The Paul McCartney Project

"Thrillington" session #4

Jun 18, 1971 • For Percy "Thrills" Thrillington

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

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Songs recorded


1.

Too Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

Mixing


2.

3 Legs

Written by Paul McCartney

Mixing


3.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Mixing


4.



6.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

Mixing






11.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Mixing


About

From mcbeatle.de:

[…] The following day, on Friday June 18, the album was mixed by Clark and tape operator Parsons in a marathon session that didn’t end until 11:00 a.m. the following day. “Paul was there for the mix,” notes Tony Clark. “He allowed me the freedom to set up the mixes and get the basic feel of it.” Like the recording sessions, the mix session had a certain inspired energy to it that kept everybody moving. “There was actually a spirit of energy that lasted through the whole night. Paul used to live in St. John’s Wood then, and he’d pop home with Linda and then come back again. Which was great, because if I was flagging a bit in the night, he’d help put a bit of energy back into it.”

The album was then completed and put on the shelf awaiting release. “I always felt so involved with the album that I always wanted to master it myself,” says Tony Clark. “There’s something special that happens in the mastering process when bringing the tape to disc, like what happened with ‘Paperback Writer.’ Unfortunately, I never got the chance with this album.” […]

Six days after this session, Paul is again in a recording studio, to start the recording of Wings’ first album, Wild Life ; which may explain why Thrillington had to wait for year 1977 to be released : the focus was now elsewhere.

Last updated on November 14, 2018


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