OPINION PIECE #12: Wings Albums Ranked

There’s a lot of fun to be had putting together ranking lists as I have done before with The Beatles and Cream, so I thought I’d do the same again but with Wings. Wings are a band that some people make fun of these days but I personally love them, with McCartney continuing his excellent songwriting he started with The Beatles. The two bands can’t be compared for obvious reasons, but I love Wings and their seven albums, so here is my ranking from least favourite to favourite.

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PAUL MCCARTNEY ISOLATED VOCAL TRACK: Maybe I’m Amazed

When it comes to the greatest vocal performances of all time, Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney is near the top of my list. The raw emotion of his vocals during this song is absolutely sublime and being able to hear them in isolated form is one hell of an experience. Take a listen:

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CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES #20: Paul McCartney – McCartney

mccartney-50f38f2c9e19aOn the 17th April 1970, Paul McCartney stepped out of the shadow of The Beatles with his first solo album McCartney. It was unlike anything he had done before and as a result received a lot of criticism across the board. At the time, of course, the breakup of The Beatles was still fresh in peoples minds and McCartney received (unfairly) a lot of the blame. But this album set him on a  course away from The Beatles and their legacy and in my opinion it is one of the best solo albums to be released by any member of The Beatles.

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Paul McCartney & Wings Isolated Vocal Track: Band On The Run

Released in December 1973, Band On The Run was in many ways the breakthrough album that Paul McCartney needed after the breakup of the Beatles three years earlier. In that time he would release three albums (McCartney, RAM, Wild Life & Red Rose Speedway) but none of them would gain as much critical acclaim as Band On The Run. The title track is one of the albums many highlights and the following is the isolated vocal track from the song.

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