The Paul McCartney Project

Squid

Written by Paul McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the The World Tonight #1 EP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1997
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1986 (Paul McCartney was 44 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Squid" session

Dec 12, 1986

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Song facts

Squid” is an instrumental recorded at the end of 1986. It was officially released on the B-Side of the 1997 single “The World Tonight“.

In 1995, it appeared on the Oobu Joobu radio show, in a shorter version (4:02 instead of 6:25), and with the spoken words “Be A Vegetarian” repeated.

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

Last updated on August 4, 2020

Variations


A Album version

A1 Oobu Joobu mix with "Be A Vegetarian" line overdub

A2 Slightly different edit

Officially appears on


The World Tonight #1

EP • Released in 1997

6:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye


The World Tonight (2020)

EP • Released in 2020

6:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye


Flaming Pie - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2020

6:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.21

Unofficial album

4:02 • Studio versionA1 • Oobu Joobu mix with "Be A Vegetarian" line overdub

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye


Oobu Joobu Part 14

Unofficial album • Released in 1995

4:02 • Radio showA1 • Oobu Joobu mix with "Be A Vegetarian" line overdub

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye


B-Sides Complete Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

6:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye


Pizza And Fairy Tales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

6:39 • Studio versionA2 • Slightly different edit

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye


Flowers In The Dirt - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

6:37 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
Eddie Klein :
Engineer
Matt Butler :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 12, 1986
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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