Paul McCartney – Music video collection 1970-2020 part 1

by Mike Carrera

This is an updated version of the list of official music videos made by Paul in his solo career that we made in 2015.
It includes some corrections to erroneous information that official releases or other publications contain; you will find unknown facts, versions never documented, and in-depth analysis of some of the videos.

The list follows a chronological order of the year the video was filmed or first aired and its later versions or variations are included below.

The second part will be published in the future, including the most recent videos and also: Paul with other artists, Linda videos, cameos, as a guest musician, as a director, etc.
If you cannot find a video reviewed here, it is probably because it’s something unofficial or does not correspond to a music video intended for promotion. The YouTube links are only illustrative, I do not know the people in charge of those channels and I appreciate allowing me to use them. Thanks for their invaluable collaboration to Michael Ayre, Anahi “McCartney” and Roger Stormo. English is not my native language so everything is very simple. This is a fan job. Corrections, updates and additional facts are always welcome.

There are 203 videos documented in Part One. Thanks.


1970:

Maybe I’m Amazed #1  (1970) VERSION 1- VARIATION A  (ORIGINAL VIDEO)

Directed by Charlie Jenkins.
Video Premiere: April 19, 1970.

The first music video in Paul’s solo career was made with photographs taken by Linda and him. What characterizes the original version is the slight movement and instability of the images.
The word ‘McCartney‘ at the beginning shows a light yellow tone. This variation has not been officially released but is available on Bootleg DVDs and has been broadcast worldwide for decades.

Maybe I’m Amazed #2  (1993) VERSION 1- VARIATION B

Directed by Charlie Jenkins.
Mastered: June 16, 1993

It was re-released in 1993 as a promotion for the new McCartney remastered catalog collection on CD. The video remains the same as VARIATION A, however the audio was replaced by the new mix, it includes a slate that notices the change in sound. This version was unknown to most collectors. It circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Maybe I’m Amazed #3  (2007) VERSION 1- VARIATION C

Directed by Charlie Jenkins.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped that gives an appearance as if all the photos had more zoom.
The word ‘McCartney‘ at the beginning of the video is shown in white in this version.

Maybe I’m Amazed #4  (2012) VERSION 1- VARIATION D

Directed by Charlie Jenkins.
Digital Remaster: ‘McCartney Archive Collection’, June 13, 2012.

Available as part of the “Archive Collection” series, it is without doubt the most complete version to date. Digitally restored, the instability and movement in the photographs were eliminated but also, it shows for the first time the images much wider than its predecessors, all the photographs are shown without being cropped, especially on the bottom and sides. The title ‘McCartney‘ is in a higher position than any other version as the video is not cropped at either end, the typography is more stylized and now in a light brown color unlike the original in light yellow .

Maybe I’m Amazed #5 (2020) VERSION 1- VARIATION E

Directed by Charlie Jenkins.
Video Premiere: April 17, 2020.

Released on Paul’s official YouTube channel as part of the 50th Anniversary of the album ‘McCartney’ and despite being restored frame by frame, it has many deficiencies when compared to VARIATION D.
It was tried to be similar to the original from 1970, but several aspects were changed: the typography with the word ‘McCartney‘ is more stylized and is now shown in a bone white color instead of the original light yellow, the photographs are mostly cropped to respect the first version, however there are many that were paired against the 2012 version and others that are in between; and the final photograph was drastically cropped at the top and enlarged to prevent the dark spots that appear in all previous versions were visible.

Maybe I’m Amazed #6 (2001) VERSION 2

A completely different video was made by MPL as part of the promotion to the TV special and album ‘Wingspan’, on May 8, 2001.
It shows different photographs from VERSION 1 and some from the original video were also preserved; as well as archival footage of Linda and Paul’s wedding, and  films made by Roy Benson in Scotland in 1971 (many scenes also appear in the original videos for “Heart of The Country” and “Three Legs”). This version still does not appear in any official release but is available on Bootleg DVD.

* The 1977 and 2002 Live Versions are described later.


1971:

Heart of the Country #1(1971) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Roy Benson, filmed in Scotland, 1971.
Video Premiere: June 24, 1971.
Digital Remaster: ‘Ram Archive Collection’, May 21, 2012.

Heart of the Country #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by Roy Benson, filmed in Scotland, 1971.
Release Date:  Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Three Legs (1971)

Directed by Roy Benson, filmed in Scotland, 1971.
Video Premiere: June 24, 1971.
Digital Remaster: ‘Ram Archive Collection’, May 21, 2012.

* The version of ‘Uncle Albert’ from the 1973 TV special “James Paul McCartney” is commonly mistaken for an original promotional video from 1971.


1972:

Mary Had A Little Lamb:

I will keep the “official” order of the versions as they appear in the 2018 ‘Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection’, however it should be noted that Denny Laine wears a beard in two of them (VERSION 2 ‘Desert’ and VERSION 3 ‘Barn’) and only mustache in the rest; and Henry McCullough likewise shows a prominent beard and sideburns in the ‘Desert’ and ‘Barn’ versions and a shorter beard in the others; It is possible that the four were not filmed on the same day (as described in the book that accompanies the Archive Collection and other authors), but two to three days apart, from June 6 to 8, 1972 (although this is not documented). All videos were made at BBC Television Theater in Shepherds Bush, London. Considering this, the order of the versions and filming should start with the videos where they appear with a beard, as follows:

VERSION 1= Desert

VERSION 2= Barn

VERSION 3= Countryside

VERSION 4= Psychedelic

Mary Had A Little Lamb #1 –Countryside Version

Directed by: Nicholas Ferguson.
Filmed: June 6 ?, 1972. Video Premiere: June 24, 1972.
Digital Remaster: ‘Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection’ Dec 7, 2018

This version includes an open microphone and in some parts we can hear McCartney’s additional live vocal. It shows Paul and Wings on a stage simulating the countryside, mixed with an animated cartoon.

Mary Had A Little Lamb #2 –Desert Version

Directed by: Nicholas Ferguson
Filmed: June 6, 1972. Unaired video.

Available at the Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection, December 7, 2018, although a fragment was shown for the first time within a sub-menu in the 2007 ‘McCartney Years’ collection.
Also known among fans as the “circus” version, it shows Paul with a red clown nose and the other members dressed in allusive outfits.

Mary Had A Little Lamb #3 –Barn Version

Directed by: Nicholas Ferguson.
Filmed: June 6, 1972. Video Premiere: June 29, 1972.
Digital Remaster: ‘Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection’ Dec 7, 2018

This version includes an open microphone and in some parts we can hear McCartney’s additional live vocal. Shows the group on a stage simulating a barn alongside real animals.

Mary Had A Little Lamb #4 –Psychedelic Version

Directed by: Nicholas Ferguson.
Filmed: June 6 ?, 1972. Video Premiere: Oct 12, 1972.
Digital Remaster: ‘Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection’ Dec 7, 2018

This version also includes an open microphone and in some parts we can hear McCartney’s additional live vocal. It shows the group “floating”, wearing red and orange clothes that gradually change color.

* Another version that is commonly mistaken for a promotional video is the one filmed specifically in 1973 for the TV show “James Paul McCartney“.


Hi Hi Hi #1 (1972) VERSION 1- ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Steven Turner.
Filming Date: Nov 25, 1972.
Digital Remaster: ‘Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection’ Dec 7, 2018

 

Hi Hi Hi #2 (2007) VERSION 1- VARIATION B 

Directed by: Steven Turner.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format. The typography in the ‘Hi Hi Hi’ sign was slightly modified and underneath it no longer includes the legend “Copyright McCartney Productions LTD 1972” that does appear in the original video.

Hi Hi Hi #3 (2001) VERSION 2 

A completely new edition was produced by MPL as part of the promotion to the TV special and album ‘Wingspan‘, on May 8, 2001.
The basis of the video is the live performance from ‘Rockshow’ during the 1976 ‘Wings Over America’ tour, but scenes are interspersed with the 1972 version, as well as brief excerpts from other videos such as the documentary ‘Wings Over The World’. This version still does not appear in any official release but is available on Bootleg DVD.

C Moon #1  (1972) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Steven Turner.
Filming Date: Nov 25, 1972.
Digital Remaster: ‘Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection’ Dec 7, 2018

 C Moon #2  (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by: Steven Turner.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format. The typography in the ‘C Moon’ sign was slightly modified and underneath it no longer includes the legend “Copyright McCartney Productions LTD 1972” that does appear in the original video.


The information published regarding the different existing variations of the ‘My Love’ video is null.

1973:

My Love #1  (1973) EDIT 1- ORIGINAL VIDEO –Live vocal

Directed by Mick Rock, March/April 1973.

It is the best-known version. McCartney’s voice is live on top of the original backing track. The main difference against Edition 2 is the front camera doing a close up to Paul’s face.
This version has not been officially released but is available on Bootleg DVD.

My Love #2  (1973) EDIT  1- VARIATION B

Directed by Mick Rock, March/April 1973.

Variation prepared by Toshiba EMI in Japan using the audio from the original studio version; uses some scenes differently to make the video match the audio track, although the result is not that favorable. This version is not officially available either.

My Love #3 (1973) EDIT 1  -VARIATION C

Directed by Mick Rock, March/April 1973.

Another variation removing the audio with the live vocal to replace it with the official version. Unlike the attempt made in Japan, this edition made in Europe was correct, but several scenes had to be re-edited so that the audio matched up perfectly. Some scenes appear in this variation at different times than the others. At the end Paul appears standing up, turning his hair from side to side (the same shot that appears in all versions during the guitar solo). There is no evidence that this version has been broadcast on television but it circulates among video collectors.

My Love #4  (2007) EDIT  1  VARIATION D

Directed by Mick Rock, March/April 1973.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped that gives an appearance as if all the scenes had more zoom. As a unique feature, this variation includes two scenes of Paul’s face in slow motion. And like the previous two, it includes the audio of the official version of the album instead of Paul’s live vocal.

My Love #5 (1973) EDIT  2 –Live vocal

Directed by Mick Rock, March/April 1973.
Digital Remaster: ‘Red Rose Speedway Archive Collection’ Dec 7, 2018

Rarely seen although it was in circulation among video collectors long before 2018 that it finally came out officially.
Although it is practically the same version as Edit 1 including the live vocal, it uses a camera angle completely different on the left side of Paul’s face for most of the video; it also features six unique scenes of Linda and Denny, and several additional differences in editing. The total of different scenes between Edition 1 (Original Video or Variation D) and Edition 2 are: 25.

* Another version that is commonly mistaken for a promotional video is the one filmed specifically for the TV show “James Paul McCartney“.


 Live And Let Die (1973)

Directed by: Maurice Binder.

The video premiered on the BBC’s Top of the Pops on June 22, 1973 and shows the opening montage of the 007 film in exclusive, without the titles and credits; this official video along with the complete program survives in the BBC archives in black and white in good quality. The movie ‘Live and Let Die’ was released until June 29 in the United States and July 5 in England.

* Another version that is commonly mistaken for a promotional video is the one filmed specifically for the TV show “James Paul McCartney“.

* A “supposed” color video of the Top of the Pops program from this same date (June 22, 1973) circulates on the internet, but it is the version from “James Paul McCartney” that someone wanted to pass off as an original broadcast.


 Helen Wheels #1  (1973) VERSION 1 –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Roy Benson. Nov 1973.

This version has not been officially released but is available on Bootleg DVD. 

Helen Wheels #2 (1993) VERSION 2 – VARIATION B

Directed by: Roy Benson.
Mastered: June 16, 1993

It was re-released in 1993 as a promotion for the new McCartney remastered catalog collection on CD. The video remains the same as Version 1, however the audio was replaced by the new mix, it includes a slate that notices the change in sound. This version was unknown to most collectors. It circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Helen Wheels #3 (1999) VERSION 3  -VARIATION D

According to the credits on the slate, this version was directed by Paul McCartney and edited by Roy Benson.
Special Effects by Alistair Donald. March 1999.

Although all three versions are the same video, the official slate for this variation is named “VERSION 3 (1999 SPECIAL)”. Includes digitally added special effects.
Contrary to other information, this version of ‘Helen Wheels’ was not part of the 2001 promotional videos for ‘Wingspan’. It has not been officially released but is available on Bootleg DVD.

