The Paul McCartney Project

Cage (aka "Emotional Moments")

Written by Paul McCartneyUnreleased song
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1978 (Paul McCartney was 36 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Home recordings

Circa 1978


"Back To The Egg" sessions #1

June 29 - July 27, 1978



Overdubs for Cold Cuts project

September / October 1986

Other songs from the "Back To The Egg" era


Maisie

Officially appears on Standard Time


Weep for Love

Officially appears on Japanese Tears


Same Time Next Year

Officially appears on Put It There


Robber's Ball

Unreleased song

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Song facts

Cage” (also named “Emotional Moments” on some bootlegs) is a song written in 1978. Demos of it dated 1978 and August 1980 are available on bootlegs. It was considered for the last Wings album, “Back To The Egg“, but was finally rejected.

Although it was not destined to make the final album sequence, we spent some serious time on this song. Based on a series of fragments, contrasting the riff-driven “Emotional Moments/CAGE” intro and outro with a rolling medium-tempo pop core. The title came from the notes of the guitar riff: C-A-G-E. We later added a calliope-like bridge section. One session at the castle was spent placing microphones around Paul’s Rolls-Royce to capture the sound of the car horn. It was not the most productive few hours and the part worked much better on a Mini Moog.

Laurence Juber, in Guitar With Wings, 2014

It was considered for various versions of the never-to-be “Cold Cuts” project.

Last updated on April 18, 2020

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.11

Unofficial album

2:48 • Demo

Session Recording:
Circa 1978
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.11

Unofficial album

2:56 • Demo

Session Recording:
Circa 1978
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.12

Unofficial album

3:08 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.12

Unofficial album

3:08 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.16

Unofficial album

3:57 • Rehearsal

Session Recording:
Oct 30, 1980
Studio :
Pugin Hall, Tenterden, Kent, UK


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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