Paul McCartney

Album Notes

Released in 1986 and featuring collaborations with the likes of 100cc's Eric Stewart, Pete Townsend, Eddie Rayner and Phil Collins, Press To Play is an album that is both of its time and timeless. Produced by in-demand pop producer Hugh Padgham, the first single Play is a feather-light, drum-machine driven slice of pure '80s pop joy, while Move Over Busker mixes in more guitar-driven elements for a brisk burst of energy. As Paul himself put it at the time, "Some of the tracks are completely live – with real people! But the bass on ‘Press' for example, that's a machine playing it." The album cover was taken by famed Hollywood photographer, George Hurrell, who took the sepia image of Paul and Linda using the same box camera he used in the 1930s and 40s.

Musicians:
Paul McCartney, Jerry Marotta, Carlos Alomar, Eric Stewart, Eddie Rayner, Phil Collins, Pete Townshend, Nick Glennie-Smith, Dick Morrisey, Ray Cooper, Simon Chamberlain, Graham Ward, Lennie Pickett, Gary Barnacle, Gavin Wright, John Bradbury.
Harmonies: Linda McCartney, Eric Stewart, Kate Robbins, Ruby James.
Spoken Word on Track 3: Linda and James McCartney, Eddie Klein, John Hammel, Matt Howe, Steve Jackson.
Violin solo on Track 15: Nigel KennedyAll tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd

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