Wings Are Alright Tonight

BMW 003

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Disc 1




Rock Show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

0:00 • Live

Disc 2


Introducing The Band


From Collectors Music Review:

The longest tour Wings ever did began in England in September 1975 and after traveling around most of the world ended with three shows in the Empire Pool, Wembley in London on October 19th, 20th, and 21st. Wings Are Alright Tonight presents the first of the three concerts in London utilizing a fair to good recording. The taper was distant from the stage and it’s difficult to hear some parts.
There is a cut after “Live And Let Die” missing the first notes of “Picasso’s Last Words” and a cut in “Silly Love Songs” cutting out about minute.
Despite the middling sound quality this is one of the best documents from the era. It’s a relaxed, loose and fun show with the band enjoying playing in London in front of their friends. The acoustic set in the middle of the show provides several interesting events. Denny Laine, who varied his approach to his cover of Paul Simon’s ”Richard Corey” sings the tune a la Paul McCartney and Corey has “money, praise and balls.”
McCartney mentions “the Wembley stamp” before “I’ve Just Seen A Face” which is augmented by cowboy whoops and hollers. While Paul plays “Blackbird” the audience is very quiet and respectful except for one individual who provides the bird whistles from the studio recording. Paul interrupt singing to comment on the birds.
Thus ends the one of the last Wings shows until their next live appearance three years later in 1979. By then Wings would drop the arena rock ethic and adopt something closer to the contemporary music scene. Wings Are Alright Tonight is a very good Wings release on BMW which, despite the middling sound quality, is worth having.


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