Paul McCartney

Album Notes

Wings Greatest, released in 1978, was the first official retrospective release from Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career and was the band's eighth album. The album was compiled after Paul's decision to leave EMI's American label, Capitol Records, to sign with Columbia for six years. It comprises many of Paul's single-only releases since 1970 including Live and Let Die, Hi Hi Hi and Mull of Kintyre. Despite having enough hits to fill a double album, the decision was made to slim it down to one disc (or one vinyl album), meaning some songs were left out, including Listen To What The Man Said, a US number 1. The album was trailed by a TV advert featuring actors pretending to be members of the public, mouthing along to lyrics from various Wings songs, before Linda, Paul and Denny join a dustmen on Abbey Road for a run through of Band On The Run. In 1993, the album was remastered and reissued as part of The Paul McCartney Collection.

Track 1 performed by Paul McCartney
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12 performed by Wings
Tracks 4, 6, 10, 11 performed by Paul McCartney & Wings
Track 7 performed by Paul & Linda McCartney
All tracks composed by McCartney except track 12 composed by McCartney/Laine.
All tracks produced by Paul McCartney except track 3 co-produced with George Martin.
All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except
Track 3 published by MPL Communications Ltd / EMI United Partnership Ltd

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