Give My Regards to Broad Street

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Give My Regards to Broad Street
Soundtrack album by Paul McCartney
Released 22 October 1984 (1984-10-22)
Recorded November 1982 – July 1983
Genre Rock
Length 61:10
Label Parlophone/EMI (UK)
Columbia/CBS (US)
Producer George Martin
Paul McCartney chronology
Pipes of Peace
(1983)
Give My Regards to Broad Street
(1984)
Press to Play
(1986)
Singles from Give My Regards to Broad Street
  1. "No More Lonely Nights"
    Released: 24 September 1984 (1984-09-24)
Music sample
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Give My Regards to Broad Street is the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name and the fifth solo studio album by Paul McCartney. Unlike the film, the album was successful, achieving number 1 in the UK chart and its lead single "No More Lonely Nights" was BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominated.[2]

Songs[edit]

The majority of the album—which is sequenced in the order of the songs' appearance in the film—features re-interpretations of many of Paul McCartney's past classics of The Beatles and Wings: "Good Day Sunshine", "Yesterday", "Here, There and Everywhere", "Silly Love Songs" (the only Wings song included), "For No One", "Eleanor Rigby" and "The Long and Winding Road". There were also interpretations of songs from McCartney's more recent albums; "Ballroom Dancing" and "Wanderlust" from Tug of War and "So Bad" from Pipes of Peace. Besides "No More Lonely Nights" (also heard in a dance version), the only previously-unheard tracks were "Not Such a Bad Boy", "No Values" and a symphonic extension of "Eleanor Rigby" entitled "Eleanor's Dream". The scope of the album was so immense that when it saw release that October, its vinyl issue had specially edited versions of its songs. The cassette and the later CD edition preserved the tracks' full lengths, while the CD went one further by including a bonus 1940s-styled piece called "Goodnight Princess".

Release and charts[edit]

Preceded by "No More Lonely Nights (Ballad)", a worldwide top 10 hit featuring guitar work by David Gilmour, Give My Regards to Broad Street entered the UK charts at number 1 while going gold with a number 21 peak in the United States (selling under expectations there). It would also mark the end of McCartney's brief alliance with Columbia Records in the US which had started with the final Wings album Back to the Egg in 1979. McCartney would re-sign with EMI worldwide (where he remained until 2007) with his Columbia output reverting to his new – and original – label in the US.

Simultaneously with the film's premiere in November McCartney's Rupert Bear recording "We All Stand Together", started back in 1980 and credited to 'Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus', was released and became a hit single in the UK, reaching number 3. The accompanying animated film was shown in cinemas immediately preceding the main Give My Regards to Broad Street feature.

The soundtrack's original release was on Columbia Records in 1984 in North America. It was remastered in 1993 and reissued on CD as part of 'The Paul McCartney Collection' series with two extended dance mixes of "No More Lonely Nights (playout version)" as bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Paul McCartney, except where noted.

CD Track Cassette Track LP Track Title CD Time LP Time Notes
1 A1 A1 "No More Lonely Nights (ballad)" 5:13 4:42 Features David Gilmour on lead guitar
2 A2 A2 "Good Day Sunshine" 2:33 1:49 (Lennon–McCartney) Original version on The Beatles album Revolver
A3 A3 "Corridor Music" 0:19
3 A4 A4 "Yesterday" 1:43 1:43 (Lennon–McCartney) Original version on The Beatles album Help!
4 A5 A5 "Here, There and Everywhere" 1:43 1:45 (Lennon–McCartney) Original version on The Beatles album Revolver
5 A6 A6 "Wanderlust" 4:07 2:48 Original version on solo album Tug of War
6 A7 A7 "Ballroom Dancing" 4:51 4:35 Features John Paul Jones on bass guitar. Original version on solo album Tug of War
7 A8 A8 "Silly Love Songs" 5:27 4:31 Original version on Wings album Wings at the Speed of Sound
A9 B1 "Silly Love Songs (reprise)" 0:36 Original version on Wings album Wings at the Speed of Sound
8 A10 B2 "Not Such a Bad Boy" 3:29 3:19
9 B1 "So Bad" 3:25 Original version on solo album Pipes of Peace
10 B2 B3 "No Values" 4:12 4:13 No More Lonely Nights (ballad reprise) is incorrectly listed as being segued with No Values on the 1993 CD remaster
11 B3 B4 "No More Lonely Nights (ballad reprise)" 2:12 0:13
B5 B5 "For No One" 1:58 (Lennon–McCartney) Original version on The Beatles album Revolver
12 B5 B6 "Eleanor Rigby" 9:10 2:07 (Lennon–McCartney) Original version on The Beatles album Revolver
B7 "Eleanor's Dream" 1:01 Original version (of "Eleanor Rigby") on The Beatles album Revolver
13 B6 B8 "The Long and Winding Road" 3:57 3:47 (Lennon–McCartney) Original version on The Beatles album Let It Be
14 B7 B9 "No More Lonely Nights (playout version)" 5:03 4:26
15 "Goodnight Princess" 3:58 Original Columbia CDs (CK 39613) listed this track as Goodnight Lonely Princess
1993 bonus tracks
CD Track Cassette Track LP Track Title CD Time LP Time Notes
16 "No More Lonely Nights (extended version)" 8:11 "No More Lonely Nights (special dance edit)" incorrectly listed as "No More Lonely Nights (special dance mix)"
17 "No More Lonely Nights (special dance mix)" 4:21

LP version[edit]

Due to the length of the recording, the 1984 LP omits "So Bad" and "Goodnight Princess", edits out about six minutes of "Eleanor's Dream", and also sections of "Good Day Sunshine", "Wanderlust" and "No More Lonely Nights (playout version)".

On the LP cover a remark alerts the listener:

  • This record is longer than usual but due to the available playing time on a vinyl disc some editing of the sound track has been necessary to retain full volume and dynamic range. Even longer versions exist on cassette and compact disc.

Track lengths on album notes do not include spoken sections between songs and so do not match CD timings. On the list above these sections are included at the beginning of each track, as on the 1984 release, while on the remastered 1993 CD (listed above) they are mostly included at the end of the tracks.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Japan (Oricon Charts) 164,000[7]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Give My Regards to Broad Street at AllMusic
  2. ^ Broad Street (1984) – Awards
  3. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 41, No. 13" (PHP). RPM. 1 December 1984. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street". dutchcharts.nl. MegaCharts. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia – Gli album più venduti del 1984" (in Italian hitparadeitalia.it). Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  8. ^ "charts.org.nz Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street". VG-lista. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  11. ^ "swedishcharts.com Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street". Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1980s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Give My Regards to Broad Street: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Album Search: Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street" (ASP) (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1984". RPM. 5 January 1985. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "日本で売れた洋楽アルバムトップ10" [Top-ten international albums on the Japanese Oricon Year-End Charts 1984]. Archived from the original on 29 August 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  17. ^ "Complete UK Year-End Album Charts". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1979–1990". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Give My Regards to Broad Street in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Steeltown by Big Country
UK number one album
3 November 1984 – 10 November 1984
Succeeded by
Welcome to the Pleasuredome
by Frankie Goes to Hollywood