Red Rose Speedway


Red Rose Speedway
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Released: 1973, 30 April
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Average song rating Big Barn Bed (3:47) Lyrics
Average song rating My Love (4:05) Lyrics
Average song rating Get on the Right Thing (4:14) Lyrics
Average song rating One More Kiss (2:27) Lyrics
Average song rating Little Lamb Dragonfly (6:18) Lyrics
Average song rating Single Pigeon (1:51) Lyrics
Average song rating When the Night (3:34) Lyrics
Average song rating Loup (1st Indian on the Moon) (4:21) Lyrics
Average song rating Medley: Hold Me Tight, Lazy Dynamite, Hands of Love, Power Cut (11:15) Lyrics
Average song rating 10  C Moon (4:30) Lyrics
Average song rating 11  Hi, Hi, Hi (3:06) Lyrics
Average song rating 12  The Mess (4:53) Lyrics
Average song rating 13  I Lie Around (4:57) Lyrics
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Producers: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Engineers: Alan Parsons, Richard Lush, Dixon Van Winkle, Tim Geeland, Glyn Johns, David Hentschel

Paul McCartney - vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, piano, electric piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, moog, mellotron, celeste, background vocals
Linda McCartney - background vocals, keyboards, electric harpsichord, dingers, electric bass piano, Organ, electric piano
Denny Laine - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, harmonica, background vocals
Denny Seiwell - drums, percussion, background vocals
Henry McCullough - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals

Hugh McCracken - electic guitar (Little Lamb Dragonfly)
Dave Spinozza - electic guitar (Get on the Right Thing)

Label: Apple SMAL 3409.

Tracks 10-13 are bonus tracks on McCartney collection reissue.


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6/10 Bobber (April 11, 2012)
All in all an album with some very promising songs (1, 2, 3 and 5) and some depths (4, 7, 8 and parts of the medley). One could feel that Paul was working towards an album that would really matter. But this one is not it.
8/10 M??rcio Ivam. (November 17, 2010)
"The Mess" is a song B side of "My Love" single.Is rock "n" roll.One of the best Sir Paul song`s.
6/10 Erika (June 7, 2007)
In all honesty I think this is one of Paul\'s weaker albums, which is not to say that it\'s bad - this is still Paul McCartney we\'re talking about. I just don\'t like the whole sound, which is kind of sappy and overproduced. I have to say I like \"Wild Life\" better than \"Red Rose Speedway.\" And \"My Love\" just doesn\'t do it for me. I like \"Little Lamb Dragonfly\" and \"Single Pigeon,\" though neither of those is one of Macca\'s best songs. Not a great album, just okay.
9/10 john cocks (September 30, 2006)
An old rocker as i am im never ashamed to admit i love this album, not MACCAS finenest no, but a great album .Opens up with a good singalong BIG BARN BED then theres MY LOVE a love song for LINDA My favorite is LITTLE LAMB DRAGONFLY it opens up with 12 string guitars backed by a orchestral strings MACCAS in fine voice very earthy.Then theres medley a nice singalong,i hqave allways had a soft spot this album.Plus 4 extra tracks on the cd C MOON, HI HI HI ,the brilliant live THE MESS and I LIE AROUND, make it well worth price sit and enjoy.
10/10 Jay (September 3, 2005)
I think this is his best solo album. Maybe im just biased becuase I actually got to ask him a question about it when he was doing interviews for Wings Hits and History. I really do love every song on the album, especially the medley. The whole album sounds intact and flows very well. My question to Paul was what the song Power Cut is about and he said he was told he couldnt perform at some university in England when he was touring with Linda and the gang in those days because there had been a strike there at the univsersity and the electricity had been turned off. Cool story i thought! :) But I have no ideas what the rest of the songs on the album are about. Can someone email me who knows about any of them (or all of them)? Thanks, Jay
6/10 Bruce Beatlefan (July 18, 2005)
A lukewarm album, even when augmented by four pretty good bonus
tracks. Sounds like Paul came to the studio with two outstanding
songs ("Big Barn Bed" and "My Love") and a lot of...hope. The band
sounds bored (indeed, most of them left after this album). "Little
Lamb Dragonfly" has a touching story behind it, but is a weak song
for six minutes...but even six minutes is short compared to the
Marathon MOR Mediocrity of a Medley. The rest ranges from agreeable
to pleasant. Am I crazy, or does "Single Pigeon" sound exactly like
Cass Elliott's "Words of Love"?
5/10 John (July 14, 2005)
This is one of those McCartney albums most of his fans seem to like. For some reason I just never cared for it. Too few songs of interest in my humble opinion. To me it's just okay. Even the hit, My Love, is a bore to me. Not one of his better albums. I would rather listen to Off the Ground and thats not saying much. He would do better next time around.
6/10 Harry (May 27, 2004)
Apart from the tedious medley this is a pretty darn good album.
10/10 Dave Orkis (February 21, 2004)
This is a great album - a precursor to "Band on the Run," it presaged the reassertion of McCartney as one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century. For me, this album is interesting because McCartney's lyrics are nonsensical and Wings' instrumentation pales in comparison to what the Beatles were capable of, and yet Paul's melodic style and voice make this a classic that is as entertaining as it was when it was released in 1973. If George, John, Ringo, and George Martin had beem there as session musicians this album would have competed with the best of the Beatles.

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