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"Ram" sessions (A&R Studios, New York City)

January-February, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Ram Official album.
Timeline More from year 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

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From puremccartney.com – PAUL, A&R STUDIOS, NEW YORK. RECORDING ‘RAM’, 1970

As a maybe crazy (but great) idea for promotional purposes, Paul recorded the Now Hear This Song Of Mine spots after his work on Ram. Tell me about your role on this production.

Right, yes, this is a one-sided limited album (only 500 copies were pressed) to promote Ram. The thing was that Paul told me the radio stations could use some musical cuts to introduce RAM to the market, such as radio spots. To record and produce ’em, he kind of said to me:“Eirik, I’ll play you a couple of tunes on the piano and then Linda and I will sit down in the studio, and you can ask us some questions, anything you want”.

After we get it done, he just said: “Now, take all these elements and and do what you feel like with them”! I was stunned. So I mixed it all up, cut the tracks here and there, added sounds of real rams, rain storms and other bits. It was really a lot of fun doing it!. Having all done, I played the results for Paul, and he just loved!

Engineer Eirik Wangberg, interviewed by Claudio Dirani, 2005

Last updated on June 5, 2020

Songs recorded


1.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording


2.

Ram On (Reprise)

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording


3.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Paul saying "Get It Together Man" - Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


4.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Paul saying "On A Fishing Boat" - Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


5.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


6.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


7.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


8.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


9.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


10.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


11.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


12.

'Ram On' And Sheep Noises

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


13.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


14.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


15.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


16.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


17.

Now Hear This Song Of Mine

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By


18.

Please Don't Bring My Banjo Back

Recording • Part of a series of fifteen introductions of 30 seconds or 60 seconds to the tracks of "Ram" created for radio stations.

Album Officially released on Brung To Ewe By

Eight Arms To Hold You • Chip Madinger • Mark Easter

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. Not only are John, Paul, George and Ringo's official projects

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