Sunshine Sometime

Written by Paul McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the Ram - Archive Collection Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2012
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1970 (Paul McCartney was 28 years old)

Master release

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

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Song facts

Sunshine Sometime” is an outtake from the 1971 sessions for the “Ram” album. It remained unofficially released till its inclusion on the “Ram – Archive Collection” released in 2012.

This song was composed with the idea of being part of the soundtrack of an upcoming animated film about the cartoon character “Rupert The Bear“. Paul McCartney had acquired the rights in April 1970.

I kind of remember using some African drums an clicking on the rims with a wooden stick… we built that track as we went, but basic was done with everyone playing at the same time and then a few overdubs to complete it.

Denny Seiwell, October 2012, quoted in Maccazine Volume 40, Issue 3

Last updated on June 7, 2020

Officially appears on

Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

3:22 • Studio versionA • Earliest Mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar (?), Producer
Denny Seiwell :
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar (?)
Tim Geelan :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 29, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Nov 02, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.12

Unofficial album

3:15 • Studio version

Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 2

Unofficial album • Released in 1994

3:22 • Outtake

MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

3:23 • Outtake • Early take - Ram sessions 11/70 - 3/71

The Alternate Ram

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

3:21 • Outtake • Rough mix (instrumental)

Back To The Egg Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2013

3:34 • Studio version

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Albert Smith 5 years ago

Was there ever a release for the version with vocals?

The PaulMcCartney Project 5 years ago

Hi Albert, not that I am aware of !

Eli Rosen 3 years ago

Yes there is! Right here!

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