Wings Over America reissue content revealed

The next release in Paul McCartney’s reissue programme is Wings Over America, the seminal live album from Macca’s 70’s mega group Wings. The album, originally released in 1976, is set to be reissued towards the end of May.

Documenting the mammoth Wings Over America tour, the album shows McCartney at his vocal peak, bringing down the house with his rocking setlist of solo and Wings songs with a handful of Beatles songs thrown in for good measure. However despite the miniscule amount of Beatles songs, the album still caused controversy as McCartney reversed the songwriting credits from Lennon/McCartney to McCartney/Lennon. A provocative move when there was still a lot of tension between the former band mates.

The album is also notable for performances of Soily and a cover of Paul Simon’s Richard Cory, neither of which are available anywhere else. Denny Laine also takes center stage for a performance of Go Now by his former band The Moody Blues.

The Wings Over America reissue will be released in several forms:

  • Standard edition (2CD)
  • Deluxe edition (3CD + 1 DVD)
  • Vinyl (3LP)
  • Special edition (2CD + booklet)
  • Special edition (28 digital tracks + digital booklet)

Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings Over America
CD1 (standard/deluxe/LP)

Venus and Mars / Rock Show / Jet
Let Me Roll It
Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
Medicine Jar
Maybe I’m Amazed
Call Me Back Again
Lady Madonna
The Long And Winding Road
Live And Let Die
Picasso’s Last Words
Richard Cory
I’ve Just Seen A Face

Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings Over America
CD2 (standard/deluxe/LP)

You Gave Me The Answer
Magneto And Titanium Man
Go Now
My Love
Listen To What The Man Said
Let ‘Em In
Time To Hide
Silly Love Songs
Beware My Love
Letting Go
Band On The Run
Hi Hi Hi

Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings Over America
CD3 (deluxe only)

Let Me Roll It
Maybe I’m Amazed
Lady Madonna
Live And Let Die
Picasso’s Last Words

80 pages of drawings by Humphrey Ocean
60 pages of exclusive photos from the diary of the tour by Linda McCartney
136 pages telling this tour anthology (programs, pictures, memorabilia, lyrics, notes)
8 unreleased tracks recorded live at the Cow Palace in San Francisco
A DVD featuring the legendary 75 minuets long Wings Over The World documentary

The accompanying concert movie Rockshow, which will receive a worldwide cinema release (see here), will also be available to buy on DVD and Blu Ray.

Wings Over America is the fifth album to be reissued, after Band On The Run, McCartney, McCartney II, and Ram. Keep an eye on for all the latest news.

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