Wings Over America
Label: Paul McCartney Catalog
Paul McCartney's Wings started out as a low-key, homespun rock band that actively avoided the Beatles legacy. By the mid-1970s they had morphed into the biggest stadium-rock outfit around. Wings Over America is the best concert document of that bloated era, and it mixes Macca's big solo hits, Wings' deep album cuts and a klatch of McCartney-penned Beatles classics. Originally released as a triple album, this went to No. 1 in 1976, while the single version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" hit the Top 10 (this ballad wonder was completely ignored when it appeared on Macca's first solo set back in 1970).