While legendary musician and singer Sir Paul McCartney continues to storm the globe on his “Freshen Up” world tour, three re-releases of classic live McCartney albums and one new release that's has never filled speakers before will be out Friday.
These albums cover not just the decades of McCartney's career, but several different phases of his life from the end of his days in the Beatles to the present as a preeminent touring act on his own. This look will run through these releases in order of their original release dates.
First up, from 1976, “Wings over America” documented the 1975-76 tour of McCartney's band, Wings, that was met with massive success. Primarily recorded from the LA Forum show in June of '76, this triple-LP (2 CD) set contains a ton of Beatles hits mixed in with Wings tracks that fans love, alongside solo McCartney material and even a few covers here and there. This remastered set is the same track-listing that's been released previously, with the new pressings available in both black and color vinyl (transparent red, green, and blue, in this case) versions, as well as CD, and will include the original album art and original souvenir poster.