The Paul McCartney Project

Wings Over America

By WingsOfficial live• Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Live albums

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UK release date:
Dec 10, 1976
US release date:
Dec 10, 1976

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Medley


1.

Venus And Mars

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

1:34 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Percussion, Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Tambourine, Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


2.

Rock Show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:25 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Percussion, Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Tambourine, Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


3.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:15 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Percussion, Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Tambourine, Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


2.

Let Me Roll It

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:45 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


3.

Spirits Of Ancient Egypt

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:06 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Seattle, USA on Jun 10, 1976


4.

Medicine Jar

Written by Jimmy McCulloch, Colin Allen

4:06 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Keyboard, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


5.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

5:20 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Lead vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Bass, Bass guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Lead guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 29, 1976


6.

Call Me Back Again

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:16 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


7.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:37 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Bass, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Detroit, USA on May 07, 1976


8.

The Long And Winding Road

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:29 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 29, 1976


9.

Live And Let Die

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:34 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Flute
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boston, USA on May 22, 1976


10.

Picasso's Last Words

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

1:54 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Vocals
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Clarinet
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boston, USA on May 22, 1976


11.

Richard Cory

Written by Paul Simon

3:05 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Vocals
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 23, 1976


12.

Bluebird

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:44 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Vocals
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


13.

I've Just Seen A Face

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:12 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Vocals
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Bass, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 23, 1976


14.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:27 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boston, USA on May 22, 1976


15.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:49 • LiveL1 • Unknown venue

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Thaddeus Richard:
Clarinet
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Flugelhorn
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Disc 2


1.

You Gave Me The Answer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:06 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Clarinet
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 23, 1976


2.

Magneto And The Titanium Man

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:21 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Keyboard, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boston, USA on May 22, 1976


3.

Go Now

Written by Larry Banks, Milton Bennett

3:47 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Tambourine, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Piano, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 23, 1976


4.

My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:15 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Tambourine, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Uniondale, USA on May 21, 1976


5.

Listen To What The Man Said

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:41 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Clarinet
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 29, 1976


6.

Let'em In

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:09 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Drum, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Bass, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Flute, Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Flute
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 23, 1976


7.

Time To Hide

Written by Denny Laine

4:56 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Tambourine, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Gob iron, Tambourine, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Percussion, Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Tambourine, Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in New York, USA on May 25, 1976


8.

Silly Love Songs

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

6:05 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Piano, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in New York, USA on May 25, 1976


9.

Beware My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:59 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Piano, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Denver, USA on Jun 07, 1976


10.

Letting Go

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:34 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Keyboard, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Percussion, Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Tambourine, Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 29, 1976


11.

Band On The Run

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:47 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Denver, USA on Jun 07, 1976


12.

Hi, Hi, Hi

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:49 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Tambourine, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Denver, USA on Jun 07, 1976


13.

Soily

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:44 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Denver, USA on Jun 07, 1976

About

From Wikipedia:

Wings over America is a triple live album by the British-American band Wings, released in December 1976. The album is a collection of recordings gathered from the American leg of the band’s acclaimed 1975–76 Wings Over the World tour. Issued on MPL Communications, and on MPL and Capitol Records in the United States, it peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart and number 1 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape listings.

In addition to including several of Paul McCartney’s hits with Wings, the live album features performances of “Yesterday“, “Lady Madonna“, “The Long and Winding Road” and other songs that he recorded with the Beatles. The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis, and consists of a painting of an airliner about to open its cabin door. Wings over America was remastered and reissued in May 2013.

Recording

Originally, Wings over America was to be a two-record set of highlight performances, but this was rethought due to the success of a bootleg called Wings from the Wings, released as a triple record set, on red, white, and blue vinyl, recorded on 23 June 1976 at The Forum, in California. This caused McCartney to rework the official release as a three-record set which was compiled from all recorded shows of the band’s America leg of their world tour that spring, of which, McCartney listened to all of the tapes and selected five of the best performances of the whole 28-song set list. McCartney chose and mixed the final set of recordings after six weeks of listening during October–November 1976, after having spent September and October repeatedly performing. Numerous songs, however, were taken from the 23 June show. “Soily” was recorded on 7 June 1976 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver. Some recordings, however, received studio overdubs. Wings’ drummer, Joe English, said that the “overdubs were necessary because of people singing out of tune“.

Release and reception

Wings over America was issued six months after the end of the band’s US tour. It was another commercial success for Wings, reaching number 1 in the US in early 1977 (the last in a five-album stretch of consecutive number 1 albums for the band) and number 8 in the UK. For the five Beatles songs included, McCartney elected to reverse the songwriting credit to McCartney–Lennon. According to a Salon.com article written in 2003 – by which point McCartney had controversially reversed the traditional Lennon–McCartney credit again, on his recent Back in the U.S. live album – neither John Lennon nor his wife Yoko Ono publicly “voiced a word of disapproval” about the change made in 1976.

Wings over America went on to sell 4 million copies in the US alone, according to Wings biographer Garry McGee. The album was the first triple set by a group to reach number 1, and was a critical success. The album was re-pressed in January 1977. “Maybe I’m Amazed” was released as a single, on 4 February 1977, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, and at number 28 on the UK chart.

Two related releases followed the album: the TV documentary Wings Over the World and a film titled Rockshow, purporting to contain a complete show from Seattle. Although publicity material presented Rockshow as a document of this Seattle concert, it contains only five songs that were filmed at Seattle’s Kingdome; the remainder of the film’s 30 songs come from the band’s New York and Los Angeles shows. Limiting their relevance, however, these additional releases appeared three and four years, respectively, after the 1976 live album.

Wings Over America was issued as a double-compact disc in 1984 on Columbia. The album was first released in the UK on compact disc on 26 May 1987 by Parlophone. Along with McCartney’s Ram and Tug of War albums, Wings over America was reissued in the US on compact disc on 18 January 1988. The album was issued by EMI two more times on CD, in 1989 and on 19 February 1990. A 1999 reissue of the album by Toshiba-EMI in Japan reinstated the three-disc format from the original LP issue, and is the only edition of the album to do this. Up to this point, the Japanese CD edition was the only one that was remastered. On 14 April 2008, the album was released as a digital download on both iTunes and Amazon. It was removed for some time off of digital music sites in 2010 and 2011, but as of August 2011 it is available for sale on iTunes. The album was reissued on 27 May 2013 as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. Rockshow was also reissued, this time on DVD and Blu-ray, with its audio remixed into 5.1, on 10 June 2013. […]

Last updated on February 6, 2017


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