Recording "When The Night"

Tuesday, March 7, 1972 • For Wings

Part of

"Red Rose Speedway" sessions at Olympic Studios

Mar 19 - Apr 04, 1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Red Rose Speedway

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Red Rose Speedway LP.
Olympic Sound Studios, London

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The one that really stands out for me was “When The Night”. Glyn Johns only used three mikes on the drums. I remember hearing the first playbacks. I came up with a drum part on that song that was very unique because the hands kind of did the same thing but the bass drum pattern kept changing from one to two to three to two to one to two to three and it had this very hypnotic kind of effect. I was very proud of that track, it was one of my favourites.

Denny Laine – Interview with Maccazine Volume 48, Issue 2

Last updated on April 21, 2022

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