Recorded: 3, 4 October; 11 December 1978
Producers: Paul McCartney, Chris Thomas
Back To The Egg
Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass guitar
Linda McCartney: vocals, Hammond organ
Denny Laine: vocals, electric guitar
Laurence Juber, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Pete Townshend, Martin Jenner: electric guitar
John Paul Jones: bass guitar, piano
Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas: bass guitar
Gary Brooker: piano
Tony Ashton: keyboards
Speedy Acquaye, Tony Carr, Ray Cooper, Morris Pert: percussion
Howie Casey, Thaddeus Richard: saxophone
Tony Dorsey: trombone
Steve Howard: fulgelhorn
Steve Holley, John Bonham, Kenney Jones: drums
‘So Glad To See You Here’ is the penultimate track on Wings’ last album Back To The Egg.
As with ‘Rockestra Theme’, it was recorded with a supergroup of rock stars including Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, The Shadows’ Hank Marvin, The Who’s Pete Townshend, Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham and John Paul Jones, The Faces’ Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones, and The Attractions’ Bruce Thomas.
It’s amazing how tightly they all played together. With people like Pete Townshend, Gary Brooker, Hank Marvin, Ronnie Lane, Ray Cooper and Dave Gilmour, you would have expected a rougher, less controlled sound. But it didn’t turn out that way. When you get 14 rock musicians together for the first time, they can be incredibly tight.
The coda for ‘So Glad To See You Here’ was recorded at McCartney’s Replica Studio in London on 11 December 1978.