The Paul McCartney Project

Backwards Traveller

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the London Town Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1978
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Lyrics

Hey, did you know that I'm
Always going back in time
Rhyming slang, auld lang syne my dears
Through the years

I am the backwards traveller
Ancient wool unraveller
Sailing songs, wailing on the moon

And we were sailing songs, wailing on the moon
Wailing on the moon

Officially appears on


London Town

Official album • Released in 1978

1:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson:
Assistant engineer
Steve Churchyard:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
October 25 - December 1, 1977
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


London Town (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

1:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson:
Assistant engineer
Steve Churchyard:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
October 25 - December 1, 1977
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Motor Of Love

Official album • Released in 2005

1:08 • Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.10

Unofficial album

3:49 • Studio version


London Town Roughs And Demos

Unofficial album • Released in 1991

3:39 • Studio version


Water Wings

Unofficial album • Released in 1999

1:15 • Rough mix • From Stereo 1978 Test Pressing Acetate - With Rough Different Mix


Water Wings

Unofficial album • Released in 1999

3:41 • Demo • Demo recordings in Rude Studio - Campbeltown, Scotland.


Water Wings

Unofficial album • Released in 1999

3:53 • Demo • Demo recordings in Rude Studio - Campbeltown, Scotland.


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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