Expanded to a five piece with an eye on touring, Wings plugged away on their second album Red Rose Speedway (an eventual US number 1) through most of 1972, a year in which they issued no album (a first for Paul since the Beatles debut). By December they'd accumulated a vast amount of songs and initial suggestions of releasing a double-album were eventually nixed. The album did, however, include two songs initially recorded during the sessions for the Ram album, alongside the global hit, My Love, a song that's since been covered by the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Brenda Lee and Cher. One song that was recorded and saved for a later date was Live and Let Die, the title track from the James Bond film of the same name. The initial vinyl pressing of the album featured a 12-page booklet stapled into the gatefold, while the back cover included a braille message for Stevie Wonder entitled We Love You Baby.
Performed by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough. Dave Spinozza (Track 3): Electric guitar. Hugh McCracken (Track 5): Electric guitar.
Red Rose Speedway
Studio - Paul McCartney & Wings / Parlophone/EMI / 04 May 1973