Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Paul McCartney and Wings – London Town (1978)

London Town is the sixth studio album by the British–American rock group Wings. It was released in March 31,1978, two years after its predecessor, Wings at the Speed of Sound. The album had a long and tumultuous gestation during which the band’s tour plans for 1977 were cancelled, due to Linda McCartney falling pregnant with her and Paul McCartney’s third child, and two members of Wings departed, leaving the band as a trio comprising Paul, Linda and Denny Laine. Recording sessions were held intermittently over a period of a year, mainly at Abbey Road Studios in London and aboard a luxury yacht in the Virgin Islands.

London Town charted in the top five positions in the UK and the US. It failed to repeat the enduring success of Wings’ three previous albums, however, and received unfavourable reviews from the majority of music critics. The lead single, “With a Little Luck”, was a number 1 hit in the US, but the album’s subsequent singles achieved only minor chart success. Also recorded during the sessions was the 1977 non-album single “Mull of Kintyre”, which, until 1984, was the best-selling single in UK chart history.

“London Town” – 4:10
“Cafe on the Left Bank” – 3:25
“I’m Carrying” – 2:44
“Backwards Traveller” – 1:09
“Cuff Link” – 1:59
“Children Children” – 2:22
“Girlfriend” – 4:39
“I’ve Had Enough” – 3:02
“With a Little Luck” – 5:45
“Famous Groupies” – 3:36
“Deliver Your Children” – 4:17
“Name and Address” – 3:07
“Don’t Let It Bring You Down” – 4:34
“Morse Moose and the Grey Goose” – 6:25
“Girls’ School” – 4:38
“Mull of Kintyre” – 4:42