|Water Wings - The Alternate London Town
Boxset Front Cover
|Water Wings - The Alternate London Town
Boxset Back Cover
|Catalogue No.||BFB 92|
|Release Date||Early 2014|
|Total Time||4 hours 22 minutes 55 seconds.
Disc 1 - 52:48
Disc 2 - 74:08
Disc 3 - 58.41
Disc 4 - 77:18
|Comments:||London Town was Paul's ninth "solo" release, credited to "Wings".
Wings V (1975) - Paul, Linda, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch (guitars) and Joe English (drums).
Really back on form, this great album stayed in the chart for 23 weeks, but never made the top three.
1977, February 7th to March 31st the first sessions took place at Abbey Road (Silver rain was falling down), recorded there were :
1977, May 1st to May 31st the second sessions took place on a motor yacht called the "Fair Carol" in the Virgin Islands !
Taking time out from "London Town" in August Paul records "Mull of Kintyre" and finishes "Girls School", and has another dabble at "Boil Crisis", but on the latter realises he dare not issue it.
After the return to London, Jimmy McCulloch had left the band to join the reformed "Small Faces" and after Linda has given
birth (on September 12th) to son James Louis McCartney, the third set of sessions resumed at Abbey Road
(Silver rain was falling down). These run from October 25th to December 1st and during these recordings Joe English also
left the band, leaving them back down to a trio. The tracks recorded at this time were :
December 3rd to December 14th, the fourth set of recordings took place at George Martin's AIR studios.
And after Christmas, January 4th to the 23rd the fifth and final sessions resumed back at Abbey Road to provide the finishing touches to the mix of "London Town".
The cover design and photography were by Paul, Linda and Denny, with co-ordination by Aubrey Powell and George Hardie.
This impressive looking longbox set gathers together a lot (but not all) of the relevant alternate takes and outtakes from this era.
Four c.d.'s plus a 12 page long booklet with each box set individually numbered as being part of a limited edition of 500.
|2||Cafe On The Left Bank||3:28|
|8||I've Had Enough||3:05|
|9||With A Little Luck||5:51|
|11||Deliver Your Children||4:22|
|12||Name And Address||3:11|
|13||Don't Let It Bring You Down||4:39|
|14||Morse Moose And The Grey Goose||6:37|
|2||Capitol Album T.V. Commercial||0:30|
|2||I Keep On Believing (0:46)/Love Awake(0:54)||1:40|
|3||London Town (Paul says something at start and end)||0:54|
|4||Sea Melody (piano only)||0:36|
|5||A Fairy Tale||6:05|
Record Plant Mobile Studio Aboard The Fair Yacht Carol - U.S. Virgin Islands
|6||Cafe On The Left Bank||3:07|
|7||I'm Carrying (2:45) a count-in heard at the start||2:51|
|8||I've Had Enough (#1) (3:04) with count-in||3:08|
|9||I've Had Enough (#2)||1:59|
|10||With A Little Luck (#1) with electric drum (for timing ?)||5:58|
|11||With A Little Luck (#2)||3:12|
|13||Deliver Your Children||4:15|
|14||Don't Let It Bring You Down (with count-in)||4:41|
|15||Morse Moose And The Grey Goose||6:32|
|16||Find A Way Somehow (with count-in)||5:35|
|18||Waterspout (#2) (Instrumental)||5:46|
|1||Sugartime (1:44) (plus Cook of the house recipe - Basic omelette)||4:37|
|3||Backwards Traveller (#1) (Complete intro)||3:38|
|4||Backwards Traveller (#2) (Complete ending)||3:46|
|5||After You've Gone (#1)||4:46|
|6||After You've Gone (#2)||4:36|
|7||After You've Gone (#2) (Inline exerpt)||1:13|
|8||Boil Crisis (#1) (Complete intro)||3:50|
|9||Boil Crisis (#2) (Complete Ending)||3:59|
|10||Jamaican Hilite (1:17)||1:22|
|11||Mull Of Kintyre (#1) (Instrumental)||1:35|
|12||Mull Of Kintyre (#2)||4:20|
|13||Mull Of Kintyre (#1)||0:38|
|14||Mull Of Kintyre (#2)||1:18|
|15||With A Little Luck||4:40|
|16||I've Had Enough||3:18|
|17||Mull Of Kintyre||2:38|
|1||With A Little Luck (Promo Single Stereo Edit Version)||3:11|
|2||London Town (Promo Single Stereo Edit Version)||3:47|
|3||With A Little Luck (Promo Single Mono Edit Version)||3:11|
|4||London Town (Promo Single Mono Edit Version)||3:47|
|5||I've Had Enough (Promo Single Mono Version)||3:00|
|6||Mull Of Kintyre (Promo Single Stereo Edit Version)||3:30|
|7||Girls School (Promo Single Stereo Edit Version)||3:14|
|8||With A Little Luck (#1) (with dutch introduction ?)||3:13|
|9||With A Little Luck (#2)||3:13|
|10||With A Little Luck (#3)||3:13|
|11||Mull Of Mintyre||3:46|
|12||12 Bar Blues||0:22|
|15||Morse Moose And The Grey Goose||3:12|
|16||Cafe On The Left Bank||1:35|
|19||Mull Of Kintyre||2:28|
|20||With A Little Luck||2:25|
|21||Name And Address||2:33|
|23||Venues and Playing Live||3:55|
|24||Not from the Capitol section||0:42|
|25||B-Side To Seaside  : (Single Version 1977)||2:38|
|26||B-Side To Seaside  : (Remix Version 1986)||3:27|
|27||B-Side To Seaside  : (Extended Remix Version 1986)||4:40|
|28||With A Litte Luck (fake Wingspan Remix, 2000)||3:46|
|29||Michael Jackson - Girlfriend (1979 - "Off The Wall" Album)||3:05|