1973 album remastered with 18 bonus tracks. CD2 contains reconstruction of the original double album idea. CD3 with 17 bonus tracks. DVD1: Music Videos / James Paul McCartney TV Special / Live And Let Die [Live in Liverpool] / Newcastle Interview. DVD2 & Blu-ray: The Bruce McMouse Show plus 5.1 mixes. 128pp book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel and track-by-track information, written by Amanda Petrusich. 64pp photo book capturing 'Wings In Morocco'. Folio containing Paul McCartney’s original character sketches and dialogue sheets for The Bruce McMouse Show. Also available on 2CD, 2LP, and Special 2LP.
Paul McCartney formed ‘Wings’ in 1971, following his second solo album ‘Ram’. His first band since the break-up of The Beatles, issued it’s first album ‘Wings Wild Life’ in late 1971 before heading out on the short ‘University Tour’ in the New Year. A European tour followed later in that year. Three singles were issued in ‘72, two of which made the UK Top 10: “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and “Hi Hi Hi”. Sessions for the bands second album continued throughout the year and the original plan was to make a double album.
EMI had other ideas, and considering the first album got a lukewarm reception and sales to match, they were non-committal to a double record and McCartney was forced to cut it down to a single album. However, the single released ahead of the album “My Love” was a Top 10 hit and the resultant record restored some of Macca’s commercial standing. It helped that the record was billed as ‘Paul McCartney & Wings’ as would his next album, the sales busting ‘Band On The Run’.
The original double album concept is reconstructed as part of this new deluxe edition of the album which has been out of print on CD for nearly ten years.