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The album was the first released under the artist name "Paul McCartney and Wings" rather than "Wings" alone, mainly due to the belief that the public's unfamiliarity with the band had been Ayurveda - Veda EP for the weak commercial performance of the group's debut album Wild Life.
Prior to its recording, the band recruited guitarist Henry McCullough and released their debut single " Give Ireland Back to the Irish ", which was banned by the BBC for its political message. Recording sessions for the album took place throughout at five different recording studios in London.
The group also recorded Hermans Hermits - Somethings Happening singles " Mary Had a Little Lamb ", " Hi, Hi, Hi " and " Live and Let Die " during these sessions, the last of which was released the following year in Originally planned as a double albumit was condensed into a single album in the hopes of releasing a more commercial and less expensive album.
Members McCullogh and Denny Laine later expressed disappointment in the release of a single album, with the latter saying Have You Seen My Baby?
- Flamin Groovies* - Flamingo/Teenage Head its original form, the album was "more of a showcase for the band". However, despite its Paul McCartney & Wings* - Red Rose Speedway commercial performance, the album was given a mixed response by music critics, with several reviewers considering the songs to be inconsequential and mediocre. Decades later, the album continues to receive mixed reviews. It was re-released in and with bonus tracks and remastered in as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection ; the remaster features the reconstructed original double LP version of the album, along with numerous previously unreleased songs, live recordings, outtakes, and the three singles the band recorded during its sessions.
In Paul McCartney & Wings* - Red Rose Speedway McCartney decided to expand Wings to a five-piece band, by adding another guitarist, Henry McCulloughand to begin touring with the group.
They played in small halls, often unannounced, to avoid the media scrutiny that came with performing at more established venues. Despite not releasing an album inWings issued three singles while preparing their follow-up to Wild Life : " Give Ireland Back to the Irish ", which was banned by the BBC for its political Paul McCartney & Wings* - Red Rose Speedway  " Mary Had a Little Lamb ", based on the nursery rhyme ; and " Hi, Hi, Hi ", which was banned by the BBC for drug references and sexually suggestive lyrics.
Recording for Red Rose Speedway began in March Wings continued to record sporadically in between promoting their May single, "Mary Had a Little Lamb". The album was cut down to a single disc by McCartney — according to Henry McCulloughin an attempt to release a more commercial and less expensive record. The artwork for the inside gatefold and part of the booklet was designed by Eduardo Paolozziwhile pop artist Allen Jones contributed drawings, a painting and a photo collage, all Paul McCartney & Wings* - Red Rose Speedway depicting women, throughout the booklet.
The graphics were designed by Gordon House. Breaking with the approach taken on the band's Paul McCartney & Wings* - Red Rose Speedway releases, the artist credit included McCartney's name rather than Wings alone, and instead of a group picture, only his face appears on the front cover.
The name change to "Paul Losing California - Various - CBC Radio 3 Sessions Vol. 01 and Wings" was made in the belief that the public's unfamiliarity with the Got To Get Along - Third World - Third World had been responsible for the disappointing sales of Wild Life.
Since no artist credit was included with this image, the company issued the album with a blue sticker in the top right-hand corner, identifying the band and listing the songs.
The album was preceded by the March release of its lead single" My Love " backed with "The Mess". An LP version of this CD edition was also released on the same day, omitting the bonus tracks.
Red Rose Speedway received a mixed response from contemporary music critics,   many of whom dismissed its songs as mediocre. Except Paul. According to author Michael Frontani, a generally favourable review in Rolling Stonewritten by musician Lenny Kayesignified a turnaround from a publication that had been openly hostile towards McCartney since All songs written by Paul and Linda McCartney except where noted.
The Red Rose Speedway reissues were published in several editions:. Additional download track via paulmccartney. Originally planned as a double album this is the track listing from the acetates of the early incarnation of Red Rose Speedway dated 13 December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Paul McCartney and Wings. Red Rose Attitude - Various - Audio Alchemy Digest #4 was such a non-confident record. There were some beautiful songs We needed a heavier sound. It was a terribly unsure period. Disc 1 — The original 9-track album.
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