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Be What You See

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Tug Of War Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1982
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Be What You See” is a song from 1982 album “Tug Of War“.

Last updated on December 26, 2019

Lyrics

The one you wanted to be
Is now the one you see
The one you wanted to be
Is now the one you see

Officially appears on


Tug Of War

Official album • Released in 1982

0:34 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin:
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording and mixing:
Dec 29, 1981
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK


Tug Of War - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2015

0:34 • Studio versionA • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin:
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording and mixing:
Dec 29, 1981
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK


Tug Of War - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2015

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin:
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording and mixing:
Dec 29, 1981
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Bootlegs


Tug Of War - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

0:33 • Studio versionA • Link

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin:
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording and mixing:
Dec 29, 1981
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK


Tug Of War - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

0:34 • Studio versionA • (Link) [2015 remix]

Paul McCartney:
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin:
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording and mixing:
Dec 29, 1981
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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