Helen Wheels #4 (2007 & 2010) VARIATION E

Directed by: Roy Benson.
Release date: Nov 12, 2007 (‘McCartney Years’) & Nov 1, 2010 (‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’)

Both releases use the same source of the original video (Version 1) with cropped image and 16: 9 widescreen, which makes it necessary to have the original format.


Band On the Run #1 (1973) VERSION 1

Directed by Michael Coulson. Dec 1973.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007 (‘McCartney Years’) & Nov 1, 2010 (‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’)

The semi-animated video was broadcast at least once by Granada Television on the UK’s ITV network in 1973, but was virtually unknown to fans until it was released in 2007 with the official video collection: ‘McCartney Years’, and three years later it was also included in the ‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’. Both releases use the same video source (16: 9 widescreen)

Band On The Run #2 (1999) VERSION 2

Directed by Alex Peacock.
Mastered: Feb 3, 1999.

As part of the 25th anniversary of the ‘Band on the Run’ album, a completely different video was made for promotion. It lasts only 3:14 minutes since it skips all the slow opening part of the song, it begins with scenes from the album cover photo shoot. It has never been officially released but circulates widely and was broadcast at the time on various video networks worldwide.

Band on The Run #3 (2001) VERSION 3

A completely new edition was produced by MPL as part of the promotion to the TV special and album ‘Wingspan‘, on May 8, 2001.

The screen is split in two, on the left side are interspersed scenes from the North American tour (Paul without a mustache and long hair) and Europe (Paul with a mustache and trimmed hair) from Wings in 1976, while on the right side is the film from the album cover photo shoot as well as various scenes from Wings on the 75-76 Tour, mostly from the TV special ‘Wings Over the World’.

This version still does not appear in any official release but is available among collectors with its original slate, or on Bootleg DVD without the slate.

Band On The Run #4 (2014) VERSION 4                                               

Directed by: Ben Ib.
Video Premiere: Apr 29, 2014

An ingenious “lyric video” showing all the lyrics of the song with computer animation celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of the single was published on Paul’s official YouTube channel, to date it is not available in any physical collection.

* Live versions (1987 and 1990) are described later.


1974:

Jet #1 (1974) VERSION 1

Feb/March 1974.

It is the forerunner of McCartney’s “lyrical videos”, showing the full lyrics of the song combined with photographs of Paul and Linda that appear within the art of the album ‘Band on The Run’. Created by MPL. Broadcast at least once by Granada Television on the UK’s ITV network. It was omitted from the ‘McCartney Years’ and ‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’ collections or any other official release to date. An almost complete version (includes a three-second cutoff around 2:46) circulates on the internet in poor quality; it is available in its entirety among collectors. A good quality fragment was broadcast on May 12, 1976 on Dutch TV in the program ‘Veronica Totaal’.

Jet #2 (1979) VERSION 2 

Directed by Jack Prestty.
Filmed: June 22, 1976, Los Angeles , CA.
Release Date:  Nov 13, 2001.

One of three promotional clips (see below ‘Let’ em In’ and ‘Listen to what the Man Said’) created in March 1979 as part of the promotion for the TV special ‘Wings Over The World’. There is no evidence that these three complete songs were broadcast on television as separate ‘music videos’  that year, however on May 8, 2001 they were rescued within the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan‘ project, and for a strange reason they were the only video clips that kept their original copyright year in the credits (1979 instead of 2001).
This version of “Jet” also appeared as a bonus on the DVD ‘Wingspan‘ (extended version) released on November 13, 2001, and shows the video without the cropped image contrary to how it later came out in the official version of ‘ Rockshow ‘on Blu Ray / DVD in 2013 or  ‘McCartney Years’ in 2007.

Mamunia (1974)

Directed by Jim Quick, July 1974.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007 (‘McCartney Years’) & Nov 1, 2010 (‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’)

The semi-animated video was broadcast at least once by Granada Television on the UK’s ITV network in 1974, but was virtually unknown to fans until it was released in 2007 with the video collection ‘ McCartney Years’, and three years later it was also included in the ‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’. Both releases use the same video source (16: 9 widescreen)

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five #1 (1974) ‘Smoking Version’

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five #2 (1974) ‘Non-Smoking Version’ 

Directed by David Litchfield, in late August 1974.

It belongs to the filming of the ‘One Hand Clapping’ video (never officially released until 2010 in ‘Band On The Run Archive Collection’). Reported in Club Sandwich magazine as one of McCartney’s canned videos, it was rediscovered in 2010 but it was ruled out to include it in the ‘Archive‘ box set as it was practically a repetition of material, although it has its differences compared to what we see in ‘ One Hand Clapping ‘: Here there is no narration from Paul himself at the beginning that overshadows the song, and towards the end the image of McCartney is frozen for several seconds and is not linked to the theme “Baby Face” or the coda from ‘Band on the Run’ (as some fans have recreated this video on their internet  video channels). Two different editions were made: ‘smoking’ and ‘non-smoking’, the difference is only towards the middle part when Paul smokes in front of the camera, the version “without smoking” edits this scene and puts in its place another take of Paul at the piano. These videos are not found in any official release or Bootleg to date.

Junior’s Farm (1974)                           

Directed by David Litchfield, in late August 1974; broadcast until 1975.

It comes from the sessions for the originally unreleased ‘One Hand Clapping’ video, but this song was left out of the final version. It was used on a limited basis as a music video to promote the single months later.

It has never appeared in its entirety in any official release, a fragment can be seen in a sub-menu in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection from 2007. Available complete on Bootleg DVD.


1975:

Band On The Run Album Promo (1975 & 2007) ORIGINAL VIDEO & VARIATION B 

Directed by Clive Arrowsmith.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007 (‘McCartney Years’) & Nov 1, 2010 (‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’)

An 8-minute collage with some songs that are part of the album (“Band on the Run”, “1985”, “Mrs. Vandebilt” & “Bluebird”), includes footage from the album cover photo shoot. It has been used by some television channels as a ‘music video’. Officially released in 2007 in ‘McCartney Years’ in its version with the cropped image (VARIATION B) that was duplicated in 2010 with ‘Band on the Run Archive Collection’, so to have the uncropped version you must resort to the original on Bootleg DVDs.


Venus and Mars/Rock show #1  (1975) LONG VERSION   (3:47)

Venus and Mars/Rock show #2  (1975) SHORT VERSION (3:20)

Video from: Liverpool, Sept 15, 1975; Newcastle, Sept 16, 1975 & Glasgow, Sept 21, 1975.
Audio from: Newcastle, Sept 16, 1975.

Previously available information indicated that it was filmed at the Glasgow concert on September 21, 1975 which is incorrect. It’s an excellent edit of three different concerts without anyone noticing the differences at first glance. Wings came out dressed in the same clothes in Liverpool and Newcastle as the concerts would be professionally filmed and editing would be easier. 55% of the video is from Newcastle (front and right side shots with a camera set at a very high level, Linda and Denny’s keyboards on Paul’s left are in a different position; microphones and stands are almost attached to the edge of the stage); 40% of the scenes are from Liverpool (right side shots with a stage level camera, Linda and Denny’s keyboards are perfectly positioned to Paul’s left profile, the edge of the stage is far away from the microphones and masts); and 5% is from Glasgow (only six seconds shown towards the middle in shots with a camera on the left side of the stage, Denny and Jimmy can be seen in different clothes than the rest of the video).

The audio belongs to Newcastle and the bootleg audience tape that circulates fully verifies everything: from the beginning with a loud whistle from someone in the audience (which can be heard both in the amateur recording and in the long version of this video), and even in extra phrases in McCartney’s voice towards the middle such as “Yeahh, tell me .. What’s that man movin’ to and fro? … ”; and near the end: “Yeahhh If there’s a ..Rockshow .. of course I’m gonna be there..yeah“; “Long hair… The Madison Square you’ve got .. rock and roll .. ohhh down at the Hollywood Bowl ..”; “..Down at the Madison Square ..”; also the deep voice in the choruses that Denny Laine jokes with a loud “hoiii!” when Paul finishes: “And the ring at the end of my nose makes me look rather pretty”, can be heard in the same way on the Newcastle audience tape as well as this official video. The real Glasgow concert is also in circulation and does not match to what is heard in this video.

The two versions are originally edited, making their duration shorter compared to the concert. Two complete verses were edited, from “The Lights go down” and returns to the part that begins with “In my green metal suit ..”. Also Jimmy’s guitar solo was shortened in length. The only difference with the ‘Short Version’ is that it omits the entire instrumental introduction to “Venus and Mars”.

None of these official videos were included in the ‘Venus and Mars Archive Collection’, so Bootlegs are required.

Letting Go #1 (1975) LONG VERSION   (5:08)

Letting Go #2 (1975) SHORT VERSION (4:43)

Video from: Liverpool, Sept 15, 1975; Newcastle, Sept 16, 1975 & Glasgow, Sept 21, 1975.
Audio from: (First part) Newcastle, Sept 16, 1975 & (Final part) Liverpool, Sept 15, 1975.

Previously available information indicated that it was filmed at the concert in Glasgow on September 21, 1975, which is partially incorrect, as the real Glasgow recording gives a different performance and introduction. This video is edited from the three concerts filmed officially by Paul during the UK tour but mainly uses the show from Newcastle for both audio and video (the available audio from Newcastle matches perfectly, starting with Paul’s intro “Is our latest single .. it’s called Letting Go ..” and also when he pronounces” Ohh yeahh” shortly before starting to sing it, although there is a slight false start edited out in the official video); side scenes on the left side of Paul are interspersed and were filmed in Glasgow (which at times do not match up with what he is singing, being very noticeable a scene in which Paul moves his lips like “yeah, yeah, yeah … yeahh!“, but in the audio is only heard “Uuh Yeah”); and scenes on the right side that correspond to Liverpool towards the middle and end of the video.

In the Glasgow scenes, Jimmy McCulloch wears a black long-sleeved shirt and red vest during his first solo, however when the video reaches the second guitar solo, Jimmy is now seen wearing a red short-sleeved shirt and white vest, this final sequence corresponds to Liverpool. This video uses edited audio from two different concerts and an assembled video from three. The exact audio and video editing from Newcastle to Liverpool occurs at the start of the solo of the brass section, at 4:30 for the long version or at 3:08 for the short version. Another detail to notice the differences in the scenes, in Newcastle the public is practically at Paul’s feet and attached to the microphone stands and cables, however in the Liverpool and Glasgow scenes they and the stage are completely away from the public. Denny Laine can be seen in different clothes from sequence to sequence also in this video.

Additional scenes of Wings riding a bus are included. The short version removes the opening sequence of Paul and Linda boarding the bus in London.

The official documentary “Wings Over the World” also misidentifies mixed footage of Newcastle (front and right side scenes, Paul shaking hands with fans at their feet) and Glasgow (left side scenes of Wings in kilts) as “Glasgow, Scotland ”, so it was thought that these two official video clips (“Venus and Mars/Rock Show” & “Letting Go”) had been filmed in Scotland, however there are many differences in the clothes of the members at all times, something that no author had detected to date (Paul came out dressed the same in all three shows):
Newcastle: Denny Laine: long-sleeved white shirt and brown vest, Linda in a black dress, Jimmy: short-sleeved red shirt and white vest.
Glasgow: Denny Laine: red kimono and black shirt, Linda in a red dress, Jimmy: black long-sleeved shirt and red vest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZlP-DUG6D4

(They were dressed the same as Newcastle at the Liverpool concert).

None of these official videos were included in the “Venus and Mars Archive Collection”, so Bootlegs are required.
Note: The Treffpunkte TV show, broadcast in Germany in November 1975, is rumoured to include some songs and backstage scenes filmed in Liverpool on September 15, 1975, but Denny and Jimmy’s outfits do not match, so it may be from another undocumented date.

 


1976:

Silly Love Songs #1 (1976) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Gordon Bennett, May/June 1976.

In 2001 it was remastered as part of the promotional videos for the TV special and album “Wingspan“; and on September 23, 2014 it was released in the official ‘Wings at the Speed of Sound Archive Collection’.

Silly Love Songs #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by Gordon Bennett, May/June 1976.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped. The ending is shorter: in the original version over the video the copyright is shown and Paul and Linda keep walking but in the 2007 version it ends earlier.


1977:

Maybe I’m Amazed (1977 ‘Wings Over America’)

The video was released in February 1977. It is a collage of photographs taken during the 1975-76 Tour, accompanying the live audio extracted from the album ‘Wings Over America’ which was released as a single on Feb 4, 1977. This official video was omitted in the ‘Wings Over America Archive Collection’ and is only available on Bootleg DVD.

