50 years ago, Wings released their debut LP Wild Life recorded at Abbey Road over eight days in the summer of ’71.
Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine arrived at the Studios on 25 July 1971 to begin recording with engineers Tony Clark and Alan Parsons.
“They rehearsed for a while, sang some old songs, wrote some new ones and in time headed for the big city studios. In three days they had laid down most of the tracks and by the end of a couple of weeks the album was finished.” -Clint Harrigan’s cover notes.
"Dylan inspired Wild Life, because we heard he had been in the studio and done an album in just a week. So we thought of doing it like that, putting down the spontaneous stuff and not being too careful. So it came out a bit like that. We wrote the tracks in the summer, Linda and I, we wrote them in Scotland in the summer while the lambs we gambolling. We spent two weeks on the Wild Life album all together." -Paul McCartney (PaulMcCartney.com)
To mark the occasion UMe are today releasing a 50th anniversary vinyl, cut by Miles Showell at half speed here at Abbey Road using a high resolution transfer of the original 1971 master tapes. Available to order now from the Abbey Road Shop!
Side One 1. Mumbo 2. Bip Bop 3. Love Is Strange 4. Wild Life
Side Two 5. Some People Never Know 6. I Am Your Singer 7. Bip Bop (Link) 8. Tomorrow 9. Dear Friend 10. Mumbo (Link)