Paul McCartney to resurrect One Hand Clapping, a 1974 album never released

In August 1974, when Band on the Run was topping the charts, he and Wings went into London's Abbey Road Studios to film of a video documentary and possible live studio album.

Filmed and recorded over four days, the project was scrapped, although McCartney has released some of the material.

Now set for release on June 14th, One Hand Clapping features the audio recorded for the film, several additional songs recorded off-camera, along with the original artwork designed for the project, including a TV sales brochure for the unreleased film at the time.

Opening with an instrumental jam that would become the One Hand Clapping theme song, the album features live-in-studio renditions of “Live and Let Die,” “Band on the Run,” “Jet,” “My Love,” “Hi, Hi, Hi,” “Junior’s Farm” and “Maybe I’m Amazed,” plus covers of The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” “The Long and Winding Road” and “Lady Madonna,” and the song Wings guitarist Denny Laine sang when he was in The Moody Blues -- “Go Now.”

One Hand Clapping will be released in multiple formats, including an online exclusive two-LP plus seven-inch package featuring a vinyl single of previously unreleased solo performances recorded on the final day of the sessions in the backyard of Abbey Road studios. These include the unreleased track “Blackpool,” "Country Dreamer," The Beatles’ "Blackbird,” Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock,” and Buddy Holly’s “Peggy Sue” and “I’m Gonna Love You Too.”

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