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McCartney confirms Wings Over America reissue with RSD exclusive

Paul McCartney / Maybe I'm Amazed Record Store Day 12" single

Paul McCartney / Maybe I’m Amazed Record Store Day 12″ single

Just like last year when Another Day was issued as a seven-inch single before RAM came out as a deluxe edition, Paul McCartney will preempt the next issue in his Archive Collection campaign – Wings Over America – with an exclusive vinyl offering on Record Store Day.

This time a twelve-inch vinyl record is being issued, and the single in question is the live version of Maybe I’m Amazed, his exquisite love letter to Linda that appeared in studio form on his first solo album McCartney in 1970.

It wasn’t issued as a single until 1976 when the live cut reached number 10 in the Billboard Hot 100. This Record Store Day twelve-inch replicates a promo-only version issued to radio at the time and includes short and long versions of the track in both mono and stereo mixes.

By stating that this exclusive is “to herald the release of Wings Over America”, McCartney is officially acknowledging the reissue of his mammoth triple album for the first time.

The details of the RAM reissue were revealed by McCartney on 22 March last year. If the same timelines are followed we may hear something about WOA in a couple of weeks from now!

More information regarding Record Store Day here > UK Site | US Site

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11 responses to McCartney confirms Wings Over America reissue with RSD exclusive

  1. scub75 says:

    I just pre-oreder my copy today :-)

  2. Paul Swift says:

    You may well be right that WOA is next to be reissued. However you cannot deduce that from the quote you have selectively used. “The live version was originally serviced as a radio-only promotional 12″ vinyl single back in 1976 to herald the release of Wings Over America.” is the quote in full from the press release. It correctly states that Maybe I’m Amazed live version was released in 1976 to herald the release of WOA.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Wording aside, I think there is no doubt that WOA is coming as a deluxe edition, not only is the record store day single from the album but Scott Rodger, Paul’s manager confirmed it would be next in the middle of last year.

  3. Paul Dean says:

    One of The Best Live Albums ever from an Amazing Tour . A re master is so over due and Like the Concert for Bangla Desh , The Bands Last Waltz badly needed .A dvd of the Movie with the Australia documentary added would be great also .

  4. Paul Hillier says:

    As only Pauls seem to be allowed in this thread :) I’ll chime in to say that this is an interesting release. Clearly MPL aren’t just picking their way through McCartney’s official releases to select material to remaster (they’ve also issued the mono Ram, of course). What makes this release frustrating is the inclusion of the mono mixes. If only they’d used the mono mixes for the RSD Another Day…

  5. Paul Swift says:

    Paul I agreed. WOA will be next. Just said you couldn’t extract that from the press release. Will be interested to know what extra tracks if any they can add to this. Were there any songs played live on that tour that didn’t make the record ? Great site by the way. Essential reading.

  6. Paul English says:

    Can’t wait for these but wish they’d pick up the pace. It’ll take ages if it’s only one per year.

  7. wolve says:

    at a tempo like this, once the whole collection has had completed most of us die hard fans won’t be around to tell

  8. Brian says:

    How many of Paul’s fans are named Paul? Judging by the comments section here, a large percentage!

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