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Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)

Written by Paul McCartneyLinda McCartney Instrumental

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 1972 (Paul McCartney was 30 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Song facts

Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)” is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from the band’s 1973 album, Red Rose Speedway. From paulmccartney.com, November 26, 2018:

PM.com: Do you remember where something like ‘Loup (1stIndian On The Moon)’ came from? It’s so different from everything else on the album.

Paul: Because it’s an album track we had a bit more room to manoeuvre. And I think it’s the rebellious aspect of Wild Life coming back in. So you’ve got ‘My Love’, and that’s a proper song. You’ve got some other proper songs on the album. But then we’ve got something like ‘Loup’, where it was sort of a bit of fun for us. It’s pretty experimental. But we didn’t ever play it live, it was just something fun that only existed in the studio.

Last updated on November 26, 2018

Officially appears on


Red Rose Speedway

Official album • Released in 1973

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Moog, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Phil Ault :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Jaratt :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1972
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Jan 10, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:23 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Moog, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Phil Ault :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Jaratt :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1972
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Jan 10, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

4:23 • Studio versionA2018 • 2018 Remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Moog, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering
Phil Ault :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Jaratt :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1972
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Jan 10, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

4:23 • Studio versionA2018

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Moog, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering
Phil Ault :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Jaratt :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1972
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Jan 10, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


The Alternate Red Rose Speedway Volume 1: The Original Acetate

Unofficial album

4:25 • Studio version


Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 1994

4:23 • Outtake • From "Red Rose Speedway" sessions


Red Rose Speedway Collector's Edition

Unofficial album • Released in 2001

4:23 • Rough mix


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

4:22 • Studio version


Red Rose Speedway - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Moog, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer
Phil Ault :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Jaratt :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1972
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Jan 10, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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