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Great Forgotten Songs #44 – Paul McCartney “No More Lonely Nights”

Great Forgotten Songs #44 – Paul McCartney “No More Lonely Nights”

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Great Forgotten Songs #44 – Paul McCartney “No More Lonely Nights”

“No More Lonely Nights” is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney, which was first released in September 24, 1984. It can be heard on the soundtrack Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984).

The personnel was:
  • Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano
  • Linda McCartney – backing vocal, keyboards
  • Eric Stewart – backing vocal
  • David Gilmour – guitar solo
  • Herbie Flowers – bass
  • Anne Dudley – synthesizer
  • Stuart Elliott – drums
Hear the song below:

“No More Lonely Nights” by Paul McCartney
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

Two versions of the single on both 7″ and 12″ as well as a 12″ picture disc were issued in both the UK and US. The first 7″ version featured “No More Lonely Nights” backed with the playout version. The second featured the Arthur Baker Dance Mix as the B-side.

The single reached number 6 in the US and number 2 in the UK. In 1987, it was included on McCartney’s double album compilation, All the Best!.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song was “an absolutely lovely mid-tempo tune graced by a terrific David Gilmour guitar solo.”

In a radio interview prior to 1990’s Knebworth concerts, Gilmour told Jim Ladd that “No More Lonely Nights” was the last thing McCartney recorded for the film, and that he told McCartney to give his session fee to a charity of his choice.

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