- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love (UK) 7" Single.
- EMI Studios, Abbey Road
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On this day, two days after the launch party for “Wild Life”, the press was invited to listen to the first album by Wings, “Wild Life“, to be released on December 7, 1971. The listening session was held in the control room of Studio Two at EMI Studios in Abbey Road.
Paul McCartney was interviewed by Chris Charlesworth, and the interview – more focused on The Beatles than on Wings – was issued in the November 20 edition of Melody Maker.
Mike Hennessey interviewed Wings and published a 2-parts article in Record Mirror. The first part was a track-by-track review of “Wild Life” and was issued in the November 20 edition of Record Mirror. The second part, an interview of Paul, was released two weeks after, on December 4, 1971.
Once the press left Abbey Road, time was spent mixing “Get On The Right Thing” and “Little Woman Love”, two leftovers from the “RAM” sessions.
There will also be a demand for a single – and Paul won’t take it from the [“Wild Life”] album because he doesn’t think that’s fair on the public.
“We’ll do something else – in fact we’ve got the tapes of one here which we’re thinking of mixing after you’ve gone.” (They did, too, until 4 a.m.)From Record Mirror, December 4, 1971
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We owe a lot to Chip Madinger and Mark Easter for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details!
Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium is the ultimate look at the careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr beyond the Beatles. Every aspect of their professional careers as solo artists is explored, from recording sessions, record releases and tours, to television, film and music videos, including everything in between. From their early film soundtrack work to the officially released retrospectives, all solo efforts by the four men are exhaustively examined.
As the paperback version is out of print, you can buy a PDF version on the authors' website
This very special RAM special is the first in a series. This is a Timeline for 1970 – 1971 when McCartney started writing and planning RAM in the summer of 1970 and ending with the release of the first Wings album WILD LIFE in December 1971. [...] One thing I noted when exploring the material inside the deluxe RAM remaster is that the book contains many mistakes. A couple of dates are completely inaccurate and the story is far from complete. For this reason, I started to compile a Timeline for the 1970/1971 period filling the gaps and correcting the mistakes. The result is this Maccazine special. As the Timeline was way too long for one special, we decided to do a double issue (issue 3, 2012 and issue 1, 2013).
"Maccazine is a hard copy magazine (a bound paperback) about Paul McCartney. It is published twice a year. Due to the fact that the Internet has taken over the world and the fact that the latest Paul McCartney news is to be found on hundreds of websites, we have decided to focus on creating an informative paper magazine about Paul McCartney."
"In this issue we take you back to the early days of Paul McCartney’s solo career when he decided to form a new group. With Wings he proved there was life after The Beatles. This Maccazine features a detailed timeline of ‘the birth’ of the band with interesting entries including many new facts and unpublished photos. Follow-up timelines will be published in the upcoming years."