My Carnival

Album This song officially appears on the Spies Like Us / My Carnival 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1985

Song facts

My Carnival – Recorded on February 12, 1975, in the Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans, during the Venus And Mars sessions. Bookmarked for both the 1978 and 1981 collections and officially released on November 18, 1985 as the b-side of ‘Spies Like Us.’

Lyrics

It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
Well, it's my carnival, it's a lovely day
Well, all you people getting ready to play
I want to hear you say, come on down
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day

It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day
All you people getting ready to play
I wanna hear you say, come on down
It's my carnival, it's a lovely day

It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day
All you people getting ready to play
I wanna hear you say, come down
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day

It's is my carnival, it's a lovely day
It's is my carnival, it's a lovely day
All you people getting ready to play
I wanna hear you say, oh
It's my carnival, it's a lovely day

Officially appears on


Spies Like Us / My Carnival

7" Single • Released in 1985

3:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Crowd vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Crowd vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass, Crowd vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Crowd vocals, Electric guitar
Joe English :
Crowd vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Crowd vocals, Trombone
Alan O'Duffy :
Recording engineer
Ken Lexton :
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr. :
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman :
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals

Session Recording:
Feb 12, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Spies Like Us

12" Single • Released in 1985

6:00 • Studio versionB • Party Mix

Paul McCartney :
Crowd vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Crowd vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass, Crowd vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Crowd vocals, Electric guitar
Joe English :
Crowd vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Crowd vocals, Trombone
Alan O'Duffy :
Recording engineer
Ken Lexton :
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr. :
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman :
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals
Gary Langan :
Remixing

Session Recording:
Feb 12, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Venus And Mars (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:59 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Crowd vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Crowd vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass, Crowd vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Crowd vocals, Electric guitar
Joe English :
Crowd vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Crowd vocals, Trombone
Alan O'Duffy :
Recording engineer
Ken Lexton :
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr. :
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman :
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 12, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

4:00 • Studio versionA2014 • 2014 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Crowd vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Crowd vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass, Crowd vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Crowd vocals, Electric guitar
Joe English :
Crowd vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Crowd vocals, Trombone
Alan O'Duffy :
Recording engineer
Ken Lexton :
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr. :
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman :
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals

Session Recording:
Feb 12, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

The 7” Singles Box

7" Single • Released in 2022

4:00 • Studio versionA2014

Paul McCartney :
Crowd vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Crowd vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass, Crowd vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Crowd vocals, Electric guitar
Joe English :
Crowd vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Crowd vocals, Trombone
Alan O'Duffy :
Recording engineer
Ken Lexton :
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr. :
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman :
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals

Session Recording:
Feb 12, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

3:20 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

3:33 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

3:46 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.20

Unofficial album

5:56 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.20

Unofficial album

8:57 • Studio version


Latest concerts where My Carnival has been played

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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