Here’s A Remastered Version Of Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr’s ‘Beautiful Night’
Whenever you hear a new song by Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr, it’s like getting a phone call from a very old friend. The voice sounds so familiar, and it reminds you of a time when things were simple. Well, there’s another one waiting in line for you, and it’s a familiar one too. There’s a remastered version of ‘Beautiful Night’ that’s just released by Paul McCartney!
‘Beautiful Night’ EP is set to release today
Paul McCartney just re-released an EP which features the remastered version of ‘Beautiful Night’, with Ringo Starr. The EP is a part of an upcoming re-release of Paul’s 1997 album ‘Flaming Pie’, which is set to be released on the 31st of July.
Moreover, the EP also includes a ‘Run Through’ recording and a ‘1995 Demo’ and ‘Oobu Joobu Part 5’. The latter is a medley of ‘Beautiful Night’ themed-chat and interview recordings of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Here’s a link for you all to listen to:
But, more special than ‘Beautiful Night’ was the reunion that McCartney and Starr finally had after ages. And McCartney had some amazing memories from the night they recorded the songs, back in 1995.
Paul McCartney recalls the recording sessions with Ringo Starr
Moreover, Paul McCartney also has a lot of fond memories while recording ‘Beautiful Night’. He said:
I’d been saying to Ringo for years that it’d be great to do something, because we’d never really done that much work together outside The Beatles. One night Jeff (Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra co-founder) suggested, ‘Why don’t you get Ringo in?’ and I said, ‘OK.’ It just sort of happened.
And so, McCartney recalls how he had written down ‘Beautiful Night’ many years ago. But, he chose that night when Ringo came to finally record it:
I had this song ‘Beautiful Night’ which I’d written quite a few years ago. I’d always liked it but I felt I didn’t quite have the right version of it. So, I got this song out for when Ringo was coming in, and right away it was just like the old days.
McCartney also recalls that ‘Beautiful Night’ was subject to a few changes too. But, he really cherished working with Ringo Starr all over again. It brought back so many memories from the days of The Beatles:
When I wasn’t on the mic, in the solo breaks and stuff, I really made a point of turning round and watching this guy drum. ‘And I’m thinking, my god, you know the memories across this 10-yard gap here, him on the drums and me on the bass, the lifetime that’s going on here’. So, you know, it’s a sort of magic. And he and I these days get quite emotional about it, because we should. We ought to. It’s a bloody emotional thing, the years. If nothing else. You know, to sit down with Ringo is always a great thing. It’s always worthwhile. It’s always fun.