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Wild Life - Ultimate Archive Collection

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

From "Wild Life" album


1.

Mumbo

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:59 • Studio versionA


2.

Bip Bop

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Tambourine (?), Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums, Tambourine (?)
Tony Clark:
Engineer
Alan Parsons:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 24, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Love Is Strange

Written by Ethel Smith, Mickey Baker, Sylvia Vanderpool

4:54 • Studio versionA


4.

Wild Life

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:40 • Studio versionA


5.

Some People Never Know

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:36 • Studio versionA


6.

I Am Your Singer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:17 • Studio versionA


7.

Bip Bop Link

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

0:53 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer
Tony Clark:
Engineer
Alan Parsons:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 02, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 08, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


8.

Tomorrow

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:28 • Studio versionA


9.

Dear Friend

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:52 • Studio versionA


10.

Mumbo Link

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

0:45 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass (?), Producer
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar (?)
Denny Seiwell:
Drums (?)
Tony Clark:
Engineer
Alan Parsons:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 02, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 08, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


2.

Give Ireland Back To The Irish

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:43 • Studio versionA • Recorded on February 1, 1972 in the SARM West Studios, in Nottinghill, London, with new guitarist Henry McCullough. It is a protest against the incidents in Londonderry on January 30,1972, when British soldiers killed 13 unarmed people protesting against the British involvement in Northern Ireland. It is released as Wings debut single, on February 26, 1972.

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Producer
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Tony Clark:
Engineer
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Glyn Johns:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 03, 1972
Studio:
Island Studios, London, UK


3.

Give Ireland Back To The Irish

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:46 • Studio versionB • (version) - instrumental, released as the b-side of the above. Paul and Linda were very fond of reggae music, where it was customary to put an instrumental version on the bside of a single.


4.

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:32 • Studio versionA • In an effort to write a rock song for children, Paul put a nursery rhyme of nineteenth-century American origin, to music. Basis track recorded in January 1972, with brand new Wings guitarist Henry McCullough on mandolin. Overdubs added in March 1972. Released as the second Wings single, on May 12, 1972, in the U.K. and May 29, 1972 in the U.S..

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Recorder, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Maracas, Moog, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Mandolin
Denny Seiwell:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion, Recorder, Xylophone
Heather McCartney:
Backing vocals
Glyn Johns:
Engineer
Mary McCartney:
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
March 1972
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Little Woman Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:08 • Studio versionA • Outtake of the Ram sessions, recorded on November 13, 1970, in the Columbia Studios, New York. With overdubs added in January 1971. Released as the b-side of ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’.


6.

Great Cock And Seagull Race

Written by Paul McCartney

3:49 • Rough mix • Instrumental outtake of the Ram sessions, a.k.a 'Breakfast Blues' or ‘Rooster’. Recorded on February 22, 1971 in New York.

Recording:
Feb 22, 1971
Studio:
New York


7.

Medley

Recorded on June 5 or 6, 1971. On one of these days , Paul and Linda performed a few songs for the camera while sitting in the small garden outside their High Park home in Campbeltown, Scotland. The scène is later shown in the documentary Wings Over The World.


1.

Bip Bop

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:26 • Interview • Medley with "Hey Diddle","I Am Your Singer"


2.

Hey Diddle

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Interview • Medley with "Bip Bop","I Am Your Singer"


3.

I Am Your Singer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Interview • Medley with "Hey Diddle","Bip Bop"


8.

1882 demos

Paul’s solo piano demos for a song later to be recorded by Wings during the Red Rose Speedway sessions. Both demos are recorded in January 1972, during rehearsals with Wings in the Rude Studio.


1.

1882

Written by Paul McCartney

3:29 • Demo • Demo 1


2.

1882

Written by Paul McCartney

4:25 • Demo • Demo 2


9.

Dear Friend Demos

Three demos for a song written in an attempt to help reconcile the differences between him and John. The first two are solo piano demos by Paul, probably recorded in Summer 1970, while the third is recorded in February 1971. The basic track of the version on the Wild Life album is recorded in march 1971, in Los Angeles, during the mixing of the Ram album. The orchestration is added in September 1971.


1.

Dear Friend

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:55 • Demo • Demo 1


2.

Dear Friend

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:27 • Demo • Demo 2


3.

Dear Friend

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

0:32 • Demo • Demo 3


10.

Complain To The Queen

Written by Paul McCartney

1:07 • Radio show • Improvisation, recorded on August 20, 1972, backstage during an interview for Dutch radio, at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Disc 2


1.

Medley


1.

Eat at Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:32 • LiveL1 • Released as a bonus track with the Digital Download Edition of Ram, in May 2012

Concert From the concert in Groningen, Netherlands on Aug 19, 1972


2.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

3:47 • LiveL1 • Released as a bonus track with the Digital Download Edition of Ram, in May 2012

Concert From the concert in Groningen, Netherlands on Aug 19, 1972


2.

