Wings Over Americaby Paul McCartney
Basically, there are two things that rock bands do: they make an album and they go on tour. Since Paul McCartney fervently wanted to believe Wings was a real rock band, he had the group record an album or two and then took them on the road. In March of 1976 he released Wings at the Speed of Sound and launched a tour of America, following/i>/a>
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I own the original 3 record set from the 70's and because it was always one of my favorite recordings I am very excited to be able to get a clean copy on CD! It had been unavailable on records for many years. This is McCartney caught at the heaviest period of his life. The songs were good as studio versions but now, live and caught when he displayed a real edge, and raw rock sound they explode. He is one of the original rock musicians yet, I do not feel that his recent (last 15 years) recordings have very much of that grab you sound. Everyone should own this recording it contains all the classic tunes performed the way they were meant to sound with all great players, and even a real horn section!! This is the best!!
When classic rock fans think of live albums, albums such as the Who 'Live at Leeds', the Rolling Stones 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!!', Deep Purple 'Made in Japan', 'Frampton Comes Alive!', Lynyrd Skynyrd 'One More From the Road' and Cheap Trick 'At Budakon' come to mind as the more outstanding in-concert performances of the classic rock era of the 1970's. However, I think just as classic and essential a live album is 'Wings Over America'. In it's original triple-LP format with the posters, it was a real treat and on CD it's all the better (and become hard to find as much of Paul McCartney's catalog has become). The tour from which 'WOA' is recorded was the first time anyone got to hear McCartney live properly (as opposed to Shea Stadium 1965 where all anyone heard was screaming fans), and the album has good performances of many of then-current Wings tracks and some choice Beatles numbers. Plus 'WOA' is the only album where you get the radio hit version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" (it was never released on any Wings or McCartney 'best-of's, only the studio version from the 'McCartney' album which appears on 'Wingspan: Hits and History').