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If you like what you are seeing, share it on social networks and let others know about The Paul McCartney Project. It was written by Paul McCartney and his wife Linda in response to the events of Bloody Sunday, on 30 January that year, when British troops in Northern Ireland shot dead thirteen civil rights protestors.
Keen to voice their outrage at the killings, Wings recorded the track two days later at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Having never released an overtly political song before, McCartney was condemned by the British media for his seemingly pro-IRA stance on Northern Ireland. The track first appeared on an album in , when it was included as a bonus track on the CD reissue of Wild Life.
The visit also allowed McCartney to begin rebuilding his relationship with John Lennon, his former writing partner in the Beatles, after the pair had spent the year attacking each other through the music press and in their respective musical releases.
On 29 January, McCartney returned to New York, where, during another meeting with Lennon, they agreed to end their public feud.
According to his biographer Tom Doyle, McCartney was inspired also by being around Lennon and the vibrant and politically radical mood of Greenwich Village, where Lennon and Yoko Ono were living. The band then moved to Apple Studios, where the song was mixed and possibly completed. McCartney took the rhythm section parts from the A-side and overdubbed lead guitar lines played by himself and McCullough and an Irish penny whistle. Seeking to emulate the low-fidelity quality of Jamaican reggae singles, where instrumental dubs were commonly used as B-sides, McCartney gave the track a muddy-sounding mix, with barely any high-end sound.
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