Thursday, January 04, 2018

Wings - 1979-12-17 - Glasgow (Moonchild)

December 17, 1979 
Apollo Theatre 
126 Renfield Street 
Glasgow, Scotland 

Last Flight
Moonchild Records MC076

01. Got to Get You into My Life
02. Getting Closer
03. Every Night
04. Again and Again and Again
05. I've Had Enough
06. No Words
07. Cook of the House
08. Old Siam, Sir
09. Maybe I'm Amazed
10. The Fool on the Hill
11. Let It Be
12. Hot as Sun
13. Spin It On
14. Twenty Flight Rock
15. Go Now
16. Arrow through Me
17. Wonderful Christmastime
18. Goodnight Tonight
19. Yesterday
20. Mull of Kintyre
21. Band on the Run

Paul McCartney – lead vocals, bass guitar, guitar, piano
Linda McCartney – keyboards, vocals
Denny Laine – guitar, vocals, bass, piano
Laurence Juber – guitar, vocals
Steve Holley – drums, percussion, vocals
Tony Dorsey – trombone
Thaddeus Richard – saxophone
Howie Casey – saxophone
Steve "Tex" Howard – trumpet
Tony Wilson - pipe major on t21

For those who don't know the story behind this recording, it was recorded on the last night of the band's last tour. The Kampuchea concert would take place later in the month on the 29th at the Hammersmith, making this Glasgow performance their penultimate live show. Supposedly destined to be an official live album release, it was shelved in light of Macca's arrest in Japan for marijuana possession the following month. With the Wings' Japanese tour cancelled, the decision had been made after being jailed for nine days (of a possible seven year sentence) to break up the band. 

This show finds everyone in good spirits. The McCartneys owned a farm on the Kintyre peninsula in western Scotland, and Paul penned "Mull of Kintyre" there, bringing in the local Campbeltown Pipe Band to play on the recording. At this show, the pipe major Tony Wilson is introduced onstage after the song's performances, and it seems quite possible from a listen to the track that the rest of the pipe band play on bagpipes and percussion. 


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Anonymous said...

Thank you very much !

Marc Favardin said...

Thanks a lot for this show

Sean Parker said...

Their voice was so amazing that enlighten our hearts.
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