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Hope Of Deliverance

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

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Hope of Deliverance” is a hit song by Paul McCartney, featured on his 1993 album Off the Ground.

It became a hit in his native UK, reaching number 18. It did not fare well on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 83, but did better on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, hitting number 9. It also did very well in Germany, reaching number 3 there, and is still gaining a lot of airplay in Central and Eastern European radios as well as in South America. Remix versions were released on 15 January 1993, and picked up massive airplay in clubs.It was number one on european top 20 “1993/02/13”

The song was recorded during sessions for “Off the Ground”. The overdub session has been told in detail by Italian percussionist Maurizio Ravalico in the book Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013). It took place on July 17th, 1992.

The song was featured in the set list of 1993’s The New World Tour. It was in hiatus until McCartney performed it again in Bogotá, Colombia on 19 April 2012 during his On the Run Tour—the first time performing a song from Off the Ground with his 2012 lineup.

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Last updated on February 21, 2014

Lyrics

I will always be hoping, hoping.
You will always be holding, holding
My heart in your hand.
I will understand

I will understand someday, one day.
You will understand always, always
From now until then.

When it will be right, I don't know.
What it will be like, I don't know.
We live in hope of deliverance
From the darkness that surrounds us.

Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance.
Hope of deliverance from the darkness
That surrounds us.

And I wouldn't mind knowing, knowing
That you wouldn't mind going,
Going along with my plan.

When it will be right, I don't know.
What it will be like, I don't know.
We live in hope of deliverance
From the darkness that surrounds us.

Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance.
Hope of deliverance from the darkness
That surrounds us.

Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance.
Hope of deliverance from the darkness
That surrounds us.

Hope of deliverance.
Hope of deliverance.
I will understand.

Officially appears on


Hope Of Deliverance

7" Single • Released in 1992

3:24 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Autoharp, Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Spanish guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Drums programming, Lynn drum, Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Davide Giovanni:
Percussion
Dave Pattman:
Percussion
Maurizio Ravalico:
Percussion

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

Session Overdubs:
Jul 17, 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


Hope Of Deliverance

CD Single • Released in 1992

3:20 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Autoharp, Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Spanish guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Drums programming, Lynn drum, Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Davide Giovanni:
Percussion
Dave Pattman:
Percussion
Maurizio Ravalico:
Percussion

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

Session Overdubs:
Jul 17, 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

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Autoharp, Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Spanish guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Drums programming, Lynn drum, Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Davide Giovanni:
Percussion
Dave Pattman:
Percussion
Maurizio Ravalico:
Percussion

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

Session Overdubs:
Jul 17, 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


Paul Is Live

Official live • Released in 1993

3:33 • LiveL1

Performed by:
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineering, Mixing
Julian Mendelsohn:
Recording
Bob Kraushaar:
Recording

Concert From the concert in East Rutherford, USA on Jun 11, 1993


Off the Ground - The Complete Works

Official album • Released in 1993

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Autoharp, Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Spanish guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Drums programming, Lynn drum, Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Davide Giovanni:
Percussion
Dave Pattman:
Percussion
Maurizio Ravalico:
Percussion

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

Session Overdubs:
Jul 17, 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


Magical Toronto Night

Unofficial live

4:25 • Live

Concert From the concert in Toronto, Canada on Jun 06, 1993


Let Me Roll It To Boulder

Unofficial live

3:52 • Live

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993


Rehearsals For The New World Tour 1993

Unofficial live

4:33 • Live


219 W. 53 Street

Unofficial live • Released in 1993

3:39 • Live • Recorded Live at The Ed Sullivan Theatre, New York 10 December, 1992 - for the "Up Close" TV show

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Background vocals, Keyboard
Robbie McIntosh:
Guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Bass guitar
Paul Wickens:
Keyboard
Blair Cunningham:
Drums

First Night

Unofficial live • Released in 1993

4:36 • Live


Live performances

“Hope Of Deliverance” has been played in 92 concerts and 6 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Hope Of Deliverance” has been played


Orlando • Amway Center

May 18, 2013 • Part of Out There Tour





Mexico City • The Zocalo

May 10, 2012 • Part of On The Run Tour



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