The Paul McCartney Project

Recording "Whole Life"

Oct 22-23, 2003 • For Various Artists

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the One Year On 46664 EP.
Timeline More from year 2003
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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About

In October 2003, Paul McCartney and Dave Stewart, from Eurythmics, recorded “Whole Life” for Nelson Mandela’s AIDS awareness campaign (they had previously recorded this song in 1995). The backing of the track was done by Paul’s live band. As Rusty Anderson remembers:

Well that was interesting because it was all of sudden last minute where Paul went into the studio and, “Oh yeah Dave Stewart’s coming by and we’ve got this song that I want to finish up”. I wasn’t sure if, I thought well Dave Stewart plays guitar you know maybe I won’t even be part of this so I don’t know what he’s really talking about. So, but then we all got together and we all sort of did it live so it was cool. Dave Stewart played acoustic and Paul and I played electric and Brian played bass and Abe played drums. It was really fun actually. It was kind of cool meeting Dave Stewart who I never met before. Just getting in there and really quickly getting the song together. Then we all got around the mike, I guess the four of us, Paul, Abe, Brian and I did all the background vocals and then pretty quickly it was mixed that night.

Rusty Anderson, interview for macca-central.com

Songs recorded


1.

Whole Life

Written by Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart

Recording

Album Officially released on One Year On 46664

Staff

Musicians

Paul McCartney:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Drums
Paul Wickens:
Electric piano, Organ
Brian Ray:
Bass
Dave Stewart:
Acoustic guitar


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