Two Paul McCartney Wings albums getting deluxe releases

Paul McCartney proudly announces the 11th and 12th classic works from his revered catalogue to be remastered, reissued and expanded across multi-format installments of his Grammy-winning Archive Collection, to be released December 7th via MPL/Capitol/UMe. Both are Wings projects and are available in a variety of formats including 2 CD, 180-gram 2 LP and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set. The 11 disc Paul McCartney and Wings 1971–73 numbered Limited Edition Super Deluxe compilation will also be available.

First up is the 3 CD/DVD limited deluxe edition of Wild Life, the debut album from Wings, originally released December 1971. Written by Paul and Linda McCartney (with the exception of a cover of Mickey & Sylvia’s “Love Is Strange”), Wild Life is beloved by fans for its raw and direct vibe — having been recorded in just over a week with the majority of tracks laid down in a single take. Wild Life’s Limited Deluxe Edition treatment features the full album remastered at Abbey Road plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original single edits, B-sides, home recordings and other previously unreleased material across three CDs. The set’s DVD features rare footage of acoustic home videos, rehearsals and more. The Wild Life deluxe package includes a 128-page book written by David Fricke telling the story behind the album – including track-by-track information and new interviews with McCartney and key album personnel, a 48-page scrapbook of tour diaries, lyrics and set lists, unpublished Polaroids, lyrics, notes and memorabilia from the MPL archives. Wild Life‘s download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Next up is a 3 CD/2 DVD/Blu-ray numbered limited deluxe edition of the second Wings album and first credited to Paul McCartney and Wings, Red Rose Speedway. Released in April 1973 and featuring the No. 1 single “My Love,” Red Rose Speedway was the first Wings album to hit No. 1 on the U.S. chart. The Red Rose Speedway Limited Deluxe Edition features three discs of audio including the original album remastered at Abbey Road, no less than 35 bonus audio tracks, including a reconstruction of the originally conceived double album version of Red Rose Speedway, singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. The 2 DVD/Blu-ray portions of the deluxe are packed with rare and previously unseen footage, including the James Paul McCartney TV Special, interviews and music videos, as well as the never before seen film The Bruce McMouse Show — fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The package includes a folio containing 14 replica hand drawn original character sketches by McCartney and facsimile dialogue sheets for the film, a 128-page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album — including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel — and track-by-track information, written by Amanda Petrusich, five replica handwritten lyric sheets and photo print, a 64-page Wings In Morocco photo book, all housed in a numbered outer slipcase. The Red Rose Speedway download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Finally, the 11-disc Paul McCartney and Wings 1971–73 numbered Limited Edition Super Deluxe compilation features not only the entire contents of the Wild Life four-disc numbered limited deluxe edition and of the Red Rose Speedway six disc numbered limited deluxe edition — but also the exclusive live album, Wings Over Europe. This exclusive collection features 20 previously unreleased, newly mixed live tracks recorded over the course of five shows, an introduction featuring McCartney recounting memories of the 1972 tour, a 96-page photo book including previously unreleased images by Linda McCartney and Captain Snap, a replica of the 1972 Wings Over Europe tour program, and access to downloadable 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio versions.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package. The most recent previous installment was 2017’s reissue of McCartney’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which Rolling Stone called “spectacular… an extraordinary document,” and the Observer hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by McCartney himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

Wild Life

3 CD/DVD | 2 CD | 2 LP

CD 1: Remastered Album

  1. Mumbo
  2. Bip Bop
  3. Love Is Strange
  4. Wild Life
  5. Some People Never Know
  6. I Am Your Singer
  7. Bip Bop (Link)
  8. Tomorrow
  9. Dear Friend
  10. Mumbo (Link)

CD 2: Rough Mixes

  1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
  2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
  3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
  4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
  5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
  6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
  7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
  8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD 3: Bonus Tracks

  1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
  2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
  3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
  4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
  5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
  6. Outtake I
  7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
  8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
  9. Outtake II
  10. Indeed I Do
  11. When The Wind Is Blowing
  12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
  13. Outtake III
  14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
  15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
  16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
  17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD: Bonus Video

  1. Scotland, 1971
  2. The Ball
  3. ICA Rehearsals
  4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

Red Rose Speedway

3 CD/2 DVD/Blu-ray | 2 CD | 2 LP

CD 1: Remastered Album

  1. Big Barn Bed
  2. My Love
  3. Get On The Right Thing
  4. One More Kiss
  5. Little Lamb Dragonfly
  6. Single Pigeon
  7. When The Night
  8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
  9. Medley: Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands Of Love/Power Cut

CD 2: “Double Album”

  1. Night Out
  2. Get On The Right Thing
  3. Country Dreamer
  4. Big Barn Bed
  5. My Love
  6. Single Pigeon
  7. When The Night
  8. Seaside Woman
  9. I Lie Around
  10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]
  11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
  12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
  13. Medley: Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands Of Love/Power Cut
  14. Mama’s Little Girl
  15. I Would Only Smile
  16. One More Kiss
  17. Tragedy
  18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD 3: Bonus Audio

  1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  2. Little Woman Love
  3. Hi, Hi, Hi
  4. C Moon
  5. Live And Let Die
  6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]
  7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
  8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
  9. 1882 [Home Recording]
  10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
  11. The Mess
  12. Thank You Darling
  13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
  14. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
  15. 1882
  16. Jazz Street
  17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1: Bonus Video

  1. Music Videos
  2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
  3. Live And Let Die [Live In Liverpool]
  4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2: Bonus Film

  1. The Bruce McMouse Show [5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz/PCM Stereo, 24bit 48kHz]

Blu-ray: Bonus Film

  1. The Bruce McMouse Show [5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz]

Author: Buddy Iahn

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