- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Wild Life LP.
- EMI Studios, Abbey Road
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On this day, Tony Clark and Alan Parsons made rough mixes on the eight songs recorded so far.
I did a lot of mixing and engineering on “Wild Life” and I was sent off to mix a couple of tunes. And one of the songs, can’t really remember which, I did my own little mix and they liked it and left it that way. More than the usual role of engineer or at least assistant. In a way that was my first big break, that credit (as an engineer). It was a good album.Alan Parsons – Interview with Rick Glover in 1996 – Quoted in Maccazine – Volume 47, Issue 1 – The birth of Wings
I also mixed the song “I Am Your Singer.” It was supposed to be a rough mix, but Paul liked it so much it ended up on the record. I’m on backing vocals on “Tomorrow” as well. On Wild Life, I was slightly surprised that Paul didn’t want to apply the same amount of polish as he had [on previous records]. There was no spending all night getting a bass part. He wanted it just to be a band.Alan Parsons – Interview with John Borack, Goldmine Magazine, March 30, 2018
The final mix of “I Am Your Singer” was also made on this day.
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With 25 albums of pop music, 5 of classical – a total of around 500 songs – released over the course of more than half a century, Paul McCartney's career, on his own and with Wings, boasts an incredible catalogue that's always striving to free itself from the shadow of The Beatles. The stories behind the songs, demos and studio recordings, unreleased tracks, recording dates, musicians, live performances and tours, covers, events: Music Is Ideas Volume 1 traces McCartney's post-Beatles output from 1970 to 1989 in the form of 346 song sheets, filled with details of the recordings and stories behind the sessions. Accompanied by photos, and drawing on interviews and contemporary reviews, this reference book draws the portrait of a musical craftsman who has elevated popular song to an art-form.
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."