Wings at the Speed of Sound

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Wings at the Speed of Sound
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Released: 1976, 25 March
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Tracks

Average song rating Let 'em in (5:10) Lyrics
Average song rating The Note You Never Wrote (4:20) Lyrics
Average song rating She's My Baby (3:06) Lyrics
Average song rating Beware My Love (6:28) Lyrics
Average song rating Wino Junko (5:18) Lyrics
Average song rating Silly Love Songs (5:53) Lyrics
Average song rating Cook of the House (2:38) Lyrics
Average song rating Time to Hide (4:34) Lyrics
Average song rating Must Do Something About It (3:39) Lyrics
Average song rating 10  San Ferry Anne (2:06) Lyrics
Average song rating 11  Warm and Beautiful (3:12) Lyrics
Average song rating 12  Walking in the Park With Eloise (3:07) Lyrics
Average song rating 13  Bridge Over River Suite (3:12) Lyrics
Average song rating 14  Sally G (3:37) Lyrics
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Credits

Producer: Paul McCartney
Engineer: Pete Henderson
Cover and label photos by: Linda McCartney
Back cover photo: Clive Arrowsmith

Paul McCartney - lead vocals, bass, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums on "Must Do Something About It", Bill Black's acoustic bass on "Cook of the House"
Linda McCartney - lead vocal on "Cook of the House", keyboards, background vocals
Denny Laine - lead vocals on "The Note You Never Wrote" and "Time to Hide", electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, bass, background vocals
Jimmy McCulloch - lead vocal on "Wino Junko", electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, background vocals
Joe English - lead vocal on "Must Do Something About It", drums

Tony Dorsey - trombone
Howie Casey - saxophone
Steve Howard - trumpet, flugelhorn
Thadeus Richard - saxophones, clarinet, flute

"Walking in the Park With Eloise" and "Bridge Over River Suite" appeared as the single issued in October 1974 under the guise "The Country Hams"

Label: Capitol SW11525

Tracks 12-14 are bonus tracks on McCartney collection reissue.

Reviews

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6/10 Erika (June 7, 2007)
This is the album where Paul decided to let the other members of Wings have their own songs. This didn\'t work out all that well, except for Denny Laine, who is actually quite good I think (he\'s got songwriting credits on \"Band on the Run\" and \"London Town,\" and \"Time to Hide\" is one of my favorites of this album). Paul\'s songs are by far the best - like \"Beware My Love,\" \"Warm and Beautiful\" and \"Silly Love Songs.\"
7/10 Ray (April 16, 2006)
\"Warm & Beautiful\" is a lovely track. How that can be categorized as a \"stinker\" any way you slice it, is beyond me.
8/10 Bruce Beatlefan (January 10, 2006)
By the mid-1970\'s I had had my fill of disappointing ex-Beatles\' music so I never purchased this album (CD, that is) until 2005. Many of the songs received enough air time then for me to remember nearly every track (and be pleasantly surprised by many good songs I had forgotten about). This is quite a good album! Paul seems completely content to just write appealing songs and not try to replicate the heights of the Beatles. His attempts to give time to the other band members is commendable and reasonably successful (and in Linda\'s case, hilarious). I am quite surprised and pleased at how much I enjoy this album.
7/10 John (July 14, 2005)
For some reason, around this time, Paul started thinking of Wings as a real band. He decided to be democratic and let each member in the band have a moment. I guess he didn't realize that the buying pubic at large really could care less about Linda, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch and whoever the hell played the drums for this album. The McCartney tunes here are excellent. Not one stinker. Even a couple of bona fide classics, namely Let Em In and Silly Love Songs. Beware My Love is terrific. San Ferry Anne is pleasant enough and Warm and Beautiful is the required McCartney love song. All in all a very good album. Skip over all the non McCartney crap.
6/10 Harry (May 27, 2004)
This album doesn't flow that well but there a handful of cool tracks. San Ferry Ann, She's My Baby, Silly Love Songs, Let 'em In, Beware My Love...

The stinkers on Speed Of Sound are Cook Of The House and Warm & Beautiful.


PS (Just realised that I didn't rate Driving Rain and McCartney II - I'd have given a 9 to McCartney II and a 1 to Driving Rain).

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