Chaos And Creation In The Backyard

Paul McCartney

Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Slipcase Cover
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Special Edition Slipcase Front
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - CD Cover Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - CD Back
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - C.D. Front Cover Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - C.D. Back Cover
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Cover detail Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Rear Detail
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Detail from Front Cover Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Detail from Back Cover

Label Parlophone
Catalogue No.'s 337 9612 .... (00946 337961 2 6)
337 9581 (Vinyl)
Release date 12th September 2005
Total time C.D.   - 46:55
DVD. - 51:35
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :18th September 2005
Highest Position :10
Weeks in Chart :3
Comments : Paul McCartney's 20th Studio album since The Beatles, and thirty-fifth release in total.
Credited to "Paul McCartney".
All tracks written and composed by Paul McCartney.
Produced by Nigel Godrich
Production Assistant: Dan Grech-Marguerat
Engineer: Darrell Thorp
Mixed at Ocean Way Recording, L.A. Mastered by Alan Yoshida.

Recorded in London and Los Angeles over the course of the past two years. Its release coincides with the September 16th 2005 launch of Paul McCartney's all new 37 City US Tour, his fastest selling concert ever!

Chaos and Creation in The Backyard is a return to the basics for McCartney. Paul is credited with playing the majority of the instruments on the album, which is somewhat reminiscent of 'McCartney' (1970) when he was credited with playing ALL of the instruments. They include the drums, guitar bass, keyboards, as well as many of the less traditional instruments such as block flute, harmonium and flugelhorn.

The CD/DVD Set is beautifully presented in an Maroon Slip case with gold lettering entitled "Paul McCartney" "Chaos and Creation in The Backyard" Special Edition.
The gold lettering of Paul's name is very special .... have you turned the cover upside down ?
Paul's name has been printed as an "Ambigram" ... word or words that have rotational symmetry.
For a nice site with definitions and examples see Jonathan Gough's Ambigram Site.

The CD album is on the Maroon Parlophone Label, and is protected in a jewel case which is inlaid in Gold. In addition there is a very nice 20-page booklet containing the lyrics to the tracks, together with some fine line artwork. The front of the booklet displays a truly nostalgic black and white image taken by brother Mike McCartney called "Our kid through Mum's net curtains" featuring a very young Paul McCartney in his garden strumming guitar and is dated 1962.
The booklet Line art is by Brian Clarke.
The booklet rear photograph, "Paul at the piano, 2005" was by Bill Bernstein.
Art Direction by Paul McCartney and Stylorouge London.

The C.D. entered the chart at number 10 on 18th September 2005, the following week it dropped to 34 and then to 70.

"Chaos" was also issued on vinyl, which included a bonus set of four 12" square line drawing prints.

I am led to believe that as of 2nd December 2005 "Chaos" had sold about forty-five thousand copies.

Also see singles released from this album :
       Fine Line
       Jenny Wren

D.V.D.

Also included in the Special Edition Set is a 51 minute BONUS DVD entitled 'Between Chaos And Creation'.
Executive Producer: Paul McCartney.
Director and Editor: Simon Hilton.
Producer; James Chads.
Production Company: Maguffin.
DVD Mastering: Abbey Road Interactive.
Contents:
"Between Chaos And Creation" - 30 minute Documentary
(Total running time 31:34).
"Fine Line" - 4 minute studio performance video
(Total running time 3:28).
                    Presented in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital, LCPM Stereo.
"Line Art" - 12 Minute Animated Film
(Total running time 11:40).
                    Drawings by Brian Clarke. Animation by Momoco.
                    Presented in PAL 16:9 anamorphic picture, with an audio soundtrack in LCPM Stereo.
                    Includes 3 instrumental tracks: "Riding To Vanity Fair", "At the Mercy" and "Anyway".
"How Kind of You" - 5 minute menu
(Total running time 4:48).

MPL


The C.D.

