The Paul McCartney Project

"Same Time Next Year" session

May 5th-6th 1978 • For Paul McCartney

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Put It There CD Single.
Timeline More from year 1978
EMI Studios, Abbey Road
RAK Studios, London

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Wings went into RAK Studios in London on May 5th to record a new, mystery song which may be featured in a film. They had a most successful day taping bass, drums, guitar and piano. The following day a full 68-strong string orchestra was added at Abbey Road Studios. The arrangement, written by Paul with Fiachra Trench, also featured a small clarinet section and a cimbalon, which for anyone who didn’t know, is a strange zither-like instrument which can be seen in one of the pictures below. The Dolmetsch family made up a recorder quartet to complete the song with vocals by Paul. WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED!

From Club Sandwich N°8, April / May 1978

Last updated on March 2, 2020

Songs recorded


Same Time Next Year

Written by Paul McCartney



Production staff

Paul McCartney:
Chris Thomas:

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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