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That Would Be Something

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Released  17 April 1970
Genre  Rock
Label  Apple
Recorded  December 1969
Length  2:43
Writer(s)  Paul McCartney

"That Would Be Something" is a song written by Paul McCartney in Scotland, which was first released on his McCartney album on 17 April 1970.

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Recording

McCartney sings and plays acoustic guitar, bass, tom tom and cymbal. This song and "Valentine Day" were mixed at Abbey Road Studios on 22 February 1970. In the song McCartney also performs Vocal percussion to simulate a drum kit.

Release

Shortly after the McCartney album's release, George Harrison described this song and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as "great". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song was "light folk-pop".

"That Would Be Something" was also released on the 1991 album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg). The song was first performed live by McCartney, in Barcelona, on 8 May 1991.

Personnel

  • Paul McCartney - lead vocals, guitar, bass, tom tom, cymbal, vocal percussion
  • Cover Versions

    The Grateful Dead played this song in concert 16 times between 1991 and 1995. The first time they played the song live is available on Dick's Picks Volume 17.

    References

    That Would Be Something Wikipedia


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