Flaming Pie - Front Cover
Track: The Songs We Were Singing
Album/CD: Flaming Pie
Artist: Paul McCartney
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 3:32
Release: 1997

Paul McCartney
lead vocal, harmony vocal, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar,
double bass, harmonium

Jeff Lynne
harmony vocal, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard

Paul McCartney

Jeff Lynne/Paul McCartney

Engineers Geoff Emerick/Jon Jacobs, assisted by Keith Smith

Digital sequencing Marc Mann

Studio location Sussex, England

Recording began 6 November 1995

Written in Jamaica in early January 1995, 'The Song We Were Singing' was the first number taped by Paul in his initial album sessions with Jeff Lynne. Among the instruments Paul plays here is the standup bass originally owned by Bill Black and used on Elvis Presley's earliest and greatest hits - including 'Heatbreak Hotel', the recording that seized the soul and assaulted the senses of a schoolboy Paul McCartney in 1956.

" I was remembering the Sixties; sitting around late at night, dossing, smoking pipes, drinking wine... jawing, talking about the cosmic solution. It was what we were all doing... all that 'What about... wow!' It's that time in your life when you got a chance for all that. "