The Paul McCartney Project

Wings Greatest

Timeline See what happened in 1978
UK release date:
Nov 02, 1978
US release date:
Nov 13, 1978
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Another Day

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:45 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Seiwell:
Drums, Percussion
David Spinozza:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Tim Geelan:
Recording
Ted Brosnan:
Recording assistant
Dixon Van Winkle:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Oct 12, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Overdubs:
January, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixed:
Feb 08, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City


2.

Silly Love Songs

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:55 • Studio version


3.

Live And Let Die

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionA


4.

Junior's Farm

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:23 • Studio version


5.

With A Little Luck

Written by Paul McCartney

5:47 • Studio version


6.

Band On The Run

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:14 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Producer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Moog
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Tony Visconti:
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday:
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham:
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra:
Horns, Strings

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio:
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

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


7.

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
George Martin:
Orchestration
Denny Seiwell:
Drums
Hugh McCracken:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer
Marvin Stamm:
Brass
Mel Davis:
Brass
Ray Crisara:
Brass
Snooky Young:
Brass
David Nadien:
Violin
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra:
Strings
Paul Beaver:
Synthesizer

Recording:
Nov 06, 1970
Studio:
CBS Studios, New York City

Recording:
January 3rd and 11th, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Recording:
March 1st, 9th, 10th, 12th, April 7th, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


8.

Hi, Hi, Hi

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:09 • Studio version


9.

Let'Em In

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:11 • Studio version


10.

My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:10 • Studio version


11.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:11 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Moog, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Moog
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Piano
Tony Visconti:
Orchestration
Howie Casey:
Sax
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday:
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham:
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra:
Strings

Session Recording:
October 1973
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio:
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

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


12.

Mull Of Kintyre

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

4:45 • Studio version

About

From paulmccartney.com:

For the ultimate throwback… watch the original 1978 TV advertisement for Wings Greatest  – a compilation album by Wings.

Shot in various locations in and around London, the ad features people going about their daily lives at work, driving – even bathing! Look out for ‘unexpected’ cameo appearances from Paul, Linda and Denny!

From jpgr.co.uk:

[…] The album fared fairly well, but only managed to reach number 5 in the chart, although it was listed for over seven months ! It was even promoted by T.V. advertising for two weeks before Christmas, but even this didn’t help it’s push to the top. The advert was quite memorable though, being several members of the public singing Wings tunes in public places, ending with a dustman parked in his lorry in Abbey Road singing (wildly out of tune) “Band On The Run”, at which point Paul, Linda and Denny pull up alongside and Paul shouts out the window, “You’re a bit flat mate !”. The driver leans out his window and says “Funny, I only checked them this morning”.

The sleeve design was by Paul and Linda with assistance from Aubrey Powell and George Hardie of Hipgnosis, and photography by Angus Forbes. Linda had bought the model of a flying lady, and had it flown to the Alps on 14th October 1978 for the photographs. A snowdrift was created and the photography was done from a helicopter (and EMI complained of the cost of the Sgt.Pepper cover !!).

The inner sleeve is plain black with a very small picture of the front cover statuette taken from front and back on each side of the sleeve. The statuette also appears on the labels. Free within is a 30″ by 20″ poster, with a colour scene on one side, and a black and white picture of the trio taken by Clive Arrowsmith on the reverse.

From Twitter – Paul, Linda and Denny, 1977. Photo by Clive Arrowsmith #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #Wings

Last updated on June 10, 2018


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