The Paul McCartney Project

Cosmically Conscious

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Off The Ground Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1993
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Cosmically Conscious” is the last song of 1993 album “Off The Ground“. While appearing on the same track as “C’mon People“, it cannot really be considered as a hidden track as it is listed on the album track list “And remember to be ….. / … Cosmically Conscious“. The album version lasts almost two minutes, and a full length 4:39 version was released as the B-side of the “Off the Ground” single.

Cosmically Conscious” has been originally written in 1968 during the Beatles’ stay in Rishikesh. The lyrics were inspired by their mentor at that time, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who used to frequently use expressions such as “cosmically conscious” and “it’s a joy“.

Cosmically Conscious” has been played live only once, during the Change Begins Within benefit concert in April 2009. This event raised 3 million dollars for the David Lynch Foundation’s cause of teaching one million children the technique of Transcendental Meditation (TM). For the rendition of “Cosmically Conscious“, Paul was joined by Ringo Starr on the drums (the previous event where the two played together was in November 2002 for the Concert For George) and various other guests.

The Beatles and their wifes / girlfriends, with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1968

Last updated on June 13, 2019

Lyrics

Come and be cosmically conscious
Cosmically conscious with me
Come and be cosmically conscious
Cosmically conscious with me
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy
Such a joy

To be cosmically conscious,
Cosmically conscious with me
How to be cosmically conscious
Cosmically conscious with me
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy

Come and be cosmically conscious
Cosmically conscious with me
How to be cosmically conscious
Cosmically conscious with me
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy

Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy, joy
Such a joy

(Repeat)

Cosmically conscious

Officially appears on


Off the Ground - The Complete Works

Official album • Released in 1993

4:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off the Ground

7" Single • Released in 1993

4:39 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off the Ground

EP • Released in 1993

4:39 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off The Ground (Japan)

EP • Released in 1993

4:39 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off The Ground

Official album • Released in 1993

1:58 • Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off the Ground - The Complete Works

Official album • Released in 1993

1:58 • Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Bootlegs


Off The Ground Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

3:47 • Studio version • Different Channel Mix



B-Sides Complete Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


UK Singles Collection - Volume 05

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

4:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Ocarina, Producer, Sitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Harmonium
Robbie McIntosh:
Mandolin
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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



Live performances

“Cosmically Conscious” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Cosmically Conscious” has been played


'Change Begins Within' - David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert

Apr 04, 2009 • USA • New York • Radio City Music Hall


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