Wings: Wild Life & Red Rose Speedway (Expanded Reissue)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. NaturalD

    NaturalD Forum Resident

    Boston, Mass., USA
    I think you've answered your own question. :)
  2. Solar Dream

    Solar Dream Well-Known Member

    Just listened through my copy.

    I'm a little confused by Night Out though. I could've sworn I'd heard a bootleg years ago that had a lead vocal on it. Was that later wiped which is why it isn't on here?
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  3. Thrillington

    Thrillington McCartney Scholar

    Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Think you’re 24 hours late!
  4. maccawings

    maccawings Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
    Unknown right now and since I am leaving for U.K. Sunday, someone else will have to find that one out
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  5. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    Ok download gate starts here :) the download cards work for both box sets and not for the big box.

    peace and love✌Dave
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  6. jacden

    jacden Forum Resident

    Listening to Red Rose Speedway vinyl now. I have to say, the inclusion of "Little Woman Love" over, say, "Mama's Little Girl" is extremely puzzling. The former was already on RAM while the latter isn't available at all on remastered vinyl. Capitol are almost treating these reissues as if they're rebooting the entire Archive campaign.
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  7. Phil_Lip

    Phil_Lip Forum Resident

    Nottingham, UK
    Overdubbed during Back To The Egg sessions. Hopefully we'll get that version too.
  8. Pretty.Odd.

    Pretty.Odd. Forum Resident

    New York, New York
    Gotta get the reconstructed vinyl I guess! But yeah, I see your point. I guess they thought Little Woman Love was too strong to leave off
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  9. FKA002

    FKA002 Forum Resident

    Was thinking about getting the original Double LP replica for a second when I saw it in a store, but in case an Egypt Station Deluxe Boxset comes out very soon, I'd rather keep some money in my pocket :D
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  10. jacden

    jacden Forum Resident

    Oh yeah, I forgot it's on the Reconstructed set. I plan to pick that up next week. Slightly less perplexed now. Thanks :righton:
  11. bward

    bward Forum Resident

    Boston, MA USA
    I have more than a sneaking suspicion that's exactly what is going to happen
    Has anyone noticed how skimpy the Band On the Run Archive looks compared to most of the others?
    Surely that title alone deserves a better box set fate?
    I'm guessing copies of those Band on the Run demos that were stolen from Paul in Lagos, may be found and included. Not the tapes that were physically stolen from him, of course. Maybe the master tapes that were probably at home, or maybe copies of the tapes he gave to the band members ahead of the trip.
    All total and pure speculation on my part.
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  12. Flaming Torch

    Flaming Torch Forum Resident

    Thanks. I just tried the big box download as per card instructions below with no joy.
  13. dormouse

    dormouse Forum Resident

    That's OK. Have a good journey. Just trying to work out budgets for Christmas. Looks like a cheese and onion sandwich for Christmas lunch!
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  14. maccawings

    maccawings Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
    Well at least you got your Big Box. Here in the US , I still haven’t received a shipping notice

    Least they could do would be to send download codes so I can get disk #2 of both sets!
  15. Flaming Torch

    Flaming Torch Forum Resident

    I agree BOTR does look a bit skimpy as without that album and the hits that followed this series might not have existed. Sir Paul needed some big hits at that point in my opinion. New big box is lovely and the Live Wings Over Europe could be released as a stand alone tomorrow with no need for warnings re sound quality included going on about historical importance. Great stuff.
  16. maccawings

    maccawings Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
    i mean, I paid...
    Yes, expensive if I didn’t spend enough.....VIP tickets to Liverpool and London shows!!!
  17. BeatleStair

    BeatleStair Forum Resident

    Fort Wayne, IN
    Btw the James Paul McCartney special looks like it comes from the original video master, has slate at the beginning and looks as good as it's ever going to look, really nice.

    All the aspects are original and not letterboxed. Live Live and Let Die from Liverpool is grainy black and white and monitor sound but nice.

    BBC Newcastle interview is nice, great quality from film.

    Videos look nice not leterboxed. Hi HI HI and CMoon a bit grainy but good.

    First three Mary videos good, not perfect but good. Fourth Mary noticably better quality from video probably not film as the others. Has speed issues though slows down for a few seconds.

    My Love very good better than the Mary videos.
  18. riknbkr330

    riknbkr330 Forum Resident

    Anybody pick up the HDtracks version of RSS and can comment on the sound/mastering?

    I've gone this route with all the archive releases, the first few (McCartney, BotR, Ram) were done properly with choice between flat transfer or limited transfer. The last few, were not offered this way.

    I do have RSS on Fame CD and US vinyl, and I've ordered the Reconstructed RSS ( I tend to go with the unique LPs ...Ram mono being one).
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  19. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    But remember that original Press Release, Paul. To me, it sounds like they had more expansive plans than that:
    This exclusive global arrangement, will cover both physical and digital distribution of McCartney’s treasured post Beatles catalog including landmark solo albums such as McCartney, Ram, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes of Peace, Give My Regards To Broad Street, Press To Play, Flowers in the Dirt, Off the Ground, Flaming Pie, Driving Rain, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Memory Almost Full, and Good Evening New York City. The classic Wings albums include Wildlife, Red Rose Speedway, Band On The Run, Venus and Mars, Wings At The Speed of Sound, Wings Over America, London Town and Back To The Egg. The catalog also includes the inventive, highly regarded albums recorded under the McCartney pseudonyms Percy “Thrills” Thrillington, The Fireman and Twin Freaks.
  20. FKA002

    FKA002 Forum Resident

    Glad to know the James Paul McCartney Show looks great! I would love to see even just a snippet of the restored version!
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  21. RAJ717

    RAJ717 Forum Resident

    Any big differences in the "rough" mixes of the Wild Life tunes?
  22. sfligio

    sfligio Forum Resident

    I remember that few weeks ago we came to the conclusion that ICA rehearal is not complete (almost 50 minutes missing); someone can confirm this?
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  23. IHeartRecordsAz

    IHeartRecordsAz Forum Resident

    Scottsdale, AZ
    LOL. Honestly, these sorts of things normally bug the Hell out of me, too. So I definitely sympathize with those that are peeved about it.
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  24. beatlesaint

    beatlesaint Forum Resident

    Don’t worry, it’s in a plastic bag then inside a thick cardboard box then wrapped in polythene. It will be fine
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  25. Thrillington

    Thrillington McCartney Scholar

    Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Heading home from work now.

    Two vinyl LPs and a Big Barn Box are waiting for me.

    Been hard to avoid listening to all the bonus tracks on Apple Music!

    Listened to RRS when I woke up at 4am and couldn’t get back to sleep. Brought back memories of when I first discovered the album and would listen to my questionably sourced mp3s on my iPod, lying in bed at night.

    15/16 year old me cried myself to sleep once or twice listening to Little Lamb Dragonfly, pining over girls I fancied who didn’t fancy me back!

    So much has changed since then! :laugh:

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