Wings At The Speed Of Sound (1993)

By WingsOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Paul McCartney Collection

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Let 'Em In

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:13 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Military drum (?)
Jimmy McCulloch :
Bass
Howie Casey :
Flutes, Horns
Joe English :
Drums
Thaddeus Richard :
Flutes, Horns
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Howard :
Flutes, Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Flutes, Horns
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 03, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


2.

The Note You Never Wrote

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:29 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano (?), Flute (?), Mellotron (?), Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Tambourine (?)
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Flute (?), Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion, Tambourine (?)
Tony Clark :
Recording engineer
Mark Vigars :
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer
Fiachra Trench :
String arrangement
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 14, 1975
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


3.

She's My Baby

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:07 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Electric guitar (?), Electric piano, Keyboards, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass (?)
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar (?)
Joe English :
Drums
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 07, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


4.

Beware My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:32 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar (?), Bass, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Piano
Jimmy McCulloch :
Acoustic guitar (?), Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Tony Clark :
Recording engineer
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer (intro & outro)
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 17, 1975
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jan 23, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


5.

Wino Junko

Written by Jimmy McCulloch, Colin Allen

5:28 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyDenny LaineJimmy McCullochJoe English
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jimmy McCulloch :
Lead vocals
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 13, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


6.

Silly Love Songs

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:57 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Mellotron (?), Percussion (?), Piano (?), Producer, String conductor, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Tambourine (?)
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Piano (?)
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar (?)
Howie Casey :
Horns
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion (?)
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns, String arrangements
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 16, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


7.

Cook Of The House

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:46 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Double-bass, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Howie Casey :
Horns
Joe English :
Drums
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


8.

Time To Hide

Written by Denny Laine

4:32 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyDenny LaineJimmy McCullochJoe English
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Denny Laine :
Lead vocals
Howie Casey :
Horns
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


9.

Must Do Something About It

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:44 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Bass, Producer, Shaker (?)
Linda McCartney :
Tambourine (?)
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?)
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion (?), Shaker (?), Vocals
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 05, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


10.

San Ferry Anne

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:10 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Producer, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Howie Casey :
Horns
Joe English :
Drums
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 30, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


11.

Warm And Beautiful

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:26 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Slide guitar
Mark Vigars :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Pete Henderson :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Fiachra Trench :
String quartet arrangement, Two tenor horns arrangement
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 02, 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
January - March 1976
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


12.

Bonus tracks on "The Paul McCartney Collection"

In 1993, Wings at the Speed of Sound was remastered and reissued on compact disc as part of "The Paul McCartney Collection" series


1.

Walking In The Park With Eloise

Written by Jim McCartney

3:13 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Washboard
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bill Puitt :
Clarinet
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Chet Atkins :
Electric guitar
Floyd Cramer :
Piano
Denis Good :
Trombone
Bobby Thompson :
Banjo
Don Sheffield :
Trumpet

Session Recording:
Jul 16, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA


2.

Bridge On The River Suite

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Synthesizer
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Thaddeus Richard :
Sax
Davey Lutton :
Drums
Tony Dorsey :
Brass arrangement
Alan Parsons :
Recording engineer
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bill Puitt :
Sax
George Tidwell :
Trumpet
Barry McDonald :
Trumpet
Norman Ray :
Baritone sax
Dale Quillen :
Trombone
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Sep 29, 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
November 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jul 11, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

Session Mixing:
July 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

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


3.

Sally G

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:39 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Acoustic guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Lloyd Green :
Dobro, Pedal steel guitar
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bob Wills :
Violin
Johnny Gimble :
Violin
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jul 09, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

Session Mixing:
July 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

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

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Mike J 2 months ago

This album is a true work of love. The key track, “Let ’em in” has been overlooked for years as trivial in meaning. But its one of Paul's most important songs. It's Paul' going deeper than "Imagine" offering us a metaphor for true love -- not just hallmark card love, but the kind of love where we let someone into our heart, where we let others in for real and go past the ego blinders, opening our eyes to the holy in others. We hear Paul asking for the door to be open for friends and family, but also for “Martin Luther” -- a name you might use for MLK if you were a friend -- opening the door within us to MLK's vision of agape, the love for all humanity, for even those who might hurt us, for peace. "Let 'em in" goes even deeper than “Imagine” - because where John sings about the poison of surface things — borders, ideologies, etc. — Paul gets at the root of it all, the human heart. With his instinct to never preach, Macca hides the profundity under the disarming, causal line “do me a favour and let ’em in. True, the album was written quickly, maybe without much conscious thought as to a message, but if so, then it was the angels flowing through Paul and Linda when these lyrics were penned. ... Its too bad critics were so against Paul in the 1970s that they dismissed this song as trivial, as some house-party ditty (come on in y’all and party with the McCartney’s!).”

Later on in the album (as if in reply to John), Paul sings about all his “silly love songs” knowing there’s nothing silly here — and that choosing joy and self-acceptance and an open heart is really a choice between life and death.

The album as a work illustrates the theme of love & letting others in. Wings at the Speed of Sound sees Paul following his own words and letting 'em in. He puts love over commerciality, embracing Linda and his bandmates by sharing his fame and giving them each their own spotlights on the album (a few years later John did the same, sharing his last album with Yoko).

The Beatle’s were the universe’s gift to humanity, a correction for WW2. Its sad that one of their leaders is still not given the credit he deserves for his depth. Macca’s lightness of touch and distaste for being overstated & heavy gets dismissed as superficiality.

Shine on Paul!


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