Thursday, July 09, 2009

June 24, 1971 - Heart of the Country

Aired: Thursday 24 June 1971

At their Scottish farmhouse, Paul and Linda shoot some 'wild' footage (i.e. miscellaneous film with no acting or miming) which includes them riding horses, paddling in the sea and playing in the sand. Then, following a five-month gap, this 16mm colour film is edited by Ray Benson, who previously worked with Paul on Magical Mystery Tour, to accompany the tracks '3 Legs' and 'Heart Of The Country'. Finished versions of which are completed just prior to a rare television screening, taking place on BBCl's Top Of The Pops (between 7:35 and 8:14pm on June 24) during the short-lived album slot on the programme. A 20-second colour excerpt of '3 Legs' will appear, two decades later, during the American VH-1 One To One programme, transmitted on May 3, 1993.

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