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CHOBA B CCCP
CHOBA B CCCP cover
Studio album by Paul McCartney
Released 31 October 1988 (USSR)
30 September 1991 (Worldwide)
Recorded 20 & 21 July 1987
Genre Rock & Roll
Length 47:54 (USSR)
50:54 (Worldwide)
Label Melodiya (Μелодия) (USSR)
Parlophone/EMI (Worldwide)
Producer Paul McCartney
Professional reviews
Paul McCartney chronology
All the Best!
(1987)
CHOBA B CCCP
(1988)
Flowers in the Dirt
(1989)

Снова в СССР (English: Back in the USSR or The Russian Album) is an album of rock 'n' roll oldies by Paul McCartney originally released in 1988 exclusively in the Soviet Union. With the addition of an extra track, the album would see international release in 1991. Image File history File links This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... -1... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Melodiya (Russian: Μелодия) was the state-owned major record company/label of the Soviet Union. ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Flowers in the Dirt is Paul McCartneys comeback album, released in 1989. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ...


Following the tepid reaction to his 1986 studio album Press to Play, McCartney spent much of the first half of 1987 plotting his next album. In July, he got the urge to get back to his roots by singing some of his favorite hits from the 1950s and over the course of two days, with three other session musicians, McCartney recorded sixteen songs, thirteen of which would be chosen for the eventual album release in the USSR the following year. Press to Play is an album by Paul McCartney released in 1986. ...

The original Russian cover for CHOBA B CCCP, 1988

The title CHOBA B CCCP is Russian for "Back in the USSR" - a famous McCartney song from The Beatles' 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as the White Album). The title is often taken as if written in Latin letters (i.e. choba b cccp), but it is Russian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet, transliterated Snova v SSSR, and pronounced in Russian roughly snova v ess-ess-ess-er. McCartney's Russian name is rendered as Пол Маккартни ("Pol Makkartni"). Image File history File links ChobaCover. ... Image File history File links ChobaCover. ... Back in the U.S.S.R. is a song by The Beatles written by Paul McCartney (John Lennon shares songwriting credits), and which opens the double-disc album The Beatles (a. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... “The White Album” redirects here. ... The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world today. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


During the recording sessions 22 songs were recorded, but originally only 11 were put on the album. A second Soviet pressing, released in December 1988, increased the song total to 13 by adding "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday" and "Summertime." The 1991 world-wide CD release contained 14 tracks by including "I'm in Love Again" (first released in 1989 as one of the B-sides to McCartney's "This One" single) as a bonus track. Two more tracks from the sessions saw official release: the blues jam "I Wanna Cry" as another of the "This One" B-sides and "It's Now or Never" on the New Musical Express double-LP/CD "The Last Temptation Of Elvis" in England in February of 1990. The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a weekly magazine about popular music published in the UK. It is unlike many other popular music magazines due to its intended focus on guitar-based music and indie rock bands, instead of mainstream pop acts. ...


Six songs from the sessions remain unreleased: "I Saw Her Standing There" (the Beatles song), "Take This Hammer" (Lonnie Donegan) "Cut Across Shorty" (Eddie Cochran), "Poor Boy" (Elvis Presley), "Lend Me Your Comb" (Carl Perkins), and "No Other Baby" (The Vipers). The last of these would be re-recorded by McCartney on 1999's Run Devil Run). It has been suggested that I Saw Him Standing There be merged into this article or section. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. ... Ray Edward Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an early American rockabilly musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ... The Vipers Skiffle Group – later known simply as The Vipers - were one of the leading British groups during the skiffle period of the mid to late 1950s, and were important in the careers of radio and TV presenter Wally Whyton, record producer George Martin, and several members of The Shadows. ... Run Devil Run is an album of mostly obscure 1950s rock and roll songs recorded and released by Paul McCartney in 1999. ...


The Russian album includes liner notes all in Russian, from original text by Roy Carr of the New Musical Express. Roy Carr is an English music journalist. ... The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a weekly magazine about popular music published in the UK. It is unlike many other popular music magazines due to its intended focus on guitar-based music and indie rock bands, instead of mainstream pop acts. ...


The cover of the album was designed by Linda McCartney: Paul's photograph in a red star, the USSR's symbol. Linda Louise, Lady McCartney (September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist. ...


In 1991, CHOBA B CCCP was given a worldwide release, which reached #63 in the UK and #109 in the US; curiously, the title is misprinted on this release as СНОВА Б СССР.


Track listing

  1. "Kansas City" (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) – 4:02
  2. "Twenty Flight Rock" (Eddie Cochran/Ned Fairchild) – 3:03
  3. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (Lloyd Price) – 3:17
  4. "I’m In Love Again" (Fats Domino/Dave Bartholomew) – 2:58
    • Bonus track on 1991 international release
  5. "Bring It On Home To Me" (Sam Cooke) – 3:14
  6. "Lucille" (Richard Penniman/Albert Collins) – 3:13
  7. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Duke Ellington/Bob Russell) – 2:51
  8. "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day" (Fats Domino/Dave Bartholomew/Roy Hayes) – 4:12
  9. "That's All Right Mama" (Arthur Crudup) – 3:47
  10. "Summertime" (George Gershwin) – 4:57
  11. "Ain't That A Shame" (Fats Domino/Dave Bartholomew) – 3:43
  12. "Crackin' Up" (Ellas McDaniel) – 3:55
  13. "Just Because" (Bob Shelton/Joe Shelton/Sydney Robin) – 3:34
  14. "Midnight Special" (Trad. Arr. Paul McCartney) – 3:59

Kansas City is the title of a rhythm and blues song dating back to the 1950s. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Twenty Flight Rock is the name of a song originally performed and released in 1957 by Eddie Cochran, who co-wrote it with Ned Fairchild. ... Ray Edward Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an early American rockabilly musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy is a song by Lloyd Price. ... Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933 in Kenner, Louisiana) was an early rock and roll musician. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Dave Bartholomew (born 24 December 1920, Edgard, Louisiana, United States of America) is a musician, band leader, composer, and arranger, prominent in the music of New Orleans throughout the second half of the 20th century. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lucille is the title of an early 1950s Rock and Roll song composed by Albert Collins/Little Richard and performed by Little Richard. ... Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman, December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia) is a pioneer of rock and roll though he says (quoted in Hamm 1979, p. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... Sidney Keith Russell, known as Bob Russell (25 April 1914 - February 1970) was an American songwriter born in Passaic, New Jersey. ... Thats All Right (Mama) is the name of the first song released by Elvis Presley. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Summertime is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. ... “Gershwin” redirects here. ... Aint That a Shame is a song by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana for Imperial Records and released in 1955. ... Bo Diddleys emphasis on rhythm largely influenced popular music, especially that of rock and roll in the 1960s. ... Midnight Special is a traditional folk song. ...

Personnel

  1. Paul McCartney: Bass guitar, guitars, vocals.
  2. Mick Green: Guitar.
  3. Nick Garvey: Bass guitar, backing vocals.
  4. Mick Gallagher: Keyboards, piano.
  5. Chris Whitten: Drums.
  6. Henry Spinetti: Drums and percussion.

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Mick Green (born Michael Greenbaum) is a British rock and roll guitarist. ... Chris Whitten is a British session drummer who provided drums for the classic hits What I Am by Edie Brickell, World Shut your Mouth by Julian Cope and The Whole Of The Moon by The Waterboys. ... Henry Spinetti (born March 31, 1951) is a sessions drummer whose playing has featured on a large number of prominent albums. ...

External links

  • JPGR's Beatles site: Paul McCartney's CHOBA B CCCP

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