Mull of Kintyre #1 (1977) Scottish Version –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Filmed: Oct 13, 1977, Mastered: Nov 1977. First broadcast: BBC TOTP Nov 24, 1977.

In 2001 it was remastered as part of the promotional videos for the TV special and album ‘Wingspan’ on May 8th.
It is not available in its original version in any official release but is expected to be included in the “London Town” Archive Collection in the future.

Mull of Kintyre #2 (2007) Scottish Version –VARIATION B

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Mull of Kintyre #3 (1977)  Elstree Version – ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Nicholas Ferguson
Filmed: Dec 9, 1977.  Mastered: Dec 11, 1977. First Broadcast: BBC TOTP Dec 15, 1977.

Known among fans as the “Misty” video, although it is officially the version filmed at the Elstree Studios.
It is not available in its original version in any official release but is expected to be included in the “London Town” Archive Collection in the future.

Mull of Kintyre #4 (2007)  Elstree  Version – VARIATION B

Directed by Nicholas Ferguson.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Mull of Kintyre #5 (1977) Abbey Road Version (unreleased)

Length: 3:44 Unaired

A third version was filmed at Abbey Road Studios on December 2, 1977, while Wings (Paul, Linda and Deny) were doing some recordings. The studio was decorated with Christmas ornaments and a pony is present as well (some pictures of Paul, Linda and the pony crossing Abbey Road have been available for many years, they come from this filming session). It remains unreleased on both official or Bootlegs, but it’s available among collectors.

* On December 10, 1977, Paul and Wings film their participation in The Mike Yarwood Christmas TV show that aired on December 25, they perform a shorter version of “Mull of Kintyre” prepared specifically for the program, using the original instrumental track with some pre- recorded backing vocals, leaving the microphones open to Paul, Linda and Denny for a unique performance, contrary to some authors who cite they did miming or playback. This “live” version has been used on some occasions as a music video (Top of the Pops 2 or Bootleg releases), although it does not correspond to that category.


1978:

With A Little Luck #1 (1978) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Filmed: March 21, 1978.
Mastered: March 22, 1978. First Broadcast: BBC TOTP April 6, 1978.

It is not available in its original version in any official release but is expected to be included in the “London Town” Archive Collection in the future.

With A Little Luck #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

London Town

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Filmed: March 21, 1978. Mastered: March 29, 1978

It appears in excellent quality and in its original format without a cropped image within the Extras in ‘McCartney Years’ from 2007. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Note: a video montage with footage filmed at the press launch of the album “London Town” on the River Thames, London on March 22, 1978, has circulated for some years as an ‘alternate’ version, although is not an official video clip. Its appeal is that it presents the material in color, contrary to everything circulated among collectors on video, in low quality and black and white.


I’ve Had Enough #1 (1978) EDITED VERSION A – ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Mastered:  June 10, 1978

The first of many videos that Keith and his company “Keef & Co” would make for McCartney, some of them had an alternate version or some variation. He called this: “Edited Version A”.

It is not available in its original version in any official release but is expected to be included in the “London Town” Archive Collection box set in the future.

I’ve Had Enough #2 (2007) EDITED VERSION A – VARIATION B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

I’ve Had Enough #3 (1978) EDITED VERSION B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 10, 1978

The second version made is just a variation of the first. At the beginning, the screen is divided into four showing each member of Wings, who rotate to the rhythm of the first chords, only in this sequence there are scenes not seen in the EDITED VERSION A. Digital effects accompany this version with slight sequences in slow motion. At the end, in EDITED VERSION B the image freezes when Paul utters the last “I’ve Had Enough!” and places his arms covering his face, however in EDITED VERSION A the video keeps rolling and Linda’s head and hair are observed to move as well as Paul’s body. It is still not available in any official release.


1979:

Listen to What the Man Said (1979)

Directed by. Jack Prestty.
Filmed: June 23, 1976, Los Angeles , CA.

One of the three promotional clips (along with “Let’ em In” and “Jet”) created in March 1979 as part of the promotion for the ‘Wings Over The World’  TV special and later made part of the ‘Rockshow‘ movie. There is no evidence that these three complete songs were broadcast on television as separate ‘music videos’  that year, however on May 8, 2001 they were rescued within the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan‘ project. The video is shown without the cropped picture contrary to how it appeared later in the official version of ‘Rockshow’ on Blu-Ray/DVD in 2013  or ‘McCartney Years’ in 2007; to date it is not available in any official release, only in Bootlegs.

Let’em In  (1979)

Directed by Jack Prestty.
Filmed: June 22, 1976, Los Angeles , CA.
Release Date: Nov 13, 2001.

One of the three promotional clips (along with “Listen to what the man Said” and “Jet”) created in March 1979 as part of the promotion for the ‘Wings Over The World’  TV special and later made part of the ‘Rockshow‘ movie. On May 8, 2001 they were rescued within the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan‘ project. This version also appeared as a bonus on the DVD ‘Wingspan‘ (extended version) released on November 13, 2001, and shows the video without the cropped picture contrary to how it appeared later in the official version of ‘Rockshow’ on Blu-Ray/DVD in 2013  or ‘McCartney Years’ in 2007 

* It is reported that on September 2, 1976, the BBC broadcast on Top of the Pops the “video” for “Let’em In”, but it is one of many lost broadcasts within the archives although there is a possibility that it was this same live version (still without overdubs) that years later was part of ‘Wings Over the World’ and ‘Rockshow’.


GOODNIGHT TONIGHT:

There is some confusion with previously available information regarding the four different versions of this video. Texts cite that only Versions B and C were broadcast on various TV programs in 1979 and later years, which is incorrect, they were VERSIONS C and D. The same authors emphasize that VERSION D has never been seen by the public to date, when in fact it has been the most common and seen since April 1979 and up to the present day.

Goodnight Tonight #1 (1979) VERSION A  -ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Filmed:  April 3, 1979. Mastered: April 4, 1979. Unaired video.

Version A was kept for years among video collectors, long before a variation of it appeared in 2007 on the official ‘McCartney Years’ release. It is available in its original format with its red slate that confirms it is VERSION A. It includes unique shots for this version, the beginning is in full color (unlike C and D that start in a vintage sepia tone), the scenes of the group in casual clothes are not shown here as in the other three (see below). It has never been officially released in its original format but maybe could be included in the ‘Back to the Egg Archive Collection’ in the future, for now it is only available on Bootleg DVD.

Goodnight Tonight #2 (2007)  VERSION A -VARIATION B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Filmed:  April 3, 1979. Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

VERSION A was finally seen by most fans until 2007 at the official ‘McCartney Years’ release and can only be viewed if the “alternate angle” option on the remote is used while VERSION D is displayed. It contrasts with Variation A in that a visual effect was used to make it look like a very old film, it is shown in widescreen but with the image cropped which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Goodnight Tonight #3 (1979) VERSION B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Filmed:  April 3, 1979. Mastered: April 5, 1979. Unaired video.

The entire video shows Wings in casual outfits and hairstyles, not like from the 30s/40s, but the shots and camera angles are in the same position as the other versions. Only a 53-second fragment is available and it comes from the extract that is also present in VERSION C. Additional seconds of this version were interspersed in versions C and D towards the middle (Paul playing congas and Linda bongos, and the whole group is shown in their casual outfits). It might appear soon in ‘Back to The Egg Archive Collection’ or remain hidden in the MPL vaults.

Goodnight Tonight  #4 (1979) VERSION C

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Filmed: April 3, 1979. Mastered: April 6, 1979.  

This version was broadcasted on German television within the ROCKPOP program on May 29, 1979 and later included to close the television special ‘Back to the Egg’. Researchers cite that this VERSION C was also broadcast on April 19 on the BBC Top of the Pops program, which is incorrect; it was VERSION D and can be confirmed as the entire program circulates among collectors.

It can be easily identified because it intersperses almost a minute of scenes of the group wearing casual clothes (VERSION B), which are not seen in VERSION D; also includes different and unique angles at certain times not shown in Versions A and D. It is still not available in any official release, but circulates on Bootleg DVD. It  could appear soon in ‘Back to The Egg Archive Collection’.

Goodnight Tonight #5  (1979) VERSION D –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Filmed:  April 3, 1979. Mastered: April 7, 1979.  

This version was broadcasted on the BBC’s Top of the Pops on April 19, 1979 and is the most common to this day; it has been featured on music video channels around the world for several years. Unlike VERSION C, it only shows a few fragments of the group in casual clothes playing the congas and bongos towards the middle. Circulates on Bootleg DVD in its original format with a green slate that confirms it is VERSION D.

A remastered version was part of the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan‘ project on May 8, 2001 although there is no difference regarding the video (The new slate of this version also confirms it is VERSION D), it is still not available in an official release in its version without the cropped image (see below).

Goodnight Tonight #6 (2007) VERSION D –VARIATION  B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Filmed: April 3, 1979. Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

The only accurate fan-created attempt so far to differentiate the versions is located here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znu79QZ-rRg


From May 28 to June 6, 1979, Wings together with director Keith McMillan work producing a special for TV, filming different music videos for most of the songs on their new album ‘Back to the Egg’ (eight songs plus  “Goodnight Tonight” which had already been filmed). The special would premiere at the end of November 1979 in the United States, however it would be until 1981 that it was broadcast in the United Kingdom. The songs included in this special were crossfading one to another, however, they also circulate among collectors of Bootleg videos in their individual format, as complete music videos:

Getting Closer #1 (1979) EDIT A

Getting Closer #2 (1979) EDIT B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Mastered:  June 11, 1979

Previously available information cite that on June 13, 1979, Wings filmed additional scenes to complete this video; however the original slate dated the 11th, shows us that it was already fully completed before.

EDIT A was used for the TV program ‘Back to the Egg’ and EDIT B was exclusively prepared for its individual promotion on TV channels. There are 8 different scenes between the two versions, in addition to the difference in audio at the intro and at the end: EDIT A does not include the sound of the truck engine at the beginning, instead there are four “Beeps” for the track to start, it does not include the sound effects at the end of the same truck, contrary to EDIT B which does not include the “beeps”, but does include those ambient sounds. The slate for A is entirely black and white, while B includes the VTR numbers highlighted in red. It is not available in any official release.

Spin it On #1 (1979) VARIATION A

Spin it On #2 (1979) VARIATION B

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 11, 1979

The only difference between A and B is again the audio. VERSION A does not include the sound of the plane at the beginning; “This is it” by Denny Laine sounds “clean”, contrary to VERSION B that the sound of the plane overshadows the word “This”. It is not available in any official release.

Again, Again and Again (1979)

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 11, 1979

It is not available in any official release.

Old Siam Sir (1979)

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 11, 1979

It is not available in any official release.

Arrow Through Me (1979)

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 11, 1979

Previously available information cite that on June 13, 1979, Wings filmed additional scenes to complete this video; however the original slate dated the 11th, shows us that it was already fully completed before.

It is not available in any official release.

Winter Rose/ Love Awake (1979)

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 11, 1979

It is not available in any official release. 

My Baby’s Request #1 (1979) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 11, 1979

It is not available in any official release.

My Baby’s Request #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

My Baby’s Request #3 (2007) VARIATION C

Directed by Keith McMillan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection, it shows visual effects as if it was an old film seen from a projector and in a sepia tone; unlike the previous variation, the image is not cropped and is displayed in its original 4:3 format; can only be seen if the “alternate angle” option is used on the remote control while VARIATION B is displayed.


Rockestra Theme #1 (2001) “Version 1 – Live and Studio”

Filmed: Oct 3 & 4, 1978 & Dec 29, 1979.
Original films directed by: Barry Chattington and Keith McMillan

“Rockestra Theme” was recorded in October 1978 with a lineup of superstar musicians and was released on Wings’ 1979 album ‘Back to the Egg’, it was not part of that album’s TV special nor did it have his separate music video because Paul had a bigger project in mind: another TV special showing the sessions that resulted in two songs: “Rockestra Theme” and “So Glad to See You Here”. The nearly one-hour-long special titled ‘Rockestra’ was produced until 1980 but was officially canned, although it circulates in low-quality Bootlegs videos.

