WINGS OVER AMERICA DELUXE EDITION.
Package includes original 28 track 3-LP set on two CDs, fully re-mastered; Bonus CD with eight re-mastered unreleased tracks recorded at the Cow Palace in San Francisco (“Let Me Roll It”, “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “Lady Madonna”, “Live and Let Die”, “Picasso’s Last Words”, “Bluebird”, “Blackbird” and “Yesterday”), DVD including Wings Over the World television special (75 minutes) and a brand new short charting the tour route in photographs; 112 page book by David Fricke with new interviews and extensive tour photographs; 60 page exclusive photo journal of Linda’s photos; 136 page replica tour book with itineraries, tour program, memorabilia, lyrics and three 8″ x 10″ prints; 80 page book of drawings by Humphrey Ocean; plus a card with a download code for 24 bit high resolution audio versions of all 36 songs.
ROCKSHOW on DVD and Blu-ray.
The entire 28 song playlist at the Kingdome in Seattle during the 1975-76 Wings Over the World tour plus a bonus short.
Wings Over America notes:
Originally intended to be a 2-LP highlight package, Wings Over America was released as a 3-LP bootleg containing all 28 songs from the Forum concert in Los Angeles. The bootleg, on red, white and blue vinyl, was very successful which caused McCartney to rethink his plan. He sifted through tapes of every show on the U.S. leg of the tour and selected the best versions of each of the 28 songs. It took him six weeks of listening during Oct.-Nov. of 1976. Several tracks received studio overdubs because the audience was singing along out of tune.
The album went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts. It was the first triple album to reach #1. It was the first time the five Beatles’ songs were credited as being written by McCartney-Lennon. Neither Lennon or Yoko Ono commented publicly but it’s a safe bet Lennon had a private opinion. In fairness to McCartney, he did write most of each of those songs and sang them with the Beatles.
This is the first official release of the entire 28-song concert. There are many many bootlegs available, varying in quality and content. Only a couple of those are worth owning as collector’s items but this version blows those bootlegs away.
David Fricke is a senior editor at Rolling Stone Magazine and was the music editor during the 1990s. He has written several major articles about McCartney and Wings as well as several other major bands. His works are widely respected and he has appeared on approximately ten of the Classic Albums documentaries.
Humphrey Ocean is a British contemporary painter who attended art schools in Tunbridge Wells, Brighton and Canterbury. He painted a portrait of McCartney in 1983. He also played bass for the pub rock band Kilburn and the High Roads who opened for the Who’s Christmas tour in 1973.
Wings Over America is also available as a 2-CD and a 3-CD collection. All of these items are available at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Cheapo Records, The Electric Fetus locally and online at Amazon.com.