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Christian Bop

Written by Paul McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the Pipes Of Peace - Archive Collection Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2015
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1981

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Song facts

Christian Bop” is an instrumental song recorded by Paul McCartney in 1981, and made available on the 2015 reissue of “Pipes Of Peace“. It was recorded in a small studio – International Christian Community Studios in Eastbourne, Sussex – near Paul’s home, before the construction of Paul’s home studio, Hog Hill Mill.

Prior to this release, “Christian Bop” had been available on various bootlegs, usually along with the tracks recorded with producer Phil Ramone in 1986/1987; which created some confusion regarding its exact recording dates. Also, its title was frequently miswritten as “Christian Pop

The melody from “Christian Bop” has been used for the track entitled “Dance“, from “Movement III – Crypt”, of the Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

Last updated on December 25, 2019

Officially appears on


Pipes Of Peace - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2015

2:01 • Studio versionA

Performed by :
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jon Kelly :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Danny Dawson :
Mixing engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1981
Studio :
I.C.C Studios, Eastbourne, UK

Session Mixing:
Nov 11, 1981
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.21

Unofficial album

2:19 • Studio versionA1

Performed by :
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jon Kelly :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Danny Dawson :
Mixing engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1981
Studio :
I.C.C Studios, Eastbourne, UK

Session Mixing:
Nov 11, 1981
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Pizza And Fairy Tales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

2:21 • Studio versionA1

Performed by :
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jon Kelly :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Danny Dawson :
Mixing engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1981
Studio :
I.C.C Studios, Eastbourne, UK

Session Mixing:
Nov 11, 1981
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Flowers In The Dirt - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:20 • Studio versionA1

Performed by :
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jon Kelly :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Danny Dawson :
Mixing engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1981
Studio :
I.C.C Studios, Eastbourne, UK

Session Mixing:
Nov 11, 1981
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Pipes Of Peace - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

2:02 • Studio versionA

Performed by :
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jon Kelly :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Danny Dawson :
Mixing engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1981
Studio :
I.C.C Studios, Eastbourne, UK

Session Mixing:
Nov 11, 1981
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Patrick 5 years ago

For "Christian Bop", you write...

"Phil Ramone worked as producer on this track, recorded at International Christian Community Studios in Eastbourne, Sussex. Paul did some sessions there in ’86 and named this as a “tribute”

If so, why did they then include that song on the just re-released "Pipes of "Peace" (sessions for that album took place between 1980 and 1983, with Ramone never being involved then), said current re-releasessaid to be "chronologically correct", regarding bonus tracks (same sessions/period than the album the're added on) ?


admin 5 years ago

Hi Patrick,
This is a good question - the 1986 reference comes from "Eight Arms to Hold You" by Chip Madinger & Mark Easter. In the "Pipes Of Peace (2015)" liner notes, it's marked to have been mixed in 1981.

At this stage, I guess it has been first recorded in 1981, then re-recorded in 1986, to finally appear in a different form on the Liverpool Oratorio. But more research is needed.

Cheers
Nicolas