|London Town - Front Cover||London Town - Rear Cover|
|London Town - Inner Sleeve Front||London Town - Inner Sleeve Rear|
|London Town - Free Postcard|
|Catalogue No.||PAS 10012|
|Release date||31st March 1978|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||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. These sessions only cover overdubs to previously recorded tracks.
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. Some additional photography was by Henry Diltz and Graham Hughes. There is a free 33" by 23" poster, that has a terrific picture of Linda, Paul and Denny on the front, with dozens of snapshots on the rear. Also enclosed is a postcard (shown above). The inner sleeve contains the lyrics with background coloured images of Tower Bridge, and the vinyl labels contain no record company credits. but the A-side run-out groove does tell us that it was "MASTERED BY NICK W".
As an aside, the top music magazine "Mojo", dated July 2001 has an anecdotal story on page 12 about Paul and "London Town"
which is quite interesting.
|Cafe On The Left Bank||McCartney||3:25|
|I've Had Enough||McCartney||3:02|
|With A Little Luck||McCartney||5:45|
|Deliver Your Children||McCartney||4:17|
|Name And Address||McCartney||3:07|
|Don't Let It Bring You Down||McCartney-Laine||4:34|
|Morse Moose And The Grey Goose||McCartney-Laine||6:27|
January 1985, the next listing is on the Parlophone label, ATAK 18 (+ TCATAK 18).
29th August 1989, the first C.D. release, it's on Fame catalogue number CDFA 3223 (+ L.P. FA 3223, tape TCFA 3223)
(the International number is CDP 7 48198 2)
This has a running time of 56:12 as it adds one bonus track of :
April 1993, a "Re-master" re-issue C.D. has catalogue number CDPMCOL 8 (+ TCPMCOL 8),
(international number CDP 7 89265 2),
This has a running time of 60:53 as it adds bonus tracks of :
|Mull Of Kintyre||McCartney-Laine||4:41|
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