The theme and footage were rescued in 2001 to produce two versions of the music video as part of the promotion for the “Wingspan” project. Version 1 is the rarest to date, it was broadcast at least twice on the VH1 network in the United States and has not circulated after that, but it is available among collectors. It shows scenes from both the Abbey Road Studios recording in 1978, as well as excerpts from the December 1979 Concert for Kampuchea, in color and black and white shots, including exclusive scenes not seen on the TV special ‘Rock for Kampuchea ‘officially edited in 1980 and broadcast in 1981 (with two different versions), or nowhere else to this day which makes it even rarer.

Rockestra Theme #2 (2001) “Version 2 – Studio Only”

Original films directed by: Barry Chattington. Filmed: Oct 3 & 4, 1978 Release Date: Nov 13, 2001.

This version was also part of the promotional videos for ‘Wingspan‘ on May 8, 2001, and was included as a bonus on the DVD ‘Wingspan‘ (extended version) released on November 13, 2001. It is almost the same edition than Version 1 but omitting the Kampuchea footage; some scenes are slightly shorter or longer or shown at different times compared to Version 1.
Both versions use the final studio take in their raw mix as audio: with Paul’s initial count-in “One, Two, Three, Four …”, this mix being unique from the video (which some Bootlegs have mistakenly removed).

Wonderful Christmastime #1 (1979) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy, Nov 1979.

Aired December 13, 1979 on Top of the Pops. Officially released in its no cropped image format on June 13, 2011 inside the ‘McCartney II Archive Collection’, in very low quality and later on McCartney’s official YouTube channel on December 12, 2019 from a superior source; however, it seems that MPL no longer has the original master and all the official versions that it has given us are of low quality and distant generations, even the 2007 version (see below), as well as the 2011 and 2019 versions. Even the versions transmitted for years on TV channels like VH1 show degradation of colors. BBC keeps in their archives this video in excellent quality, with the perfect colors (especially the clothes in shades of red shown), available among collectors.
Contrary to what several authors comment, the few scenes “in concert” are recreations for the video itself, they were not filmed on the Wings 1979 Christmas tour in Nov/Dec.

Wonderful Christmastime #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy, Nov 1979.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in low widescreen quality and with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have any of the original formats.


1980:

Coming Up #1 (1980) VERSION 1 – ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Keith McMillan, March 1980.
First Broadcast on BBC: April 24, 1980.

The full version without the cropped image is still not available on official releases, but it’s available among collectors and on Bootleg DVDs. In 2001 it was remastered as part of the promotional videos for the TV special and album ‘Wingspan‘ on May 8th. According to the original slate, this is ‘Version 1’, the second is still uncirculated to this day, although it was reportedly seen in France in June 1980 and possibly includes some photographs.

Coming Up #2 (2007) VERSION 1  -VARIATION B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007 &  June 13, 2011.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have any of the original formats. This same variation was used in the official ‘McCartney II Archive Collection’ from 2011. Another variation from the same ‘Archive Collection’ includes some scenes not used as part of the ‘Behind the Scenes’, although it is not properly a ‘music video’.

Waterfalls #1 (1980) LONG VERSION

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 23, 1980. Actual video length: 4:01 min.

The long version can be easily identified only by the audio at the beginning: it includes the sound of sheep, a dog and birds (the Short Version only includes birds); likewise, the ending is very different from the Short Version, there is no fading out in the video after Paul closes the window and turns off the light, noises are heard as if he had knocked something down, and again a sheep, a dog barking, as well as a cuckoo bird that can only be heard in the Long Version. It is available complete with its original slate among collectors, although in inferior quality; and officially can be seen partially (and interrupted by the credits) at the end of the program ‘Meet McCartney’, an EPK produced by MPL in 1980 with an interview with Paul that appears in excellent quality in the ‘McCartney II Archive Collection’ from 2011.

Waterfalls #2 (1980) SHORT VERSION –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Mastered: June 23, 1980. Actual video length: 3:46 min.

The version with the uncropped image has not appeared in any official release to date, but has been broadcast on various video channels. It’s only 15 seconds shorter compared to the first, contrary to previously available information who describe it almost a minute shorter. It includes an alternate angle compared to the Long Version, when Paul pronounces the last “Yeah I need Love” near the end.

Waterfalls #3 (2007) SHORT VERSION –VARIATION B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007 & June 13, 2011. Actual video length: 3:46 min.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format. This same variation was used in the official ‘McCartney II Archive Collection’ from 2011.

The audio of any of these three videos is a unique edition of the song, edited differently compared to the official album or the promotional version edited for the single. Additionally, the mix includes an extra organ intro for the video.


1981:

Lucille (1981 -Rockestra)

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Filmed: Dec 29, 1979. Mastered: March 17, 1981

Taken directly from the special ‘Rock for Kampuchea’, it was distributed as a music video for individual screening promoting the LP ‘Concerts For the People of Kampuchea’ released on March 30, 1981. The video is available with its original slate and briefly includes during some scenes the following caption “From the Atlantic Records Album ‘Concerts for The People of Kampuchea’, Courtesy of Keefco and EMI Music Ltd”.

As of today, not available officially or Bootleg, it circulates among collectors.


1982:

-Ebony and Ivory (SOLO) #1 (1982) VERSION 1

Directed by: Barry Myers.
Filmed: Feb 11, 1982. Mastered: March 9, 1982

Paul recorded two versions of the song “Ebony and Ivory”: a duet with Stevie Wonder and as a solo vocal. The second only came out as a B Side.

Days before filming the “duet” video clip, Paul makes a video with the solo version that intersperses scenes recreating a prison with inmates of color, it was scarcely promoted. For inexplicable reasons, this video has not been officially released and was omitted from the 2015 ‘Tug of War Archive Collection’.

Ebony and Ivory (SOLO) #2 (1982) VERSION 2

Directed by: Keith MacMillan.
Filmed: End of Feb, 1982.

Paul films a second solo version completely different from the previous one and in the purest style of the ‘Coming Up’ video; however it would only serve as a “guide” on how to film the scenes of Stevie Wonder in the “Duet version”. Paul did this entire version by himself and many scenes were later replaced with Stevie for the other version (see below). For this version Paul can be seen interacting with himself singing the response verses (including the final part where he is seen on two keyboards at the same time, one of them taking the place that would later occupy Stevie Wonder). Unfortunately this version has not circulated in its entirety nor was it included in the ‘Tug of War Archive Collection’; however some scenes from it were used in the original 30-second commercial promoting the album.

The reggae group The Cimarons accompanies Paul in short sequences and they are part of the ‘McCartneys’ backing group towards the end of the video, the scenes are the same as in the versions with Stevie Wonder (see below).


Ebony and Ivory (DUET w/ Stevie Wonder)#1  (1982) EDIT A – ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Keith MacMillan.
Filmed: End of Feb and mid-March, 1982. Mastered: March 26, 1982

With the digital magic of the time, the “duet” version with Stevie Wonder was filmed remotely, Paul did his scenes in London while Stevie was filmed separately in the United States days later, they were never together in the video shoot. It was based on the Solo Version # 2 that Paul had already filmed and only some of his scenes were replaced with the new ones of Stevie. It was first broadcast on BBC on April 8, 1982. This same version circulates with two variants of the original slate, one for the United Kingdom that shows a black background and pink letters with a scene of Paul yawning inserted during the countdown between seconds 21 to 18.  And the second for the United States with a simple black and white design. The digitally remastered version appears in the 2015 ‘Tug of War Archive Collection’.

Ebony and Ivory (DUET w/ Stevie Wonder)#2  (2007) EDIT A – VARIATION  B

Directed by: Keith MacMillan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.
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Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Ebony and Ivory (DUET w/ Stevie Wonder)#3  (1982) EDIT B

Directed by: Keith MacMillan.
Filmed: End of Feb and mid-March, 1982. Mastered: Mid April, 1982

A second variation of the “duet” version has remained undocumented to this day although it was broadcast a couple of times on television in 1982. It includes different scenes towards the end such as Paul winking, twirling with the acoustic guitar; and keyboard and drum close-ups not shown in the first Edit; plus a unique scene of Stevie Wonder before the lights go out, and also towards the middle of the video there is an additional scene of Paul on drums.

The total of different scenes compared to Edition A are 14.
This variation has never been included in any official release or Bootleg to date, nor has it been registered in books or web pages; it is available from the master with excellent visual quality.


Take it Away #1 (1982) VARIATION A

Directed by: John MacKenzie.
Master #1: July 6, 1982 & Master #2: July 15, 1982 

There are two masters with different dates and slates but the video is the same. This version concludes with a simple fade out in the image as Paul and the band performs.
A remastered version of this same variation was part of the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan’ project on May 8, 2001 although there is no difference in the video.
It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD. 

Take it Away #2 (1982) VARIATION B

Directed by: John MacKenzie.
Mastered: July 1982.

The only difference in this variation is that towards the end, instead of a fade-out, the screen creates a circle that encloses the figure of Paul until everything is black and the credits of those involved in the making of the video begin to appear while the song continues in its final part. The Digital Remastering of this version was officially released in the ‘Tug of War Archive Collection’ on October 2, 2015.

Take it Away #3 (2007) VARIATION C

Directed by: John MacKenzie.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format. Uses the version with the circle towards the end however the credits are not included here. The beginning, contrary to the two previous variations, is in black and white, and gradually integrates the color.


Tug of War #1 (1982) VERSION 1 

Directed by Maurice Phillips with footage filmed by Jeff Baynes.
Unaired video. Release Date: Oct 2, 2015.

This video was edited in mid-1982 with footage shot during sessions for the songs “It’s Not On” (never originally released but included in the ‘Pipes of Peace Archive Collection’ until 2015) on February 2, 1982 (Paul in a gray striped suit and white shirt) and “Keep Under Cover” (which would end on the 1983 album ‘Pipes of Peace’) in mid-March 1982 (Paul in a blue sweater and white shirt), both filmed at the AIR Studios in London.

But there are contradictions with the recording dates and what the video shows us. The official information in the ‘Pipes of Pies Archive Collection’ book (and authors who previously documented this period) says that the additional session of ‘Keep Under Cover’ – where Paul added the slow piano introduction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVOMw019Gbw – was recorded on March 23, 1981, however this footage is officially dated  as “London 1982” inside the same ‘Archive‘ box set.  There is an un documented 1982 session or MPL has the 1981 date incorrect.

Additional scenes filmed those  same two days in 1982 include Paul giving advance interviews to various journalists (Japan, Italy and The UK) to promote the album ‘Tug Of War’ (excerpts of these videos with their original audios appeared in small mini documentaries that Paul released solely on his YouTube channel in 2015) and that to further complicate matters in terms of dates, they show at the beginning a fleeting scene with the filming slate backwards  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOpArDD5vNI and can be read: “Production: Fresh Air. Cameraman: J. Baynes. Film Stock: 7247. Date: 2. 2. 1981”. (following the UK format, it would be February 2, 1981) and does not correspond to the dates that the box gave us, that same day in 1981 Paul was in the island of Montserrat starting to record the album ‘Tug of war’, the slate is incorrect and the year is actually 1982, which corresponds to the day of the “It’s Not On” session.

Other authors wrote that the scenes had been filmed on March 2 and 10, 1982, but with recent information and this extra video footage we can confirm that those dates were incorrect.
Putting this footage together, Maurice Phillips made this promotional video, however it was never aired (it was in limited circulation among collectors long before it came out in the ‘Archive Collection’ in 2015). Weeks later it was re-edited, removing the scenes of Paul with journalists to create the video for another song: “Here Today”. That video was also cancelled and never aired. (See below)
The Digital Remastering of ‘Tug of War- VERSION 1’ was officially seen and released in the ‘Tug of War Archive Collection’   on October 2, 2015.

Tug of War #2 (1982)  VERSION 2  -ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Maurice Phillips.
Mastered: Oct 1, 1982

Version 1 was canned and discarded to make a more “formal” video that could help the song to enter the charts; for the new version, excerpts from the same footage at Air Studios London in February/March 1982 were used, mostly not shown in Version 1, and include Paul in the studio with George Martin and Geoff Emerick. The Paul and Linda scenes were filmed exclusively for this video on September 23, 1982 and some segments from old films or footage from various sources were added to illustrate the song. A remastered version of this same version was part of the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan’ project on May 8, 2001 although there is no difference regarding the video. The Digital Remastering of this version was officially on sale in the ‘Tug of War Archive Collection’ on October 2, 2015.

Tug of War #3 (2007)  VERSION 2  -VARIATION B

Directed by: Maurice Phillips.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.


