Wings at the Speed of Sound

Label
Hear Music
Release date
8 Jun 2010
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
46:26

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Let 'Em In (1993 Digital Remaster) 5:10 1,138
2 The Note You Never Wrote (1993 Digital Remaster) 4:19 1,250
3 She's My Baby (1993 Digital Remaster) 3:06 163
4 Beware My Love (1993 Digital Remaster) 6:28 252
5 Wino Junko (1993 Digital Remaster) 5:19 311
6 Silly Love Songs (1993 Digital Remaster) 5:53 2,598
7 Cook Of The House (1993 Digital Remaster) 2:37 368
8 Time To Hide (1993 Digital Remaster) 4:32 98
9 Must Do Something About It (1993 Digital Remaster) 3:42 458
10 San Ferry Anne (1993 Digital Remaster) 2:06 837
11 Warm And Beautiful (1993 Digital Remaster) 3:14 183

About this album

Wings at the Speed of Sound is the fifth album by Wings (or Paul McCartney’s seventh solo release) and was recorded and issued in 1976 in the midst of a large world tour as the follow-up album to the popular Venus and Mars.

In 1993, Wings at the Speed of Sound was remastered and reissued on compact disc as part of “The Paul McCartney Collection” series, along with The Country Hams’ “Walking in the Park with Eloise” and its B-side “Bridge on the River Suite”, and “Junior’s Farm“‘s B-Side “Sally G” - all recorded in Nashville in 1974 - as bonus tracks. As of 2010, the album is out-of-print on the CD format. However, it is currently distributed on the iTunes store.

After a series of concerts in Australia in November 1975, Wings took a break from the tour to spend the holidays with their families and in January 1976 booked time at Abbey Road Studios in London to record Wings at the Speed of Sound. It was the first time McCartney had recorded an album in England since Red Rose Speedway. Due to the tour commitments, Wings was not afforded the opportunity to record in another different and exciting locale, preferring to work in a familiar environment. By the end of February, the album was complete, and Wings dutifully went back on the road.

Around the time of the studio sessions for Wings at the Speed of Sound, McCartney was facing criticism for Wings simply being a vehicle for himself. He encouraged each of the band members to contribute a song during the sessions, though this would become one of the reasons for the criticism of the album. McCartney had previously attempted to create a democratic album in Red Rose Speedway, though it would be rejected by his record label.

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  • Irlandese64

    What everyone else said.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DodgeyQuagmire

    McCartney's bass playing is probably at his best here - his most natural due to the fact he's playing with a drummer (rather than overdubbing drums himself). So these songs have much more of a "band feel" to them. Meaning that Paul's bass really shines through.

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    Could've been my favorite Wings album, with some substitutions: Cook of the House, Must Do Something About It, and Warm & Beautiful don't hold up for me, but as for the rest--let's just say that superlatives abound.

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ecmusic

    Oh wow, instant time machine....

    4 May 2008 Reply
  • mada11

    What a very good over looked album. Shame

    27 Mar 2008 Reply

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