McCartney III cover artworkWritten by: McCartney
Recorded: 2020
Producers: Paul McCartney, Greg Kurstin
Engineers: Steve Orchard, Alex Pasco, Keith Smith

Released: 18 December 2020

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McCartney III


Paul McCartney: vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar
Rusty Anderson: electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr: drums

‘Slidin’’ is a song on McCartney III, Paul McCartney’s solo album written and recorded in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown.

His bass is flat nearly all the time [on the desk], sometimes I’ll add a bit of mid but 9 times out of 10 it’s just straight in. I have a couple of compressors, Urei 1176s that I’ll use on the way in, but the tone just comes from him.

For the distorted sound on Slidin’ we reamped the DI signal. There’s a couple of different pedals on that. There’s the Little Big Trees which is by Audio Kitchen. It’s like a little 2.5-watt valve stompbox and it sounds amazing. Then I also put it through an Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro-Synth. So it’s just a mix of that and the clean signal. I think there might have been a bit of Decapitator going on too!

Steve Orchard, McCartney’s studio engineer

The song was originally recorded during the sessions for Egypt Station, McCartney’s 17th solo studio album, which was released in 2018.