Paul McCartney & Wings - 1976 - Wings Over America
Wings over America is the sixth album issued by Wings and their only live album. In its initial 1976 release, it was a triple album due to its length. Originally, Wings over America was to be a two-record set, but this was rethought due to the success of a bootleg called Wings from the Wings, released on a bicentennial red, white, and blue triple record set, recorded on June 23, 1976 at The Forum (Inglewood, California). This caused McCartney to redo the official release as a three-record set covering the entire concert, including Denny Laine's "Go Now," a song from his time as a member of The Moody Blues. This song was only performed June 21, 22, and 23, 1976, at the Forum. Compiled from all recorded shows of the band's Wings Over America Tour that spring, Wings over America was another success for Paul McCartney and Wings, reaching #1 in the US in early 1977 (the last in a 5-album stretch of consecutive #1 albums for Wings) and #8 in the UK, and selling several million copies. Wings Over America was reissued as a double-CD in 1984 on Columbia Records, although few copies were made since few people had CD players in 1984, and soon Paul McCartney would leave Columbia/CBS and go back to Capitol Records. The Columbia double-CD went out of print soon after it hit stores; the Capitol double-CD is much more common.
01 - Venus And Mars Rock Show 02 - Let Me Roll It 03 - Spirits Of Ancient Egypt 04 - Medicine Jar 05 - Call Me Back Again 06 - Lady Madonna 07 - The Long And Winding Road 08 - Live And Let Die 09 - Picasso's Last Words 10 - Richard Cory 11 - Bluebird 12 - I've Just Seen A Face 13 - Blackbird 14 - Yesterday 15 - Maybe I'm Amazed
01 - You Gave Me The Answer 02 - Magneto And The Titanium Man 03 - Go Now 04 - My Love 05 - Listen To What The Man Said 06 - Let'em In 07 - Time To Hide 08 - Beware My Love 09 - Letting Go 10 - Band On The Run 11 - Hi Hi Hi 12 - Soily 13 - Silly Love Songs