|Back To The Egg
Came in a special carrier bag !
|Back To The Egg - Front Cover||Back To The Egg - Rear Cover|
|Back To The Egg - Inner Sleeve Front||Back To The Egg - Inner Sleeve Rear,
Cut-out Showing Record Label
|Catalogue No.||PCTC 257|
|Release date||8th June 1979|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||Paul's eleventh "solo" release, credited to "Wings".
Wings VI - Paul, Linda, Denny, Laurence Juber (guitars) and Steve Holly (drums).
The only album from "Wings Mark 6", and the last "Wings" album.
"Back To The Egg", was one of Paul's expressions for starting over again, as in "Back To Square One".
Entering the U.K. album chart in summer 1979, it had to compete with the new wave of young sound, such as Gary Numan and the Boomtown Rats, coupled with the disco boom. It did well, but halted at number 6, and only remained in the chart for a little over three months.
The recording sessions all took place in England or Scotland, albeit at four separate locations :
11th - 29th September 1978 at Lympne Castle, near Hythe, Kent,
3rd October 1978 at Abbey Road (between 10:30 and 18:30),
November - December 1978 at Replica Studios, an exact replica of Abbey Road #2 Studio built in MPL Headquarters, London.
Finally, some further overdubs occur in early 1979, ending with the Black Dyke Mills Band adding their final piece on April 1st in Abbey Road.
The album arrived in the shops enclosed in it's own plastic carrier bag (pictured above) ... no bag ? ... then you don't
have a first day issue !
|Reception||McCartney||Features a Norwegian commuter named, Ourind Anderson||1:04|
|Getting Closer||McCartney||Recorded at Abbey Road||3:21|
|We're Open Tonight||McCartney||Recorded at Lympne Castle||1:27|
|Spin It On||McCartney||With it's fun, risque lyrics, almost punk in it's exuberance.||2:12|
|Again And Again And Again||Laine||Originally two songs, the second of which was called "Little Woman", it was Paul that decided to link them together.||3:38|
|Old Siam Sir||McCartney||Steve on piano, Linda drums, Denny bass, and Paul on guitar.||4:09|
|Arrow Through Me||McCartney||Recorded without guitars, the backing is Moog and brass||3:34|
|Rockestra Theme||McCartney||Recorded 3rd October 1978 at Abbey Road, with :
Guitars - Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Dave Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Pete Townshend.
Drums - Steve Holly, John Bonham, Kenney Jones.
Bass - Paul, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas.
Pianos - Paul, Gary Brooker, John Paul Jones.
Keyboards - Linda, Tony Ashton.
Percussion - Speedy Acquaye, Tony Carr, Ray Cooper, Morris Pert.
Horns - Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Steve Howard, Thaddeus Richard.
|To You||McCartney||Recorded in Scotland||3:12|
|After The Ball||McCartney||Recorded at Lympne Castle||2:31|
|Million Miles||McCartney||Paul plays concertina.||1:27|
|Winter Rose||McCartney||Includes the Black Dyke Mills Band||2:03|
|Love Awake||McCartney||Includes the Black Dyke Mills Band||2:53|
|The Broadcast||McCartney||Features two poems recited by Mr. Harold Margery (owner of Lympne castle) :
"The Sport Of Kings" by Ian Hay, and
"The Little Man" by John Galsworthy
|So Glad To See You Here||McCartney||See "Rockestra" above for same line-up.||3:18|
|Baby's Request||McCartney||A 40's style song with jazz guitar.||2:48|
24th July 1989, the first C.D. release, it's on Parlophone catalogue number CDPCTC 257 (and listed as CZ 218)
(the International number is CDP 7 48200 2)
This has a running time of 51:03 as it adds the bonus tracks of :
|Daytime Nightime Suffering||McCartney||3:18|
|Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae||McCartney||1:44|
June 1993, a "Re-master" re-issue C.D. has catalogue number CDPMCOL 10 (+ TCPMCOL 10),
(international number CDP 7 89136 2),
This has a the same running time and bonus tracks as the release above.
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