Here Today #1 (1982) VERSION 1

Directed by: Maurice Phillips

(See full details in “TUG OF WAR VERSION 1”). Once the first version of the video for “Tug of War” was discarded, MPL used in late October / early November 1982 the same material to create this video, removing the scenes of Paul talking to journalists but keeping the rest of the sequences and transitions that director Maurice had made, intact. However, was once again canned and kept in the archives. Circulate on Bootleg DVD.
Some have speculated that it is a fake video, however, it began to circulate among collectors in the mid-nineties and the scenes shown were completely unpublished at that time and circulated in better quality than the first “Tug of war” version.

Here Today #2 (1982) VERSION 2

It is not confirmed that MPL  wanted to promote this song as a single but it is rumoured that at the end of 1982 they created a new video from photographs taken by Linda between 1967 and 1969, however it was not transmitted nor has it circulated to this day, only 10 seconds that presumably could be from that version were briefly shown on Paul’s official YouTube channel within one of the mini documentaries to promote the relaunch of ‘Tug of War ‘in 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htfvc_4aWow

NOTE: For years it has circulated as “official” in many Bootleg compilations of videos and internet channels, a montage created by someone outside MPL, and although by coincidence it includes some photographs taken by Linda, the rest correspond to other photographers. It is shown for reference but it should be noted that it is an unofficial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U0_BkYMwXA


1983:

Pipes of Peace #1 (1983) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Keith McMillan and Paul McCartney
Master #1 : Dec 12, 1983
Master #2 : Dec 21, 1983 under the title: “THE Pipes of Peace”

There are two masters with different dates and slates but the video is the same. It was also part of the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan’ project on May 8, 2001 although there is no difference regarding the video. The digitally remastered version appeared in the ‘Pipes of Peace Archive Collection’ on October 2, 2015.

Pipes of Peace #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by Keith McMillan and Paul McCartney.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format. The typography at the beginning of the video: “FRANCE, 1914 CHRISTMAS DAY ” was slightly changed and placed in a different position/height from the original because the video had to be modified in terms of the format.


So Bad (1983)

Directed by: Paul and Linda McCartney
Master #1 : Dec 28, 1983  &  Master #2 : Jan 4, 1984

There are two masters with different dates and slates but the video is the same. It appears in excellent quality and in its original format without a cropped image within the Extras in ‘McCartney Years’ from 2007. The digitally remastered version appeared in the ‘Pipes of Peace Archive Collection’ on October 2, 2015.

Say Say Say #1 (1983) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Bob Giraldi.
Masters (x2): Oct 25, 1983

There are two masters with different slates but the video is the same. The digitally remastered version appeared in the ‘Pipes of Peace Archive Collection’ on October 2, 2015.

Say Say Say #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by Bob Giraldi.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

NOTE: In the DVD that is part of the official ‘Pipes of Peace Archive Collection ”, includes montages of home movies filmed by Linda and Paul, and they use the songs “Hey Hey” and “The Man” that some fans label as  “music videos”, but it is not the case.


1984:

No More Lonely Nights #1  (1984- Ballad) EDIT A- ROUGH CUT

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Mastered: Sept 21, 1984.

Another alternate variation never before documented to this day. It was sent exclusively on a promotional VHS for CBS executives in the United States with the warning: “NOT FOR TX” (transmission) on its slate, in addition to a label attached to the cassette: “THIS IS A ROUGH CUT. FINAL WILL FOLLOW”
This variation shows at the beginning of the video (while Paul is making tea) a 4-second scene that does not appear in the final version: after the cat climbs the stairs, Paul turns back and grabs his cup. This scene was cut in the final version known to all. Plus there’s a different scene before he hangs up the phone. The close up of Ringo having a glass of wine (during ‘Eleanor’s Dream’ in the film) is not included in this version, and the scene showing Barbara Bach is longer. During the brief scenes of the group wearing “galactic” costumes (performing “Silly Love Songs” in the film), there are two completely different close-ups of both Paul and Linda. It has not been released in any official release. Circulates among video collectors.

No More Lonely Nights #2 (1984- Ballad) EDIT B- FINAL CUT

Directed by: Keith McMillan
Master #1: Sept 24, 1984 & Master #2: Sept 27,1984

It is 4 seconds shorter than the previous edition, however the scene on the stairs before Paul goes up to the roof is slightly longer (by a second!).
There are two masters with different dates and slates but the video is the same. The total of different scenes between version 1 (Rough Cut) and version 2 (Final Cut) is: 6.
A remastered version of this same version was part of the promotional videos for the ‘Wingspan’ project on May 8, 2001 although there is no difference regarding the video.
It is still not available in an official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD and has been widely broadcast on video channels around the world.

No More Lonely Nights #3 (2007- Ballad) EDIT B- VARIATION B

Directed by: Keith McMillan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.


No More Lonely Nights #1 (1984 Playout/Disco Version)

Directed by:  David G. Hillier.
Mastered: Oct 1984

There are two masters with different slates, one for the UK with the title “No More Lonely Nights M.P.L” and the second for the North American market: “No More Lonely Nights (Disco Version)”, although the video is the same for both cases. This song had several mixes that were officially released in 1984 (mainly on promo discs or as B sides). The video uses the mix called “Special Dance Mix Edit” with duration of 4:20. The Paul and Linda scenes were filmed at ‘The Hippodrome’ club in London on October 13, 1984. Officially released on the VHS video cassette on Polygram Video and laserdisc compilation on Virgin Media ‘Vid Aid – The Feed The World Compilation’  in 1985. The original slates only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

We All Stand Together (1984)

Mastered: Nov 13, 1984

To promote the animated short film ‘Rupert and the Frog Song’, the song was released as a single and Paul filmed some sequences that were mixed with the animation of the film. The video and the song are shorter compared to the film, the scenes of the cats singing and the frogs dancing ballet are not shown. It is officially available only on the VHS or Laserdisc titled ‘Once Upon a Video’, released in 1987 that included 4 videos. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.


1985:

Spies Like Us #1  (1985) UK VERSION –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: John Landis.
Total video length: 4:08. Song Length: 3:17

Filmed at Abbey Road Studios in October 1985 with Paul and the actors from the movie “Spies Like Us“: Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase. Scenes from the film are also interspersed.
The audio is an exclusive edit made for this video (it also differs from the US Version – see below), trimmed to just 3:17, although the video is longer due to the sequences between Paul and the actors arriving at the studios. (The time of the commercial version of the song is 4:48 which also has variants of mixes and promotional remixes, however none is the same as the video).
It is still not available in any official release but can be found on Bootleg DVDs.

Spies Like Us #2  (1985) UK VERSION –VARIATION B

Directed by: John Landis.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Spies Like Us #3  (1985) US VERSION

Directed by: John Landis
Total video length: 4:12.   Song Length: 3:21

Filmed at Abbey Road Studios in October 1985 with Paul and the actors from the movie “Spies Like Us“: Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Donna Dixon and Vanessa Angel.  Scenes from the film are also interspersed.
The most noticeable differences in this version is the inclusion of the actresses singing the backing vocals towards the end, however they are not the only ones. The video is four seconds longer than the UK version, an additional chorus of the phrase “Spies Like Us” is included near the end but also, there are different scenes of Paul, Dan and Chevy inside Abbey Road Studios.
The total number of different scenes between the UK and US versions are: 10.

The audio is an exclusive edit made for this video (it also differs from the UK Version – see above), trimmed to just 3:21, although the video is longer due to the sequences between Paul and the actors arriving at the studios. It is still not available in any official release but can be found on Bootleg DVDs.


1986:

Press #1  (1986) TUBE VERSION –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Philip Davey.
Filmed: July 16, 1986 on the Jubilee tube line, London.

It is still not available in any official release but can be found on Bootleg DVDs.

Press #2  (2007) TUBE VERSION – VARIATION B

Directed by: Philip Davey.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format

Press #3 (1986) ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS VERSION

Directed by Philip Davey on July 18, 1986.

Paul shoots a second video for this song; a fragment was featured exclusively on ‘Wogan‘ TV Show on August 1, 1986, although the full version is available among collectors.
It shows Paul performing the song at Abbey Road Studios solely on his electric guitar and is accompanied by cameramen who intentionally appear in the scenes. The Studio was decorated with multicolored lights entering through the windows of the ‘gobos’ or separation panels used in recording studios. It is still not available in any official release.

This rare video should not be confused with a similar version filmed on the same day for the BBC TV special ‘McCartney‘ (or ‘McCartney Special’), which shows Paul more casually (wearing the same clothes) in the studio trying to pretend a recording of the song, with its open microphone which lets us hear an alternate performance (a 2:40 fragment was broadcast on television while the full 4:40 version circulates among collectors as part of the ‘outtakes’). For these scenes, the studio was not ‘decorated’ yet with the lights and the ‘gobos’ are not yet aesthetically positioned. It can be said that it is a “rehearsal” of the filming of the final video that was made later the same day.


Stranglehold  (1986)

Directed by Bob Giraldi in Nov, 1986.

The video was filmed in the restaurant “Halfway Station” in Amado, Arizona, renamed for the filming as “Cactus Club”.
It is officially available only on the VHS or Laserdisc titled ‘Once Upon a Video’, released in 1987. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Pretty Little Head #1 (1986) ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Steve Barron.
Mastered: Nov 3, 1986

It is officially available only on the VHS or Laserdisc titled ‘Once Upon a Video’, released in 1987. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Pretty Little Head #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by: Steve Barron.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Only Love Remains (1986)

Directed by Maurice Phillips.
Mastered:  Nov 20, 1986

It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.


1987:

Once Upon a Long Ago #1 (1987) VERSION 1 –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Mike Ross & Paul McCartney.
Mastered: Nov 7, 1987.

It is officially available only on the VHS or Laserdisc ‘Once Upon a Video’ (the title “Once Upon A Video” that appears seconds before does not correspond to the video, contrary to what many think) released in 1987. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Once Upon a Long Ago #2 (2007) VERSION 1 -VARIATION B

Directed by Mike Ross & Paul McCartney.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Once Upon a Long Ago #3 (1987) VERSION 2 – LIVE ACTION EDIT

Directed by Mike Ross & Paul McCartney.
Mastered:  Nov 7, 1987.

This version is the rarest to date. It does not include the first sequence of the animated short and instead shows scenes of Paul and the band that do not appear in the first version, it also includes a different scene between the two versions. The rest of the video is the same as the previous one, contrary to researchers who have commented that this version omits the animated short in its entirety.
Total different scenes between Version 1 and Version 2 are: Six. Duration of alternate scenes: 34 seconds.
Eleven seconds of this version were broadcast on the French TV program ‘Rapido’, in May 1989. It is still not available in any official release or Bootleg, it circulates among collectors.

Once Upon a Long Ago #4 (1987) VERSION 2 – LIVE ACTION EDIT (CLIP)

Directed by Mike Ross & Paul McCartney.
Mastered: Nov 7, 1987.

It is the “short” version (1:29) of Version 2, it includes the different scenes not included in Version 1. It is still not available in any official release or Bootleg.


Live and Let Die (1987- All the Best!)

Nov 1987.

Unique video created to promote the hits album. It begins with a black and white film during Wings rehearsals in 1975, at Elstree Studios, England and is mixed with the live performance during the ‘Wings Over America’ tour in Los Angeles, CA on June 23, 1976 which appeared in the ‘Rockshow‘ film. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Band On The Run (1987 -All the Best!)

Nov 1987

A second video to promote the greatest hits compilation. The ‘Rockshow‘ performance was used again, this time the song was filmed in Seattle, WA on June 10, 1976.


1989:

My Brave Face #1 (1989)  UK Version –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Roger Lunn.
Mastered: April 13, 1989

This is the version known all over the world, with English subtitles and it was called “UK Version”.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

My Brave Face #2 (2007)  UK Version –VARIATION B

Directed by: Roger Lunn.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.  The font in the dialogues was changed for this variation and they were placed in a different position/height from the original because the video had to be modified in terms of format.

My Brave Face #3 (1989) French Version

My Brave Face #4 (1989) Spanish Version

My Brave Face #5 (1989) German Version

My Brave Face #6 (1989) Italian Version

Directed by: Roger Lunn.
Mastered: April 26, 1989

It is the same video but with subtitles in other languages. Official variations made by MPL. None of these versions have been included in official releases.

My Brave Face #7 (1989) VERSION 2: “The Making Of the Promo Promo”

Directed by: Sebastian Dewsbery.
Mastered: May 24, 1989.

