- Album This song officially appears on the A Leaf CD Single.
- Timeline This song has been officially released in 1995
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“A Leaf” is a classical piece written by Paul McCartney, with assistance from John Fraser, and performed by Anya Alexeyev on piano. The piece is split into 7 parts. The piece was recorded live in front of Prince Charles as part of the “An Evening with Paul McCartney & Friends” concert on 23 March 1995 at Royal College of Music, while it was debuted on US radio as part of a radio special, titled Classical McCartney.
An attempted orchestrated version was recorded on 23 July 1996, at AIR Studios, in London. An extended version, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, appears on McCartney’s 1999 album, Working Classical.
- “Andante Semplice” – 1:12
- “Poco Piu Mosso” – 1:19
- “Allegro Ritmico” – 1:51
- “Andante” – 2:04
- “Allegro Ma Non Tanto” – 1:15
- “Moderato” – 1:18
- “Adante Semplice (II)” – 0:54
Officially appears on
Official album • Released in 1999
11:08 • Classical version
Unofficial live • Released in 1995
10:38 • Live
“A Leaf” has been played in 1 soundchecks.
The numbers of concerts and soundchecks are still a work in progress - Beatles concerts are not covered yet and some solo tours don't have setlists yet (especially in 1972, 2002, 2005). Coverage for soundchecks setlists is still pretty low.