Paul McCartney to Reissue Two Wings Albums With Unreleased Songs & Footage

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Paul McCartney and Wings photographed in 1974.

Beatles fans who are already digging deep into their wallets for the new John Lennon Imagine box set and the upcoming Beatles White Album 50th anniversary edition learned Friday (Oct. 19) they'll have to dig a lot deeper, as Paul McCartney announced two new archive editions for the Wings albums Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway, and a third deluxe set combining both and adding an exclusive Wings Over Europe set. Both sets will feature the albums newly remastered at Abbey Road, plus outtakes and bonus footage. All will hit the streets on Dec. 7.

The four-disc Wild Life deluxe set ($149.98 through his website) will include 3 CDs and one DVD with the remastered album on one CD and additional 25 bonus audio tracks across two discs with rough album mixes, original single edits, B-sides, home recordings and previously unreleased tracks. The set will also have a DVD with unreleased acoustic home videos, rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage. Besides the audio and video, the set will include a 128-page book featuring previously unpublished images taken by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the McCartney archives with the story behind the album and expanded track-by-track information and new interviews with Paul McCartney and key album personnel written by David Fricke. A folio will also contain a 48-page scrapbook with tour diaries, lyrics and set lists, unpublished photos, plus lyrics, notes and memorabilia from the MPL archives. Buyers will also be able to download 24-bit 96kHz hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks.

The six-disc Red Rose Speedway deluxe set ($199.98 through his website) will have 3 CDs, 2 DVDs and a Blu-ray, and include a copy of the remastered album on one CD and two discs of 35 bonus audio tracks that reconstructs for the first time the originally planned double album version that was never made. In addition, the two discs will include singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and other unreleased tracks. A never-before-seen film, The Bruce McMouse Show, fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound, will be included on both DVD and Blu-ray. Another DVD will have more rare and previously unseen footage including the vintage James Paul McCartney television special, plus interviews and music videos. Also in the package: a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the archives and the story behind the album with new interviews from Paul McCartney, and others involved in the making of the album, plus expanded track-by-track information, written by Amanda Petrusich; a 64-page photo book called Wings In Morocco; and a folio containing Paul McCartney’s hand-drawn original character sketches and dialogue sheets for The Bruce McMouse Show. In addition, the remastered album and bonus tracks will be available as 24bit 96kHz hi-res downloads.

The Wings Over Europe bonus material featured in the 11-disc Paul McCartney and Wings - 1971–73 limited edition box set selling for $399.95 through McCartney's website will be a 20-track CD of the previously unreleased, newly mixed Wings Over Europe set recorded from five shows, an introduction from Paul McCartney discussing his memories of the 1972 tour, a 96-page photobook with previously unreleased images by Linda McCartney and a replica of the 1972 Wings Over Europe tour program. The tracks from the CD will also be available as 24-bit 96kHz hi-res downloads. The Wings Over Europe bonus is exclusive to the combined offering.

Besides the box sets, both Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway will also be available in configurations of 2 CDs and two 180 gram vinyl LPs. The 2-CD versions of Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway ($19.98) will each have the original remastered album on CD-1 and bonus audio from singles B-sides, and previously unreleased tracks on CD-2. The two-disc 180-gram vinyl version of Wild Life will contain the same tracks as the two-CD version. However, there will be two different two-disc vinyl versions of Red Rose Speedway. One will have the original remastered album on one disc and bonus audio of singles, B-sides, and previously unreleased tracks on the second and an 18-page booklet. A second will reconstruct the proposed “double album” vinyl version on LP for the first time from original acetates and master tapes. Both will retail for $39.98.

Track lists:

Wild Life - Deluxe Edition CD Box Set Tracklist

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Mumbo (2018 Remaster)

2. Bip Bop (2018 Remaster)

3. Love Is Strange (2018 Remaster)

4. Wild Life (2018 Remaster)

5. Some People Never Know (2018 Remaster)

6. I Am Your Singer (2018 Remaster)

7. Bip Bop (Link) (2018 Remaster)

8. Tomorrow (2018 Remaster)

9. Dear Friend (2018 Remaster)

10. Mumbo (Link) (2018 Remaster)

CD2 – Rough Mixes

1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]

2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]

3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]

4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]

5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]

6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]

7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]

8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD3 – Bonus

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]

2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]

3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]

4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]

5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]

6. Outtake I

7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]

8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]

9. Outtake II

10. Indeed I Do

11. When The Wind Is Blowing

12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]

13. Outtake III

14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish

15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)

16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]

17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video

1. Scotland, 1971

2. The Ball

3. ICA Rehearsals

4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

Plus 24bit 96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

Red Rose Speedway – Deluxe Edition CD Box Set Tracklist

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Big Barn Bed (2018 Remaster)

2. My Love (2018 Remaster)

3. Get On The Right Thing (2018 Remaster)

4. One More Kiss (2018 Remaster)

5. Little Lamb Dragonfly (2018 Remaster)

6. Single Pigeon (2018 Remaster)

7. When The Night (2018 Remaster)

8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon) (2018 Remaster)

9. Medley: (2018 Remaster)

*(a) Hold Me Tight

*(b) Lazy Dynamite

*(c) Hands Of Love

*(d) Power Cut

CD2 – “Double Album”

1. Night Out

2. Get On The Right Thing

3. Country Dreamer

4. Big Barn Bed

5. My Love

6. Single Pigeon

7. When The Night

8. Seaside Woman

9. I Lie Around

10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]

11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]

12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)

13. Medley:

*(a) Hold Me Tight

*(b) Lazy Dynamite

*(c) Hands Of Love

*(d) Power Cut

14. Mama’s Little Girl

15. I Would Only Smile

16. One More Kiss

17. Tragedy

18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD3 – Bonus Audio

1. Mary Had A Little Lamb

2. Little Woman Love

3. Hi, Hi, Hi

4. C Moon

5. Live And Let Die

6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]

7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]

8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]

9. 1882 [Home Recording]

10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]

11. The Mess

12. Thank You Darling

13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]

14. 1882 [Live in Berlin]

15. 1882

16. Jazz Street

17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1 – Bonus Video

1. Music Videos

2. James Paul McCartney TV Special

3. Live And Let Die [Live in Liverpool]

4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 - Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show

5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz /PCM Stereo, 24bit 48kHz Blu-ray

Blu-Ray - The Bruce McMouse Show

5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Download Card

Plus 24bit 96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio.

Wings Over Europe Tracklist (included in combined box PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WINGS 1971-73)

CD 1

1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle/1973]

2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague/1972]

3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin/1972]

4. Bip Bop (Link) [Live At The Hague/1972]

5. Mumbo (Link) [Live In Antwerp/1972]

6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague/1972]

7. 1882 [Live In Berlin/1972]

8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp/1972]

9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen/1972]

10. The Mess [Live In Berlin/1972]

11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp/1972]

12. Soily [Live In Berlin/1972]

13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague/1972]

14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen/1972]

15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague/1972]

16. My Love [Live At The Hague/1972]

17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague/1972]

18. Maybe I'm Amazed [Live In Groningen/1972]

19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague/1972]

20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen/1972]


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