A “behind the scenes” video that shows only Paul and his band filming the first version, but edited as another ‘music video’.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.


This One #1 (1989) VERSION 1 –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Tim Pope.
Mastered:  July 7, 1989

Also known as the “swan” version among the fans. Paul and the band wear Indian style garments.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

This One #2 (2007) VERSION 1 –VARIATION B

Directed by: Tim Pope.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

This One #3  (1989) VERSION 2

Directed by: Dean Chamberlain.
Mastered: July 21, 1989

The “surreal” version shot with the ingenious frame-by-frame technique, a completely different video from the previous version.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Ou Est Le Soleil? (1989)

Directed by: David Lodge.
Mastered: July 30, 1989

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Figure of Eight #1 (1989) LONG VERSION- ORIGINAL VIDEO Letterbox 4:3 & Full Screen 4:3

Directed by: Andy Morahan.
Mastered: Nov 8, 1989. Video Premiere: Nov 20, 1989.

Video filmed in: Zurich, Switzerland, Oct 30, 1989 (BEFORE and DURING the Concert)
Additional Scenes: Drammen, Norway, Sept 26, 1989.
Audio: Remix version of the single. Duration: 5:10

Most of the main scenes were filmed hours before without an audience on October 30 in Zurich during the 1989 tour and were interspersed with real shots of the same concert. It can be confirmed that it was not filmed on the 29th (as some authors and collectors comment) by comparing it with the video and photographic material available. For example, there are several photos taken on the 30th that show a fan holding a photo of McCartney with the words “Paul Forever,” which also appears during the video. The short soundcheck scenes shown in black and white also do not correspond to Paul’s outfit on the 29th. And most important, during the concert on the 30th (recording available on Bootleg CD), Paul mentions before starting “Can’t Buy Me Love”: “You may have noticed … We’re filming tonight … That’s for our new video of “Figure of Eight”. Two additional cameras were added this day: One moveable between Paul and the front row, and one on a crane (plus extra handheld cameras at stage level to film Wix, Linda and Chris before the concert).

The performance of ‘Figure of Eight’ remix version, released as a single and used for this video, does not coincide to any of the concert performances that took place in Zurich on October 29 and 30 (or in any of the other shows for Europe) and it is very easy to verify it by the six times that Paul sings “I Want to Know” and twice “I Got To Know”, which confirms that it was NOT filmed mostly during any concert. They did a playback.

In this music video, Paul is seen lip-syncing in the following order:

Remix Single Version/Video Long Version: I want to know-I want to know/ I got to know- I got to know/ I want to know-I want to know/Guitar Solo/ I want to know-I want to know

And in the concerts this was the order, none corresponds to the video:

Concert Zurich Oct 30, 1989: I want to know-I want to know/ I got to know- I got to know/ I got to know- I got to know /Guitar Solo/ I got to know- I got to know

Concert Zurich Oct 29, 1989: I got to know -I got to know / I got to know- I got to know/ I got to know- I got to know / Guitar Solo/ I got to know-I got to know

Each performance of “Figure of Eight” during the 1989 Tour was different in the order of saying the phrases “I Want to Know” or “I Got to Know”, in some concerts only one of the two was sung.
As an added detail, guitarist Robbie McIntosh can be seen playing the guitar solo with his suit sleeves down in all the main scenes filmed without an audience, but when the actual concert scenes are interspersed we see him with his sleeve fully up (as he usually did it live). There are black and white scenes of Paul and the band interspersed as well as images of the audience and the stage, filmed in Drammen, Norway, on the first day of the tour and are perfectly distinguishable by the collar on Paul’s shirt, where he used a white color. In Zurich he used the yellow “zebra” shirt. It was common for many of Paul’s official works in 1989/90 to be filmed without an audience and then edited as if they were actual concert filming (See below “Figure of Eight Version 3” or part of the 89/90 Tour film ‘Get Back’, or even 1973’s ‘Bruce McMouse Show’).
The original 4: 3 Letterbox format is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD, and is officially available in 4: 3 Full Screen showing the full images at all ends in ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’ from 2017.

Figure of Eight #2 (2007) LONG VERSION- VARIATION B

Directed by: Andy Morahan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Figure of Eight #3 (1989) SHORT VERSION
Directed by: Andy Morahan.
Mastered: Nov 9, 1989.

Video filmed in: Zurich, Switzerland, Oct 30, 1989 (BEFORE and DURING the Concert).
Additional Scenes: Drammen, Norway, Sept 26, 1989.
Audio: Remix version of the single.    Duration: 3:59

More than a minute shorter than the previous one, although it comes from the same footage. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.


Figure of Eight #4 (1989) VERSION 3

Video filmed in: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Nov 10, 1989 (BEFORE and DURING THE CONCERT)
Audio Recorded in: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Nov 10, 1989 (BEFORE THE CONCERT)
Video Premiere: Nov 21, 1989. Duration: 5:29

Previously available information cite that it was filmed along with scenes from the soundcheck (“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and “Party Party”) and two short clips in concert (“Hey Jude” and “Yesterday”) for the English TV show BIG WORLD CAFE, on Nov 7 in Rotterdam; but the date is wrong. The clothes of Paul and the band during the soundcheck on the 7th were completely different, in addition to the fact that the two songs in concert do not correspond to the recordings of that date but to the 10th as other collectors have documented (the four concerts in Rotterdam are in circulation among fans both in amateur audio and video, as well as partially professional).

Presenting additional information never before published we can confirm that this video of “Figure of Eight” (being the same interpretation that was officially released on the ‘Tripping The Live Fantastic’ album) WAS NOT RECORDED (AUDIO AND VIDEO) DURING THE CONCERT.

On November 10, 1989, an additional camera on a mini rail was added to the front of the stage before starting the soundcheck (some shots can be seen during ‘Party Party’) for the purpose to film a new version of the ‘Figure of Eight’ video, performed “live” (unlike the first video where it was simply lip-synched). However, it would be filmed without an audience and behind closed doors before the show and would later be edited with other scenes to make it appear that it was filmed entirely in concert (similar to the filming in Zurich for the first version).

At least three takes of “Figure of Eight” were recorded completely live, apparently the second being the best and on which the new video clip would be edited, although scenes from the other takes were used (for example, guitarist Robbie can be seen with the sleeve fully up above the elbow and in the following sequence his suit is covering his entire arm; or on Linda’s keyboard in some shots there is a glass of water but not in the rest). Several additional scenes were filmed at night during the concert and are included in the final version of the video, which uses light effects and black and white shots. It is still not officially available but is available on the Bootleg DVD.

To create the audio mix, audience noise was added to the original recording only at the beginning and end to make it appear that it had been recorded during a concert. It includes the effect of a “pause with echo” in the word “Stuck” for four seconds, at 4:40 of the video at the end of the phrase “It’s Better By Far Than Getting Stuck“, which makes it an exclusive mix, not documented.
It was broadcast on November 21 for the only time, to give priority to the first video that was intended for promotion on TV channels around the world.
It can be confirmed that it was mostly filmed behind closed doors with scenes that are shown fleetingly (analyzed frame by frame) filmed behind the drummer Chris Witten where it is clearly seen that there is no audience, except for two cameramen and someone similar to Geoff Baker standing below the stage in front of Paul’s microphone.
The luminous advertising signs inside the Ahoy Sportpaleis Arena that can be seen in the soundcheck scenes (broadcast only on the TV show ‘Big World Café’), are the same as those that appear during this Version # 3 of “Figure of Eight”, which confirms they were filmed when the Arena was empty (at the time of the concert another scene appears from the same right-side angle, and those signs were already off).

The intromission during eight scenes of the cameramen placed above the stage and in places that until that year, Paul did not use during his concerts are also very visible.

The performance was so good that they decided to officially include it on the ‘Tripping The Live Fantastic’ album, but in a completely different mix, adding crowd noise throughout the track and eliminating the “one, two, three” count in available on this video; however, it was NOT recorded during the Rotterdam concert as it officially appeared in the album credits, and apparently, no one until today had been comparing the actual audio and video of the shows against the recordings that were officially released.

It is very easy to differentiate it. In the version of ‘Tripping‘ (or in the music video Version 3), eight times Paul says the phrase “I Want to Know“, never mentions “I Got to Know“, in addition to extra phrases towards the end in the following way:

Figure of Eight-Video Version 3/ ‘Tripping the Live Fantastic’ Version, “Rotterdam Nov 10, 1989”:

I want to know-I want to know/ I want to know-I want to know/I want to know-I want to know/ “woohoo” + guitar solo/ I want to know- I want to know/ “Sing it to me my beauties” / “Ohh Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeahhh, yeah we’d better”.

Figure of Eight- Actual concert recording, Rotterdam Nov 10, 1989:

I want to know-I want to know/ I want to know-I got to know / I got to know-I want to know/”wooo ohh… wooo huu” + guitar solo / I want to know-I want to know/ “Uhh yeah.. Come on children”/ “Woo woo woo woo..  yeah we’d better!”

Nor does it coincide with the other three concert nights in Rotterdam:

Rotterdam Nov 7:    I got to know-I want to know    / I want to know-I want to know/ I got to know-I got to know/ guitar solo/ I want to know-I want to know/ “sing it to me children”.

Rotterdam Nov 8:    I want to know-I want to know/ I got to know- I got to know     /  I got to know-I got to know/ guitar solo/ I want to know-I want to know/ (no extra comment)

Rotterdam Nov 11:  I want to know-I want to know/ I got to know-I got to know   /     I got to know-I got to know/ guitar solo/  I want to know-I want to know/ “come on.. Sing it to me children”

In order not to be left with the doubt that the official recording of ‘Tripping‘ could have been from another country or date, the 28 previous interpretations of this song on the 1989 European tour were analyzed, as well as the four warm-up shows, none include the phrase “I Want to Know” eight times. (Neither the subsequent performances between November 1989 and July 1990 where the tour ended).


Figure Of Eight #5 (1989) VERSION 4

A fourth official version using again the audio of the single was made with footage mainly from Drammen, Norway on September 26, 1989 (airport arrival , backstage and concert); as well as fleeting scenes from Munich, Germany on October 20, 1989, and Los Angeles, on November 1989, and other unidentified sequences during that year’s tour. Highlights include exclusive scenes of Paul playing drums during a soundcheck and many backstage clips that have only appeared in this video, which remains unreleased. Circulates among collectors.

Party Party (1989)

Directed by Peter Brookes with original footage by Geoff Wonfor.
Mastered: Nov 29, 1989.

This video was made by adding details of hand-made animation to the footage filmed during the April 1989 rehearsals for the 1989-90 World Tour, which were shown on the ‘Put it There’ TV special.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original Slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.


1990:

Put it There #1  (1990) VERSION 1 –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Neil Mackenzie Matthews.
Mastered: Jan 30, 1990

Stories of parents and children combined with scenes of Paul and his guitar filmed in the early 1990s in London, all video in sepia tones.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD

Put it There #2 (2007)  VERSION 1 –VARIATION  B

Directed by Neil Mackenzie Matthews.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped that gives an appearance as if all the scenes had more zoom. The entire video was changed to a bluish tone and contrary to previously available information, it is not shorter than the original version, both have the same edition and duration (2:05).

Put it There #3 (1990) VERSION 2

Directed by: Neil Mackenzie Matthews

Unlike the first version, here only Paul and his guitar appear throughout the video. It is the least known and rarest version.
For strange reasons, it was omitted from the ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’ or any other official release. It circulates on Bootleg DVD.


We Got Married (1990)

Directed by Aubrey Powell.
Mastered: March 19, 1990

Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Uses the 3:53 promotional edit version as audio. Again it is a “recreation” of a concert, it was filmed in the early 1990s behind closed doors without an audience like previous videos; interspersed with scenes filmed in Los Angeles 1989, and concert fragments in Japan and Indianapolis 1990, and other unidentified ones.

Distractions (1990/2017)

Directed by Geoff Wonfor.
Digital Remastering: ‘Flowers in the Dirt Archive Collection’, March 24, 2017.

The song was never released as a single; the video (recreating a recording session) was included in the ‘Put it There’ special, broadcast on the BBC in June 1989, and officially released in December of that same year. In 2017 it was rescued as a “music video”, however the intro and ending were reconstructed using paused scenes from the same video (in ‘Put it There’ we can never see the full entry and apparently it is not available in the MPL archives) . A 1990 copyright was mistakenly added in the ‘Archive Collection’.


