Hope of Deliverance

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"Hope of Deliverance"
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Off the Ground
B-side "Long Leather Coat"
Released 28 December 1992 (UK)
12 January 1993 (US)
Format CD maxi, 7" single, cassette
Recorded 1992
Genre Rock
Length 3:20 (album version)
Label Capitol
Parlophone
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Julian Mendelsohn
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"The World You're Coming Into"
(1991)
"Hope of Deliverance"
(1993)
"C'Mon People"
(1993)

"Hope of Deliverance" is a hit song by Paul McCartney, featured on his 1993 album Off the Ground.

Chart performance[edit]

It became a hit in his native UK, reaching number 18.[1] It did not fare well on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 83, but did better on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, hitting number 9.[2] It also did very well in Germany, reaching number 3 there, and is still gaining a lot of airplay in Central and Eastern European radios as well as in South America. Remix versions were released on 15 January 1993,[3] and picked up massive airplay in clubs.It was number one on European top 20 "1993/02/13"

Recording[edit]

The song was recorded during sessions for "Off the Ground". The overdub session has been told in detail by Italian percussionist Maurizio Ravalico in the book Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013). It took place on July 17th, 1992.[4]

Live performances[edit]

The song was featured in the set list of 1993's The New World Tour. It was in hiatus until McCartney performed it again in Bogotá, Colombia on 19 April 2012 during his On the Run Tour—the first time performing a song from Off the Ground with his 2012 lineup.[5][6][7][8][9]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Hope of Deliverance" — 3:20
  2. "Long Leather Coat" (P. McCartney/L. McCartney) — 3:33
Audio cassette
  1. "Hope of Deliverance" — 3:20
  2. "Long Leather Coat" (P. McCartney/L. McCartney) — 3:33
CD maxi
  1. "Hope of Deliverance" — 3:20
  2. "Big Boys Bickering" — 3:19
  3. "Long Leather Coat" (P. McCartney/L. McCartney) — 3:33
  4. "Kicked Around No More" — 5:25

Personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Paul McCartney Charts and Awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  3. ^ Miles, Barry; Badman, Keith, ed. (2001). The Beatles Diary After the Break-Up: 1970-2001 (reprint ed.). London: Music Sales Group. ISBN 9780711983076. 
  4. ^ Luca Perasi, Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013), L.I.L.Y. Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-88-909-122-1-4, pp.303-304
  5. ^ "Paul McCartney trajo la magia al estadio El Campín". Elespectador.Com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Fernan Martínez en Amanecer W habla del concierto de Paul McCartney en Bogotá". Wradio.com.co. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Paul McCartney breaks sales record in Colombia - Colombia news". Colombia Reports. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Concierto de Paul McCartney por fin es una realidad | Entretenimiento". Noticiascaracol.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  9. ^ "El inefable McCartney". Modernois. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  10. ^ Blaney 2007, p. 212.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Hope of Deliverance", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  12. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1993" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  13. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  14. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  15. ^ "Paul McCartney Japanese Singles Chart listings". Original Confidence. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  16. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  17. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  18. ^ 1993 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved August 8, 2008)
  19. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Paul McCartney; 'Hope of Deliverance')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 

References[edit]

  • Blaney, John (2007). Lennon and McCartney: Alone Together. London: Jawbone Press. ISBN 1-906002-02-9.