|Wings Over America - Rear Cover||Wings Over America - Front Cover|
|Wings Over America - Gatefold Inner|
|Catalogue No.||PCSP 720|
|Release date||10th December 1976|
|Total time||1 hour 47 minutes|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||Paul's eighth "solo" release, first Wings live album, and first triple L.P. (third triple by an ex-Beatle).
Wings V (1975) - Paul, Linda, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch (guitars) and Joe English (drums).
The brass section are :
Tony Dorsey - Trombone,
Howie Casey - Saxophone,
Steve Howard - Trumpet and flugelhorn, and
Thaddeus Richard - Saxophone, clarinet and flute.
Released two weeks before Christmas, it took another two weeks after Christmas to hit the U.K. charts. It then took three more weeks to hit it's peak position of no.8 ... one restriction on sales might have been it's £6:80 price tag.
The thirty songs on this triple set covered a typical Wings live set of 1976, although the World tour (seen by over two
million people) encompassed six subsiduary tours :
On previous tours Paul had refused to play his Beatle tunes, but here, five are included. Four of the five are cheekily credited on the sleeve to "McCartney-Lennon", with the fifth (The Long And Winding Road) assigned to McCartney alone.
For the U.S. portion of the tour, a specially chartered BAC 1-11 had "Wings Over America" painted on it's fuselage, with the air freight costs coming to £7,000. Then, nearly 13 tons of equipment, including 37 guitars, were transported in three articulated trucks across America. The three trucks had "Wings", "Over" and "America" emblazoned on their roofs.
The cover design was by MPL and Hipgnosis. The cover is not a picture of the tour plane, it is a painting by Richard Manning
representing the arrival in America, with the show about to burst through the opening door hatch with a shower of light and
sound. This idea of the door gradually opening, exposing more light, is continued on the six sides of the three inner
sleeves with a spectograph on each.
Venus And Mars/Rock Show/Jet
|Let Me Roll It||McCartney||3:40|
|Spirits Of Ancient Egypt||McCulloch-Allen||3:59|
|May'be I'm Amazed||McCartney||5:10|
|Call Me Back Again||McCartney||5:04|
|The Long And Winding Road||McCartney||4:13|
|Live And Let Die||McCartney||3:07|
|Picasso's Last Words||McCartney||1:55|
|I've Just Seen A Face||McCartney-Lennon||1:49|
|You Gave Me The Answer||McCartney||1:47|
|Magneto And Titanium Man||McCartney||3:11|
|Listen To What The Man Said||McCartney||3:18|
|Let 'Em In||McCartney||4:02|
|Time To Hide||Laine||4:46|
|Silly Love Songs||McCartney||5:46|
|Beware My Love||McCartney||4:49|
|Band On The Run||McCartney||5:03|
|Hi Hi Hi||McCartney||2:57|
January 1977, the next listing is on the Parlophone label, ATAK 17 (+ TCATAK 17).
26th May 1987, the first C.D. release, it's on Parlophone catalogue number CDPCSP 720
(the International number is CDS 7 46715 8)
It has the same tracks as the original, but split over two C.D.'s.
There is also a listing for 1989, on Parlophone catalogue number CZD 292.
19th February 1990 - The EMI Music Catalogue also has this release date for CDS 7 46715 8
27th May 2013 - Wings Over America - The Paul McCartney Archive Collection is released (3 CD/1 DVD + book)
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