Recording "Yesterday", "The Fool On The Hill", "Wanderlust", "Here, There And Everywhere"

February - March 1983 ? • For Paul McCartney

Part of

"Give My Regards To Broad Street" sessions

December 1982 to July 1984 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Give My Regards To Broad Street (CD version)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Give My Regards To Broad Street (CD version) Official album.
AIR Studios, London, UK


Session February - March 1983 ? • Recording "Yesterday", "The Fool On The Hill", "Wanderlust", "Here, There And Everywhere"

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Scenes showing Paul McCartney (and Ringo Starr and accompanying musicians) playing “Yesterday“, “The Fool On The Hill”, “Wanderlust”, “Here, There And Everywhere” in the studio were shot at AIR Studios in London, from February 28th to March 2nd, 1983.

It’s likely that the recordings of the songs have been done around the same time – either live during the filming, or still at AIR Studios. From The Beatles Monthly Book, N°83, March 1983:

Paul was recently at work in the studios re-recording some of the Beatles’ well-known standards for inclusion in the soundtrack to his film “Give My Regards To Broad Street”, due for release in time for Christmas. It is only the second time a member of the Beatles has done this, Ringo being the first when he re-recorded “Act Naturally” for his 1978 TV special.

Mark Lewisohn

It is worth noting that Ringo Starr accepted to be part of the Broad Street project, but didn’t want to play drums on the re-recording of the Beatles song. In the movie, we can see him trying to find his sticks during the rendition of “Yesterday“, “Here, There And Everywhere” and finding them to play on “Wanderlust” (“The Fool On The Hill” was cut off from the final version).

Last updated on May 1, 2020

Songs recorded



Written by Lennon - McCartney


Album Officially released on Give My Regards To Broad Street (CD version)


The Fool On The Hill

Written by Lennon - McCartney




Written by Paul McCartney


Album Officially released on Give My Regards To Broad Street (CD version)


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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