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Paul McCartney – Wings Over America

Hand signed in black sharpie by: Paul McCartney – Linda McCartney – Denny Laine

Custom Designed Award Style with Genuine Gold Award Album.

Measures: 30” x 40” x 2”.

Wings over America is a live album by the band Wings, released in December 1976 on MPL Communications (in the US, it was released by MPL Communications and Capitol). In its initial release, it was a triple album and included a poster of the band, which reached number 8 in the UK charts and peaked at number 1 in the US. The cover was designed by Hipgnosis, and features a painting of an airliner about to open its cabin door.The album was a collection of recordings gathered from Wings’ Wings over America part of their world tour. A remaster was released in May 2013.  Wings over America was another success for Wings, reaching number 1 in the USin early 1977 (the last in a 5-album stretch of consecutive number 1 albums for Wings)and number 8 in the UK.For the five Beatles songs included, McCartney elected to reverse the songwriting credit to McCartney–Lennon. Neither former-songwriting partner John Lennon nor his wife Yoko Ono publicly “voiced a word of disapproval about it”.The album came out just a few months after the end of the tour,selling 4 million copies in the US alone. With each disc of the album counted as one unit of sales, this would make sales of 12 million discs. The album was the first triple album by a group to reach number 1, and was a critical success.  The album was repressed a month later, in January 1977. ”Maybe I’m Amazed” was released as a single,on 4 February 1977, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US,and at number 28 on the UK chart.  There are two related items to the album: the TV documentary Wings Over the World and the Seattle show that was filmed and released as the film Rockshow. Both of which, however, were released 3 years and 4 years, respectively, after the album.

 


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