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‘Wild Life’ And ‘Red Rose Speedway’ Join Paul McCartney Archive Collection

The classic albums from 1971 and 1973 are added to McCartney’s Grammy-winning reissue programme.

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The Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway albums have been confirmed as the 11th and 12th classic works from Paul McCartney’s catalogue to be added to his Grammy-winning Archive Collection as deluxe reissues. Wild Life, the 1971 debut album by his then-new band Wings, and 1973’s Red Rose Speedway, credited to Paul McCartney and Wings, will be available via MPL/Capitol/UMe from 7 December.

Wild Life will include a four-disc, limited deluxe edition of three CDs and one DVD, featuring the full original album, remastered at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios, as well as 25 bonus audio tracks. These offer rough mixes of the set, original single edits, b-sides, home recordings by McCartney and his wife Linda and other previously unreleased material.

The DVD in the deluxe Wild Life package includes rare footage of acoustic, home-video performances, rehearsals and more. A 128-page book, written by noted music journalist David Fricke, tells the story of the album, including track-by-track information.

The book has new interviews with Paul and key personnel on the album, with a 48-page scrapbook featuring tour diaries, lyrics and set lists; unpublished Polaroid photographs, lyrics, notes and other memorabilia drawn from the archives of McCartney’s company, MPL. The download redemption card for the album will give access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz  unlimited high-resolution versions. 

Wild Life & Red Rose Speedway deluxe reissue packshots

The numbered, limited deluxe edition of Red Rose Speedway will appear as a six-disc set with three CDs, two DVDs and a Blu-ray disc. It features three discs of audio material, including the original album, again remastered at Abbey Road, and no fewer than 35 bonus audio tracks. These include a reconstruction of the record as it was originally conceived as a double album, with singles, b-sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. 

The DVD and Blu-ray discs in the Red Rose Speedway deluxe edition include the contemporaneous James Paul McCartney TV special, interviews and music videos, plus the hitherto unseen film The Bruce McMouse Show, which has been fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound.

Also included in the package is a folio with 14 replica hand-drawn, original character sketches by McCartney and facsimile dialogue sheets for the film; a 128-page book with many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney; expanded album and single artwork from the archives; and the story behind the album, with new interviews with Paul and other key personnel on the record, plus track-by-track information written by Amanda Petrusich.

Also housed in the numbered outer slipcase are replica handwritten lyric sheets and photo print and the 64-page photo book Wings In Morocco. The download redemption card for the release will also offer access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Even more lavishly, the numbered and limited edition super deluxe compilation Paul McCartney and Wings 1971-73 contains the four-disc Wild Life and six-disc Red Rose Speedway deluxe editions as well as the exclusive live album Wings Over Europe. Named after the band’s 1972 tour, this is an exclusive collection of 20 previously unreleased and newly mixed live tracks recorded across five shows from the period.

Wings Over Europe has an introduction featuring Paul’s memories of the tour; a 96-page photo book including previously unreleased images by Linda and Captain Snap; a replica of the tour programme; and access to downloadable 24/96kHz  unlimited high-resolution audio versions.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection, closely overseen in every aspect by McCartney himself, has been issuing remastered and hugely expanded editions of his original classic albums since 2010. That year’s reissue of the 1973 milestone Band On The Run won the Grammy Award for Best Historical Album. In 2013, the deluxe edition of the 1976 album Wings Over America won the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

The deluxe reissues of Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway are released on 7 December. Scroll down to read the tracklistings, and buy them here.

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Wild Life
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition
Numbered heavyweight kraft board slipcase. Cover silkscreen printed.
128 page essay book written by David Fricke.
Folio containing; 48-page facsimile notebook, 12 replica medium format Polaroid pictures, plus ‘The Ball’ album launch party invite.
CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Mumbo
2. Bip Bop
3. Love Is Strange
4. Wild Life
5. Some People Never Know
6. I Am Your Singer
7. Bip Bop (Link)
8. Tomorrow
9. Dear Friend
10. Mumbo (Link)

CD2 – Rough Mixes

1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD3 – Bonus Tracks

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
6. Outtake I
7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
9. Outtake II
10. Indeed I Do
11. When The Wind Is Blowing
12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
13. Outtake III
14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video

1. Scotland, 1971
2. The Ball
3. ICA Rehearsals
4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

Plus 24/96kHz  unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

Red Rose Speedway
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition
Numbered edition,  colour printed  silver  metalized board  slipcase.
128-page essay book written by Amanda Petrusich. Including five replica handwritten lyric sheets and  a  photo print.
64-page  Wings Over Morocco  photo book.
The Bruce McMouse  Show  folio containing; 14 replica hand drawn  sketches by  Paul McCartney, facsimile dialogue  sheets  and  the unreleased film restored and remixed on DVD and 5.1 HD Blu-Ray. CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.

CD1 – Remastered Album

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:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut

CD2 – “Double Album”

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 [Live At The Hague]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
13. Medley:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut
14. Mama’s Little Girl
15. I Would Only Smile
16. One More Kiss
17. Tragedy
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD3 – Bonus Audio

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 [Early Mix]
7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
9. 1882 [Home Recording]
10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
11. The Mess
12. Thank You Darling
13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
14. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
15. 1882
16. Jazz Street
17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1 – Bonus Video

1. Music Videos
2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
3. Live And Let Die [Live In Liverpool]
4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz
/PCM Stereo, 24bit 48kHz

Blu-ray – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Plus 24/96kHz  unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

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