Red Rose Speedway [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 3CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray]

Red Rose Speedway [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 3CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray]

by Paul McCartney & WingsPaul McCartney & Wings

CD(Bonus DVD / with Blu-ray)

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Overview

Alright, he's made a record with his wife and a record with his pickup band where democracy is allegedly the conceit even if it never sounds that way, so he returns to a solo effort, making the most disjointed album he ever cut. There's a certain fascination to its fragmented nature, not just because it's decidedly on the softer side of things, but because his desire for homegrown eccentricity has been fused with his inclination for bombastic art rock à la Abbey Road. Consequently, Red Rose Speedway winds up being a really strange record, one that veers toward the schmaltzy AOR MOR (especially on the hit single "My Love"), yet is thoroughly twisted in its own desire toward domestic art. As a result, this is every bit as insular as the lo-fi records of the early '90s, but considerably more artful, since it was, after all, designed by one of the great pop composers of the century. Yes, the greatest songs here are slight -- "Big Barn Bed," "One More Kiss," and "When the Night" -- but this is a deliberately slight record (slight in the way a snapshot album is important to a family yet glazes the eyes of any outside observer). Work your way into the inner circle, and McCartney's little flourishes are intoxicating -- not just the melodies, but the facile production and offhand invention. If these are miniscule steps forward, consider this: if Brian Wilson can be praised for his half-assed ideas and execution, then why not McCartney, who has more character here than the Beach Boys did on their Brother records? Truthfully. Red Rose Speedway is the album where Wings came into view, evolving from a lark to a rock & roll band who'd conquer the globe. The Paul McCartney Archives edition reveals this was no easy process. In addition to a remastered version of the album as it was released in 1972, there's a "reconstruction" of the original version of the album, which was planned as an 18-track double-LP, along with a disc of non-LP singles, early mixes, demos, and outtakes. This is a wealth of unreleased material, all of which turns an already sprawling album into an intentionally wild mess. All of the released Red Rose Speedway is buried in the Reconstruction, which doesn't mirror the known sequencing at all. Outtakes and B-sides, including the smooth-rolling Denny Laine showcase "I Would Only Smile," pile up next to the familiar tunes, having the end result of highlighting the versatility of Wings. Hard-rocking boogie sits alongside sappy soft rock, song suites, flights of whimsy, open-ended jams, and the occasional pop song. It doesn't cohere, but it does showcase a band who could do a lot and were anxious to find the right songs to bring out on the road. Its scattershot nature not only means that the disc of companion audio feels like another couple of sides in a never-ending multiple album. The bonus audio has hits and singles -- "Live and Let Die," "C Moon," "Hi, Hi, Hi" -- but it also unveils a studio version of the hard-rocking "The Mess" and the evocative midtempo jam "1882," which was played on-stage but never made it onto an album. Another highlight is an alternate version of "Live and Let Die" containing no overdubs. Stripped of strings and brass, "Live and Let Die" sounds like a tight rocker from a band with something to prove, and that makes it an ideal closer on a set that is designed to offer a reminder of how weird and wonderful Wings were at their birth.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2018
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602567474005
catalogNumber: 002822500
Rank: 8366

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Big Barn Bed
  2. My Love
  3. Get On The Right Thing
  4. One More Kiss
  5. Little Lamb Dragonfly
  6. Single Pigeon
  7. When The Night
  8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
  9. Medley: Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands of Love/Power Cut

Disc 2

  1. Night Out
  2. Get On The Right Thing
  3. Country Dreamer
  4. Big Barn Bed
  5. My Love
  6. Single Pigeon
  7. When The Night
  8. Seaside Woman
  9. I Lie Around
  10. The Mess
  11. Best Friend
  12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
  13. Medley: Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands of Love/Power Cut
  14. Mama’s Little Girl
  15. I Would Only Smile
  16. One More Kiss
  17. Tragedy
  18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

Disc 3

  1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  2. Little Woman Love
  3. Hi, Hi, Hi
  4. C Moon
  5. Live And Let Die
  6. Get On The Right Thing
  7. Little Lamb Dragonfly
  8. Little Woman Love
  9. 1882
  10. Big Barn Bed
  11. The Mess
  12. Thank You Darling
  13. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  14. 1882
  15. 1882
  16. Jazz Street
  17. Live And Let Die

