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Station II

Written by Paul McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the Egypt Station Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2018
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Station II” is a track from 2018 album “Egypt Station“. From “Words Between The Tracks” YouTube series:

“Station II” is a continuation of the opening soundscape, that takes us back to the station. It’s an imaginary station and, you know, I like the idea that it’s a train station or it’s a radio station. It’s just some imaginary place, so we had fun just making up a soundscape. And then at the end of it, we thought it would be a nice idea to vaguely, in this big station, hear someone plugging in a guitar like he is a busker coming to play some songs and earn some money. So you hear him plug in and he plays a riff. It’s the beginning of one of our songs called “Hunt You Down”. So he plays a dum dum dum, dum dum dum and then it gradually gets louder until it becomes the real song.

Paul McCartney

Interview with producer Greg Kurstin, from Rolling Stone, July 3, 2018:

I see that the album begins with “Station I” and ends with “Station II.” What can you tell me about those tracks?
That started with a choir piece that Paul had worked out on the keyboard. Then we brought in David Campbell to help arrange the choir. We went into a cathedral to record that, which was really cool. It started with us in the studio. Paul had worked out some chords that he wanted the voices to do. Then we started creating different ambient noises, some of which came from tape loops. He had a little portable reel-to-reel player, the one they used on Revolver for “Tomorrow Never Knows.” That was done on this little Brenell tape machine. We created some of the sounds on that, like slowing down guitars.

It’s the same exact tape machine from “Tomorrow Never Knows”?
I’m pretty sure that it is. He was a kid back then experimenting and being like, “Hey, if you do this, it actually loops and you can slow down the tape and make these cool effects.” John had one too.

Interview with producer Greg Kurstin, from Rolling Stone, July 3, 2018
Each track of “Egypt Station” has been given individual artwork that was first published on Twitter on August 14, 2018

Last updated on September 9, 2018

Officially appears on


Egypt Station

Official album • Released in 2018

0:46 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Co-producer
David Campbell:
Choral arrangement
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering assistant
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Bobbi Page:
Choir, Vocal contractor
Josh Bedlion:
Choir
Joanna Bushnell:
Choir
Amick Byram:
Choir
Elin Carlson:
Choir
Laura Dickinson:
Choir
Monique Donnelly:
Choir
Ally Feder:
Choir
Jessica Freedman:
Choir
Diane Freiman Reynolds:
Choir
Katie Hampton:
Choir
James Harper:
Choir
Walt Harrah:
Choir
Ayana Haviv:
Choir
Jennifer Haydn-Jones:
Choir
Katherine Hoye:
Choir
Laura Jackman:
Choir
Raven Kane:
Choir
Monica Lee:
Choir
Edie Lehmann Boddicker:
Choir
Scott Mayo:
Choir
Donna Medine:
Choir
Ann Sheridan:
Choir
Fletcher Sheridan:
Choir
Susie Stevens:
Choir
Suzanne Waters:
Choir
Greg Whipple:
Choir
Gerald White:
Choir

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 2018
Studio:
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


Egypt Station (Deluxe edition)

Official album • Released in 2018

0:46 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Co-producer
David Campbell:
Choral arrangement
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering assistant
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Brad Giroux:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Bobbi Page:
Choir, Vocal contractor
Josh Bedlion:
Choir
Joanna Bushnell:
Choir
Amick Byram:
Choir
Elin Carlson:
Choir
Laura Dickinson:
Choir
Monique Donnelly:
Choir
Ally Feder:
Choir
Jessica Freedman:
Choir
Diane Freiman Reynolds:
Choir
Katie Hampton:
Choir
James Harper:
Choir
Walt Harrah:
Choir
Ayana Haviv:
Choir
Jennifer Haydn-Jones:
Choir
Katherine Hoye:
Choir
Laura Jackman:
Choir
Raven Kane:
Choir
Monica Lee:
Choir
Edie Lehmann Boddicker:
Choir
Scott Mayo:
Choir
Donna Medine:
Choir
Ann Sheridan:
Choir
Fletcher Sheridan:
Choir
Susie Stevens:
Choir
Suzanne Waters:
Choir
Greg Whipple:
Choir
Gerald White:
Choir

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 2018
Studio:
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

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