Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Paul McMartney & Wings – Back To The Egg @PaulMcCartney

Back to the Egg is the seventh and final studio album by the British-American band Wings, released in 1979 on Columbia Records in America, and on Parlophone in the UK. Co-produced by Chris Thomas, the album reflects band leader Paul McCartney’s embracing of contemporary musical trends such as new wave and punk, and marked the arrival of new Wings members Laurence Juber and Steve Holley. Back to the Egg adopts a loose conceptual theme around the idea of a working band, and its creation coincided with a period of considerable activity for the group, which included making a return to touring and work on several television and film projects.

Recording for the album began in June 1978 and lasted for almost a year. The sessions took place at Spirit of Ranachan Studios in Scotland, Lympne Castle in Kent, London’s Abbey Road Studios, and Replica Studio – the last of which McCartney built as an exact replica of Abbey Road’s Studio Two when the latter became unavailable. Wings returned to Abbey Road in March 1979 to complete the album, before filming a series of promotional videos in Lympne and elsewhere, for what became the Back to the Egg TV special.

Back to the Egg received unfavourable reviews from the majority of critics, with Rolling Stone magazine deriding it as “the sorriest grab bag of dreck in recent memory”. Although the album charted in the top ten around the world and was certified platinum in the United States, it was viewed as a commercial failure relative to previous Wings releases, particularly in light of the generous financial terms under which McCartney had signed with CBS-owned Columbia Records. Of its singles – “Old Siam, Sir”, “Getting Closer” and “Arrow Through Me” – only “Getting Closer” made the top twenty in Britain or America. The song “Rockestra Theme”, recorded with a cast of guest musicians from bands such as the Who, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.

Wings toured the UK in support of the album, but the planned world tour ended in January 1980, when McCartney was arrested in Japan for possession of drugs. The group disbanded early the following year. Back to the Egg was reissued in 1993, with bonus tracks, and in 2007 for iTunes, with the addition of Wings’ 1979 non-album single “Goodnight Tonight”, in its extended form. – Wikipedia

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Saturday 8pm: Artist Countdown: Paul McCartney Top 45 Hits

McCartney Artist CountdownSir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday”, more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, landmines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the parent of five children. – Wikipedia

1 Ebony and Ivory (with Stevie Wonder)
2 Another Day
3 Say Say Say (with Michael Jackson)
4 Silly Love Songs (Wings)
5 With a Little Luck (Wings)
6 Coming Up (Paul McCartney)
7 Listen to What the Man Said (Wings)
8 The Girl Is Mine (with Michael Jackson)
9 No More Lonely Nights
10 Goodnight Tonight (Wings) 
11 Let ‘Em In (Wings)
12 My Love (Paul McCartney & Wings)
13 Take It Away
14 Daytime Nighttime Suffering (Wings)
15 Beware My Love (Wings)
16 Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings)
17 Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings)
18 My Brave Face
19 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey  (Paul & Linda McCartney)
20 Mary Had a Little Lamb (Wings)
21 Band on the Run (Paul McCartney & Wings)
22 Junior’s Farm (Paul McCartney & Wings)
23 Helen Wheels (Paul McCartney & Wings)
24 Too Many People (Paul & Linda McCartney)
25 Jet (Paul McCartney & Wings)
26 Mull of Kintyre (Wings)
27 Press
28 Give Ireland Back to the Irish (Wings)
29 London Town (Wings)
30 Getting Closer (Wings)
31 Maybe I’m Amazed (live) (Wings)
32 Letting Go (Wings)
33 Venus and Mars/Rock Show (Wings) 
34 Magneto and Titanium Man (Wings)
35 I’ve Had Enough (Wings)
36 New
37 Figure of Eight
38 Tug of War
39 Eat at Home (Paul & Linda McCartney)
40 Mrs Vandebilt (Paul McCartney & Wings)
41 Arrow Through Me (Wings)
42 Heart of the Country (Paul & Linda McCartney)
43 Queenie Eye
44 Waterfalls
45 Pipes of Peace

Feature Artist: Paul McCartney Part 1 (Singles) 6pm ET @PaulMcCartney

@PaulMcCartneyThis edition of the RadioMax Artist Singles feature the hits and “B” sides beginning in 1971.

Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as the bassist of British rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday”, more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and a 21-time Grammy Award winner (having won both individually and with the Beatles), McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the father of five children. – Wikipedia