Bip Bop

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:22 • Live • The opening song from the Wings show in Le Pavillon, Montreux

Concert From the concert in Montreux, Switzerland on Jul 22, 1972


3.

1882

Written by Paul McCartney

6:23 • Live • This version received a vocal overdub for possible release

Concert From the concert in The Hague, Netherlands on Aug 21, 1972


4.

Live in Antwerp

The show in Cine Roma, Antwerp, Belgium on August 22, 1972 was also recorded. The show is bootlegged on titles as Got Any Toothpicks (highlights, with has some bonus tracks from The Hague) and Okay, Good Evening (complete show).


1.

Best Friend

Written by Paul McCartney

4:04 • Live • Another message song to John. This live track received multiple overdubs (acoustic guitar and harmonies) and remixes, to be included on the outtakes album Cold Cuts. At one time it was retitled ‘Why Did You Treat Me So Bad’.

Concert From the concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Aug 22, 1972





5.

Say You Don't Mind

Written by Denny Laine

3:15 • Live • Denny Laine’s solo spot: Colin Blunstone made it a hit.

Concert From the concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Aug 22, 1972



6.

Henry's Blues

Written by Henry McCullough

6:48 • Live • Henry McCullough’s solo spot: an instrumental blues song. Iin the official tour program sold at the Europe 1972 concerts, this is marked as ‘Henry’s Blue’ in the list of ‘Songs You May Hear…’.

Concert From the concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Aug 20, 1972


7.

Live in Antwerp



2.

Cottonfields

Written by Lead Belly

3:15 • Live • Cover of a Lead Belly song, then in the charts in a Beach Boys version.

Concert From the concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Aug 22, 1972


3.

My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:36 • Live • The studio version was recorded but not yet released when played live.

Concert From the concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Aug 22, 1972



9.

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:32 • Studio versionA2 • Alternate mix, with the children's voices in the chorus mixed out. Released in Germany on 7”.

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Recorder, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Maracas, Moog, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Mandolin
Denny Seiwell:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion, Recorder, Xylophone
Heather McCartney:
Backing vocals
Glyn Johns:
Engineer
Mary McCartney:
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
March 1972
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


10.

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:40 • Rough mixA3 • Early mix. The version as recorded in January 1972, before the overdubs were added in march. The backing vocals of McCartney daughters Heather and Mary are not yet included and there are a few overdubs yet to add. There is an extended coda ending that was not included in the single mix.

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar
Henry McCullough:
Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Drums

Session Recording:
March 1972
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London


11.

Great Cock And Seagull Race

Written by Paul McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionA • Dixon Van Winkle Mix, including overdubs added on December 17, 1971. Meant to be released as the b-side of a ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’. Released in May 2012 on the Special Edition of Ram in The Paul McCartney Archive Collection.


12.

Great Cock And Seagull Race

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Studio version • Later mix


13.

Medley


1.

Bip Bop

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:35 • Studio versionB • Medley with "Hey Diddle". This is a remix/edit, released on Wingspan: Hits and History, on May 7, 2001.


2.

Hey Diddle

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Studio versionA • Medley with "Bip Bop". This is a remix/edit, released on Wingspan: Hits and History, on May 7, 2001.

About

From the liner notes:

In the Summer of 1971, Paul was eager to go back on the road. But in order to do that, he needed a band. He was very happy with the American musicians who had helped him to record Ram, so drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Hugh McCracken were natural choices. Although she wasn’t eager to do it, Paul absolutely wanted his wife to join the band.

He sensed a second guitar player was needed, preferably someone who could sing. So, he thought of Denny Laine –someone he knew from way back, when he was the singer of The Moody Blues. Denny got a phone call on July 17, 1971 and arrived at Paul’s High Park home in Campbeltown, Scotland the next day.

After just a week of rehearsals, they start recording in Abbey Road’s Studio Two… without McCracken, who flew back to New York. As there has been criticism about the elaborate arrangements on some of the Ram songs, Paul went this time for very spontaneous songs: preferably first takes. The band is in the studio for just four days.

A few weeks later, on September 13, Linda gives birth to Stella. While in hospital Paul thinks of name for his new band: Wings.

Last updated on October 29, 2018


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Jason Childers 2 years ago

After the 3rd demo of "Dear Friend", there is an improvisational track called "Complain to the Queen", which is 1:08 long. It was recorded on August 20, 1972, backstage during an interview for Dutch radio, at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

Thanks Jason. Fixed ! However, I'm not sure about the credits for "Complain To The Queen" - McCartney alone ? Group effort?
I have also added your comment at http://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/song/complain-to-the-queen/