The Paul McCartney Project

Power Cut

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


Recording "Power Cut"

Oct 03, 1972


Mixing "Power Cut"

Jan 15, 1973


Other songs from the Red Rose Speedway medley


Hands Of Love

Officially appears on Red Rose Speedway


Hold Me Tight

Officially appears on Red Rose Speedway


Lazy Dynamite

Officially appears on Red Rose Speedway

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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

11:25 • Studio versionA • Medley with "Hold Me Tight" / "Lazy Dynamite" / "Hands Of Love"

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

Session Mixing:
Jan 16, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

11:25 • Studio versionA1993 • Medley with "Hold Me Tight" / "Lazy Dynamite" / "Hands Of Love" - 1993 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
Peter Mew :
Remastering

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

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


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

11:19 • Studio versionA2018 • Medley with "Hold Me Tight" / "Lazy Dynamite" / "Hands Of Love" - 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
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering

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

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


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

11:19 • Studio versionA2018 • Medley with "Hold Me Tight" / "Lazy Dynamite" / "Hands Of Love" - 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
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering

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

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

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

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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