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Get On The Right Thing

Album This song officially appears on the Red Rose Speedway Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1973
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1970 (Paul McCartney was 28 years old)

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This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions







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Song facts

Get On The Right Thing” is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from the band’s 1973 album, Red Rose Speedway

Last updated on November 22, 2018

Lyrics

All at once you get love on your mind
And your world is as kind as a penny
Oh and you knew it all along
You did the right thing
Believe me it's true
And it can happen to you

All at once you get sound in your ears
And your cloud disappears into yellow
Well you know they were wrong
Get on the right thing
Well you knew it all along
Get on the right thing
Believe me its so because I happen to know

Try a little love, you can't go wrong
Get on the right thing
Get on the right thing
Get on the right thing

My little love you cant go wrong
Get on the right thing
Get on the right thing,
Get on the right thing do,
get on the right thing you

All at once we see things in our skies
And we both realize it together
Well you know they were wrong
Get on the right thing
Yes you knew it all along
Get on the right thing
Well believe me its so because I happen to know

You can't go wrong
Get on the right thing, Get on the right thing
Get on the right thing
You can't go wrong
Get on the right thing and try
And it can't go wrong
Get on the right thing you etc.
Try a little love, you can't go wrong
Get on the right thing
Get on the right thing etc

Officially appears on


Red Rose Speedway

Official album • Released in 1973

4:18 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocal
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Richard Lush :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 14, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jan 21, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:18 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocal
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Richard Lush :
Mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 14, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jan 21, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

4:17 • Studio versionA2018 • 2018 Remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocal
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Richard Lush :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 14, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jan 21, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

4:17 • Studio versionA2018 • 2018 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocal
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Richard Lush :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 14, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jan 21, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

4:41 • Studio versionB • Early Mix

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyDenny LaineDenny SeiwellHugh McCracken
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Dixon Van Winkle :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 14, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jul 08, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Bootlegs


The Alternate Red Rose Speedway Volume 1: The Original Acetate

Unofficial album

4:21 • Studio version


Red Rose Speedway Collector's Edition

Unofficial album • Released in 2001

4:19 • Studio version • Remaster version


Red Rose Speedway - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:18 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocal
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Richard Lush :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 14, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jan 21, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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