Paul McCartney & Wings, ‘Wings Over America’ – Album Review

May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

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Paul McCartney & Wings, ‘Wings Over America’ – Album Review

Back in 1976, when Paul McCartney & Wings’ live album ‘Wings Over America’ was released, the band was coming off a string of four No. 1 records. The triple-album set, culled from various concerts the group performed on their 1976 U.S. tour in support of ‘Wings at the Speed of Sound,’ soon became their fifth straight No. 1. (The last three-record LP to reach the top spot was by one of McCartney’s old bandmates: George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass.’)

No surprise that the album was a hit. The 29-track LP is filled with McCartney favorites, stretching all the way back to his Beatles days. And because Wings occasionally come off a bit stifled on record, the concert setting toughens up their sound a bit, even though some studio overdubs were applied...

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