|Red Rose Speedway - Front Cover||Red Rose Speedway - Rear Cover|
|Red Rose Speedway - Inside Gatefold|
|Red Rose Speedway - Page 1 of Booklet||Red Rose Speedway - Page 3 of Booklet|
|Catalogue No.||PCTC 251|
|Release date||4th May 1973|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Paul's fourth "solo" album, credited to "Paul McCartney and Wings"
Wings II - Paul, Linda, Denny Seiwell, Denny Laine and new boy Henry McCullough.
Paul plays bass, piano, moog, mellotron, celeste and guitars.
Linda plays keyboards, harpsichord and dingers.
Denny S. plays drums and bass.
Denny L. plays guitars, harmonica and drums.
Henry plays guitars and some percussion.
The album was produced by Paul.
The album title was inspired by Paul's housekeeper, Rose, and this time was credited to "Paul & Wings". This was done because "Wild Life" had sold so badly, and it was felt that that was partly due to some people not being aware that it was a McCartney album.
Most of the tracks for this release were recorded from March 1972 through to October the same year, with a European tour
separating the recording sessions. This "Wings Over Europe" tour ran from July 9th to August 24th.
In March 1972 the "Red Rose Speedway" sessions started in Los Angeles where Wings recorded, "Big Barn Bed", "My Love",
"One More Kiss", "Single Pigeon", "When The Night", "Loup" and the closing medley.
At this time, "Little Lamb Dragonfly" was also completed.
When returning to England, Paul continues these sessions at the Olympic Studios in Barnes, where he adds Glyn Johns to his
list of producers ... but by April Glyn walks out of the sessions after recording disagreements.
"Red Rose Speedway" is originally planned to be a double album, and during the rest of 1972 and even into 1973, other
recordings are made which either end up as singles, or remain unreleased.
The album comes in a gatefold sleeve with a 12 page booklet.
|Big Barn Bed||McCartney||The first two lines of this track (and the album !) were first used on the "Ram" album
at the end of the reprise of "Ram On". Although this is a new recording.
|Get On The Right Thing||McCartney||
|One More Kiss||McCartney||
|Little Lamb Dragonfly||McCartney||Inspired by the death of one of Paul's sheep on the Scottish farm.
|When The Night||McCartney||
|Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)||McCartney||
|Hold Me Tight||McCartney||
|Hands Of Love||McCartney||
May 1978, "Red Rose Speedway" is deleted after just three years.
January 1985, the next listing is on the Parlophone label, ATAK 16 (+ TCTAK 16) ... deleted 1988.
5th October 1987 - Fame re-issues, L.P. FA 3193, Cassette TCFA 3193 ... and ...
5th October 1987, the first C.D. release on the Fame label, catalogue number CDFA 3193
(International number is CDM 7 52026 2),
this has a running time of 55:25 as it adds the bonus tracks of :
|I Lie Around||McCartney||5:01|
31st January 1988, "Red Rose Speedway" is deleted from the E.M.I. catalogue.
April 1993, a "Re-master" re-issue C.D. has catalogue number CDPMCOL 4 (+ TCPMCOL 4),
(international number CDP 7 89238 2),
This has a running time of 59:56 as it adds tracks :
|I Lie Around||McCartney||5:01|
|Hi Hi Hi||P.McCartney and L.McCartney||3:07|
|C Moon||P.McCartney and L.McCartney||4:33|
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