Wings At The Speed Of Sound (Paul McCartney Archive Collection)

Paul McCartney
Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Archive Collection
Wings At The Speed Of Sound - The Archive Collection
Label Hearmusic (Concord)
Catalogue No. HRM 35673   (Barcode: 8 88072 35673 3)
Release date 3rd November 2014
Total time 1 hours 29 minute and 58 seconds
C.D. 1 - 46:42
C.D. 2 - 21:58
D.V.D. - 21:18
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :9th November 2014
Highest Position :64
Weeks in Chart :1
Detail : Originally in 1976 Paul's seventh "solo" album release (as "Wings") - this version was part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection
For detail of the original 1976 album see here: Wings At The Speed Of Sound

The November 2014 archive re-issue was released in multiple formats:
Standard edition 2-CD - the original 11-track album on disc one. 7 bonus tracks on disc two.
Deluxe Edition 2-CD/1-DVD;
                          The original 11-track album remastered at Abbey Road,
                          A bonus audio disc with 7 tracks,
                          A DVD featuring previously unreleased and exclusive content,
                          a 112-page numbered hardcover book,
                          Assorted memorabilia (and a download link).
Remastered vinyl 2-LP gatefold version containing the contents of the standard edition and a download link to the material.

9th November 2014 this collection entered the chart at no. 64.
16th November 2014 this had disappeared from the chart.

The three disc deluxe edition comes in at less than 90 minutes (!) ...
The bonus disc has just 7 tracks and is barely over 20 minutes .... 68 minutes of spare cd space !!
And then even less than that on the DVD which implies concert footage but is far from it.
This release was a startling lack of value for money.


Disc One - The Original Album

Track Composer Recording Information Time
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.
(Plus, checkout an excellent Lulu (& Paul) follow-up version.)
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

Disc Two - Bonus Tracks


No. Track Recording Information Time
1 Silly Love Songs Solo piano demo 2:46
2 She's My Baby Solo piano demo 3:47
3 Message To Joe A vocodered bit of studio chatter 0:24
4 Beware My Love John Bonham version 5:35
5 Must Do Something About It Paul's vocal version 3:38
6 Let 'Em In Demo, a little faster than the final take 4:18
7 Warm And Beautiful Instrumental demo 1:30

Disc Three - DVD

21:18 - Just 3 chapters

No. Track Recording Information Time
1 Silly Love Songs Music video 5:45
2 Wings Over Wembley Home movie and B-roll Footage of the band 13:23
3 Wings Over Venice Home movie and B-roll Footage of the band 3:10

For all Paul's albums in date order: McCartney LP Discography

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