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!