|Mull Of Kintyre - Front Cover
|Mull Of Kintyre - Rear Cover
|Mull Of Kintyre - Label A-side
|Country of Origin
|11th November 1977
|U.K. Chart Detail :
|Paul's eighteenth solo single.
Credited to "Wings"
By the time of release Jimmy McCulloch had left the band leaving Paul, Linda, Denny Laine, Joe English and the Campbelltown Pipe Band as the performers.
The song was actually started in 1974 and completed some time later at Paul's farm studio, "Spirit of Ranachan" (a converted barn).
Wings first double A-sided single, and first credited to McCartney-Laine. By December 10th it had sold half-a-million copies (100,000 a week),
The title of the song refers to the Scottish county of Kintyre, Campbelltown is the major town from whence the pipers came, and is about 11 miles away from Paul's Scottish farm.
The single was promoted with three different videos, either in a studio or on location in Kintyre.
The 21 bagpipers were each paid the standard musicians union fee, and after the hugeness of the hit,
Several artists, the most notable being Glen Campbell, have recorded versions of "Mull of Kintyre",
The "other" A-side, Girls School was written by Paul and originally was entitled, "Love School", being inspired by newspaper adverts for pornographic movies.
The single was released in a picture sleeve which had photography by Graham Hughes.
Nine years later it was issued again, but this time as part of a double pack single with Only Love Remains.