B-5597 Press
Produced by Paul McCartney and Hugh Padgham
Released on July 14, 1986
UK CHART POSITION #25 . . . US CHART POSITION #21 (charted Aug. 2, 1986 for 11 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
B-5597 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

D ifferent versions of the B side? Press on, you say... It turns out that lovely “Press” is just part of the story. Sure it’s a silly love song, but what’s wrong with that? In the US, “Press” was issued as a three-and-a-half minute video edit version. In the UK, they issued it in two versions: the video edit and 4:20 version. (The album version, for anyone keeping score at home, runs about 4:40.) And then there’s the dub mix of “Press” that appears on the 12-inch singles. All of which might be reckoned normal in a day in the life of a single. I naturally assumed that “It’s Not True” would be the same version that was added to the original CD release of Press To Play. But that’s not true. It’s a less mechanical mix, one minute shorter, that sounds markedly different from the CD version. (To its credit, it’s not credited as coming from “Press To Play.”) I’d still like a warmer version of “It’s Not True,” maybe even unplugged, but that two of them are swimming in the sea makes for a more interesting ocean.

TRACK LISTING

  1. PRESS (VIDEO EDIT)    (Paul McCartney)    3:35
  2. IT'S NOT TRUE    (Paul McCartney)    4:27

    UK 7-inch single (alternate version)
  3. PRESS    4:20
  4. IT'S NOT TRUE

    UK 10-inch picture disc
  5. PRESS (VIDEO EDIT)
  6. IT'S NOT TRUE
  7. PRESS    4:20

    12-inch single
  8. PRESS (VIDEO EDIT)
  9. IT'S NOT TRUE
  10. HANGLIDE
  11. PRESS (DUB MIX)

CREDITS

Bert Bevans, Steve Forward -- mix (1)
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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK July 14, 1986 Parlophone 7"/10PIC/12 R/10R/12R-6133 picture sleeve, avail. as 10" picture disc
US/CAN July 14, 1986 Capitol 7" B-5597 picture sleeve
US 1986 Capitol 12 V-15235  
AUSL 1986 Parlophone 7" A1809 picture sleeve
BRA 1986 EMI 12 31C 052 201397Z  
FRA 1986 EMI 7" 2013417 picture sleeve
FRA 1986 EMI 12 1567526  
GER 1986 EMI 7" 1C 006 2013417 picture sleeve
JPN 1986 EMI 7" EPS-17648 picture sleeve
JPN 1986 EMI 12 S14-148  
NET 1986 Parlophone 7" 006 2013417 picture sleeve
NET 1986 Parlophone 12 K60 2013426  
PHI 1986 Parlophone 7" PAL-61199  
SAF 1986 Parlophone 7" SPD-2013417 picture sleeve
SAF 1986 Parlophone 12 12SPL(C)2013426  

 

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