Recording "If You Wanna"

Started May 11, 1995 • For Paul McCartney

Part of

Flaming Pie sessions with Steve Miller at Hog Hill Mill

May 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie

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 May 2005, Steve Miller spent two weeks with Paul in Hog Hill Mill. “If You Wanna” was one of the songs worked on during those sessions.

Paul McCartney, in Club Sandwich n°82, Summer 1997:

We had a day off in Minneapolis when we were on tour. Linda was going off to do something and I stayed behind in the room and wrote a song on guitar. Recording wise, I used the same process as the other songs I did with Steve Miller: me on drums, Steve on guitar, both playing acoustic guitars, I did the vocals and produced Steve’s guitar stuff. This is the kind of song you might hear when you’re driving across the desert in America, Easy Rider country.

Last updated on September 6, 2020

Songs recorded


If You Wanna

Written by Paul McCartney


Album Officially released on Flaming Pie


Production staff

Paul McCartney:
Geoff Emerick:
Jon Jacobs:

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