Driving Rain

Paul McCartney
 
Driving Rain - Front cover Driving Rain - Rear Cover
Driving Rain - Front Cover Driving Rain - Rear Cover
Driving Rain - Inner Sleeve 1 Driving Rain - Inner Sleeve 2
Driving Rain - Inner Sleeve 1 Driving Rain - Inner Sleeve 2
Driving Rain - Rear of Booklet Driving Rain - The C.D.
Driving Rain - Rear of Booklet Driving Rain - The C.D.
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. 535 5101
535 5102 (C.D.)
Release date 12th November 2001
Total time 67:19
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :18th November 2001
Highest Position :46
Weeks in Chart :1
Detail : Paul's thirty-third "solo" album release.
Personnel :
Paul - Vocals, Bass guitar, Guitars and Piano
Rusty Anderson - Guitars and Backing vocals
Abe Laboriel Jnr. - Drums, Percussion and Backing vocals
Gabe Dixon - Keyboards and Backing vocals
David Kahne - Programming, Orchestral samples, Synth and Guitar.
James McCartney - Percussion (track 9)
Ralph Morrison - Violin (track 11)
James McCartney - Guitar (track 12)
String Quartet : (track 13)
       David Campbell - Viola.
       Matt Funes - Viola.
       Joel Derouin - Violin.
       Larry Corbett - Cello.
Eric Clapton - Guitar (track 16)

Produced by David Kahne
Executive Producer - Paul
Engineer - Mark Dearnley
Recorded at Henson Recording Studio, L.A.

The album was recorded then mixed in just two sessions. Firstly, most of the tracks in the last two weeks of February, then completion in June 2001. Paul and his selected musicians had never played together before, and in fact, hadn't even met !
Reportedly 22 tracks were laid down, but details are unclear at present. If this is proved to be so, then expect a few tracks appearing as B-sides.

Cover design by Norman Hathaway, Micha Weidmann and Donat Raetzo.
The C.D. booklet has 24 pages, with full lyrics (except for "Freedom" which is not mentioned except for a sticker on the front). The rear C.D. cover contains 28 very small black-and-white prints all taken by Paul on his Casio Wrist Camera Watch, seven of which are blown up in the booklet to booklet page size, which makes them very grainy (not a good advert for the watch-camera !). The C.D. itself is probably one of those pictures too, being grey and grainy, but no apparent image present. Like the two singles already taken from it, it is "signed by Paul".

The vinyl rear cover has 35 of those watch camera pictures, no's 26, 29-33 and no.35 are extra (no. 34 being the one that is no. 26 on the C.D.). The vinyl edition is a double album in a single large sleeve housing both records. It does not have a booklet as the lyrics are on the inner sleeves. Record 1 inner sleeve is pink on one side with pictures only appearing on the other side (as seen above), record 2 inner sleeve is red on one side with pictures only appearing on the other side (as seen above).

Recommended Retail Price of the C.D. was 12:99, whereas I paid 18 for the vinyl.

18th November 2001 this album entered the U.K. chart at number 46, in the first week it's total sales in the U.K. were 10,755 ... it dropped out the following week.
I am led to believe that as of 2nd December 2005 Driving Rain had sold just over forty-two thousand copies.

Also see singles released from this album :
       From A Lover To A Friend
       Freedom


Side 1

No. Track Composer Recording Information Time
1 Lonely Road McCartney Recorded 16th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Hofner bass and sang a live vocal, some of which was then overdubbed along with a Martin acoustic, an Epiphone electric and another vocal.
Abe played drums live, and overdubbed tambourine.
Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar live, then overdubbed Pedal steel guitar and Gibson acoustic.
Gabe played Wurlitzer electric piano.
David overdubbed Roland organ.

3:15
2 From A Lover To A Friend McCartney Recorded 20th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played piano, then overdubbed Hofner bass and the vocal.
Abe played drums.
Rusty played 12-string electric guitar with a capo on the first fret.
Gabe played piano.

3:47
3 She's Given Up Talking McCartney Recorded 17th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Martin acoustic guitar and sang a live vocal, then overdubbed Hofner bass with a fuzz effect and his own Ludwig drum kit.
Abe played Roland Handsonic electric percussion.
Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar through a Leslie pedal, then overdubbed other guitar parts.
Gabe played Hammond organ.
David overdubbed Electric guitar.

