Frankfurt Special 1972


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Disc 1

Disc 2


AMSTERDAM August 20, 1972




THE HAGUE August 21, 1972


LONDON November 27, 1974


From Paul McCartney & Wings / Frankfurt Special / 2CD WX OBI Strip – GiGinJapan:

After the dissolution of the Beatles, Paul decides to form a new band and go on tour to clear the differences of opinion among the members over the live activity which became the cause of dissolution. The first stage after the dissolution of the Beatles is 1972. It was after about 2 years of abduction period. In the meantime, I will release a new song that has been warming up since get-back session as a solo album, on the premise of going on a tour in the near future, steadily progressing the session / musician’s audition with new band candidate in mind in mind I was advancing.

The first solo album “McCartney” was full of attractive songs such as “frustration of love” and “junk”, but it is a gem stone of a diamond to the last, it is sublimated to emit dazzling light as it is now There was nothing. Even the apple is said to have been told that “Paul is wasting talent.” However, “Ram” following “McCartney” which was a home recording was occupied by a complete band sound, it also made a number one single song in the United States, now it has a high rating of a masterpiece. And a band newly formed based on the recording member of this “lamb” was WINGS. Wings’ first album “WINGS WILD LIFE” was released in 1971.

It was in 1972 that Wings, led by Paul, entered a full-fledged tour. In July and August of 1972 we toured tours of European countries by tour bus. It turned out that the set list is slightly different in July and August, and the 19 Frankfurt Frank performances recorded in this work are the first legs. The feature of this first leg is in the opening number. It will be opened with “Bip Bop” recorded “WINGS WILD LIFE”. And the second following song is from the album “RAM” to “Smile Away”. Although it is a set list which can not be thought at all now, therefore, this rare set list has become a charm of the live of this era.

Paul who was aiming for success as a band initially called his name on the band name, and simply called “wings”. And, at this time, I only released a single album and a few single songs as a band, but I had less overwhelming songs. Therefore, the set list included songs and cover songs released in a solo album, such as Paul McCartney ‘s name and wings’ band is inseparable as well as fans’ recognition is also exposed to contradictions. Also at Angkor, “Sapporo Sally” is playing, but this will be a reply to Paul to the fans seeking a wonderful Beatles to Wings. There is resistance to playing the Beatles song, but if it is a cover, the same song that concluded the end of the concert in the Beatles era, the wings’ concert will also close.

The interesting part of this tour is that there are many unpublished songs up to the present and many songs that have not yet been released have been played at this time. Wings’ second album is “Red Rose Speedway”, which was released in 1973. However, at this point in 1972, you can see that “My Love” has already been played in an important position at the end of the concert. Moreover, the unreleased music which was omitted in the process where the same album which was supposed to be originally planned to be two pieces is condensed and which was supposed to be circulated as “COLD CUTS” later has already been played on the stage as a new song at this time It is interesting that it is. Mainly songs recorded in “Lamb” and “Wild Life”, and furthermore, unreleased “Red Rose Speedway” songs at this time, unpublished songs that were scheduled to be included in the album The tour of this era is composed. There are many songs that probably will never play twice, and it is a live packed with a youthful and rough rough atmosphere of the early wings.

And it should be noted that its sound quality. Although this sound source will be the first appearance in this work, it is recorded with high sound quality that you can not believe that it did not come out to the present. As you know an enthusiastic mania, this Frankfurt show has a different sound title before. However, it was inferior in tone quality and incomplete recording, which was a content in its own right. This work is the first appearance, this high quality sound, and the first complete recording, and the title with no more advantage.

Also on bonus tracks are August 20, 1972 Amsterdam Performance “Henry’s Blues” Soundboard Recording, “Complain To The Queen” from Amsterdam Radio Appearance on the same day, and August 21, 1972 The Netherlands perform in a port town in The Hague “1882” as a sound board sound source and “The Mess” as an audience sound source, respectively. “The Mess” of this day is officially released as B side of single “My Love”, and this work is its audience version. Where the official release has been subjected to different edits, the recording is unedited in this work, so it would be fun to listen to what edits are being done. Lastly, on November 27, 1974, Paul and Linda jumped into the concert of Rod Stewart in London and “Mine For Me” was recorded.

1972 July 19 Frankfurt Performance first appearance with the first high-quality sound source first appearance recorded. In addition bonus tracks included the same year’s rare track. Permanent preservation of a beautiful picture / disk specification A tightly pressed press. Japanese style attaching.

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