Recording "One Hand Clapping" - Day 1

Monday, August 26, 1974 • For Wings

Part of


"One Hand Clapping" sessions

August - November 1974 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Band On The Run - Archive Collection

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

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About

Over five consecutive days in late August 1974, Wings was filmed at Abbey Road Studios for a documentary. “One Hand Clapping,” directed by David Litchfield, showcased the band working together and Paul’s musical talent. It featured performances of several tracks from “Band on the Run,” along with other familiar and unreleased songs, including some Beatles tracks.

On the first day of the “One Hand Clapping” sessions, eight tracks were taped.

Jet” and “Let Me Roll It” were first officially released on the “Band On The Run – Archive Collection” in 2010. “Maybe I’m Amazed” was released on “McCartney – Archive Collection” in 2011. The liner notes mention August 28 as the recording date for those three tracks, but it is thought they were recorded on August 26.


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Last updated on June 18, 2024

Songs recorded


1.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on Band On The Run - Archive Collection


2.

Let Me Roll It

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on Band On The Run - Archive Collection


3.

Junior's Farm

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on One Hand Clapping (2 LP and 7”)


4.

My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on One Hand Clapping (2 LP and 7”)


5.

Little Woman Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • Medley with C Moon

Album Officially released on One Hand Clapping (2 LP and 7”)


6.

C Moon

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • Medley with "Little Woman Love"

Album Officially released on One Hand Clapping (2 LP and 7”)


7.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on McCartney - Archive Collection


8.

One Hand Clapping

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on One Hand Clapping (2 LP and 7”)

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Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989

With 25 albums of pop music, 5 of classical – a total of around 500 songs – released over the course of more than half a century, Paul McCartney's career, on his own and with Wings, boasts an incredible catalogue that's always striving to free itself from the shadow of The Beatles. The stories behind the songs, demos and studio recordings, unreleased tracks, recording dates, musicians, live performances and tours, covers, events: Music Is Ideas Volume 1 traces McCartney's post-Beatles output from 1970 to 1989 in the form of 346 song sheets, filled with details of the recordings and stories behind the sessions. Accompanied by photos, and drawing on interviews and contemporary reviews, this reference book draws the portrait of a musical craftsman who has elevated popular song to an art-form.

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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.

As the paperback version is out of print, you can buy a PDF version on the authors' website

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