Album/CD: Flaming Pie
Artist: Paul McCartney
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:06
Paul McCartney vocal, acoustic guitar, leg slap/percussion
Linda McCartney backing vocals
Writer Paul McCartney
Producers Paul McCartney/George Martin
Engineer Bob Kraushaar
Studio location Sussex, England
Recorded 3 September 1992
Seeking a short, simple song to close Flaming Pie, Paul McCartney has searched back 25 years to find 'Great Day', an acoustic number that he and Linda used to perform "sitting around the kitchen or when the children were dancing". The candlelit evenings in Long Island, enforced by Hurricane Bob in August 1991, not only led Paul to write 'Calico Skies' but also found him plucking this one from the memory vault. So, a year later, in the same session that he recorded his new number with George Martin, Paul also committed 'Great Day' to tape for the first time (despite its years), not changing a hair of the arrangement or lyric.
" It's just a little upbeat song of hope - to the point and in the spirit of this whole album. "