Paul McCartney

Album Notes

With a settled line-up, the cohesion cemented by months on the road was much in evidence on Wings At The Speed Of Sound, the band's fifth album, released in 1976. So much so, that each band member had at least one lead vocal performance, including Linda's Cook of the House. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, it was the first Paul album to be recorded on English turf since Red Rose Speedway. The strong impression given by the album was stability, and the music wasn't bad either with two more hardy perennials emerging in the shape of Let ‘Em In and Silly Love Songs. The album was another massive success, peaking at number 2 in the UK (it was the fourth biggest album of the year) and topping the charts in the US, spending nearly a year in the top 100. Four of the songs went into the Wings Over America tour, with which the album's release was meant to coincide (the tour was in fact delayed by a couple of months).

Performed by:
Tracks 1 - 11 performed by Wings (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, Joe English)
Tracks 12 & 13 performed by The Country Hams
Track 14 performed by Paul McCartney & Wings

Denny Laine: Lead Vocal on Tracks 2 & 8
Jimmy McCulloch : Lead Vocal on Track 5
Linda McCartney: Lead Vocal on Track 7. Joe English: Lead Vocal on Track 9
Tony Dorsey, Thaddeus Richard, Steve Howard, Howie Casey: Horns
All tracks composed by Paul McCartney except
Track 5 composed by McCulloch/Allen. Track 8 composed by Laine. Track 12 composed by James McCartney.
Produced by Paul McCartney
Engineer: Pete Henderson
All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except
Track 8 published by MPL Communications Ltd / Copyright Control

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