consecutive days, from August 26 to August 30, 1974. 

On October 8 and 9, 1974, three songs – “Jet“, “Junior’s Farm” and “Soily” were re-recorded, leading to some synching issues in the documentary.

In 2024, the “One Hand Clapping” album features composite versions of “Jet” and “Junior’s Farm“, mixing August and October recordings. The released version of “Soily” was recorded on October 9.

Last updated on June 30, 2024

Songs recorded



Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • October 8 or October 9 ?


Junior's Farm

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • October 8 or October 9 ?

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