P.S. Love Me Do (1990-live)

Audio recorded at: Berkeley, CA March 31, 1990 (Edited version)
Video filmed in: Various editions.
March 31, 1990 Berkeley, CA Berkeley Memorial Stadium,
April 4, 1990 Tempe, AZ Sun Devil Stadium,
April 14, 1990 Miami, FL Joe Robbie Stadium
 (Many fans on the internet mistake the amateur video on the 15th as the 14th, “P.S. Love Me Do” was only performed on the 14th),
April 21, 1990 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Maracana Stadium.

A good example of an edition of several concerts appearing to be just one, without most of the fans noticing the changes. It was sent exclusively by Paul as his contribution to the concert “Lennon: A Tribute“, held in Liverpool, England on May 5, 1990. Officially released in 1991 on VHS and Laserdisc.
Many fans think that this video was filmed in Berkeley on March 31, 1990 (the audio is from that concert), but that day Paul wore a different vest than what we see while he’s singing; others say that it’s the concert in Rio on April 20, 1990 as Paul and the band dressed exactly the same (as well as in Tempe and Miami), however neither is correct.
Reviewing the interpretation of this song in Rio on the 20th, available in a professional video, no scenes or movements of Paul and the band coincide; Hamish Stuart has his shirt buttoned up, while in the video clip he appears mostly with his shirt open (the scenes come from Miami). Paul’s hair is totally wet from sweat in Rio but it’s dry in the video clip. Behind Linda an England flag is placed, in the Brazil show there are towels on top, contrary to what we see in the video, where that space is clean and you can see a flower arrangement that is not in any of the shows of Brazil (and comes from Miami).

The correct identification of this video clip is the following:
Introduction:
-Paul’s words from the beginning and up to “this is like a new version of it” are from: Berkeley (audio and video). Paul wears a completely different vest than the rest of the video. Apparently no one had noticed.
-Paul’s words from “goes something like this”: the audio is still from Berkeley but the scene shown is from Miami.
Interpretation:
-Paul’s frontal scenes are a mix of: Tempe and Miami. The actual videos of the two concerts are in circulation; especially the Miami shots are identical when compared frame by frame.
-Paul wore a slightly different “zebra” shirt at both concerts, the differences are noticeable on his right shoulder and buttons.
-The side scenes of Robbie, Paul and Hamish are a mix of: Tempe and Miami. (Hamish appears with his shirt buttoned in Tempe, there are three scenes)
-The frontal scenes and Close-ups of the band are from: Miami
-At 46 seconds and until 48, side scenes appear to the left of Linda from the second show in Brazil, on April 21 (Linda with her hair collected, Hamish with a purple shirt and most importantly, the flag of that country in the center of the stage behind Paul, which can be verified with the professional video that circulates of this second show in Maracana)
-There are other scenes of the Brazilian audience and you can clearly see in a shot of the stadium a sign of the chocolate brand from that country: LACTA.
-Besides there are scenes far from the stage that do not correspond to what is being heard (taken during ‘Coming Up’ with the drum kit on a high level)
All the audio is a drastically trimmed and edited version of the Berkeley performance, but the editing was not as good when producing this video: If we pay attention, we can hear Paul say phrases like … “That’s it yeah, yeah. , yeah ” or “ I love you too ”, but in the scenes they show us he’s jumping and he doesn’t even have a microphone near his mouth!

Medley: Strawberry Fields Forever/Help!/Give Peace a Chance (1990)

Filmed at: Liverpool, England, King’s Dock Arena, June 28, 1990

The performance was part of the TV special ‘From Rio to Liverpool’ and put on sale on Laser Disc as ‘Going Home’; but this tribute to Lennon was also broadcast on various video channels as a standalone music video, mainly in Europe.

Hey Jude (1990 –‘Knebworth The Album’)

Directed by: Larry Jordan & Bruce Gowers.
Audio and video recorded: June 30, 1990 Hertfordshire, England, Knebworth Park

Distributed as a “music video” to various TV networks and broadcast on different occasions to promote the live album of various artists released by Polydor in October 1990.
This video uses the version of the concert presented weeks later by some TV networks in various parts of the world and differs from the versions officially released on home video, DVD or Blu Ray. It begins with Paul apologizing (jokingly) for having played the wrong song (which had been “If I Were Not Upon the Stage”), plus there are two completely different scenes in this video than in the commercial releases and the end is much longer. It is still not officially available in this edition and rarely seen on any Bootleg DVD.

Birthday #1 (1990) VERSION 1: CONCERT

Audio Recorded: June 30, 1990 Hertfordshire, England, Knebworth Park
Video filmed in: Various editions
July 14 & 15, Philadelphia, PA,
July 25, 1990 Foxboro, MA (“Get Back” film day)
Actual video length: 2:43

In preparation for the release of the live compilation ‘Tripping the Live Fantastic’, “Birthday” was released as a single in October 1990 and two promotional videos were made in September.
The audio of the videos uses the same version officially released and comes from the concert in Knebworth (includes the phrases of Paul “C’mon baby give yourself a thank you..yeah!” , before the middle and “Thank you… All Right! ” exactly at the end during the copyright, which is confirmed by comparing the amateur recordings of that same concert), and not from the Philadelphia July 15 as has been erroneously documented, although the Knebworth filming was replaced in its entirety with video material owned by MPL.
For the editing of these videos, a mix was made with the professional filming made during the two concerts in Philadelphia (which can be easily recognized by the scenes where Paul has his shirt sleeve pulled up and not in others); as well as some sequences that were filmed in Foxboro on a special day behind closed doors with less than a thousand fans to recreate “in concert”  scenes for the movie ‘Get Back’, lip-syncing to songs recorded on July 15 in Philadelphia; however the final video for “Birthday” included the audio track recorded on June 30 in Knebworth; although in the credits of the movie ‘Get Back’ it is possible to hear “Birthday” as it was recorded in Philadelphia. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD

Birthday #2 (1990) VERSION 2: PARTY- ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by Neil Mackenzie Matthews.
Mastered: Sept 23, 1990.
Actual video length: 2:48

It uses the same audio and video sources as the previous version, but adds multiple “birthday party” stories recreated by actors. It is 5 seconds longer compared to the first version, extending only the noise of the audience at the beginning to show the sequence with the newborn baby. The duration shown on the original slate (2:39) does not correspond to the video from its beginning until Paul pronounces the last “All Right”. The edit is different, showing alternate scenes between the two versions with a total of 21 differences, analyzing only the scenes of Paul and the band.
In 1990 it was officially released in Japan in a Video Single Disc / Laserdisc format. The original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Birthday #3 (2007) VERSION 2: PARTY- VARIATION B

Directed by Neil Mackenzie Matthews.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.


I Saw Her Standing There (1990- Tripping The Live Fantastic)

Directed by: Richard Lester.
Mastered: Oct/ Nov 1990
Audio and Video recorded in: Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 1990.

Promotional video in concert, there are no editions of any other show, everything corresponds to the second night in Philly and can be verified with the amateur recordings that circulate.

The full version of this video includes phrases from Paul at the end of “Back in the USSR” before continuing with this song. It is different from the version that appears in the ‘Get Back’ film, although some scenes were included there, however audio and video from other dates were used. The ‘Tripping‘ album includes a recording of a different concert. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Band On The Run (1990- Tripping The Live Fantastic)

Directed by: Richard Lester.
Mastered: Oct/ Nov 1990
Audio and Video recorded in: Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 1990.

Promotional video in concert, there are no editions of any other show, everything corresponds to the second night in Philly. It is different from the version that appears in the ‘Get Back’ film, although some scenes were included there. The ‘Tripping‘ album includes a recording of a different concert. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

The Long and Winding Road (1990- Tripping The Live Fantastic)

Audio and Video recorded in: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 21, 1990.
Mastered: Nov 1990

Promotional video in concert, there are no editions of any other show, everything corresponds to the second night in Maracana and can be verified with the professional and amateur recordings that circulate.
It is different from the version that appears in the ‘Get Back’ film. The ‘Tripping’ album includes this same song recorded in Brazil, but from the previous day, April 20.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1990- Tripping The Live Fantastic)

Audio and Video recorded in: Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 1990.
Mastered: End of Dec 1990.

Promotional video in concert, there are no editions of any other show, everything corresponds to the second night in Philly, although the guitar solos were edited to make it shorter. It was made using pre-production material from Richard Lester’s film “Get Back” and digital visual effects were added. (A preliminary edited version without these effects was broadcast on December 10, during the ‘1990 Billboard Awards’). It is different from the version that appears in the ‘Get Back’ film (although it uses mostly this same footage), which intersperses scenes from other concerts and the audio is not from Philadelphia.

The ‘Tripping‘ album also includes a recording of a different concert. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

It is reported that a second version of the video was produced for the European market and screened on some video channels; it includes fan scenes from some countries such as Norway, however it is not in circulation.


All My Trials #1 (1990- Tripping the Live Fantastic- Highlights!) VERSION 1

Directed by Nigel Dick.
Mastered: Nov 26, 1990

This version includes interspersed scenes of Paul and his band. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

All My Trials #2 (1990- Tripping the Live Fantastic- Highlights!) VERSION 2: CONCEPTUAL

Directed by Nigel Dick.
Mastered: Dec 5, 1990

The second version does not include any scenes from Paul or the band and the director named it “Conceptual Version”. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

All My Trials #3 (2007) VERSION 2: CONCEPTUAL – VARIATION B

Directed by Nigel Dick.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.


1991:

We Can Work it Out (1991- Unplugged)

San Francisco Bay Blues (1991-Unplugged)
Filmed in: Naples, Italy, June 5, 1991

As part of the promotion for the album ‘Unplugged’, two songs were aired in Europe on satellite pay channels like ‘Super Channel’ and others, filmed during the Secret Gigs in 1991. EMI sent the two songs as official “music videos” since they did not have the rights to transmit images of ‘Unplugged’, owned by the MTV network.

The two songs belong to the Naples concert, and differ from the images broadcast by Italian television on RAI UNO that were shown during a special celebrating the “Festa della Sampdoria”. The two official videos only show Paul and his band; instead, in the transmission of the Italian TV there are images of people celebrating their party while Paul’s performance is projected on the screens. The first chords of “San Francisco Bay Blues” are not shown in the Italian broadcast either, but it is complete in the EMI video (which also does not include any ‘RAI UNO’ logo). They are still not available in any official release or Bootleg.

Get Back (1991- ‘GET BACK The Movie’)

Directed by: Miles Flanagan.
Mastered:  Sept 10, 1991.

Contrary to previously available information, this video to promote McCartney’s 89/90 Tour film “Get Back” was not produced in 1990, but until 1991 as confirmed by the original slate.
Uses scenes from the film with visual effects and animation on them. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Can’t Buy Me Love (1991- ‘GET BACK The Movie’)

Directed by: Richard Lester

It is the same version that appears in the film ‘Get Back’, however it was also distributed as a music video with a slight fading at the beginning and end.


Save The Child #1 (1991) VERSION 1

Sept 1991.

One of the rarest videos in Paul’s videography never broadcast but has reached the hands of collectors. It combines scenes from the behind-the-scenes special ‘Ghost from the Past’, as well as from the ‘Liverpool Oratorio performance. This video was only distributed internally within the record company on the classical music label ‘Angel Records’. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Save The Child #2 (1991) VERSION 2

Mastered: Sept 26, 1991.

The second version is simply the performance as it appeared in the ‘Liverpool Oratorio’ video. The slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.


1992:

How Many People (1992)

Release Date: Sept 1, 1992

The track taken from the 1989 album “Flowers in the Dirt” was officially included in a compilation of various artists: ‘Earthrise – The Rainforest Video’ and the song was also included in the ‘Earthrise: The Rainforest Album’. Other artists who participated are Queen, Pink Floyd, U2, Elton John, Sting, Julian Lennon, Dire Straits, etc.
The video is a collage of scenes to raise awareness of the devastation of the rainforest, Paul does not appear. Officially Released on VHS and Laserdisc.

Hope of Deliverance #1 (1992) SHORT VERSION –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Andy Morahan.
Mastered: Dec 24, 1992. Length: 3:37

It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Hope of Deliverance #2 (2007) SHORT VERSION –VARIATION B

Directed by: Andy Morahan.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007 Length: 3:37

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.


