The current round of speculation about the next Archive release made me go back and listen to London Town again. And I'm convinced, more than ever, that this is one of the best-ever Wings albums. It's tuneful and melodic, impeccably played, and despite some lazy lyric-writing in spots really holds its own. I suppose it was seen as soft in 1978, coming out in the middle of punk and disco. But history, I believe, has unfairly consigned it to the scrap heap of lesser McCartney records. I like it better than Venus and Mars or Speed of Sound, I think the songs are consistently better. I'm one of those who've always thought Band on the Run was overrated - I'll take London Town over that one, too. I now think "Morse Moose & the Grey Goose" is on a par with "Robber's Ball," "Tropic Island Hum" and the other "wacky Macca" songs. I even like "Famous Groupies." If he had put "Girls School" on it, instead of, say, "Girlfriend" or "Name and Address," the album would have killed. "Waterspout" would have been great, too. Sure, it's not perfect - what McCartney album is? - but it's a terrific listening experience.