Wings – London Town (1978)

History: Recording for the album started in 1977 on a yacht in the Virgin Islands. The band took a break because Linda was pregnant, and during that time Joe English decided to return to America and Jimmy McCulloch left to join another band, so Wings was down to three members once again when they finished […]

Wings – Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976)

History: In between playing concerts in Australia in late ’75, Wings returned to London and Abbey Road Studios to record this album. In a response to critics who were saying this was just Paul’s band, they intentionally included more songs featuring all five members of the group on lead vocals. It was followed by their […]

Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway

History: For their second album, Wings made two changes. One was adding guitarist Henry McCullough and the other was changing the name of the band to “Paul McCartney and Wings.” The latter change was made with the thought that Wild Life was unsuccessful because people didn’t realize Paul was on the album. Red Rose Speedway […]

Wings – Wild Life (1971)

History: Paul got together with Linda, drummer Denny Seiwell (who has previously appeared on Ram), and guitarist Denny Lane (formerly of the Moody Blues) to record this album over a period of 8 days. This rushed recording schedule was meant to give more of the spirit of a live recording, and 5 of the songs […]

Paul and Linda McCartney – Ram (1971)

History: After receiving a lot of criticism for doing McCartney all by himself, Paul took a trip to New York City and assembled a band to help him record a proper studio album. The album is co-credited to Linda because beyond providing backing vocals for the tracks, she also co-wrote 6 of the songs on […]

Paul McCartney – McCartney (1970)

History: The end of the Beatles relationship was particularly dire for Paul for a multitude of reasons, including the other three choosing Allen Klein for their manager as driving a distinct wedge between them. While John had already privately quit the Beatles, Paul went largely into isolation, choosing to record at home on more basic […]