Steel and Glass

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"Steel and Glass"
Song by John Lennon from the album Walls and Bridges
Published Lennon Music/ATV Music Ltd.
Released 26 September 1974 (US)
4 October 1974 (UK)
Recorded 1974
Genre Rock
Length 4:47
Label Apple Records
Writer John Lennon
Producer John Lennon
Walls and Bridges track listing

"Steel and Glass" is a song by John Lennon, released on his 1974 album Walls and Bridges.

Recording[edit]

In 1973, before work began on Mind Games, Lennon recorded an acoustic demo of "Steel and Glass". While Lennon's ideas were taking shape, it was largely based upon a single piano chord - from the final studio recording. Before recording Walls and Bridges in July 1974, Lennon spent somewhat 10 days in pre-production at Sunset Studios and Record Plant East, New York. During this time he rehearsed a few songs with the musicians he had recruited for the sessions. John Lennon admitted to a Detroit radio station, during an interview in 1974, that he reused "licks" from a certain song, in response to the interviewer bringing up the similarity of Steel and Glass, and what he was wondering could be a second part to the Paul McCartney dig "How Do You Sleep?".

Release[edit]

An alternative take of "Steel and Glass" was included on the posthumous collection Menlove Ave., released in 1986. Take 8 was released on the 1998 box set John Lennon Anthology. Take 9 was the master used for Walls and Bridges.

Personnel[edit]

The musicians who performed on the original recording were as follows:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Lennon: Steel and Glass". beatlesbible.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011.