|Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Front Cover||Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Rear Cover|
|Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Inner Sleeve Front||Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Inner Sleeve Rear|
|Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Vinyl Label|
|Catalogue No.||PAS 10010|
|Release date||9th April 1976|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||Paul's seventh "solo" album release, credited to "Wings".
Wings V (1975) - Paul, Linda, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch (guitars) and Joe English (drums).
Although widely regarded as Wings weakest solo album due to Paul NOT singing lead on FIVE tracks, this release was the 4th
best-selling album in Britain in 1976, remained in the chart for 8 months, and narrowly missed out on the top slot on a
couple of occasions during it's yo-yo like chart existence.
Speed Of Sound - Recording Sessions
The cover presentation is not as slick as previous output, with no lyrics, no gatefold sleeve, and no poster or stickers.
Once again the design is by Hipgnosis and George Hardie. The photographs on the rear are by Clive Arrowsmith, with Linda
providing one side of the inner sleeve and the label pics. The concert picture on the inner sleeve was taken by Robert Ellis
and is surrounded by a drawing by Humphrey Ocean .... now then, go and take a close look at your copy of that inner sleeve,
because .... by an amazing coincidence, the man at the left of the open door to the
club scene is none other than the late (and great) Ian Dury.
Incidentally, I have a U.K. "white label" copy of this release, given to me in the month BEFORE the U.K. release.
|Let 'Em In||McCartney||Many references to famous people, and Paul's relatives.
"Let 'Em In" was the first Wings track to have a cover version (by Billy Paul) enter the chart.
See Let 'Em In.
|The Note You Never Wrote||McCartney||Lead vocal by Denny Laine.||4:21|
|She's My Baby||McCartney||Quite frankly, my least favoutite McCartney track (sorry, Paul)||3:05|
|Beware My Love||McCartney||Issued as the B-side of Let 'Em In.||6:28|
|Wino Junko||McCulloch-Allen||Lead vocal by Jimmy McCulloch||5:20|
|Silly Love Songs||McCartney||1976 smash hit single.
See Silly Love Songs.
|Cook Of The House||McCartney||Lead vocal by Linda.||2:38|
|Time To Hide||Laine||Lead vocal by Denny Laine.||4:33|
|Must Do Something About It||McCartney||Lead vocal by Joe English.||3:40|
|San Ferry Anne||McCartney||The title is of course a pun on the French phrase for "It doesn't matter".||2:07|
|Warm And Beautiful||McCartney||Terrific piano into into this lovely ballad which is reminiscent of earlier times,||3:16|
January 1985, the next listing is on the Parlophone label, ATAK 13 (+ TCATAK 13) ... deleted 1988.
10th July 1989, the first C.D. release, it's on Parlophone catalogue number CDPAS 10010
(the International number is CDP 7 48199 2), ... but ... it's deleted after just three months, and replaced by the "Fame" release.
This has a running time of 56:52 as it adds the bonus tracks of :
|Walking In The Park With Eloise||James McCartney||3:11|
|Bridge Over The River Suite||P.McCartney-L.McCartney||3:09|
17th October 1989 - Fame re-issues, L.P. FA 3229, Cassette TCFA 3229 ... and ...
a re-issue of the above C.D. release on the Fame label, catalogue number CDFA 3229
April 1993, a "Re-master" re-issue C.D. has catalogue number CDPMCOL 7 (+ TCPMCOL 7),
(international number CDP 7 89140 2),
This has a running time of 56:52, and although (alledgedly) remastered it has the same tracks as the C.D. release above.
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