1. (00:05:03) Paul McCartney - A Love For You
2. (00:03:20) Paul McCartney - My Carnival
3. (00:04:25) Paul McCartney - Waterspout
4. (00:03:20) Paul McCartney - Mama's Little Girl
5. (00:02:08) Paul McCartney - Night Out
6. (00:03:32) Paul McCartney - Robber's Ball
7. (00:02:45) Paul McCartney - Cage
8. (00:04:37) Paul McCartney - Did We Meet Somewhere Before
9. (00:03:24) Paul McCartney - Hey Diddle
10. (00:02:56) Paul McCartney - Tragedy
11. (00:03:46) Paul McCartney - Best Friend (Live)
12. (00:02:44) Paul McCartney - Same Time Next Year
Playing Time.........: 00:41:59
Total Size...........: 70.96 MB
NFO generated on.....: 7/29/2008 12:01:01 PM
Cold Cuts is probably the best known of the unissued McCartney projects.
With a canon of unreleased music rivaled by few other artists, Paul required
an outlet for this material. The original concept was the release of a two
record set comprising a disc full of hits - Hot Hits, and a second disc of
leftovers, B-sides and unreleased material - Kold Kutz. Over the years, three
finished lineups of the unreleased material have surfaced, each stronger than
its precursor. The first collection was compiled in 1978 and ran roughly sixty
minutes, gathering material from 1971 to the present. Due to record
company pressure for product, this project was not completed, and Wings
Greatest was sent to satisfy the Christmas market. Now known simply as Cold
Cuts, the project was once again taken off the shelf following the Back To
The Egg sessions. The Linda and Denny vocal spotlights were trimmed along
with the instrumental material in favor of Paul's more commercial offerings.
The final version to surface hails from the end of 1980 and consists of the
same twelve tracks, albeit in a different sequence. It came about after Paul's
self-imposed exile earlier in the year, when he pulled the remaining members
of Wings together in October of 1980 to once again polish up the old tracks.
A listen to these recordings begs the question "why weren't these released!",
as most of them are superior to their contemporary relatives. Unfortunately,
in the wake of John Lennon's death, the project was shelved again. In late
1987, additional production work was undertaken at Air Studios in London, by
Paul, co-producer Chris Thomas and engineer Bill Price. The mixes of 'Mama's
Little Girl' and 'Same Time Next Year' which appeared on the 'Put It There'
single in February 1990, are from these sessions.
The set presented here is the 1980 version, known by collectors as the "No
Baloney" lineup, in reference to the cover artwork used on this unofficial vinyl