4:56
4 Driving Rain McCartney Recorded 27th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Hofner bass and sang a live vocal, then overdubbed a Martin acoustic guitar and another vocal.
Abe played his drum kit then overdubbed Paul's Ludwig drums.
Rusty played Gibson 12-string guitar live, then overdubbed Dan Electro electric guitar.
Gabe played Wurlitzer electric piano.
David overdubbed synths.

3:26

Side 2

No. Track Composer Recording Information Time
5 I Do McCartney Recorded 17th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Martin acoustic then overdubbed Hofner bass and the lead vocal.
Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit, and overdubbed tambourine.
Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar.
Gabe played piano.
David overdubbed orchestral samples.

2:55
6 Tiny Bubble McCartney Recorded 25th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Fender Rhodes then overdubbed Hofner bass, Epiphone electric guitar and the lead vocal.
Abe played a small scale DW drum kit.
Rusty played Dan Electro and a Gibson 335 electric guitar.
Gabe played Hammond organ.

4:19
7 Magic McCartney Recorded 25th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Epiphone electric guitar then overdubbed Hofner bass, Martin acoustic and the vocal.
Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit.
Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar live, then overdubbed Martin acoustic.
Gabe played Fender Rhodes.
David overdubbed a synth.

3:57
8 Your Way McCartney Recorded 18th February 2001.
Original recording on 8-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Epiphone electric guitar and sang the vocal, then overdubbed his Ludwig drum kit and knee slaps.
Abe played his drums, then overdubbed electronic drums and backing vocals.
Rusty played Vox bass guitar, then overdubbed Pedal steel guitar and backing vocals.
Gabe played Hammond organ then overdubbed backing vocals.

2:54

Side 3

No. Track Composer Recording Information Time
9 Spinning On An Axis P.McCartney-J.McCartney Recorded 21st February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Rickenbacker bass, then overdubbed Martin acoustic, Epiphone electric guitar, percussion and the vocal.
Abe played his drum kit and Roland Handsonic then overdubbed percussion.
Rusty played Dan Electro electric guitar, then overdubbed Martin acoustic and percussion.
Gabe overdubbed percussion.
James overdubbed percussion.
David overdubbed Wurlitzer.

5:16
10 About You McCartney Recorded 16th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played a Pignose electric guitar and sang the vocal, then overdubbed more vocals.
Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit, then overdubbed tambourine.
Rusty played Vox bass guitar, then overdubbed Gibson 12-string electric guitar.
Gabe played Wurlitzer then overdubbed Hammond organ.

2:53
11 Heather McCartney Recorded 2nd March 2001.
Original demos were transferred to 16-track analogue tape, then loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Piano and sang the vocal, then overdubbed electric, acoustic and bass guitars.
Abe overdubbed Paul's Ludwig drums.
Rusty overdubbed backing vocals.
Gabe overdubbed backing vocals.
David overdubbed sampled strings.
Ralph Morrison overdubbed violin.

3:25
12 Back In The Sunshine Again P.McCartney-J.McCartney Recorded 28th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Hofner bass and sang a live vocal, then overdubbed Epiphone electric guitar and more vocals.
James played Parker electric guitar, then overdubbed a guitar solo part.
Abe played his drum kit.
Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar.
Gabe played piano.

4:20

Side 4

No. Track Composer Recording Information Time
13 Your Loving Flame McCartney Recorded 19th June 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played piano, then overdubbed Hofner bass, vocal, and tambourine.
Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit, then overdubbed backing vocals.
Rusty played Les Paul electric guitar, then overdubbed acoustic guitar with a capo on the 1st fret and backing vocals.
Gabe played Hammond organ, then overdubbed backing vocals.
David overdubbed sampled orchestra.
The string quartet were overdubbed.

3:42
14 Riding Into Jaipur McCartney Recorded 16th February 2001.
Original recording on 8-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Martin "Backpacker" acoustic guitar, then overdubbed Hofner bass and a vocal.
Abe played Roland Hansonic with African drums samples.
Rusty played Tampura, then overdubbed Gibson electric 12-string guitar.
Gabe played piano.
David overdubbed a synth.

4:07
15 Rinse The Raindrops McCartney Recorded 19th February 2001.
Original recording on 16-track analogue tape loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.

Paul played Hofner bass and sang a lead vocal, then overdubbed Spanish guitar and further vocals.
Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit, then overdubbed an Accordion.
Rusty played Gibson 335 electric guitar, then overdubbed "Strat" electric guitar.
Gabe played Wurlitzer electric piano, then overdubbed piano and Hammond organ.

10:08
Final track of the album is a "Bonus Track" on the C.D.
16 Freedom McCartney See Freedom the single for detail. 3:32



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