Wild Life

Wild Life - Front cover Wild Life - Rear Cover
Wild Life - Front Cover Wild Life - Rear Cover
Wild Life - A-side Label Wild Life - B-side Label
Wild Life - A-side Label Wild Life - B-side Label
Wild Life - Cassette Cover
Wild Life - Cassette Cover
Wild Life - The Cassette
Wild Life - The Cassette
Label Apple
Catalogue No. PCS 7142
Release date 7th December 1971
Total time 39:55
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :18th December 1971
Highest Position :11
Weeks in Chart :9
Detail : Paul's third "solo" album, credited to "Wings".
Wings I - Paul, Linda, Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine.
Paul plays bass, piano and guitars.
Linda plays keyboards.
Denny S. plays drums.
Denny L. plays guitars.

The album was produced by Paul and Linda, with recording engineers Tony Clarke and Alan Parsons.
Sleeve notes are by Clint Harrigan.

Most of these tracks (there aren't many !) were recorded in the first week of August 1971, and most were done in one take.
When the album received bad reviews, Paul regretted recording in such a rush

Two extra tracks were recorded at the sessions but are unreleased, "Tragedy" and "Breakfast Blues".

The front cover photography was by Barry Lategan, with graphics by Gordon House.
The inner sleeve is a plain yellow, and the record labels feature a picture of Paul taken by Linda on the A-side,
and a picture of Linda taken by Paul on the B-side, as you can see above.

"Love Is Strange" b/w "I Am Your Singer" was going to be released as a single to promote the album,
but was pulled at the last minute due to some controversy in Ireland which caused Paul to knock off the "Give Ireland" single.

Side 1

Track Composer Time
Mumbo P.McCartney & L.McCartney 3:54
Bip Bop P.McCartney & L.McCartney 4:14
Love Is Strange Baker-Smith 4:50
Wild Life P.McCartney & L.McCartney 6:48

Side 2

Track Composer Time
Some People Never Know P.McCartney & L.McCartney 6:35
I Am Your Singer P.McCartney & L.McCartney 2:15
"Untitled, unlisted track" "none listed" 0:47
Tomorrow P.McCartney & L.McCartney 3:28
Dear Friend P.McCartney & L.McCartney 5:53
"Untitled, unlisted track 2" "none listed" 0:43

Further Issues of "Wild Life"

There is also a cassette version released at the same time (TC-PCS 7142) pictured above.
The L.P. and cassette are deleted in December 1976.

The L.P. has a re-issue on the Fame label in April 1984 FA 3101 (cassette TC-FA 3101)

First C.D. release occurs 5th October 1987, once again on the Fame label, CD-FA 3101
This has a running time of 50:11 as it adds tracks :
Track Composer Time
Oh Woman Oh Why Mr. and Mrs. McCartney 4:33
Mary Had A Little Lamb P. McCartney and L. McCartney 3:30
Little Woman Love P. McCartney and L. McCartney 2:06
These bonus tracks were all previously released, including two hit single b-sides and one a-side.

A "Re-master" re-issue C.D. in April 1993 has catalogue number CDPMCOL 3 (+ cassette TCPMCOL 3),
(international number CDP 7 89237 2).
This has a running time of 53:03 and has the different bonus tracks :
Track Composer Time
Give Ireland Back To The Irish P. McCartney and L. McCartney 3:42
Mary Had A Little Lamb P. McCartney and L. McCartney 3:30
Little Woman Love P. McCartney and L. McCartney 2:06
Mama's Little Girl McCartney 3:40
This issue had two a-sides and a b-side of hit singles, but added the unreleased "Mama's Little Girl" which was
recorded in early 1972 during the sessions for, but left off of, "Red Rose Speedway".
Incidentaly the C.D. releases give titles to the untitled L.P. tracks, which are :
"Bip Bop Link" and "Mumbo Link" respectively.

7th December 2018 - Wild Life - The Paul McCartney Archive Collection is released (3 CD/1 DVD + book)

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