Wild Life mixing #1

Friday, August 6, 1971 • For Wings

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Wild Life LP.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Songs recorded


1.

Mumbo

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


2.

Bip Bop

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


3.

Love Is Strange

Written by Ethel Smith, Mickey Baker, Sylvia Vanderpool

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


4.

Wild Life

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


5.

Some People Never Know

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


6.

I Am Your Singer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


7.

Tomorrow

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


8.

Dear Friend

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing • Rough mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


9.

I Am Your Singer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Mixing

Album Officially released on Wild Life

Staff

Production staff

Tony Clark:
Mixing engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer assistant

About

From July 24 to July 27, Paul McCartney and his new band Wings spent three days recording the basic tracks of their first album, “Wild Life“. They continued on July 29 (and July 30 ?)

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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