The Paul McCartney Project

Red Rose Speedway

Timeline More from year 1973



With the addition of Irish guitarist Henry McCullough, Wings plugged away on their second album Red Rose Speedway through most of 1972, a year in which they issued no album (a first for Paul since The Beatles’ debut). By December they’d accumulated a vast amount of songs, though the idea of releasing a double-album was eventually rejected. The album did, however, include the global hit, ‘My Love’, a song that’s since been covered by the likes of Cher, Corinne Bailey Rae and Brenda Lee. One song that was recorded around this time and saved for a later date was ‘Live And Let Die’, from the James Bond film of the same name. The original vinyl pressing of the album featured a 12-page booklet stapled into the gatefold, while the back cover included a Braille message for Stevie Wonder, reading “We Love You Baby”.

Last updated on May 11, 2019

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