Pretty Little Head    b/w    Write Away
12" adds, "Angry"

Paul McCartney
Pretty Little Head - Rear Cover Pretty Little Head - Front Cover
Pretty Little Head - Rear Cover Pretty Little Head - Front Cover
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. R 6145
12 R 6145 (12")
TC R 6145 (Cassette single)
Country of Origin England
Release Date 27th October 1986 (12" same day)
17th November 1986 - Cassette Single !
U.K. Chart Detail : 
Entry Date :2nd November 1986
Highest Position :76
Weeks in Chart :2 Weeks
Detail : Paul's thirty-eighth single.
Credited to "Paul McCartney".

Both sides of the single are written by Paul along with Eric Stewart, and can both be found on the album "Press To Play".
The B-side though is ONLY on the C.D. version, it is NOT on the vinyl.
Hence the most unusual fact that the label says on the A-side "From the album", and the B-side says "From the C.D." !
The A-side is a remix of the album track, mixed by Larry Alexander, and is shorter than the album version, coming in at 3:50.

The 12" was released the same day, has a longer A-side remix this time by John Potoker at 6:56,
with the same B-side as the single, plus an extra track of "Angry", remixed by Larry Alexander and running at 3 seconds longer than the album version.

A video was shot, but is scripted as a storyline (which seems better suited to "She's Leaving Home !).
Paul only appears in a cameo spot which he filmed in London on 18th October.

With the single failing in the chart, three weeks later Paul released his first ever cassette single (limited edition at 2000 copies) which
contained the same tracks as the 12" ... it didn't help, it still failed to dent the Top 75 !

The single was released in a picture sleeve, with photography by Linda.

2nd November 1986 - "Pretty Little Head" misses out on the official top 75, but is registered in the UK charts at number 76.
It remains just one more week.

                                          Chart progression:   76 - 85 .... out


Paul's Single Releases

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