The Prison

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 Prison” 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.

Martin O’Donnell demoed “The Prison” to McCartney when he met him on February 8, 2012:

This was the meeting (just me) where I played [Paul] work-in-progress on a piece from Music of the Spheres (The Prison) incorporating his ideas, and he also told me he was working on a song for Destiny.

Marty O’Donnell – Interview courtesy with Marty O’Donnell for The Paul McCartney Project, December 2020

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 December 11, 2020

Officially appears on


Destiny: Music of the Spheres

Official album • Released in 2012

6:29 • 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

6:29 • 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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