Red Rose Speedway
In the spring of 1973, Wings released its second album, Red Rose Speedway, an unabashed collection of sincere and doting love songs that explore the redemptive and restorative possibilities of marriage and the peacefulness that can be found in the natural world.
This new 2018 Archive Collection release is comprised of a turned edge slipcase wrapped in metalized poly and printed with opaque white and 4 color process with a gloss lamination over the top.
The essay book is printed on a special impregnated uncoated light cream paper to enhance the color holdout and detail of the inks. It is printed 4 color process throughout and gilded on the edges with a silver foil to match the silver ink on the cover. Bound into the book are two translucent sleeves that hold various ephemera, lyric sheets and a signed photo reproduction.
The CD wallet holds the remastered album, the remastered double album, a bonus audio and a bonus video, held in a 3-panel folder with die cut wells for the CDs. The paper is vat dyed black board, decorated with black and grey foil and embossed Braille on the back panel
Also included is a photo book, Wings Over Morocco, which is a photo tribute book for a trip the band took in early 1973 to Marrakech to take in the bazaars and local culture. Printed on a light cream uncoated paper, the book was printed 4 color process throughout and bound with a gold foil stamped cover, created from two different papers mounted together.
And lastly, there is a Bruce McMouse folio that holds various ephemera, including Bruce McMouse illustrations from London and from the Curtain Bluff resort hotel in Antigua, West Indies, a Bruce McMouse Show unreleased edit dialogue sheet (script) and two DVDs (Bluray and Standard) of the show.
One of the latest additions to the Paul McCartney Archive Collection in 2018 is Wild Life, a tribute to the debut album of his new band, Wings.
Encased in a brown kraft board slipcase, the collection reflects the nature of the album that featured ‘new sounds and experiments in railroad boogie, country twang, and heavy blues with chamber music delicacy’ as Paul McCartney began to reinvent himself after the end of the Beatles.
The Essay book, which tells the back story of the band and the influences and people that created Wild Life, is printed in 4 color process throughout on light cream uncoated paper. The cover is printed in 4 color process on white linen cloth, including two coatings to protect the cover from damage.
The CD wallet holds the remastered album, rough mixes, a bonus audio and a bonus video held in a 3-panel folder with die cut wells for the CDs and 3 flush tip-on inserts printed 4 color process + gloss UV, inset into the folder flush to the surface of the folder.
In addition, the collection includes a capacity folio that holds various ephemera including 12 reproduction polaroid photos, inserted into two translucent photo sleeves, a Linda McCartney book containing lyrics, notes, details and drawings from the tour and a reproduction invitation to THE BALL, held at the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square on 8 November 1971.
Direct to Consumer Limited Edition
Wings Over Europe, a special edition Essay book, was created to memorialize the early days of Wings, as the group toured through Europe. Traveling in a double decker bus that was “decorated up” for fun and to separate the group from the Beatle style of travel, it provided more room and freedom for the group, as they broke in the band and traveled from venue to venue.
The book consists of 128 pages of tour photos, printed 4 color process throughout on light cream uncoated paper. The cover is silkscreen printed on the front and back and bound with red cloth on the spine. Included in a pocket on the inside front cover is a replica of the Wings Over Europe tour program with tour dates and locations, bios, lyrics and Wings First Flight, a short background on the band and memories of some of the events. Additionally, on the inside back cover, there is one last CD for music from the tour.
For this limited-edition release, Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway and