The Paul McCartney Project

Vintage Clothes

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Memory Almost Full Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2007

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Song facts

Interview with David Khane, from Mix Online, October 1, 2007:

Vintage Clothes,” with its unusual tempo changes, features McCartney on piano and acoustic guitar, with Anderson playing electric. “I like some of the electric guitar sounds because it’s evocative of some of the sounds they achieved at Abbey Road like on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ reprise,” Kahne notes. Background vocals are, as Kahne puts it, “stacks of Paul.” McCartney’s Mellotron — captured from Abbey Road long ago — is the same one featured doing the “flute” opening on “Strawberry Fields Forever,” and he is, in fact, playing that very setting on this recording.

Last updated on April 30, 2018

Lyrics

Don't live in the past
Don't hold on to something that's changing fast

What we are is what we are
And what we wear is vintage clothes

Vintage clothes
Vintage clothes

We jump up for joy
Who cares if we look like a girl or boy

What we are is what we are
And what we wear is vintage clothes

Vintage clothes
Vintage clothes

A little worn
A little torn
Check the rack
What went out is coming back

Don't live in the past
Don't hold on to something that's changing fast

What we are is what we are
And what we wear is vintage clothes

Vintage clothes

A little worn
A little torn
Check the rack
What went out is coming back

Officially appears on


Memory Almost Full - 2CD limited edition bonus disc

Official album

2:22 • Studio versionA


Memory Almost Full

Official album • Released in 2007

2:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Drums
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards

Bootlegs


Memory Almost Full - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

2:23 • Studio versionA


Where Footprints Never Go - Unofficial Rarities - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

3:18 • Studio version • [acoustic]


Memory Almost Full Acoustic Teaser 2007

Unofficial album • Released in 2017

3:18 • Studio version

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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