No Track Credits Time
1 Fine Line Paul plays: Bosendorfer Grand Piano, Baldwin Spinet, Hofner Bass,
                    Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar,
                    Ludwig Drums, Shakers and Tambourine.
Strings performed by The Millennia Ensemble
Arranged and conducted by Joby Talbot.
Recorded at: Air Studios, London.
3:05
2 How Kind Of You Paul plays: Bosendorfer Grand Piano, Flugelhorn, Hofner Bass,
                    Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar,
                    Ludwig Drums, Shaker and Cuerrero.
Piano and Epiphone Acoustic Guitar loops by Paul and Nigel.
Recorded at: Air Studios, London.
4:47
3 Jenny Wren Paul plays: Epiphone Texan Acoustic Guitar and Ludwig Floor Tom.
Pedro Eustache plays Duduk.
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
3:47
4 At The Mercy Paul plays: Steinway Grand Piano, Cello, Hofner Bass,
                    Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar, Mass Vibrachimes,
                    Tambourine and B3 Organ.
Jason Falkner: Electric Guitar.
James Gadson: Drums.
Strings and Brass performed by The Millennia Ensemble
Arranged and conducted by Joby Talbot.
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
Strings Recorded at: Air Studios, London.
2:38
5 Friends To Go Paul plays: Bosendorfer Grand Piano, Flugelhorn, Hofner Bass,
                    Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar,
                    Ludwig Drums, Tambourine on Snare, Hohner Melodica, and Shakers.
Recorded at: Air Studios, London.
2:43
6 English Tea Paul plays: Bosendorfer Grand Piano, Recorders, Hofner Bass,
                    Ludwig Bass Drum, and Tubular Bells.
Strings and Brass performed by The Millennia Ensemble
Arranged and conducted by Joby Talbot.
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
Strings Recorded at: Air Studios, London.
2:12
7 Too Much Rain Paul plays: Bosendorfer Grand Piano, Schmidt Autoharp, Hofner Bass,
                    Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar, Martin 12 String Guitar,
                    Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Ludwig Drums, and Maracas.
Recorded at: Air Studios, London.
3:24
8 A Certain Softness Paul plays: Petersen Classical Guitar, Hofner Bass,
                    Crown Upright Piano, Harmonium,
                    Paiste Gong, Cymbal and Triangle.
Jason Falkner: Classical Guitar.
Joey Waronker: Bass Drum, Bongos and Shaker.
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
2:42
9 Riding To Vanity Fair Paul plays: Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Hofner Bass,
                    Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar, Toy Glockenspiel and Wurlitzer Grand Piano.
Strings performed by The Los Angeles Music Players
Arranged by David Campbell.
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
5:07
10 Follow Me Paul plays: Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Epiphone Texan Acoustic Guitar, Hofner Bass,
                    Ludwig Drums, Percussion, Block and Tambourine.
Rusty Anderson: Acoustic Guitar.
Brian Ray: Acoustic Guitar.
Strings performed by The Millennia Ensemble
Arranged and conducted by Joby Talbot.
Recorded at: RAK Studios, London.
2:31
11 'Promise To You Girl Paul plays: Steinway Grand Piano, Crown Upright Piano, Hofner Bass,
                    Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Moog,
                    Ludwig Drums, Triangle, Tambourine and Shaker.
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
3:10
12 This Never Happened Before  Paul plays: Yamaha Grand Piano, Hofner Bass,
                    Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar, Ludwig Drums,
Strings and Brass performed by The Millennia Ensemble
Arranged and conducted by Joby Talbot.
Recorded at: Rak Studios, London
3:24
13 Anyway Paul plays: Steinway and Bosendorfer Grand Pianos, Cello, Hofner Bass,
                    Gibson L5 Electric Guitar, Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar,
                    Ludwig Drums, Moog, and Harmonium.
Strings and Brass performed by The Millennia Ensemble
Arranged and conducted by Joby Talbot.
Recorded at: Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
Strings Recorded at: Air Studios, London.
3:50
                     After 20 seconds of silence, there is one "hidden" (unlisted) track:
14 I've Only Got Two Hands * Instrumentation unlisted 3:12


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