The Paul McCartney Project

I Owe It All To You

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

I Owe It All To You” is a track from 1993 album “Off The Ground“. From the “New World Tour” tour book:

Paul: I’d been to a place in the south of France — the kids took us there for Linda’s birthday. I drove past this sign which said Cathedrale Des Images. It turned out to be this huge place carved out of the rock, you’re this big (finger and thumb apart) and the walls are this big (arm’s width). They have dozens of projectors and they throw these images on the walls suddenly the whole place lights up and it’s an Egyptian temple, next thing (finger snap) it’s all stained glass, and so on. It’s a trip, like UFO was back in Pink Floyd’s time. I came back and wrote I Owe It All To You: ‘I stood inside Egyptian temples/ I looked into eternal gardens’.

Hamish Stuart: I felt very involved in that song, played a lot and sang, and it came out very straightforwardly.

I Owe It All To You” was performed a few times live and during soundchecks, but didn’t make it to the set list for the New World Tour.

Last updated on May 12, 2019

Lyrics

Last night you helped me through,
Took me to the lovers zone.
I saw there, images
Projected on a wall of stone.
I stood inside Egyptian temples,
I looked into eternal gardens,
Lay on the shores of distant islands,
Listening to the sea birds song of joy.

Oh - I owe it all to you,
You make me happy,
Oh - I owe it all to you.

Late last night, we were right
Into some exotic scene.
Everywhere, images
Appearing on a giant screen.
I stood inside a glass cathedral,
I looked into the golden canyon,
Lay by the lakes of holy water
Glistening like a diamond in the light.

Oh - I owe it all to you,
You make me happy,
Oh - I owe it all to you.

Officially appears on


Off The Ground

Official album • Released in 1993

4:51 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Mellotron, Producer, Tambourine, Vocal percussion, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Celeste, Clavinet
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric slide guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums, Percussion
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

4:51 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Mellotron, Producer, Tambourine, Vocal percussion, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Celeste, Clavinet
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric slide guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums, Percussion
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


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.23

Unofficial album

4:37 • Studio version


Up Close - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial live • Released in 2015

4:52 • Live

Concert From ""Up Close" taping" in New York City, USA on Dec 10, 1992


Off The Ground - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:51 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Mellotron, Producer, Tambourine, Vocal percussion, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Celeste, Clavinet
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric slide guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Bass
Paul Wickens:
Percussion, Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums, Percussion
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 Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

4:29 • Studio version • Channel Mix


Off The Ground Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

4:33 • Radio show

Videos

Album • Off The Ground

Live performances

“I Owe It All To You” has been played in 4 concerts and 3 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “I Owe It All To You” has been played


A Carlton New Year

Jan 01, 1993 • United Kingdom • Harlesden • The Mean Fiddler • TV show


A Carlton New Year

Jan 01, 1993 • United Kingdom • Harlesden • The Mean Fiddler • TV show


"Up Close" taping

Dec 11, 1992 • USA • New York City • The Ed Sullivan Theatre • TV show


"Up Close" taping

Dec 10, 1992 • USA • New York City • The Ed Sullivan Theatre • TV show


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