Paul McCartney

Album Notes

Off The Ground also featured collaborations with Elvis Costello on the tracks Mistress and Maid and The Lovers That Never Were. In fact, all the lyrics were given a thorough test, as Paul recalled at the time. "When I came to do this album one of the things I thought was that it might be good to be a little less casual and make sure I'd done my homework, make sure I liked all of the words in the songs. So I got a friend of mine, a poet called Adrian Mitchell, to look through the lyrics as if he was an English teacher. I went through it all with him and I can now say that they're poet-proof." Off The Ground - The Complete Works features the extra tracks:Long Leather Coat, Keep Coming Back to Love, Sweet Sweet Memories, Things We Said Today, Midnight Special, Style Style, I Can't Imagine, Cosmically Conscious, Kicked Around No More, Big Boys Bickering, Down to the River, Soggy Noodle. 

Performed by:
Paul McCartney - Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic & Spanish Guitars, Piano, Drums, Mellotron, Wurlitzer, Celeste, Sitar, Ocarina, Congas, Percussion, Backing Vocals.
Hamish Stuart - Second Vocals, Electric, Acoustic, Bass & 12 String Guitars, Piano, Percussion, Backing Vocals.
Linda McCartney - Second Vocals, Auto Harp, Celeste, Moog, Harmonium, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Train Whistle.
Robbie McIntosh - Electric, Acoustic, Spanish & Slide Guitars, Mandolin, Backing Vocals.
Wix Wickens - Piano, Clavinet, Hammond Organ, Accordian, Drum Programming, Synthesiser, Percussion, Backing Vocals.
Blair Cunningham - Drums, Congas, Backing Vocals.
Gordon Hunt - Oboe on CD1 Track 8
Susan Milan - Flute on CD1 Track 8
Davide Giovannini, Maurizio Ravalico, David Pattman - Percussion on CD1 Track 3
The Midnight Horns - Horn Section on CD1 Track 10


All songs composed by Paul McCartney except:
CD1 Tracks 4 & 9 composed by McCartney / MacManus
CD2 Track 1 composed by Paul & Linda McCartney
CD2 Track 2 composed by McCartney / Stuart
CD2 Track 4 composed by Lennon / McCartney
CD1 Tracks 4 & 8 arranged by Paul McCartney & Carl Davis; conducted by Carl Davis
CD1 Track 12 arranged by Paul McCartney & George Martin; conducted by George Martin
Produced by Paul McCartney and Julian Mendelsohn except CD2 tracks 4 & 5 produced by Paul McCartney.
Engineered by Bob Kraushaar except CD2 tracks 4 & 5 by Geoff Emerick, CD2 track 12 by Eddie Klein.
All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except:
CD1 tracks 4 & 9 published by MPL Communications Ltd / Plangent Visions Music Ltd
CD2 Track 2 published by MPL Communications Ltd / Fairwood Music Ltd
CD2 Track 4 published by Northern Songs

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