1993:

Hope of Deliverance #3 (1993) LONG VERSION (“VERSION WITH STONE”)

Directed by: Andy Morahan.
Mastered: Jan 8, 1993. Length: 3:47

It’s ten seconds longer than the previous one (although the slate is incorrect showing the duration of the Short Version and as a second error it is dated as “8th January 1992”), the initial sequence with Paul in an old grave is the only difference. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Deliverance (1993- Steve Anderson Remix)

Directed by:  Richard Heslop.
Mastered: Feb 12, 1993

A video according to the “dance remix” version of the song “Hope of Deliverance”. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Big Boys Bickering (1993)

Unleashed the controversy of the use of the F word, this video comes from the performance for the ‘MTV Up Close’ special recorded on December 10, 1992 at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, however it was censored to appear on the popular channel of videos. It is available in its entirety among collectors and is interspersed with devastating scenes wrought by our human race.

It is still not available in any official release but it circulates incompletely on Bootleg DVD.

Off The Ground #1 (1993) ORIGINAL VERSION

Directed by: Mathew Robins in Feb 1993.

It is still not available in any official release but it circulates incompletely on Bootleg DVD.

Off The Ground #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by: Mathew Robins.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format

Get Out Of My Way (1993)

Filmed on January 12, 1993 during rehearsals for ‘The New World Tour’ at Pinewood Studios, England. This video was broadcast in its entirety on ‘ABC IN CONCERT’, March 12, 1993 and can be seen partially in the official documentary ‘Movin’ On ’. It is a performance with voices and instruments totally live, which makes it unique. It is edited from at least three different attempts but using only one audio (At seven seconds Paul is heard saying “Oh yeahh!”, however in the scene shown he is completely away from the microphone and without opening his mouth to sing). It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.


C’mon People #1 (1993) LONG VERSION- ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: Kevin Godley.
Mastered:  Feb 16, 1993. Length: 5:47

It was filmed in mid-December 1992. It is still not available in an official release but is available on Bootleg DVD.

C’mon People #2 (2007) LONG VERSION –VARIATION B

Directed by: Kevin Godley.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.  Length: 5.47

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

C’mon People #3 (1993) SHORT VERSION

Directed by: Kevin Godley.
Length: 4:02

A meticulous new edition was made to make a shorter video, it was not a simple trimming of scenes and duration. From 48 seconds the changes between the two versions begin.
The order in which many sequences appear was altered if the two are compared frame by frame. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.


Biker Like an Icon #1 (1993) VERSION 1 –VARIATION A  (‘Off the Ground’ Audio)

Directed by: Richard Heslop.
Mastered: March 9, 1993

The first version includes scenes of Paul filmed in January 1993 during rehearsals for ‘The New World Tour’ at Pinewood Studios, England, faded into the right side, while the rest of the screen shows the story of the girl who illustrates the song. The audio used is the studio version of the album ‘Off the Ground’. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Biker Like an Icon #2 (1993) VERSION 1 –VARIATION B  (‘Paul is Live’ Audio)

Directed by: Richard Heslop.
Mastered: March 9, 1993

The only difference from the previous variation is that it uses the concert audio from the album ‘Paul is Live’. The slate in the two variations is the same. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Biker Like an Icon #3 (1993) VERSION 2 –VARIATION A

Directed by: Richard Heslop.
Mastered: March 9, 1993

This version does not include any scenes from Paul, only the story of the girl illustrating the song. Uses the audio from the studio version. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Biker Like an Icon #4 (2007) VERSION 2 –VARIATION B

Directed by: Richard Heslop.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Biker Like an Icon #5 (1993) VERSION 3- Triple Screen

Directed by: Richard Heslop.
Mastered:  March, 1993

The screen is divided into three sections for this version: in the center the story of the girl, and on the right and left, scenes of Paul and the band filmed in January 1993 during rehearsals for ‘The New World Tour’ at Pinewood Studios, England. Uses the audio from the studio version. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Biker Like an Icon #6 (1993) VERSION 4 -Performance

Directed by: Richard Heslop

Similar to the “Get Out of My Way” video, it uses footage recorded in January 1993 during rehearsals for “The New World Tour” at Pinewood Studios, England. Unlike all previous versions there is no narrative story shown, only Paul and his band in a performance with voices and instruments completely live, which makes it unique. The video is an edit of several takes. It circulates complete among collectors, not to be confused with the version shown in the special ‘Movin’ On’.

Biker Like an Icon #7 (1993) VERSION 5 -Performance

Directed by: Richard Heslop

This version comes from ‘Movin’ On’, at first glance you might think that it is the same as the previous one adding only additional scenes captured from moments “behind the scenes” of other videos shown in the special, however, analyzing only the scenes of Paul and the band at Pinewood Studios performing this song, a total of six completely different scenes are included compared to Version 4.

The first ten seconds are not available and the audio is briefly interrupted by an interview with Paul.

Partially there are fragments filmed with a single camera showing different scenes from versions 4 and 5, and they come from the EPK to promote the album ‘Off the Ground’.


1997:

Young Boy #1 (1997) VERSION 1

Directed by: Geoff Wonfor.
Mastered: April 12, 1997

Mainly scenes of Paul in his studio and surroundings in Sussex, England. Digital Remastering: ‘Flaming Pie Archive Collection’, July 31, 2020. The slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Young Boy #2 (1997) VERSION 2

Directed by: Alistair Donald.
Mastered: June 16, 1997

A totally different version directed by Mary’s first husband. It includes some scenes of Paul and Linda vacationing in Europe, excerpts from Steve Miller’s recording of the guitar solo and many scenes of surfers.
Digital Remastering: ‘Flaming Pie Archive Collection’, July 31, 2020. The slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.


The World Tonight #1 (1997) VERSION 1- EDIT A

Directed by: Geoff Wonfor.
Mastered: April 18, 1997

Filmed in Sussex and some scenes in London, England. Paul with his tape recorder on his shoulder going through various places. This version circulated only among collectors until it was officially put on sale in 2020, many thought that it was a new edition; however, this is the complete original version as created in 1997. There is no shooting star added in this version, the scene that includes it in EDIT B appears without any digital effect here. Digital Remastering: ‘Flaming Pie Archive Collection’, July 31, 2020. The slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

The World Tonight #2 (1997) VERSION 1- EDIT B

Directed by: Geoff Wonfor.
Mastered: April 1997

It is a slightly different edition than the previous one in terms of the scenes filmed in Sussex with 2 different sequences, plus the scene that includes a shooting star behind Paul is longer in this version. The star is a digital effect and does not appear in EDIT A. It was also included in the documentary ‘In the World Tonight’ but incomplete at the beginning and this is the best-known version, which someone ingeniously edited using the scene of the star at the beginning to complete the video which was widely circulated on Bootlegs DVD and on the internet. Many thought this was the official edition.
The real version circulates in full among collectors and is partially available in its Digital Remastering at the ‘Flaming Pie Archive Collection’, July 31, 2020 DVD #1.

The World Tonight #3 (1997) VERSION 2- EDIT A

Directed by Alistair Donald.
Mastered: Late April,1997. Length: 3:55

This version was created for record company executives around the world as a preview, it was never broadcast. This is the version with the “yellow umbrella” with slight variations.
It uses an alternate mix of the song as audio where Paul can be heard saying during the first guitar chords: “Yeahh Man!” . It is 15 seconds shorter than the final version (EDIT B) and ends when Paul and Linda start kissing and the MPL copyright immediately appears. Another not so noticeable difference occurs at 01:01 where 3 seconds appear with a slightly different shot of the umbrella compared to EDIT B and totally different to EDIT C.  It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

The World Tonight #4 (1997) VERSION 2- EDIT B

Directed by: Alistair Donald.
Mastered: May 8, 1997. Length: 4:10

It uses the official mix as audio and is 15 seconds longer towards the end: the kiss between Paul and Linda is shown in its entirety until they move away and their shadows are reflected on the yellow umbrella in slow motion until the image is blank. Another not so noticeable difference occurs at 01:01 where 3 seconds appear with a slightly different shot of the umbrella compared to EDIT A and totally different to EDIT C.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flaming Pie Archive Collection’, July 31, 2020. The slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

The World Tonight #5 (1997) VERSION 2- EDIT C

Directed by: Alistair Donald.
Mastered: May, 1997. Length: 4:20

This is ten seconds longer than the previous one towards the end, although there are more differences: After the kiss, the scene is not shown in slow motion as their shadows are reflected and an additional 14 seconds of the umbrella filmed from within appear, Paul’s hand is seen holding it. Another not so noticeable difference occurs at 01:01 when 3 seconds appear with a completely different shot of the umbrella and at 03:14 there is a scene of Paul a second longer compared to EDIT A and B. It only circulates among collectors.

The World Tonight #6 (1997) VERSION 3- FATHER’S DAY FILM

May 1997.

This official video was made to promote the movie ‘Father’s Day’ starring Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, which included two new songs by McCartney.
It is a combination of the versions filmed by the two directors: Geoff Wonfor – using EDIT B of Version 1 with the digital shooting star – and Alistair Donald including also exclusive scenes that did not appear in their previous videos (Young Boy V2 and The World Tonight V2). It was broadcast several times on video channels and interspersed scenes from the film. It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.


Beautiful Night #1 (1997) ORIGINAL UNCENSORED VERSION

Directed by: Julien Temple.
Mastered: Nov 19, 1997

This is the original uncensored video and it partially shows the actress’s naked body in three short scenes, almost imperceptible.

Digital Remastering: ‘Flaming Pie Archive Collection’, July 31, 2020. The slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Beautiful Night #2 (2007) UNCENSORED VERSION VARIATION B

Directed by: Julien Temple.     Release Date: Nov 12, 2007

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Beautiful Night #3 (1997) CENSORED VERSION

Directed by: Julien Temple

Censored edition created for some TV channels that did not want to show three brief scenes of the actress partially nude: chest, hips and full body. The blouse was digitally elongated so that it did not show half a breast as in the original version, the shadows of the hips and butt were darkened and the scene where she is swimming naked was also blurred.
It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.

Little Willow #1 (1997) ORIGINAL VERSION

Directed by: John Schlesinger
Digital Remastering: ‘Flaming Pie Archive Collection’, July 31, 2020.

Little Willow #2 (2007) VARIATION B

Directed by: John Schlesinger.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.


1999:

No Other Baby #1 (1999) VERSION 1 – VARIATION A- ORIGINAL VERSION Letterbox 4:3

Directed by: Pedro Romhanyi.
Mastered: Nov 2, 1999

This version is still not available in an official release, although it circulates in some Bootlegs. It presents the video in its original 4:3 screen format and Letterbox.

No Other Baby #2 (2001) VERSION 1  -VARIATION B-  Widescreen 16:9

Directed by: Pedro Romhanyi.
Release Date: June 19, 2001.

Officially available on the DVD “Paul McCartney Live at the Cavern Club!”, the video is presented on Widescreen with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

No Other Baby #3 (2007) VERSION 1  -VARIATION C

Directed by: Pedro Romhanyi.        Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image slightly cropped and with more zoom, which makes it necessary to have the original formats.

No Other Baby #4 (1999) VERSION 2  -LIVE

Directed by: Joel Gallen.
Mastered:  Oct 15, 1999

A not so well known official video. Taken from the concert for PETA held on September 18, 1999 and officially released on DVD in 2001 (“Paul McCartney and Friends- the PETA Concert”), however this video is unique, the introduction (“All Right, here we go ”) and the ending (“… woo hoo .. No Other Baby .. ”) are longer than the versions broadcast on TV or the official DVD.
It is still not available in any official release but it is available on Bootleg DVD.


Brown-Eyed Handsome Man #1 (1999) VERSION 1 –ORIGINAL VIDEO

Directed by: David Leland.
Mastered: Nov 3, 1999.

Officially available on the “Paul McCartney Live at the Cavern Club!” DVD. Unlike “No Other Baby”, it is presented in its original 4: 3 Letterbox version. The slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

Brown-Eyed Handsome Man #2 (2007) VERSION 1 -VARIATION B

Available in the ‘McCartney Years’ collection in excellent widescreen quality but with the image cropped, which makes it necessary to have the original format.

Brown-Eyed Handsome Man #3 (1999) VERSION 2 -LIVE

Directed by: Joel Gallen.
Mastered: Oct 15, 1999

A not so well known official video. Taken from the concert for PETA held on September 18, 1999 and officially released on DVD in 2001 (“Paul McCartney and Friends- the PETA Concert”), without any extra difference except fade in and fade out. Original slate only circulates on Bootleg DVD.

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