Thursday, 14 May 2009

McCartney "Cold Cuts" boxed set in the works


The masters of previous incarnations of Cold Cuts leaked some time in the eighties and were subsequently released by bootleg manufacturers, this CD was possibly the first of those.


Paul McCartney has forever been teasing his fans with tales of an album called "Cold Cuts and Hot Hits", which was going to be an album of songs from throughout his solo recording career intersped with outtakes and unused songs that fell by the wayside along the line. His band Wings kept adding to those recordings, but the album was never officially released. When the Wingspan compilation album was released without any real rarities, true fans felt that a great opportunity was missed. Guess what? It looks like it's finally going to happen! And Paul has amassed a lot more material in the intervening years, so when this beast finally gets released, it'll be a boxed set of 4 CD's.
Due for release in 2010, Wogblog has obtained the track list for disc 1: 1969-1972.

1. Goodbye
2. Maybe I'm Amazed - 1st original mix by Chris Thomas
3. Every Night - take 1
4. Rode All Night - edit
5. A Love For You
6. Little Lamb Dragonfly - without strings
7. Get On The Right Thing - take 1
8. Monkberry Moon Delight - alternate vocal take
9. Sunshine Sometime
10. Big Barn Bed - complete Ram ukulele version
11. Dear Friend - w/o strings and horns
12. Some People Never Know - oboe version
13. Breakfast Blues - instrumental edit
14. Mary Had A Little Lamb - long version
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish - slow version take 2
16. Tragedy
17. Thank You Darling
18. Soily -1972 studio version
19. Best Friend - studio version
20. The Mess - studio version
21. C Moon Jam - with John Bonham
22. Lazy Dynamite - long version
23. Night Out - instrumental
24. Hi Hi Hi - slow verson
25. Only One More Kiss - take 1
Hidden Bonus Track: Radio spot with untitled instrumental for Hi Hi Hi / C Moon recorded at Abbey Road.

It seems to confirm that yes, there IS a version of C Moon featuring the late, great John Bonham of Led Zeppelin on drums. 55 tracks were reviewed for this disc and these 25 tracks remained. The tracks for disc 1 were remixed at Abbey Road a month ago. What's more: Further boxed sets are to be expected! We keep hearing about another 4CD set featuring only demos! And yet another, featuring live recordings! Great stuff to please the old Wings fans for sure! For those who don't read the commentaries, here's disc 2 and 3:

Disc 2 - 1973/1978

1. Gotta Sing Gotta Dance
2. Why am I crying
3. I Lie Around
4. Six o'Clock
5. Bluebird
6. Let's Love (April 1974 Version)
7. Send Me The Heart (Take 1)
8. Blackpool
9. One Hand Clapping Theme
1O. Live & Let Die (74 Version)
11. Soily (74 Version)
12. Love In Song (Take 1)
13. Rockshow (74 Version)
14. Wild Cat
15. Baby Face
16. The Note You Never Wrote (Take 1, Paul & Denny Everly's Version)
17. Silly Love Songs (Fun Version)
18. Must Do Something About It (Paul on vocal)
19. She's My Baby (Rock Version)
20. Waterspout
21. One Woman
22. Girlfriend (First Version)
23. Twelve Of The Clock
24. Did We Meet Somewhere Before
25. Goodnight Tonight (Original 1978 Version)

Bonus hidden track : Wings 1974 Audio Ad for the Bread Company ("Proud Mum")

Disc 3 - 1979/1986

1. Love awake (Ranachan Version)
2. Rockestra Theme (Wings Version)
3. Cage
4. Robber's Ball
5. Blue Sway
6. Attention (Paul's guide vocal)
7. Ode to a koala bear (Take 1)
8. Rainclouds + George Martin & Paul moving impromptu dialogue about John
9. Blackpool (1981 version)
10. All the Love is There (With Stewart Copeland on Drums)
11. I'll Give You a Ring
12. No Values (1981 Montserrat Version)
13. Tug Of War (1st string arrangement version)
14. Stop You Don't Know Where She Came From (With great Brass section)
15. Long & Winding Road / Ebony & Ivory Strawberry jam medley (With Stevie Wonder)
16. Tug Of War acoustic reprise
17. The Fool On The Hill
18. Martha My Dear / Gloriana Medieval Guitar Piece Medley
19. Your School
20. Lindiana
21. Yvonne
22. Goodtimes Coming / Feel The Sun (Long Version)
23. Angry long jam version (with Pete Townsend & Phil Collins)
24. Hey Diddle (Paul & Linda duet, Chris Thomas 1986 version)
25. Linda

Bonus hidden track : The Juggler music 1981 Theme

14 comments:

Bob said...

