Thrillington is a 1977 album by Paul McCartney, under the pseudonym of one Percy "Thrills" Thrillington. The album is an instrumental cover version of Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 album, Ram. Arranger Richard Hewson was asked to arrange the orchestration before Ram had yet been released and it was recorded in June of 1971 - with McCartney as producer - and with an intended release shortly thereafter. However both Paul's and wife Linda's decision to form Wings resulted in the album's shelving until 1977.
In preparation for the release of Thrillington, McCartney thus invented the fictitious socialite Percy "Thrills" Thrillington, and even took out ads in various UK music papers announcing Thrillington's so-called comings and goings to generate curiosity and interest.
Released in April of 1977, with no mention of McCartney's name whatsoever - save in the main liner notes where he is described as a friend of Percy's, Thrillington went unnoticed upon its release and quickly became a hot collector's item. It was re-issued on CD in 1995.
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