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
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1969 (Paul McCartney was 27 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"McCartney" session (home recordings)

December 1969 to Jan 03, 1970


Other instrumental songs on "McCartney"


Momma Miss America

Officially appears on McCartney


Kreen - Akrore

Officially appears on McCartney

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Song facts

Valentine Day” is an instrumental track of Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, McCartney, released in April 1970. From the release note 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. This one and Momma Miss America were ad-libbed, with more concern for testing the machine than anything else.

Paul McCartney, 1970

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, interviewed by Paul Gambaccini, 1970

Last updated on June 2, 2020

Officially appears on


McCartney

Official album • Released in 1970

1:44 • Studio versionA

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

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

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


McCartney (by DCC Compact Classics)

Official album • Released in 1992

1:44 • Studio versionA1992 • 1992 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Steve Hoffman :
Remastering

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

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


McCartney (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

1:44 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

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

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

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


McCartney - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

1:44 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

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

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

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


McCartney (50th Anniversary)

Official album • Released in 2020

1:44 • Studio versionA2020 • 2020 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

Bootlegs


McCartney - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

1:44 • Studio versionA

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

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

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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