|Mull Of Kintyre - Front Cover||Mull Of Kintyre - Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||R 6018|
|Country of Origin||England|
|Release Date||11th November 1977|
|U.K. Chart Detail :|
|Detail :||Paul's eighteenth solo single.
Credited to "Wings"
By the time of release Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English had left the band, but it has never been made clear if they were on any of the sessions, certainly, Paul, Linda, Denny Laine, and the Campbelltown Pipe Band were.
Wings first double A-sided single, and first credited to McCartney-Laine. By December 10th it had sold half-a-million copies (100,000 a week),
and by the following week 800,000 passed over the record counters, obviously making it the fastest selling single of 1977.
The title of the song refers to the Scottish county of Kintyre, Campbelltown is the major town from whence the pipers came,
and is about 11 miles away from Paul's Scottish farm.
The 21 bagpipers were each paid the standard musicians union fee, and after the hugeness of the hit, Paul was criticised in the press for being stingey, so he sent off a cheque for £200 to each piper.
Several artists, the most notable being Glen Campbell, have recorded versions of "Mull of Kintyre",
The "other" A-side, Girls School was written by Paul and originally was entitled, "Love School", being inspired by newspaper adverts for pornographic movies.
The single was released in a picture sleeve which had photography by Graham Hughes.
Nine years later it was issued again, but this time as part of a double pack single with Only Love Remains.