Devil Run features covers of both familiar and obscure 1950s rock `n'
roll songs, along with three new McCartney songs written in the same
style. As his first project following first wife Linda's death in
1998, McCartney felt the need to get back to his roots and perform
some of the music he loved as a teenager. Wanting to keep things
fresh, he cut the album as quickly as possible in order to capture
the excitement of a live-in-the-studio performance.
album features Pink Floyd's David Gilmour on guitar, Mick Green also
on guitar, keyboardists Pete Wingfield and Geraint Watkins, and
drummers Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and Dave Mattacks. McCartney,
naturally, played bass although he did play electric guitar in some