Recording "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"

November 2012 ? • For Various Artists

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother CD Single.
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” was a hit for The Hollies in 1969. Paul McCartney participated to the recording of a new version of the song in 2012, as part of a charity project for the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster.

The song was recorded in multiple studios – Sleeper Studios, Metropolis Studios, Parr Street Studios, Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA). But Paul McCartney’s parts seem to have been recorded at Hog Hill Studios, as it can be seen in the official video for the song.

A photo of McCartney with producer Guy Chambers was posted on social platforms, on November 22, 2012.

From Paul McCartney’s Twitter account – Paul in studio w/ Guy Chambers working on The Justice Collective Hillsborough tribute.

Songs recorded



Paul McCartney:
Lead vocals, Electric guitar solo

Production staff

Guy Chambers:


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Andrew O'Brien 1 year ago

O have a downs syndrome brother who is at his last days and am looking for a single Cassette tape to play at his funeral and would like any info on how to find one. He's my brother and my heart.

The PaulMcCartney Project 1 year ago

Hi Andrew, you should have a look at Discogs:

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