UK album release: Off The Ground by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s ninth solo studio album, Off The Ground, was released in the United Kingdom on 2 February 1993.

It was recorded in the wake of his extensive 1989-1990 world tour, and saw him record with a band for the first time since Wings’ 1979 album Back To The Egg.

Off The Ground album artwork - Paul McCartney

Off The Ground failed to top any country’s album chart, but went top 10 in Australia, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

In the US it was released on 9 February 1993, and peaked at 17 on the Billboard 200 chart.

A two-disc set titled Off The Ground: The Complete Works was issued in Japan and the Netherlands. The second disc contained a further 11 tracks recorded during the album sessions, as well as the full version of ‘Cosmically Conscious’.

Off The Ground – The Complete Works featured the extra tracks ‘Long Leather Coat’, ‘Keep Coming Back To Love’, ‘Sweet Sweet Memories’, ‘Things We Said Today’, ‘Midnight Special’, ‘Style Style’, ‘I Can’t Imagine’, ‘Cosmically Conscious’, ‘Kicked Around No More’, ‘Big Boys Bickering’, ‘Down To The River’, and ‘Soggy Noodle’.

Last updated: 27 January 2022
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US album release: Off The Ground by Paul McCartney
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