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Power Cut

Album This song officially appears on the Red Rose Speedway Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1973
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Other songs from the Red Rose Speedway medley

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Song facts

Power Cut” is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from the band’s 1973 album, Red Rose Speedway

From Twitter – I read the news today? Did this Government press release influence @PaulMcCartney to write ‘Power Cut’ in Feb 1972? #wings #PaulMcCartney
From Twitter – “There’s been a power cut…” Some info on the Miners Strike in 72 that influenced @PaulMcCartney to write ‘Power Cut’ #wings #paulmcartney

Last updated on November 22, 2018

Lyrics

There may be a powercut,
And the candles burn down low
But something inside of me
Says the bad news isn't so

I may never tell you
But baby you should know
There may be a miracle
And baby I love you so etc.

I may never tell you
But baby you should know
There may be a miracle
And baby I love you so etc.

Officially appears on


Red Rose Speedway

Official album • Released in 1973

0:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Celeste, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Electric piano
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Mark Vigars:
Recording assistant engineer
John Kurlander:
Mixing assistant engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 03, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 15, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

0:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Celeste, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Electric piano
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Mark Vigars:
Recording assistant engineer
John Kurlander:
Mixing assistant engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 03, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 15, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

Studio versionA • 2018 Remaster

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Celeste, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Electric piano
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Mark Vigars:
Recording assistant engineer
John Kurlander:
Mixing assistant engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 03, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 15, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Celeste, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Electric piano
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Mark Vigars:
Recording assistant engineer
John Kurlander:
Mixing assistant engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 03, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 15, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Bootlegs


Red Rose Speedway - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:54 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Celeste, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Electric piano
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Mark Vigars:
Recording assistant engineer
John Kurlander:
Mixing assistant engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 03, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 15, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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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