Tagged Paul McCartney

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Wings Over America (1976)

Wings over America is a triple live album by the British–American rock band Wings, released in December 1976. The album was recorded during the American leg of the band’s 1975–76 Wings Over the World tour. It peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart and reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart.

In addition to including several of McCartney’s hits with Wings, the album features performances of five Beatles songs: “Yesterday”, “Lady Madonna”, “I’ve Just Seen a Face”, “Blackbird” and “The Long and Winding Road”. The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis – who were nominated in 1978, together with McCartney’s production company MPL, for a Grammy Award for Best Album Package for this album – and depicts an airliner about to open its cabin door. Wings over America was remastered and reissued in May 2013.

1. “Venus and Mars/Rock Show/Jet” 9:56
2. “Let Me Roll It” 3:51
3. “Spirits of Ancient Egypt” 4:04
4. “Medicine Jar” 4:02

1. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 5:10
2. “Call Me Back Again” 5:04
3. “Lady Madonna” 2:19
4. “The Long and Winding Road” 4:13
5. “Live and Let Die” 3:07

1. “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)” 1:55
2. “Richard Cory” 2:50
3. “Bluebird” 3:37
4. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” 1:49
5. “Blackbird” 2:23
6. “Yesterday” 1:43

1. “You Gave Me the Answer” 1:47
2. “Magneto and Titanium Man” 3:11
3. “Go Now” 3:27
4. “My Love” 4:07
5. “Listen to What the Man Said” 3:18

1. “Let ’Em In” 4:02
2. “Time to Hide” 4:46
3. “Silly Love Songs” 5:46
4. “Beware My Love” 4:49

1. “Letting Go” 4:25
2. “Band on the Run” 5:03
3. “Hi, Hi, Hi” 2:57
4. “Soily” 5:10

1. “Let Me Roll It” 4:19
2. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 5:27
3. “Lady Madonna” 3:22
4. “Live and Let Die” 3:38
5. “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)” 2:14
6. “Bluebird” 4:28
7. “Blackbird” 2:38
8. “Yesterday” 1:57

Wednesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week we feature music from George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Poco, Temptations, Carpenters, Billy Preston, Charlie Daniels Band and more . . .

Tuesday 7pm ET: Feature Artist – Paul McCartney and Wings

Paul McCartney and Wings (also known by their original name Wings) were a British-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney, his wife Linda on keyboards, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group’s existence.

Created following the McCartneys’ 1971 album Ram, the band’s first two albums, Wild Life (1971) and Red Rose Speedway (1973) (the latter featuring guitarist Henry McCullough), were viewed as artistic disappointments beside Paul’s work with the Beatles. After the release of the title track of the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, McCullough and Seiwell resigned from the band. The McCartneys and Laine then released 1973’s Band on the Run, a commercial and critical success that spawned two top ten singles in “Jet” and the title track. Following that album, the band recruited guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton, only for Britton to quit shortly afterwards and be replaced by Joe English. With the new line-up, Wings released 1975’s Venus and Mars, which included the US number one single “Listen to What the Man Said”, and undertook a highly successful world tour over 1975–76. Intended as more of a group effort, Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976) was issued midway through the tour and featured the hit singles “Silly Love Songs” and “Let ‘Em In”.

In 1977, the band earned their only UK number one single, with “Mull of Kintyre”, which became the then-best-selling UK single in history. Wings experienced another line-up shuffle, however, with both McCulloch and English departing before the release of the group’s 1978 album London Town. The McCartneys and Laine again added new members, recruiting guitarist Laurence Juber and drummer Steve Holley. The resulting album, Back to the Egg, was a relative flop, with its singles under-performing and the critical reception negative. During the supporting tour, Paul was arrested in Japan for cannabis possession, putting the band on hold. Despite a final US number one with a live-recorded version of “Coming Up” (1979), after Laine departed from the band, Wings discontinued for good in 1981.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper, M. Pat Benatar, Leslie Pearl, Pointer Sisters, Timbuk 3 and more. . . 

Monday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2001

We continue our focus on the music from 2001.  Music from:  Paul McCartney, Nelly Furtado, Elton John, Pam Tillis, Outkast, Matchbox Twenty, Nickelback, Stevie Nicks, Strokes, and more. . . 

Thursday 10pm: The Beatles

We feature the solo Beatles efforts from 1971

Thursday 10pm – The Beatles

This time around we feature the Beatles in solo mode from 1970.