Most excellent! This is something that I want very much! This is as good news as "Paul is coming to town again!" would be!

emixdub said...

That is a great news indeed ! Thanks for all the details you were able to provide us.

Peerke said...

I hope you're not fooling us. This would be so great.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Further more informations (or is this just a rumour ??).

Disc 2 - 1973/1978

1/ Gotta Sing Gotta Dance
2/ Why am I crying
3/ I Lie Around
4/ Six o'Clock
5/ Bluebird
6/ Let's Love ( April 1974 Version )
7/ Send Me The Heart ( Take 1 )
8/ Blackpool
9/ One Hand Clapping Theme
1O/ Live & Let Die ( 74 Version )
11/ Soily ( 74 Version )
12/ Love In Song ( Take 1)
13/ Rockshow ( 74 Version )
14/ Wild Cat
15/ Baby Face
16/ The Note You Never Wrote ( Take 1, Paul & Denny Everly's Version )
17/ Silly Love Songs ( Fun Version )
18/ Must Do Something About It ( Paul on vocal)
19/ She's My Baby ( Rock Version )
20/ Waterspout
21/ One Woman
22/ Girlfriend ( First Version )
23/ Twelve Of The Clock
24/ Did We Meet Somewhere Before
25/ Goodnight Tonight ( Original 1978 Version )

Bonus hidden track : Wings 1974 Audio Ad for the Bread Company ("Proud Mum")



Disc 3 - 1979/1986

1/ Love awake ( Ranachan Version )
2/ Rockestra Theme ( Wings Version )
3/ Cage
4/ Robber's Ball
5/ Blue Sway
6/ Attention ( Paul's guide vocal )
7/ Ode to a koala bear ( Take 1)
8/ Rainclouds + George Martin & Paul moving impromptu dialogue about John
9/ Blackpool ( 1981 version )
10/ All the Love is There ( With Stewart Copeland on Drums )
11/ I'll Give You a ring
12/ No Values ( 1981 Montserrat Version )
13/ Tug Of War ( 1st string arrangement version )
14/ Stop You Don't Know Where She Came From ( With great Brass section )
15/ Long & Winding Road / Ebony & Ivory Strawberry jam medley ( With Stevie Wonder )
16/ Tug Of War acoustic reprise
17/ The Fool On The Hill
18/ Martha My Dear / Gloriana Medieval Guitar Piece Medley
19/ Your School
20/ Lindiana
21/ Yvonne
22/ Goodtimes Coming / Feel The Sun ( Long Version )
23/ Angry long jam version ( with Pete Townsend & Phil Collins )
24/ Hey Diddle ( Paul & Linda duet, Chris Thmas 1986 version )
25/ Linda

Bonus hidden track : The Juggler music 1981 Theme

Wogew said...

Well, it's certainly not official. But then again, an artist's own website is usually the final burial ground of a news item after it has been everywhere else on the internet ;-)

Subhajit said...

Unbelievable! Worth it even if half of these are released!

Anonymous said...

Kind of late for April fool.

Let's hope it's true!

Anonymous said...

what is your source wogey

Wogew said...

Someone very close to Paul has leaked this info. I can say no more ;-)

sailor sam said...

Thanks for passing this info along Wogew.Hope this does happen with future volumes as well.

Mat said...

Excellent news and... post! Thank you, I didn't knew nothing about this project.

Anonymous said...

What's on the fourth disc?

Rico Enbacker said...

We're now into 2011, any news on this?

cheers

Wogew said...

I think this project may have evolved into the McCartney Archive series, they are looting the "cold cuts" tracks for material to use on bonus discs of the remastered original albums.