The Paul McCartney Project

"Thrillington" session #2

Jun 16, 1971 • For Percy "Thrills" Thrillington

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Thrillington Official album.
Timeline See what happened in June 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

Too Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording


2.

3 Legs

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording


3.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording


4.

Dear Boy

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording



6.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording




9.



11.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording


12.

About

From mcbeatle.de:

[…] Upon returning the next morning, on Wednesday the 16th, for another 10 a.m. session in Studio Two, McCartney, Hewson and Clark recorded a group of 4 flutes, 1 piccollo and a boys choir, the latter appearing on only one song, “Ram On.” The afternoon session, which began at 2:30, featured a fairly well-known group of singers from France, The Swingle Singers. “They were an extremely talented group, very large,” says Hewson. “They were really terrific. They were known in Europe for doing sort of jazzy, scat renditions of Bach.” The Swingles, in all, appeared on five of the album’s eleven tracks.

That evening, beginning at 7:30, 9 more violins were taped, as were a set of 4 recorders. “We actually got Carl Dolmetsch and members of his family to come do the session,” says Hewson. Dolmetsch was known not only for his recorder playing, but for his family’s well-known recorders themselves, sold throughout the world. […]


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