Hope of Deliverance

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"Hope of Deliverance"
Hope of deliverance cover.jpg
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Off the Ground
B-side"Long Leather Coat"
Released28 December 1992 (UK)
12 January 1993 (US)
FormatCD maxi, 7" single, cassette
Recorded1992
GenreRock, Latin
Length3:22 (album version)
LabelCapitol
Parlophone
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Producer(s)Paul McCartney
Julian Mendelsohn
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"The World You're Coming Into"
(1991)
"Hope of Deliverance"
(1992)
"C'Mon People"
(1993)

"Hope of Deliverance" is a Rock, Latin song by Paul McCartney, featured on his 1993 album Off the Ground. It reached number 18 on the UK Singles Chart and became a top-five hit in Austria, Canada, Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

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 17, 1992.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hope of Deliverance" became a hit in McCartney's native UK, reaching number 18.[2] It did not fare well on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 83,[3] but it did better on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, reaching number nine,[4] and in Canada, where it reached number five.[5] It also did very well in Germany, peaking at number three.[6] Remix versions were released on 15 January 1993,[7] and picked up massive airplay in clubs.[citation needed] The song went on to become the 11th biggest worldwide hit of 1993.[8]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[9]

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.[10][11][12][13][14] During the Out There Tour, McCartney performed "Hope of Deliverance" with all musicians in his band playing guitar, including the tour opener in Belo Horizonte.[15]

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 certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luca Perasi, Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969–2013), L.I.L.Y. Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-88-909122-1-4, pp. 303–304
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  3. ^ a b "Paul McCartney Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Paul McCartney Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1765." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Offiziellecharts.de – Paul McCartney – Hope of Deliverance". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  7. ^ Miles, Barry; Badman, Keith, eds. (2001). The Beatles Diary After the Break-Up: 1970–2001 (reprint ed.). London: Music Sales Group. ISBN 978-0-7119-8307-6.
  8. ^ "World Chart Show – Year-End Chart 1993".
  9. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Paul McCartney - "Hope of deliverance"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Paul McCartney trajo la magia al estadio El Campín". Elespectador.Com. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Fernan Martínez en Amanecer W habla del concierto de Paul McCartney en Bogotá". Wradio.com.co. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Paul McCartney breaks sales record in Colombia - Colombia news". Colombia Reports. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Concierto de Paul McCartney por fin es una realidad | Entretenimiento". Noticiascaracol.com. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
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  16. ^ Blaney 2007, p. 212.
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Paul McCartney – Hope of Deliverance". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paul McCartney – Hope of Deliverance" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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  20. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1763." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Lescharts.com – Paul McCartney – Hope of Deliverance" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  23. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Hope of Deliverance". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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  31. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Paul McCartney – Hope of Deliverance". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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  • Blaney, John (2007). Lennon and McCartney: Alone Together. London: Jawbone Press. ISBN 1-906002-02-9.