Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wild Life single

Paul and Wings With "Wild Life"

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"Wild Life" was the title track from an early Paul McCartney and Wings album that didn't exactly excite audiences. However, the lead single is good in its own way. There is some good early Wings footage, apparently from The Hague, Holland, August 20, 1972, which shows the band in its best light. Paul and his mates are tight and the concert footage and stage videos are a trip back in time. Paul is in fine vocal form and, as with many of Paul's songs (such as "Coming Up"), the live versions are infinitely better than the tepid studio version.

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"Wild Life" is a fabulous environmental anthem from back before it was cool. What a concert this must have been for those lucky enough to be there. You can tell they are putting everything into this song, nothing is assumed as perhaps during the "Wings Over America" days when they knew they were a hit and just had to show up and sing whatever. I think what I'm trying to say is that he sounds strong, alive, in control and powerful, no wimpy, playful Paul here.

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The album version is not nearly as good as this live performance. In fact, the entire album probably was Wings' worst. But this is a great performance of a song that is great when done right, showing that sometimes it's all about the presentation. I'm told the entire concert is available somewhere.



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