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26 July 2023
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‘Wanderlust’ is the eighth song on Tug Of War, Paul McCartney’s third solo album. See more…

It’s actually a personal experience. What happened was that we were recording (we went out to the Virgin Islands to record an album called London Town ) and we were on boats, in a little bay recording for a month. The captain of the boat that we were on was a little, sort of, heavier than the other captains – you know, he sort of took it a little more seriously – and at some stage we had a sort of argument with him, and I sort of said, ‘You know, we don’t need all this aggro stuff’, and we wanted to get off onto this other boat that happened to be in the harbour. These people had said we could come on this, and this boat happened to be called Wanderlust, so it became like a symbol of freedom to me, this catamaran, as it was, called Wanderlust. We only actually stayed one night on it, but it was like, after this hassling that this other fellow had given us, to get onto this boat was like freedom, you know, so the song for me is actually just carrying on the idea. You know, just head us out to sea and take us away from all these headaches, and just wanderlust kind of free.

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29 July 2023
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The original is a finely decent Paul track, one where I went thru a period of loving but have settled on liking. 

The ’84 re-recording however is completely pointless, the ‘GMRTBS’ remakes have always annoyed me.

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