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Moondreams

Written by Norman Petty

Album This song officially appears on the Holly Days Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1977

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Moondreams” is a song written by Norman Petty and released in 1957 by The Norman Petty Trio. Featured musicians are Petty on organ, Buddy Holly on guitar, Vi Petty on piano, Mike Mitchell on percussion and The Picks on backing vocals.

Moondreams was one of the four songs recorded by Buddy Holly in a session on October 21, 1958 with the Dick Jacobs orchestra, the other tracks being True Love Ways, Raining In My Heart, and It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.
This version of Moondreams was released on The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2 and as the B-side to “True Love Ways” (May 20, 1960) in the UK.

Paul McCartney and Denny Laine recorded the song for Denny’s 1977 cover album of Holly’s songs, “Holly Days“.

Last updated on March 3, 2020

Officially appears on


Holly Days

Official album • Released in 1977

2:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Moondreams / Heartbeat

7" Single • Released in 1977

2:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Bootlegs


2 Buddies On Holly Days

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

2:47 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Studio Rarities Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

2:48 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

2:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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