Twin Freaks

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Twin Freaks
Twin Freaks.jpg
Remix album by
Twin Freaks
Released14 June 2005
GenreElectronica, mashup
0946 3 11300 1 4
ProducerPaul McCartney & Freelance Hellraiser
Paul McCartney chronology
Back in the World
Twin Freaks
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Singles from Twin Freaks
  1. "Really Love You"
    Released: 6 June 2005
  2. "What's That You're Doing"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[1]

Twin Freaks is a collaborative album by musician Paul McCartney with DJ and producer Freelance Hellraiser (Roy Kerr). The album was released on 13 June 2005.

History and structure[edit]

McCartney and Kerr created the double vinyl album as a continuation of Kerr's collaboration with McCartney from a 2004 tour. Kerr was known at the time for the mash-up album A Stroke of Genius, in 2002.[2]

Kerr performed a half-hour set prior to McCartney's 2004 gigs[2] in which Kerr remixed various McCartney tracks into unusual and often unrecognizable forms. Twin Freaks was the outgrowth of these manipulations.

All McCartney tracks are strongly revised and reinvented in the process.[2] Who is responsible for what aspects of the works or their reinvention is unclear.[2] Parts of basic McCartney tracks are vigorously reworked.

The album was produced as a double vinyl release and a digital download in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format. The cover and interior artwork features paintings that are similar in tone and style to artist Willem de Kooning. McCartney knew the late artist, with whom he shared a similar painting style.

"Really Love You", backed with "Lalula", was released as a one-sided 12" single, limited to 500 copies, released on 6 June 2005. A second single, limited to 200 copies, was of "What's that You're Doing" backed with "Rinse the Raindrops".

The album was re-released as a digital download on 24 April 2012 to iTunes and Amazon.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul McCartney, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Really Love You" (Paul McCartney, Richard Starkey) – 5:42
  2. "Long Haired Lady (Reprise)" (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 4:50
  3. "Rinse the Raindrops" – 3:14
Side two
  1. "Darkroom" – 2:30
  2. "Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 3:26
  3. "Temporary Secretary" – 4:12
Side three
  1. "What's That You're Doing" (Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney) – 4:57
  2. "Oh Woman, Oh Why" – 4:19
  3. "Mumbo" (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 5:24
Side four
  1. "Lalula" – 4:25
  2. "Coming Up" – 4:42
  3. "Maybe I'm Amazed" – 6:12


  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th edn). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 1257. ISBN 0-19-531373-9.
  2. ^ a b c d
  3. ^ "Twin Freaks: Paul Mccartney: Official Music". Retrieved 20 January 2013.

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