Recording "One Hand Clapping" - Day 2

Tuesday, August 27, 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 Band On The Run - Archive Collection Official album.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, 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 second day of the “One Hand Clapping” sessions, eight tracks were taped. All tracks but “Soily” were officially released on the “Band On The Run – Archive Collection” in 2010 or on the “One Hand Clapping” album in 2024.

The takes of “Soily” recorded on this day were deemed unsatisfactory, and the track was re-recorded on October 9, 1974.


Last updated on June 18, 2024

Songs recorded


1.

Band On The Run

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on Band On The Run - Archive Collection


2.

Wild Life

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

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


3.

Hi, Hi, Hi

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

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


4.

Live And Let Die

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

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


5.

Soily

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording


6.

Jam

Recording


7.

Go Now

Written by Larry Banks, Milton Bennett

Recording

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


8.

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Written by Bill Monroe

Recording

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


9.

Bluebird

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on Band On The Run - Archive Collection

Staff

Production staff

Paul McCartney:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Recording engineer
John Barrett:
Assistant recording engineer

Going further


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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