Beginning in Mid-May, off and on, until Mid July, Paul reassembled with his band and started work on what would be his next solo album in February of 1993.
They got really serious in September and October and they put a dedicated effort to finish the album.
One day, September 3rd, was a very special day as Paul recorded with George Martin at the producers helm, “Great Day” and “Calico Skies”, both of which would be released until 1997. He also recorded a sweet little song called “When Winter Comes.” This song would remain in the vaults for 29 years before Paul dusted it off and finished it for McCartney III in 2020.
The two months of recording would produce 22 finished tracks that would appear on the 1993 album OFF THE GROUND and as various bonus tracks on cd singles and 12”extended mixes.
At the same time Paul got together with Youth at his Hog Hill Studio and they knocked out 9 trance based tracks that would become the 1993 album, STRAWBERRIES OCEANS SHIPS FOREST, and credited together as The Fireman. We will have a post in the future to all of The Fireman releases….
Besides the Buddy Holly Week in which Paul performed one show, it was a year off from performing for Paul.
Paul also saw the animated film of his music, Daumier’s Law, (directed by Geoff Dunbar) released in 1992.
On December 28th (January 12th, 1993 in the U.S.) The first single was pulled from OFF THE GROUND, “Hope Of Deliverance.”
Next…. 1993…. Off and On the ground.