Driving Rain

Paul McCartney

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CD cover
CD cover

back inlay - outside
back inlay - outside

back of booklet
back of booklet

back inlay - inside
back inlay - inside

sticjer (on jewel case)
sticker (on jewel case)

complete jewel case (front)
complete jewel case (front)

the CD
the CD

Driving Rain Album Sampler
A very nice Driving Rain Album Sampler 
program (for PC), featuring previews of 
all 16 tracks, can be downloaded 
from www.paulmccartney.com:

Direct Download (PC, 2.5 MB)

(thanks to Graham Calkin for the scans!)

Europe:  EMI 7243 5 35510 2 5 Release Date: November 12, 2001
USA: Capitol 7243 5 35510 2 5 Release Date: November 13, 2001

Total Time: 67:17

Tr Title Time
1 Lonely Road 3:16
2 From A Lover To A Friend 3:48
3 She's Given Up Talking 4:57
4 Driving Rain 3:26
5 I Do 2:56
6 Tiny Bubble 4:21
7 Magic 3:59
8 Your Way 2:55
9 Spinning On An Axis 5:16
10 About You 2:54
11 Heather 3:26
12 Back In The Sunshine Again 4:21
13 Your Loving Flame 3:43
14 Riding Into Jaipur 4:08
15 Rinse The Raindrops 10:08
16 Freedom 3:33

Listen to previews of "Freedom", "Lonely Road" and "From A Lover To A Friend" at www.paulmccartney.com and Capitol Records

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Track by track description (from booklet)

