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Wild Life (Special Edition)

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The embers of The Beatles are still smoking as Paul McCartney continues to work like a madman. After two fairly successful solo albums (McCartney and Ram), Macca released Wings' first album, Wild Life. From July 25th to August 2nd, 1971, in the Abbey Road studio that he knows so well, he surrounded himself with a tight-knit trio made up of his wife Linda on the keyboard (she co-wrote almost all the tracks), ex Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell, who was also on the scene for Ram. The ex-Beatle wanted to sign off on the recording of this record in less than ten days to give it a raw feel. The result - which is indeed raw - is quite confusing given the name of its author. And after his works of art from the previous decade, the compositions on Wild Life seem very anecdotal. Upon its release in December 1971, the press unanimously massacred the record.

Taking a closer look at the album, Wild Life's repertoire is quite eclectic between Mumbo, with its percussive visceral rock intro, and the reggae cover of Love Is Strange by 50's soul duo Mickey & Sylvia. The album also includes the pleasant folk ballad Bip Bop (which inspired Voulzy and Souchon for the hit J'ai 10 ans) as well as the song that gives the album its title on which Paul and Linda apologise to the animal world with a blend of fairly classic folk rock... Even if Wild Life isn't a masterpiece, it deserves a second listening and some close reassessment. And this remastered deluxe edition with an array of bonus tracks is the perfect opportunity for a second chance. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Mumbo (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:03:58

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

2
Bip Bop (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:04:10

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

3
Love Is Strange (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:04:51

Sylvia Robinson, ComposerLyricist - ELLAS MCDANIEL, ComposerLyricist - Mickey Baker, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

4
Wild Life (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:06:41

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

5
Some People Never Know (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:06:37

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

6
I Am Your Singer (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:02:19

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

7
Bip Bop Link (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:00:52

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

8
Tomorrow (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:03:27

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

9
Dear Friend (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:05:59

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

10
Mumbo Link (2018 Remaster)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:00:46

Paul Mccartney, Composer, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

11
Good Rockin’ Tonight (Home Recording)
Paul McCartney
00:00:58

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Brown, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

12
Bip Bop (Home Recording)
Paul McCartney
00:03:17

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

13
Hey Diddle (Home Recording)
Paul McCartney
00:02:32

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

14
She Got It Good (Home Recording)
Paul McCartney
00:00:44

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

15
I Am Your Singer (Home Recording)
Paul McCartney
00:02:54

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

16
Outtake I
Paul McCartney
00:00:31

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

17
Dear Friend (Home Recording I)
Paul McCartney
00:04:51

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

18
Dear Friend (Home Recording II)
Paul McCartney
00:02:04

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

19
Outtake II
Paul McCartney
00:00:15

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

20
Indeed I Do
Paul McCartney
00:01:16

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

21
When The Wind Is Blowing
Paul McCartney
00:03:53

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

22
The Great Cock And Seagull Race (Mono/Rough Mix)
Paul McCartney
00:04:04

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

23
Outtake III
Paul McCartney
00:00:12

Paul Mccartney, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Linda Mccartney, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

24
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:03:46

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

25
Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Alternate Version)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:03:48

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

26
Love Is Strange (Single Edit)
Paul McCartney & Wings
00:04:16

Sylvia Robinson, ComposerLyricist - ELLAS MCDANIEL, ComposerLyricist - Mickey Baker, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul McCartney & Wings, MainArtist

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

27
African Yeah Yeah
Wings
00:02:44

Paul Mccartney, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Orchard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Denny Laine, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Linda Mccartney, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wings, MainArtist - Denny Seiwell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2018 MPL Communications Inc.

Album review

The embers of The Beatles are still smoking as Paul McCartney continues to work like a madman. After two fairly successful solo albums (McCartney and Ram), Macca released Wings' first album, Wild Life. From July 25th to August 2nd, 1971, in the Abbey Road studio that he knows so well, he surrounded himself with a tight-knit trio made up of his wife Linda on the keyboard (she co-wrote almost all the tracks), ex Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell, who was also on the scene for Ram. The ex-Beatle wanted to sign off on the recording of this record in less than ten days to give it a raw feel. The result - which is indeed raw - is quite confusing given the name of its author. And after his works of art from the previous decade, the compositions on Wild Life seem very anecdotal. Upon its release in December 1971, the press unanimously massacred the record.

Taking a closer look at the album, Wild Life's repertoire is quite eclectic between Mumbo, with its percussive visceral rock intro, and the reggae cover of Love Is Strange by 50's soul duo Mickey & Sylvia. The album also includes the pleasant folk ballad Bip Bop (which inspired Voulzy and Souchon for the hit J'ai 10 ans) as well as the song that gives the album its title on which Paul and Linda apologise to the animal world with a blend of fairly classic folk rock... Even if Wild Life isn't a masterpiece, it deserves a second listening and some close reassessment. And this remastered deluxe edition with an array of bonus tracks is the perfect opportunity for a second chance. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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