Mixing the 1979 Glasgow show

April 1980 • For Wings

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Coming Up 7" Single.
AIR Studios, London, UK

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The last show of the Wings 1979 UK tour was at Glasgow, on December 17, 1979. It was professionally recorded, with some rough mixes created by Geoff Emerick on January 2, 1980.

Additional work on this recording was done in “early February 1980” according to Laurence Juber, and in April 1980 according to “McCartney – Archive Collection” release in 2011.

The live version of “Coming Up” was overdubbed in the studio, and released as a single.

In early February, [Paul] was mixing the recordings from the Glasgow show at RAK Studios with engineer Geoff Emerick. The band itself was not much involved in these sessions, except for the live version of “Coming Up”. It was intended as the B-side of Paul’s studio version, the first single from his new solo release McCartney II

Laurence Juber, in Guitar With Wings, 2014

Last updated on March 25, 2022

Songs recorded


Every Night

Written by Paul McCartney



Hot As Sun

Written by Paul McCartney


Album Officially released on McCartney - Archive Collection



Coming Up

Written by Paul McCartney



Production staff

Paul McCartney:
Geoff Emerick:

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