The Paul McCartney Project

Valentine Day

Written by Paul McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the McCartney Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1970
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Other instrumental songs on "McCartney"

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Song facts

From the liner notes of the album:

Recorded at home. Made up as I went along – acoustic guitar first, then drums (maybe drums were first). Anyway – electric guitar and bass were added and the track is all instrumental. Mixed at EMI.┬áThis one and Momma Miss America were ad-libbed, with more concern for testing the machine than anything else.” – McCartney, 1970

From Beatles Bible:

McCartney recorded the song alone, adding each instrument using his multitrack Studer tape recorder. He later explained the process to broadcaster and writer Paul Gambaccini.

What I did was to just go into the studio each day and just start with a drum track. Then I built it up a bit without any idea of how the song was going to turn out. It’s like a reverse way of working. After laying down the drum track I added guitars and bass, building up the backing track.” Paul McCartney, 1970

Last updated on January 11, 2015

Officially appears on


McCartney

Official album • Released in 1970

1:44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Engineer, Percussion, Producer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio:
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Mixed:
January 1970
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London


McCartney - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

1:44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Engineer, Percussion, Producer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer

Recording:
December, 1969
Studio:
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Recording:
January 1970
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London

Bootlegs


Alone Together Vol.1

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

0:00 • Studio version


McCartney - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

1:44 • Studio versionA

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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