I received a copy of Wings Over America Re-Release CD for this review. Opinions expressed are my own.
Hear Music/Concord Music Group has announced the re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ groundbreaking 1976 live album Wings over America with bonus material out May 28th.
This marks just one of a number of ways Paul is giving fans the chance to immerse themselves in a concert that is destined to live forever. It has also been announced that the live concert film ‘Rockshow’ documenting the epic Wings over the World tour across America was shown in over 500 theaters across the world on May 15thand was made available on DVD on June 11th. I received a copy of this CD for review and one Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of Wings Over America Re-Release CD.
Paul McCartney Wings Over America Re-Release CD Review
This one was one was a no-brainer. I had a copy of Wings Over America when I was growing up and I loved it! That CD disappeared years ago and and now we’ve been reunited after all these years. Some of my favorite songs include Medicine Jar, Let Me Roll It and Go Now. The more popular songs you may recognize are Maybe I’m Amazed, My Love and Live and Let Die.
The remastered sound is terrific. It really brought back some great memories for me. If you are a Paul McCartney fan, I’m sure you will agree that these songs are timeless and this is one of the best live albums ever!
Check out this quick video of Paul McCartney and Wings from back during this tour in 1976.
- “Venus and Mars/Rock Show/Jet” – 9:56
- “Let Me Roll It” – 3:51
- “Spirits of Ancient Egypt” – 4:04
- “Medicine Jar” (Jimmy McCulloch/Colin Allen) – 4:02
- “Maybe I’m Amazed” (Paul McCartney) – 5:10
- “Call Me Back Again” – 5:04
- “Lady Madonna” (McCartney–Lennon) – 2:19
- “The Long and Winding Road” (McCartney–Lennon) – 4:13
- “Live and Let Die” – 3:07
- “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)” – 1:55
- “Richard Cory” (Paul Simon) – 2:50
- “Bluebird” – 3:37
- “I’ve Just Seen a Face” (McCartney–Lennon) – 1:49
- “Blackbird” (McCartney–Lennon) – 2:23
- “Yesterday” (McCartney–Lennon) – 1:43
- “You Gave Me the Answer” – 1:47
- “Magneto and Titanium Man” – 3:11
- “Go Now” (Larry Banks/Milton Bennett) – 3:27
- “My Love” – 4:07
- “Listen to What the Man Said” – 3:18
- “Let ‘Em In” – 4:02
- “Time to Hide” (Denny Laine) – 4:46
- “Silly Love Songs” – 5:46
- “Beware My Love” – 4:49
- “Letting Go” – 4:25
- “Band on the Run” – 5:03
- “Hi, Hi, Hi” – 2:57
- “Soily” – 5:10
About Wings Over America Re-Issue
Wings are one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced, achieving no less than 14 US Top 10 hits and 12 Top 10 hits at home – including “Mull of Kintyre” which with 2m+ sales remains the biggest-selling non-charity single of all time – over their ten year career
The Wings over America reissue (Hear Music/Concord) follows the re-release of Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II and RAM for the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. To this point, the celebrated series, personally supervised by Paul, has been honored with the Best Historical Album GRAMMY Award for Band on the Run and most recently a Best Historical GRAMMY nomination for RAM
Released in early December 1976, Wings over America was platinum by Christmas and #1 on Billboard album chart by the third week of January. The famous live version of “Maybe I’m Amazed”, issued as a single in February 1977 (the studio version from McCartney, an FM-radio hit in 1970, was never available on 45) quickly went Top Ten on Billboard’s singles chart and has since become one of Paul McCartney’s most beloved songs
The remastered album’s release is dedicated to late members Linda McCartney and Jimmy McCulloch.
The standard edition of Wings Over America is available on Amazon.com for $11.99.
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