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Mccartney, Paul & Wings - Band On The Run -Hq-
Following his second solo album, Ram, in 1971, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, formed Wings, which was intended to be a full-fledged recording and touring band. Denny Laine, a former guitarist for the Moody Blues, and drummer Denny Seiwell filled out the lineup and Wings released their first album, Wild Life, in December 1971. Wild Life was greeted with poor reviews and was a relative flop. McCartney and Wings, which now featured former Grease Band guitarist Henry McCullough, spent 1972 as a working band, releasing three singles -- the protest tune 'Give Ireland Back to the Irish,' the reggae-fied 'Mary Had a Little Lamb,' and the hard-rocking 'Hi Hi Hi' -- in England. Red Rose Speedway followed in the spring of 1973, and while it received weak reviews, it became his second American number one album. Later in 1973, Wings embarked on their first British tour, at the conclusion of which McCullough and Seiwell left the band. Prior to their departure, McCartney's theme to the James Bond movie Live and Let Die became a Top Ten hit in the U.S. and U.K. That summer, the remaining Wings proceeded to record a new album in Nigeria. Released late in 1973, Band on the Run was McCartney's best-reviewed album to date and his most successful, spending four weeks at the top of the U.S. charts and eventually going triple platinum.
McCartney's string of #1 albums continued in 1975 with the release of the Wings album, 'Venus and Mars.' Hits singles included 'Listen to What the Man Said,' 'Letting Go' and 'Venus and Mars/Rock Show.'
The Wings album, 'Wings at the Speed of Sound,' followed in 1976 and would be the last to reach #1 until 1982's 'Tug of War.' It became McCartney's most successful U.S. album, spending seven nonconsecutive weeks at #1 throughout the summer. Much of the album's success came from the singles, 'Silly Love Songs' and 'Let 'Em In.'
Wings' 1977 single 'Mull of Kintyre' became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the U.K., and remains the U.K.'s top selling non-charity single. The song was written in tribute to the picturesque Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, where McCartney has owned High Park Farm since 1966, and its headland or Mull of Kintyre.
Wings closed out the decade with two additional platinum selling albums, 1978's 'London Town' and what turned out to be Wings' final album, 1979's 'Back to the Egg.' During much of 1979, Wings were inactive as McCartney worked on a new solo album ('McCartney II') without the band. In November and December 1979, Wings performed its final tour of the U.K. In October 1980, Wings returned to the studio to record demos of a number of songs for its next album. However, following the murder of John Lennon in December 1980, Paul McCartney was unable to continue with the sessions, and Wings went into hiatus.
Tracks :Band On The Run (2010 Digital Remaster)
Jet (2010 Digital Remaster)
Bluebird (2010 Digital Remaster)
Mrs Vandebilt (2010 Digital Remaster)
Let Me Roll It (2010 Digital Remaster)
Mamunia (2010 Digital Remaster)
No Words (2010 Digital Remaster)
Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me) (2010 Digital Remaster)
Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five (2010 Digital Remaster)
Helen Wheels (2010 Digital Remaster)
Country Dreamer (2010 Digital Remaster)
Bluebird (from One Hand Clapping) (2010 Digital Remaster)
Jet (from One Hand Clapping) (2010 Digital Remaster)
Let Me Roll It (from One Hand Clapping) (2010 Digital Remaster)
Band on the Run (from One Hand Clapping) (2010 Digital Remaster)
Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five (From One Hand Clapping) (2010 Digital Remaster)
Country Dreamer (from One Hand Clapping) (2010 Digital Remaster)
Zoo Gang (2010 Digital Remaster)
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Titel Mccartney, Paul & Wings - Band On The Run -hq- Artiest Mccartney, Paul & Wings Aantal units 2 Ranking top 100 N/B Artikelnummer J37676 Ean 0888072325661 Genre Pop, Rock Kwaliteit vinyl M Kwaliteit hoes M Kwaliteit label M Score 10 Kwaliteit Nieuw