The Paul McCartney Project

The Path

Written by Paul McCartneyMartin O'DonnellMichael Salvatori Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the The Music of Destiny Volume 1 Official album.

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

The Path” is an instrumental track written by Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori and Paul McCartney for the soundtrack of the video game “Destiny“. It is part of a music suite, named “Music Of The Spheres“, which was released in 2018 as “The Music Of Destiny Volume 1“, six years after its recording.

From Music Of The Spheres: co-written by Paul McCartney | Steve Hoffman Music Forums:

In case anyone is curious, McCartney worked on tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 of Music of the Spheres. Everywhere else McCartney is credited on the vinyl is because they used a melody he wrote (which they actually still do in Destiny 2, how cool is that?).

I don’t know what all he did for each track, but I do generally know what he did for Track 01, “The Path.” In the opening, there’s a Horn melody that’s lifted from something McCartney did. This Horn melody itself is edited from a piano melody later in the piece. The piano version is the original version of this melody. Before Paul started working on Music of the Spheres, he had told Martin O’Donnell that if he was going to collaborate with anyone it would be Bob Dylan. So it originally worked in a way to where Paul wrote his own pieces for the game and sent them to O’Donnell and Salvatori, who’d edit them to be used in the game. That piano melody was a whole piece that Paul had been working on. Then one day while Paul was working with Marty, Paul said “what about that Music of the Spheres thing, what if we put some of this into some of that?” and Paul said that he did want to collaborate with Marty because “I love it when we take my music and your music and we put it together and it becomes our music.” So Paul started working directly on Music of the Spheres after that.

From user AtlyxMusic

I’d rather have it just be that people listen to the whole they can sort of make up their own minds about what they think is Paul and what is Mike and what is me, and if they figure it out I’ll tell give them a prize but I don’t think they will.

Martin O’Donnell – From Youtube

Last updated on November 30, 2020

Officially appears on


Destiny: Music of the Spheres

Official album • Released in 2012

6:20 • Studio versionA

London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Sam Okell :
Second engineer
Peter Cobbin :
Recording engineer
Libera :
Boys choir
Mark McKenzie :
Music supervisor, Orchestrations
Jonty Barnes :
Producer
Dennis Sands :
Mixing engineer
Adam Olmsted :
Assistant mixing engineer
Robert Prizeman :
Director of libera boys choir
Tom Delgado-Little :
Boy soloist
Isaac London :
Boy soloist
London Voices :
Choir
Terry Edwards :
Choir director
Ben Parry :
Choir director
Isobel Griffiths :
Orchestra contractor
Thomas Bowes :
Orchestra leader
Charlotte Matthews :
Assistant orchestra contractor

Session Recording:
Nov 20-23, 2012
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


The Music of Destiny Volume 1

Official album • Released in 2018

6:20 • Studio versionA

London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Sam Okell :
Second engineer
Peter Cobbin :
Recording engineer
Libera :
Boys choir
Mark McKenzie :
Music supervisor, Orchestrations
Jonty Barnes :
Producer
Dennis Sands :
Mixing engineer
Adam Olmsted :
Assistant mixing engineer
Robert Prizeman :
Director of libera boys choir
Tom Delgado-Little :
Boy soloist
Isaac London :
Boy soloist
London Voices :
Choir
Terry Edwards :
Choir director
Ben Parry :
Choir director
Isobel Griffiths :
Orchestra contractor
Thomas Bowes :
Orchestra leader
Charlotte Matthews :
Assistant orchestra contractor

Session Recording:
Nov 20-23, 2012
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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