  1. LONELY ROAD
    Recorded on 16th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape, then loaded into Logic audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Hofner bass and sang a live vocal some of which was used then overdubbed Martin acoustic, Epiphone electric guitar and another vocal. Abe played drums and overdubbed tambourine. Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar, then overdubbed Pedal steel guitar and Gibson acoustic guitar, Gabe played Wurlitzer electric piano. David overdubbed Roland Organ.
  2. FROM A LOVER TO A FRIEND
    Recorded on 20th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played piano then overdubbed Hofner bass and the vocal. Abe played drums. Rusty played 12-string electric guitar with a capo on the 1st fret. Gabe played piano.
  3. SHE'S GIVEN UP TALKING
    Recorded on 17th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Martin acoustic guitar and sang the lead vocal then overdubbed Hofner bass with a fuzz effect and his own Ludwig drum kit. Abe played Roland Handsonic electronic percussion. Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar through a Leslie pedal and overdubbed other guitar parts. Gabe played Hammond Organ. David overdubbed electric guitar.
  4. DRIVING RAIN
    Recorded 27th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape, then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Hofner bass and sang a live vocal then overdubbed Martin acoustic guitar and another vocal. Abe played his drum kit then overdubbed Paul's Ludwig drums. Rusty played Gibson 12 string guitar and overdubbed Dan Electro electric guitar. Gabe played Wurlitzer electric piano. David overdubbed synths.
  5. I DO
    Recorded 17th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs. David Leonard mixed this track.
    Paul played Martin acoustic then overdubbed Hofner bass and the lead vocal. Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit and overdubbed tambourine. Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar. Gabe played piano. David overdubbed orchestral samples.
  6. TINY BUBBLE
    Recorded on 25th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Fender Rhodes then overdubbed Hofner Bass, Epiphone electric guitar and the lead vocal. Abe played a small scale DW drum kit. Rusty played Dan Electro and a Gibson 335 electric guitar. Gabe played Hammond organ.
  7. MAGIC
    Recorded 25th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Epiphone electric guitar then overdubbed Hofner Bass, Martin acoustic guitar and the vocal. Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit. Rusty Gibson SG electric guitar and then overdubbed Martin acoustic guitar. Gabe played Fender Rhodes. David overdubbed a synth.
  8. YOUR WAY
    Recorded 18th February 2001 onto 8-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Epiphone electric guitar and sang the vocal then overdubbed his Ludwig drum kit and knee slaps. Abe played his drums then overdubbed electronic drums and backing vocals. Rusty played Vox bass guitar then overdubbed pedal steel guitar and backing vocals. Gabe played Hammond organ then overdubbed backing vocals.
  9. SPINNING ON AN AXIS
    Recorded 21st February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Rickenbacker bass then overdubbed Martin acoustic, Epiphone electric guitar, percussion and the vocal. Abe played his drum kit and Roland Handsonic then overdubbed percussion. Rusty played Danelectro electric guitar then overdubbed Martin acoustic guitar and percussion. Gabe overdubbed percussion. James overdubbed percussion. David overdubbed Wurlitzer.
  10. ABOUT YOU
    Recorded 16th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs
    Paul played a Pignose electric guitar and sang the vocal then overdubbed more vocals. Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit then overdubbed a tambourine. Rusty played Vox bass guitar then overdubbed Gibson 12 string electric guitar. Gabe played Wurlitzer then overdubbed Hammond organ.
  11. HEATHER
    Some tracks from Paul's original demo were transferred to 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs on 2nd March 2001.
    Paul played Piano and sang the vocal then overdubbed electric, acoustic and bass guitar. Abe overdubbed Paul's Ludwig drums. Rusty overdubbed backing vocals.
    Gabe overdubbed backing vocals. David overdubbed sampled strings. Ralph Morrison overdubbed violin.
  12. BACK IN THE SUNSHINE AGAIN
    Recorded 28th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs
    David Leonard mixed this track. Paul played Hofner bass and sang the vocal then overdubbed Epiphone electric guitar and more vocals. James played Parker electric guitar then overdubbed a guitar solo part. Abe played his drum kit. Rusty played Gibson SG electric guitar. Gabe played piano.
  13. YOUR LOVING FLAME
    Recorded 19th June 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs. David Leonard mixed this track.
    Paul played piano then overdubbed Hofner bass, vocal and tambourine. Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit then overdubbed backing vocals. Rusty played Les Paul electric guitar then overdubbed acoustic guitar with a capo on the 1st fret and backing vocals. Gabe played Hammond organ then overdubbed backing vocals. David overdubbed sampled orchestra. String quartet overdub: David Campbell, Viola; Matt Funes, Viola; Joel Derouin, Violin; Larry Corbett, Cello
  14. RIDING INTO JAIPUR
    Recorded 16th February 2001 onto 8-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Martin "Backpacker" acoustic guitar then overdubbed Hofner bass guitar and a vocal. Abe played Roland Handsonic with African drum samples. Rusty played tampura then overdubbed Gibson electric 12-string guitar. Gabe played piano. David overdubbed a synth.
  15. RINSE THE RAINDROPS
    Recorded 19th February 2001 onto 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs.
    Paul played Hofner bass and sang a lead vocal then overdubbed Spanish guitar and further vocals. Abe played Paul's Ludwig drum kit then overdubbed an accordion. Rusty played Gibson 335 electric guitar then overdubbed 'strat' electric guitar. Gabe played Wurlitzer electric piano then overdubbed piano and Hammond organ.
  16. Freedom
    'Freedom' was performed as the closing song of the six-hour Concert For New York. Due to public reaction to the song, two days later (October 23rd) Paul booked into a New York studio and recorded the track for rush-release. Eric Clapton recorded a new guitar solo.

Album Credits

All tracks composed by Paul McCartney except tracks 9&12 - composed by Paul McCartney and his son James McCartney(!)

All tracks performed by:
Paul McCartney (vocals, bass guitar, guitars, piano)
Rusty Anderson (guitars, backing vocals)
Abe Loborial Jnr (drums, percussion, backing vocals)
Gabe Dixon (keyboards, backing vocals)

Additional Musicians:
James McCartney (percussion - track 9, guitar - track 12)
Ralph Morrison (violin - track 11)
David Campbell, Matt Funes, Joes Derouin, Larry Corbett (string quartet - track 13)

Produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney

This album was recorded and mixed over two sessions in February and June 2001 at The Henson Studios, Los Angeles. Although Paul and the band had never met before, let alone played together, they recorded 18 tracks in the first two weeks in February. The sessions ended with mixing in June with a total of just five weeks for the entire sessions. Reportedly, 22 tracks have been recorded altogether (which will surely give us a few new tracks as B-sides on singles).

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