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Love Mix

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Beautiful Night #2 EP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1997
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1987

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Recording "Love Mix"

Apr 21, 1987


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #5

September - November 1988

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Song facts

Love Mix” is a song recorded in 1987 during the sessions with producer Phil Ramone. It was released 10 years after, as the B-Side of the “Beautiful Night” single. But its history starts in the early Seventies, as “Love Mix” contains a snippet of a demo entitled “Waiting For The Sun To Shine” which appeared on the Piano Tape.

I know another of the songs, “Love Mix”, has a refrain that he’d had knocking around for years.

Yeah, that’s true. I mean, I think every great writer has things that are somewhere, sitting in scraps of tape or scraps of memory, of something that might be a good bridge someday or a good verse, and never finishing it. So sharing that with me was the way I found and heard a lot of these songs that were in development.

Phil Ramone, remembering the 1987 sessions with Paul McCartney – Interview in Beatlefan N°119, July / August 1999

Love Mix” was included in the 2020 reissue of “Flaming Pie” but was not remastered. 

Handwritten lyrics for “Love Mix”, from the 2020 Flaming Pie Archive Edition.

Last updated on October 3, 2020

Lyrics

We Got A Love Mix
A Love Mix
Love Mix
Love Mix

I Thought At The Time When You Walked In My Life
What's Gonna Become Of My Rainbow?
Now With The Help Of A Love And A Wife
I'm Gonna Get Some Of That Rainbow Now

Oh-oh-oh, Waiting For The Sun To Shine In The Meadow
Oh-oh-oh, Waiting For The Sun To Shine

If I Repeat What I Said At The Start
What's Gonna Become Of My Rainbow?
So To The Beat Of A Hurrying Heart
We're Gonna Get Some Of That Rainbow Now

Ooh!

Oh-oh-oh, We're Waiting For The Sun To Shine In The Meadow
Oh-oh-oh, Waiting For The Sun To Shine
Oh-oh-oh, Waiting For The Sun To Shine In The Meadow
Oh-oh-oh, Waiting For The Sun To Shine

Love Mix
Love Mix
Love Mix
Love Mix
Love Mix
Love Mix

Oh-oh-oh, I'm Waiting For The Sun To Shine In The Meadow,
Oh-oh-oh, I'm Waiting For The Sun To Shine.
Oh-oh-oh, I'm Waiting For The Sun To Shine In The Meadow,
Oh-oh-oh, Waiting For The Sun To

Love Mix
Love Mix
Love Mix
Love Mix

Variations


A Commercial version

A1 Mix created at the end of the sessions with Phil Ramone

A2 Alternate mix

Officially appears on


Beautiful Night #2

EP • Released in 1997

2:58 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Keyboards, Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mixing engineer
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK ?

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Flaming Pie - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2020

2:58 • Studio versionA

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK ?

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

Bootlegs


Pizza And Fairy Tales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

3:47 • Rough mixA1 • Mix created at the end of the sessions with Phil Ramone

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums (?), Keyboards, Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.21

Unofficial album

3:44 • Rough mixA1 • Mix created at the end of the sessions with Phil Ramone

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums (?), Keyboards, Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Oobu Joobu Part 5

Unofficial album • Released in 1995

2:44 • Rough mixA2 • Alternate mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Keyboards, Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mixing engineer
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK ?

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Oobu Joobu Part 17

Unofficial album • Released in 1995

2:44 • Rough mixA2 • Alternate mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Keyboards, Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mixing engineer
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK ?

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


B-Sides Complete Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

2:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Keyboards, Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mixing engineer
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK ?

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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