"Beautiful Night" as written by and Paul Mccartney....
Someone's gone out fishing
Someone's high and dry.
Someone's on a mission to the lonely Lorelei.
Some folk's got a vision of a castle in the sky
And I'm left stranded, wondering why.

You and me together
Nothing feels so good
Even if I get a medal from my local neighborhood
I won't need a castle, they've got castles in Versailles
And I'm still stranded, wondering why

Make it a beautiful night for me
It's a beautiful night for love
A wonderful sight for lovers of love to behold
Make it a beautiful night for me
It's a beautiful night for love
A wonderful sight for lovers of love to behold

Some boat's on the ocean
We're here in this room
Seems to me the perfect way to spend an afternoon
We can look for castles, pretty castles in the sky
No more wondering, wondering why

Things can go wrong, things can go right
Things can go bump, in the dead of the night
So let me be there, let me be there
Let me be there with you in the dead of the night

Make it a beautiful night for me
It's a beautiful night for love
A wonderful sight for lovers of love to behold
Make it a beautiful night for me
Such a beautiful night for love
Such a wonderful sight for lovers of love to behold

Yeah, it's a beautiful night
Yeah, it's a beautiful night

Yeah, beautiful night, beautiful night
Yeah, it's such a beautiful night, beautiful, beautiful night

Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night
Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night
Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night
Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night
Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night
Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night
Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night
Beautiful night, beautiful night, beautiful night


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"Beautiful Night" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentRingo Starr plays drums on this track. The track appears on Paul's, "Flaming Pie" album which was produced by ELO member and former Wilbury, "Jeff Lynne."
    STRANGELIFEon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPaul had written this song during the mid eighties. A recording made in New York had been lying on the shelf, unused, since 1986, admired by those who had had heard it but not quite the ideal version as far as Paul was concerned.

    Working on the Beatles Anthology inpired Paul to collaborate with Ringo Starr again.

    Much attention around the release is expected to be caused by director Julien Temple's spectacular - and lengthy - video, which includes scenes of actress Emma Moore stripping naked to go skinny dipping in the River Mersey and also sees Paul performing with a new band of 16-year-old London schoolboys whilst being "bombed" by falling TV sets.

    "I think everyone who makes a record always has that option, to leave the daft stuff on at the end", said Paul, "You nearly always fade it out but at the end of Beautiful Night. It has been such a good take that Ringo started having fun, acting like he was a doorman, throwing people out. I love that so much, it's very Beatley. It's a very Beatley idea to do that, because we did a bit of that in the group.

    "But Beautiful Night also actually sounds a bit Beatley too. In fact, I swear that at the end of Beautiful Night you can almost hear a sort of very John Lennony voice in there. Listen to it, check it out.

    "It was a bit eerie listening to that - and I thought 'Wow! It's so Beatley sounding, that. I love it".

    Paul: "Ringo and I had not worked together for a long time before we did Free As A Bird. Then we did Real Love and it was just such a laugh that I said I was doing a new album and I'd love for him to drum on a couple of tracks.

    "So I got Beautiful Night together, Ringo came down to my studio and we did it and it was such great fun. It was really good to see that Ringo and I locked in, the Beatles rhythm section, drum and bass, we just locked in. It would have been kindo of disappointing if we'd lost it, but we hadn't. I suppose we'd just played together for so many years with The Beatles that it was still there and really easy to record together".

    Ringo added: "Paul invited me to play on Beautiful Night and I said 'sure' because it was a beautiful track. We spent the day recording together and I still feel really comfortable playing with his bass-playing - well, playing with him basically, that drums and bass. We have all that history and it all comes into play when we play together. You just can't dismiss that".

    Although he admits to the influence of the spirit of The Beatles Anthology on many of the songs on Flaming Pie, Paul says he didn't set out to replicate his past.

    "I didn't consciously start off trying to make a Beatles sound, although these days I don't try to avoid it", said Paul.

    "There are a lot of other people trying to make that same sound, with great success too. But that's good, it's a turn-on for me. I suppose you could say that when I play it's sort of a Beatles sound anyway. I didn't avoid it or go for it. It just came out that way".

    George Martin put together the orchestra which appears on the track. The single and video were released in 1998. The album was released in 1997.
    STRANGELIFEon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPaul hired a local band by the name of SPUD to be in the video, here is what the press had to say:

    FIRST THE BEATLES, then Wings - now Spud. London rock band Spud have gone straight to the top of the pops - as Paul McCartney's new band.
    The 16 year old rockets from Ealing are to make their TV debut on ITVs The Chart Show as the co-stars of the video for Paul's Christmas single, BN.

    The 4 piece band spent all day filing with Paul and Linda on the Nightingale Estate, Hackney, where the video makers spent much of the time throwing TV sets out of the 20th floor windoes on the tower blocks as part of the action.

    For other scenes Spud got a double Beatle bonus - when they were filmed playing with Ringo Starr, who drums on the song.

    The video's director, Julian Temple, make of the Patsy Kensit move Absolute Beginners, hired Spud after spotting the band play at a London Club.

    "It was wild" said Spud guitarist Gareth Johnson, "we've been gigging around London regularly for the past 6 months and now we'ere playing with Paul and Ringo. Talk about dreams coming true......"
    STRANGELIFEon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome scenes had to be cut from the video, here is what the press dais:

    Paul McCartney agreed to cut scenes containing full frontal nudity from his new video - jokingly dubbed "Hey Nude" - after learning two British TV networks planned to trim the footage if he didn't.
    The scenes from McCartney's video for his new song Beautiful Night show a man and a woman swimming naked in a river.

    The former Beatle played bass played bass on the song, which also reunited him with drummer Ringo Starr. "It's so Beatle sounding,"
    STRANGELIFEon May 21, 2007   Link

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