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Paul McCartney – Ou Est Le Soleil? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 19th, 2012


“Ou est le Soleil?” which means “Where Is The Sun?” is less a 12” single, and more a 12”, double sided B-side. “Ou est le Soleil” is also the B-side on the late-80’s McCartney single “Figure of Eight”. This 12″ features remixes by the legendary Shep Pettibone with production by Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn. The original version of “Ou est le Soleil?” can be found on the LP “Flowers In The Dirt”.

“Ou est le Soleil?” peaked at #10 on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart on December 21, 1989.

You may not be familiar with this track but give it a few listens I am sure you will grow to really enjoy it. This is one of those occasions that really makes me proud of “Burning The Ground” because I love giving new life to tracks that many people are not aware of. Enjoy!

Ou Est Le Soleil? (Shep Pettibone Remix) 7:02

Ou Est Le Soleil? (Tub Dub Mix) 4:27
Ou Est Le Soleil? (Instrumental Mix) 4:25

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1989 Ou Est Le Soleil? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #10


Label: Capitol Records – V-15499
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House
Credits: Producer – Paul McCartneyStephen LipsonTrevor Horn
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone

Original version on the LP “Flowers In The Dirt”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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19 Responses to “Paul McCartney – Ou Est Le Soleil? (US 12″)”

  1. !!!cdman Says:

    gooood choice!!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Cdman 🙂


  2. omar Says:

    Love it. Paul do you have the 12″ versions of Only Love Remains, Pretty Little Head and No More Lonely Nights also by McCartney ?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Omar. Sorry I don’t have those singles at the moment.


  3. Stefano Says:

    Excellent track Paul. I have the 3 inch CD single with the happy ‘soleil’ digipack cover. Always liked the song.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano. Sounds like a cool 3 Inch single 🙂


  4. Gianni Says:

    I was introduced to this track via the Disconet remix service. Surprised to find that this housey track was by Paul McCartney. Great choice, Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gianni. I always thoght this sounded like a track from Duran Duran’s “Big Thing” album.


  5. klausrosario Says:

    Great post Paul !

    Please keep posting more Paul Mc Cartney Mixes!

    Greetings from Rosario, Argentina!!! Love your carefully well done job !


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Greetings Klausrosario. Please say hello to Argentina for me 🙂


  6. Piotrvladimir Says:

    Great post!
    Thanks Paul


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Piotrvladimir 🙂


  7. bodyalive Says:

    I appreciate you want to bring new life to abandoned music paul, but i must say that if i was Paul McCartney i definitely wouldnt be proud of this song 🙂


  8. Markus Says:

    Hey Paul – GREAT choice! I remember this song back in the day – have it on vinyl. Was odd for Paul McCartney to have such a dance/club song. Was big in Montreal in the clubs.


  9. Bearguy Says:

    Thanks for this one! Still have my vinyl copy around somewhere. But as I’ve said before… your transfers always sound SO much better than mine… 🙂


  10. Jason Says:

    Another great post Paul. Well done.


  11. ric Says:

    I came to know about this single when I was checking out the Club Play charts in 1989…what’s Paul doing there? and with a Pettibone remixed single that is not Figure Of Eight!
    I later managed to grab a copy at a sale for $1. Charming in a way, it is certainly not Paul’s best nor worst.
    But of course, on BTG, it’s not just about chart success or song brilliance. Many a times it’s about giving singles overlooked their deserved nostaglic spotlight! Thanks Paul!


  12. Radio236 Says:

    Great track! I loved this album and saw Paul in 1989 when he toured in support of it. I have mixes from other tracks (“This One”, “Figure of Eight”, etc.) but this is a new one for me.



  13. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t have this one.


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