Back To The Egg

Album cover for Wings' album 'Back To The Egg'
Album cover for Wings' album 'Back To The Egg'
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WINGS - Back To The Egg
Release date - 8 June 1979


  1. Reception
  2. Getting Closer
  3. We're Open Tonight
  4. Spin It On
  5. Again And Again And Again
  6. Old Siam, Sir
  7. Arrow Through Me
  8. Rockestra Theme
  9. To You
  10. After The Ball
  11. Winter Rose
  12. The Broadcast
  13. So Glad To See You Here
  14. Baby's Request

Album Notes

Back To The Egg was the ninth and final studio album by Wings, the band having acquired two new members in guitarist Laurence Juber and drummer Steve Holly. The album saw Paul work alongside producer Chris Thomas, who had trained as a producer during recording of The Beatles' 1968 eponymous classic (the White Album). Recorded for the Back To The Egg sessions, though not included on the final album, was the eventual hit single ‘Goodnight Tonight’. Two tracks that did make it, however, were ‘Rockestra Theme’ and ‘So Glad To See You Here’, both recorded under the Rockestra name and featuring contributions by the likes of Pete Townshend, Hank Marvin of The Shadows, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and John Bonham and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. 

Performed by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Steve Holly, Laurence Juber
Rockestra Line-up (Tracks 8 & 13):
Guitars: Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Dave Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Pete Townshend
Drums: Steve Holly, John Bonham, Kenney Jones
Basses: Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas
Pianos: Paul McCartney, Gary Brooker, John Paul Jones
Keyboards: Linda McCartney, Tony Ashton
Percussion: Speedy Acquaye, Tony Carr, Ray Cooper, Morris Pert
Horns: Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Steve Howard, Thaddeus Richard
Black Dyke Mills Band (Track 11)
All songs composed by McCartney except track 5 composed by Denny Laine, track 17 composed by Johnny Marks.
All tracks produced by Paul McCartney & Chris Thomas except tracks 16 & 17 produced by Paul McCartney.
Engineer: Phil McDonald
Assisted by: Mark Vigars
All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except
Track 17 published by by Saint Nicholas Music Publishing Co

Paul, Linda, and Denny Laine playing instruments
Paul, Linda, and Denny Laine during the 'Back To The Egg' recording sessions