Beautiful Night (Paul McCartney song)

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"Beautiful Night"
CD5 single
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Flaming Pie
B-side "Love Come Tumbling Down" (7" only)
"Same Love" (CD only)
Released 15 December 1997
Format 7", Maxi-CD
Recorded Sussex and Abbey Road Studios 13 May 1996
Genre Rock
Length 5:03
Label EMI, Parlophone
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"The World Tonight"
(1997)
"Beautiful Night"
(1997)
Rushes
(The Fireman)
(1999)
Flaming Pie track listing

"Beautiful Night" is a song by Paul McCartney and is the 13th track on his 1997 album Flaming Pie. In December 1997, it was released as the third and final single from that album, peaking at number 25 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1997 in British music).[1]

The song was originally recorded in August 1986 in New York, but never released in the United States. That version can be heard on the CD single as part of the "Oobu Joobu" section.

The song features the first of two collaborations McCartney performed with Ringo Starr on Flaming Pie (the second being "Really Love You") as well as an orchestration by George Martin, recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

Personnel[edit]

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" R6489, CD1 CDRS6489
  1. "Beautiful Night" – 5:03
  2. "Love Come Tumbling Down" – 4:21
  3. "Oobu Joobu" (Part 5) – 9:54 (CD only)
  • CD2 CDR6489
  1. "Beautiful Night" – 5:08
  2. "Same Love" – 3:53
  3. "Oobu Joobu" (Part 6) – 8:33

B-side information[edit]

"Same Love" and "Love Come Tumbling Down" are both previously unreleased tracks. The "Oobu Joobu" songs are a series of demos, interviews, and unreleased songs jumbled together into one track. The name is taken from McCartney's radio program, Oobu Joobu.

  • "Oobu Joobu" (Part 5) contains:
  1. "And Now" – 0:10
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 1:14
  3. Beautiful Night Chat – 0:09
  4. Paul and Ringo talk about "Beautiful Night" – 2:06
  5. Ringo Chat – 0:09
  6. "Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie Mix)" – 1:31
  7. "Beautiful Night (Original Version)" – 4:02
  8. Goodbyes – 0:17
  9. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:37
  • "Oobu Joobu" (Part 6) contains:
  1. "This One" (jingle) – 0:08
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:32
  3. "Oobu Joobu We Love You" – 0:15
  4. Paul talks about Abbey Road – 0:43
  5. "Strawberry Fields Forever" (Paul solo) – 0:14
  6. Paul talks about Abbey Road – 1:31
  7. "Come On Baby" – 0:54
  8. Paul talks about Abbey Road – 0:18
  9. "Come On Baby (contd.)" – 0:33
  10. Paul ends chat about Abbey Road – 0:22
  11. "Okay are You Ready" (jingle) – 0:10
  12. "Love Mix" – 3:02
  13. "Widescreen Radio" (jingle) – 0:05
  14. Goodbye – 0:18
  15. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:48

Video[edit]

The video accompanying the single was directed by Julien Temple and had to be re-edited as a brief glimpse of a woman skinnydipping caused a minor controversy. Also appearing in the video were Ringo Starr, Linda McCartney (her final appearance in a music video) and the band Spud (although they are shown performing with McCartney, they did not contribute to the recording of the track). The video debuted during an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 

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