The Paul McCartney Project

Glasses

Written by Paul McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the McCartney Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1970
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Other songs from the "McCartney" instrumental medley

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Song facts

Glasses” is a fragment of a 3-parts instrumental on the 1970 “McCartney” album – the two other parts being “Hot As Sun” and a very few seconds of “Suicide“.

From PopMatters:

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. […]

Phil McDonald was engineer on the “McCartney” album and mentioned in the liner notes of McCartney 2011 edition:

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

Officially appears on


McCartney

Official album • Released in 1970

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Engineer, Glasses, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
February 21st to 25th, 1970
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


McCartney - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

0:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Engineer, Glasses, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer

Recording:
February 21st to 25th, 1970
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.24

Unofficial album

1:17 • Studio version


Studio Rarities Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

Outtake • Complete version of "Hot As Sun / Glasses / Suicide" medley

Recording:
c. 1970

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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