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Live Albums By Paul McCartney
While there may never be another pop/rock group to rival The Beatles, his later career with Wings and as a solo artist should not be overlooked. It may not have been as consistent as his earlier band because there wasn’t a John Lennon character to pull him back from his worst excesses, there are still some fantastic songs.
Studio Albums By Paul McCartney
It’s useful to see the timing of the studio albums before looking at the live albums in detail. The year relates to the year of release whilst, for live albums, it refers to the date of the performance or performances.
1971 Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
1971 Wild Life by Wings
1973 Red Rose Speedway by Wings
1973 Band on the Run by Wings
1975 Venus and Mars by Wings
1976 Wings at the Speed of Sound by Wings
1978 London Town by Wings
1979 Back to the Egg by Wings
1980 McCartney II
1982 Tug of War
1983 Pipes of Peace
1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street
1986 Press to Play
1988 Choba B CCCP
1989 Flowers in the Dirt
1993 Off the Ground
1997 Flaming Pie
1999 Run Devil Run
2001 Driving Rain
2005 Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
2007 Memory Almost Full
2012 Kisses on the Bottom
He has also dabbled as a classical music composer.
A list of his US and UK top 10 hit singles is a better indicator of the great songs he’s written since The Beatles.
1970 Another Day – US #5, UK #2
1970 Uncle Albert US #2
1972 Mary Had A Little Lamb UK #9
1972 Hi Hi Hi/C Moon US #10, UK #5
1973 My Love US#1, UK #9
1973 Live And Let Die US #2, UK #9
1973 Helen Wheels US#10
1973 Jet US #7, UK #7
1974 Band On The Run US #1, UK #3
1974 Junior’s Farm US#3
1975 Listen To What The Man Said US #1, UK#6
1976 Silly Love Songs US #1, UK #2
1976 Let ‘Em In US #3, UK #2
1977 Maybe I’m Amazed (Live) US #10
1977 Mull Of Kintyre UK #1
1978 With A Little Luck US #1 UK #5
1979 Goodnight Tonight US #5, UK #5
1979 Wonderful Christmas Time UK #6
1980 Coming Up US #1, UK #2
1982 Ebony & Ivory (with Stevie Wonder) US #1, UK #1
1982 Take It Away US #10
1982 This Girl Is Mine (with Michael Jackson) US #2, UK #8
1983 Say say Say (with Michael Jackson) US #1 UK #2
1983 Pipes Of Peace UK #1
1984 No More Lonely Nights US #6 UK #2
1984 We All Stand Together UK #3
1985 Spies Like Us US #7
1987 Once Upon A Long Ago UK #10
Live Albums By Paul McCartney
After The Beatles split, Paul McCartney decided to go back on the road.
Because there are so many excellent classic rock live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.
Another video from Pete Pardo of the Sea Of Tranquility website, this time looking at Paul McCartney and Wings and his ten favourite songs.
This band has a terrific live album in Wings Over America as it chronicled the tour to promote Wings At The Speed Of Sound in 1976.
My Ten Favourite Wings Songs
These aren’t in order of preference but the order they appear on Wings Over America. Unlike Pete, I don’t seem to want to rank these great songs.
Venus & Mars/Rock Show
Maybe I’m Amazed
Live And Let Die
Magneto And Titanium Man
Silly Love Songs
Beware My Love
Band on the Run
I you haven’t heard the album and you like classic rock, I urge you to give it a listen. Unlike Pete, I haven’t made a distinction between Paul McCartney’s solo albums after The Beatles split and the Wings albums so I am including Maybe I’m Amazed
Pete Pardo Top Ten Songs By Paul McCartney and Wings
Tripping The Live Fantastic is a live album by Paul McCartney.
It was recorded during his world tour in 1989 and 1990 and was his first live album since the classic Wings Over America.
Back in 1976, McCartney had veered away from his Beatles heritage with the exception of a few songs. This time he emphasised his time as a member of the Fab Four and his solo career with much less emphasis on his recordings in the 1970s with Wings.
This was a triple vinyl album and double CD and a single CD of Highlights (mainly The Beatles tunes) was a much bigger seller. It’s an album I’ve listened to more often than the full version. That said, I’d have chosen some different highlights.
My Rating – 27 out of 30 this album is highly recommended
Wings Over America was a triple album by Paul McCartney and Wings from his North American tour in 1976. In fact Macca wanted to be part of a group again and had dropped the Paul McCartney name from the billing.
The group were promoting the Wings At The Speed Of Sound album with the hit singles Silly Love Songs and Let Em In.
After a dodgy start when he first left The Beatles, Paul McCartney was on a solid roll from Band On The Run through Venus & Mars and to this album.