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When The Night

Album This song officially appears on the Red Rose Speedway Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1973
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

When The Night” is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from the band’s 1973 album, Red Rose Speedway

Last updated on November 22, 2018

Lyrics

Well the night was beautiful and mellow, mellow
And the light of the night fell on me, fell on me
You said right
Made me a happy fellow
And the light of the night fell on me

I never will forget the night
I held you close, I held you tight
Oh darling, don't you know

You made my senses reel?
I fell in love and now I feel
Like I will never go
Oh little darling don't you know

That the night was marvelous and yellow, yellow
And the light of the night fell on me (repeat)

I never will forget the way
You taught me how to swing and sway
Oh darling don't you know?

That ever since that special day
My mind can only contemplate
The magic that you show
Oh little darling don't you know

That the night is beautiful and yellow, yellow
And the light of the night fell on me etc
Yeah the light of the night fell on me.

Officially appears on


Red Rose Speedway

Official album • Released in 1973

3:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Electric piano
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
Henry McCullough:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Backing vocals, Drums

Session Recording:
March 1972
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Jan 09, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:41 • Studio versionA


Red Rose Speedway (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

Studio version • 2018 Remaster


Red Rose Speedway (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

Studio version

Live performances

“When The Night” has been played in 13 concerts.

Latest concerts where “When The Night” has been played



Sheffield • City Hall

Jul 04, 1973 • Part of Wings 1973 UK Tour






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