Wings Greatest

WingsNovember 22, 1978
'70s Pop℗ 1993 MPL Communications Inc/Ltd, under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Wings Greatest is a 1978 compilation album by Wings and their eighth album as well as Paul McCartney's tenth since leaving the Beatles. It is notable as being the first official retrospective release from McCartney's post-Beatles career. The album was remastered and reissued in 1993, as part of The Paul McCartney Collection, and again in 2018.

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Another Day (1993 Digital Remaster)3:42Paul McCartney
Silly Love Songs (1993 Digital Remaster)5:52Wings
Live And Let Die (1993 Digital Remaster)3:11Wings
Junior's Farm (1993 Digital Remaster)4:21Wings
With A Little Luck (1993 Digital Remaster)5:44Wings
Band On The Run (1993 Digital Remaster)5:09Wings
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (1993 Digital Remaster)4:48Paul McCartney
Hi Hi Hi (1993 Digital Remaster)3:07Wings
Let 'Em In (1993 Digital Remaster)5:09Wings
My Love (1993 Digital Remaster)4:07Wings
Jet (1993 Digital Remaster)4:06Wings
Mull Of Kintyre (1993 Digital Remaster)4:42Wings
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June 8, 2010
℗ 1993 MPL Communications Inc/Ltd, under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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In the UK, The Beatles were able to control how their records were issued, but in other countries extra singles and albums with different track listings were released at will. Nevertheless, at home, The Beatles were guided by the policy stated by John Lennon in a 1964 interview: ‘You can’t release singles off an LP after the LP’s been out.’ Paul McCartney agreed. ‘In America they do that, but it’s a bit of a drag!’ Their rule was broken just once when ‘Something’/‘Come Together’ was released a month after Abbey Road came out in 1969. Five of their albums feature no singles at all.

When The Beatles’ music was first transferred to compact disc in 1987, an opportunity was taken to standardise the catalogue throughout the world by following the form of the British albums - except for Magical Mystery Tour. Through the addition of recent singles, that British double-EP had been expanded to an LP in America and a CD version of the album entered the core catalogue. To round up the remaining Beatles tracks not included on any albums, two CDs were released in 1988 called Past Masters Volume One and Volume Two.

One of the remarkable things about listening to Past Masters is hearing many of The Beatles’ biggest hits - ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘Hey Jude’ - and realising they were not featured on a UK album. Who would dare do that now? Alongside those classics are high quality B-sides waiting to be discovered, such as ‘This Boy’, ‘I’m Down’, ‘Rain’ and ‘The Inner Light’. The compilation is also a reminder of the vast amount of work that was created in a little over seven years. It was accomplished in an era when even a pause of six months between single releases could be viewed as career-threatening. The way The Beatles kept up their pace, while consistently delivering innovative and memorable hits, is an extraordinary achievement. Viewed from today, it is nothing short of miraculous.
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