- Album This song officially appears on the McCartney Official album.
- Timeline This song has been officially released in 1970
This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions
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The first part, “Hot As Sun”, written in 1959, is one of the first instrumental songs McCartney wrote. A happy-sounding guitar-based melody, it uses an organ to make the carnival-sounding middle part. It then abruptly cuts into “Glasses”, which is mostly composed by the sound of electronic waves traveling through the rims of drinking glasses. This is a technique that McCartney seems to be fond of; in the PBS TV special Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road (available on The McCartney Years DVD set), he shows how it can be done. […]
The title ‘Glasses’ was fun as we ended up with a huge amount of glasses all filled with water on a big table in [Abbey Road Studio?] Number 3. All glasses were meticulously filled with water to the desired pitch of the song.
Last updated on January 21, 2015
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Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.