Roger McGough produced and co-wrote some songs with McGear. The cover is a black-and-white photo of McGear/McCartney's mother, Mary McCartney. All songs by Mike McGear & Roger McGough, except where noted. Jolly Good Show", "Benna"+ – 3:25.
Peter Michael McCartney (born 7 January 1944), known professionally as Mike McGear, is a British performing artist and rock photographer who was a member of the groups The Scaffold and Grimms. He is the younger brother of Paul McCartney. Michael and his brother Paul (born 18 June 1942) were both born in the Walton General Hospital in Liverpool, where their mother, Mary McCartney, had previously worked as a nursing sister in charge of the maternity ward
McGear is the second solo album by English singer Mike McGear, released in 1974. The album was a collaboration between McGear and his older brother Paul McCartney, who produced the record. In 1991, McGear was re-released by Rykodisc in the . with a previously unreleased version of the song Dance The Do as a bonus track (a different mix had been issued as a stand-alone single on UK Warner Bros). In 1992, McGear was re-released by See For Miles Records in the . with two bonus tracks, Dance The Do and Sweet Baby, which had been the B-side of Leave It. The liner notes quote McGear as saying that Sweet Baby had originally been named All My Lovin’ but some other group had already done one with that name.
Dance The Do, Norton (7", Single). Dance The Do (7", Single).
Originally released in 1974, McGear was the second solo album by Mike McGear (McCartney) and was a more serious record than his work with the Liverpool satirical trio Scaffold, or his work with Roger McGough on the McGough & McGear album. Recorded at Strawberry studios in Stockport, (the musical home of the band 10cc), the album was produced by PAUL McCARTNEY (who also played on the album and co-wrote most of the material with Mike) and featured LINDA McCARTNEY and members of WINGS, along with guests such as PADDY ( Pipes ) MOLONEY of The Chieftains. The sessions also spawned a non-album single; ‘Dance the Do’ (which featured Vivian Stanshall). McGear was charming, eccentric and unique in equal measure and was one of the great unsung albums of its time.
The 1974 album was produced by McGear’s brother Paul McCartney who also wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks. Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, and Denny Seiwell also appear on McGear, which has been dubbed by some fans as a lost Wings album. McGear follows Esoteric’s previous reissues of the artist’s McGough and McGear and Woman. Among those is the non-album single Dance the Do featuring Vivian Stanshall. The set also includes a DVD featuring interviews with Mike McCartney recorded at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre and the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, as well as the 1974 promotional film for Leave It. Rounding out the set is an illustrated booklet with new liner notes and a specially created poster, all housed in a clamshell box. In all, it looks to be a fab presentation of the acclaimed but long-out-of-print album.
Mike McGear (with Paul McCartney & Wings) 05 - Have You Got Problems (McGear 1974). Mike McGear Dance The Do. 03:53. play) (pause) (download) (fb) (vk) (tw).
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- Producer – Paul McCartney
- Written-By – McGear*, McCartney*
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|K 16573||Mike McGear||Dance The Do (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records||K 16573||UK||1975|
|W 16573||Mike Mc Gear*||Dance The Do / Norton (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records||W 16573||Italy||1975|
|45-1255||Mike McGear||Dance The Do (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records, Hispavox||45-1255||Spain||1975|
|WB 16 573 Ⓝ, WB 16 573||Mike McGear||Dance The Do (7")||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||WB 16 573 Ⓝ, WB 16 573||Germany||1975|