Beautiful Night    b/w    Love Come Tumbling Down

Paul McCartney
 
Beautiful Night - Front Cover Beautiful Night - Rear Cover
Beautiful Night - Front Cover Beautiful Night - Rear Cover
Beautiful Night - 7inch Front Beautiful Night - 7inch Rear
Beautiful Night - 7inch Front Beautiful Night - 7inch Rear
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. RP 6489
CD RS 6489 (CD)
CD R 6489 (CD)
Country of Origin England
Release Date 15th December 1997 (all formats)
U.K. Chart Detail :
Entry Date :27th December 1997
Highest Position :25
Weeks in Chart :4 Weeks
Detail : Paul's fifty-first single.
Credited to "Paul McCartney".

The third single to be pulled from "Flaming Pie", this was released in exactly the same style as the two previous releases ! There was a 7" picture disc single (seen above), and two different CD's all released the same day.
The A-side was recorded 13th May 1996 and features Paul, Linda, Jeff Lynne and Ringo, and the B-side (unreleased) was recorded on 10th March 1987 (!), and features Paul with Tim Renwick, Nick Glennie-Smith and Charlie Morgan. This track was one of those recorded at sessions in 1987 which were produced by Phil Ramone and led to an entire unreleased album (allegedly !).

The first CD version (CDRS 6489) has the same two tracks as the 7", plus 10 more minutes of "Oobu Joobu" (Part 5).
The second CD (CDR 6489) has "Beautiful Night" coupled with another unreleased track, "Same Love", plus another 8 minutes of "Oobu Joobu" (Part 6).

The "Oobu Joobu Part 5" listing is :

  1. And Now
  2. Oobu Joobu Main Theme
  3. Beautiful Night Chat
  4. Paul and Ringo talk about "Beautiful Night"
  5. Ringo Chat
  6. Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie Mix)
  7. Beautiful Night (Original Version)
  8. Goodbyes
  9. Oobu Joobu Main Theme

The "Oobu Joobu Part 6" listing is :

  1. This One (jingle)
  2. Oobu Joobu Main Theme
  3. Oobu Joobu We Love You
  4. Paul talks about Abbey Road
  5. Strawberry Fields Forever (Paul solo)
  6. Paul talks about Abbey Road
  7. Come On Baby
  8. Paul talks about Abbey Road
  9. Come On Baby (contd.)
  10. Paul ends chat about Abbey Road
  11. Okay are you ready (jingle)
  12. Love Mix
  13. Widescreen Radio (jingle)
  14. Goodbye
  15. Oobu Joobu Main Theme
On the rear cover above, Paul says,
"I unearthed this old song for when Ringo was coming, changed a few lyrics and it was really like the old days. I realised that we hadn't done this for so long, but it was very comfortable, And it was still there".

A promo video is made using the services of director Julian Temple. As it features full-frontal shots of an actress (Emma Moore) swimming naked in the River Mersey this is soon banned (even by MTV) and Paul is forced to rethink and re-shoot. The second video includes an unknown London band named "Spud", Ringo plays a night-watchman who gets annoyed with the noise, but ends up playing drums with them.

The picture disc single was released in a plastic cover with just a cardboard insert as a "sleeve". The picture of Paul was taken by Linda. The first CD was available in a "double CD" jewel case, with space to hold the second CD plus the track listing and information of the second one.

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