Wings Over America


Artist: Wings
Label: MPL
Year: 1976
Genre: Beatles
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Composer: McCartney, Paul
Producer: McCartney, Paul


Title Artist Length
Venus and Mars / Rock Show / Jet Wings 10:19::Wings
Let Me Roll It Wings 3:44::Wings
Spirits of Ancient Egypt Wings 4:05::Wings
Medicine Jar Wings 4:06::Wings
Maybe I’m Amazed Wings 5:20::Wings
Call Me Back Again Wings 5:15::Wings
Lady Madonna Wings 2:37::Wings
Long and Winding Road, The Wings 4:28::Wings
Live and Let Die Wings 3:34::Wings
Picasso’s Last Words Wings 1:53::Wings
Richard Cory Wings 3:05::Wings
Bluebird Wings 3:43::Wings
I’ve Just Seen a Face Wings 2:11::Wings
Blackbird Wings 2:27::Wings
Yesterday Wings 1:49::Wings
You Gave Me the Answer Wings 2:06::Wings
Magneto and Titanium Man Wings 3:21::Wings
Go Now Wings 3:46::Wings
My Love Wings 4:14::Wings
Listen to What the Man Said Wings 3:40::Wings
Let ’em In Wings 4:08::Wings
Time to Hide Wings 4:55::Wings
Silly Love Songs Wings 6:05::Wings
Beware My Love Wings 4:58::Wings
Letting Go Wings 4:33::Wings
Band on the Run Wings 5:46::Wings
Hi Hi Hi Wings 3:48::Wings
Soily Wings 5:44::Wings


Rating: 5 stars
Purchase Date: 26/12/2017
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Wings over America is a triple live album by Wings, released in December 1976. The album was recorded during the American leg of the band's acclaimed 1975–76 Wings Over the World tour. It peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart and reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. In addition to including several of McCartney's hits with Wings, the album features performances of five Beatles songs: "Yesterday", "Lady Madonna", "I've Just Seen a Face", "Blackbird" and "The Long and Winding Road". The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis and depicts an airliner about to open its cabin door.[1] Wings over America was remastered and reissued in May 2013. Originally, Wings over America was to be a two-record set of highlight performances but this was rethought due to the success of a bootleg called Wings from the Wings, which was released as a triple record set on red, white, and blue vinyl, and contained the entire 23 June 1976 concert recorded at The Forum in Los Angeles.[2] This caused McCartney to release the album as a three-record set, compiled from various shows from the band's North American tour during May–June 1976. McCartney's sound engineer listened to 800 hours of tape and selected the five best performances of each song from the 30-song set list.[3] McCartney chose and mixed the final set of recordings, mostly taken from the 23 June show.[1] "Soily" was recorded on 7 June 1976 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.[4] The live recordings then received studio overdubs during October–November 1976.[5] According to Wings' drummer Joe English, "it took forever to get those 'Wings over America' tapes ready for the live album. We had to go into the studio and overdub most of the backing vocals."[6]