Disc 4

  1. Hi, Hi, Hi
  2. C Moon
  3. Mary Had a Little Lamb (V1 "Countryside")
  4. Mary Had a Little Lamb (V2: "Desert")
  5. Mary Had a Little Lamb (V3: "Barn")
  6. Mary Had a Little Lamb (V4: "Psychedelic")
  7. My Love
  8. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Big Barn Bed/Bluebird/Mary Had a Littl
  9. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Blackbird/Michelle/When I'm Sixty Four
  10. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Heart of the Country & Uncle Albert/Ad
  11. James Paul McCartney TV Special: May Be Amazed
  12. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Live and Let Die
  13. James Paul McCartney TV Special: It's a Long Way to Tipperary
  14. James Paul McCartney TV Special: April Showers
  15. James Paul McCartney TV Special: California, Here I Come
  16. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-
  17. James Paul McCartney TV Special: You Are My Sunshine
  18. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Gotta Sing Gotta Dance
  19. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Long Tall Sally
  20. James Paul McCartney TV Special: Well, That's the End of Another Day
  21. Live and Let Die
  22. Newcastle Interview: My Love/One More Kiss

Disc 5

  1. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
  2. Big Barn Bed/Bip Bop/The Mess/Wild Life/Mary Had a Little Lamb/I Am You
  3. Eat at Home
  4. Seaside Woman
  5. May Be I'm Amazed
  6. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  7. Long Tall Sally

Disc 6

  1. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
  2. Big Barn Bed/Bip Bop/The Mess/Wild Life/Mary Had a Little Lamb/I Am You
  3. Eat at Home
  4. Seaside Woman
  5. May Be I'm Amazed
  6. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  7. Long Tall Sally

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul McCartney & Wings   Primary Artist
Paul McCartney   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Celeste,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Chant,Mellotron
Denny Laine   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant
Henry McCullough   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant
Ray Cooper   Percussion
Richard Hewson   Conductor
Linda McCartney   Organ,Percussion,Harpsichord,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant,Piano (Grand)
Hugh McCracken   Electric Guitar
Denny Seiwell   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant
Alan Gray   Background Vocals
Dave Spinozza   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Fleetwoods   Engineer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Computer Vocals
Jolson   Composer
Denny Laine   Composer
George Martin   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Bobak   Engineer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Richard Hewson   Orchestral Arrangements
John Leckie   Engineer
Richard Lush   Engineer
Linda McCartney   Composer,Computer Vocals
Steve Orchard   Stereo Mix Producer
Bill Price   Engineer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Jeremy Gee   Engineer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Alan Parsons   Engineer
Mick Rock   Direction
Lucy Launder   Remastering Coordination
Derek Nimmo   Computer Vocals
Louis Silvers   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
George Asaf   Composer
Steve Turner   Direction
Richard Miller   Photo Coordination
Gordon House   Original Design Concept
Gerald Nelson   Composer
Graham Fleming   Engineer
Allen Jones   Cover Art
Jack Judge   Composer
Richard Cox   Animation
George Jackson   Animation
Mike Delaney   Camera Operator
Jurgen Wagner   Camera Operator
Felix Powell   Composer
Dwight Hemion   Executive Producer,Direction
Fred B. Burch   Composer
Enortis Johnson   Composer
Sarah Brown   Photo Coordination
Barry Chattington   Director
Amanda Petrusich   Essay
Gary Smith   Producer,Executive Producer
Ben Chappell   Film Music Coordinator
Jess Whiteley   Digital Coordinator
Issy Bingham   Project Administrator
Jacob Niedzwiecki   Film Music Coordinator
Eddie Radage   Animation
Eduardo Paolozzi   Cover Art
Jaap De Jonge   Camera Operator
Deryck Guyler   Computer Vocals
Pat Coombes   Computer Vocals
Geoff Glover   Camera Operator
Harvey Harrison   Camera Operator
Ron Ford   Camera Operator
Eric Wylam   Animation
Ross Martin   Digital Coordinator

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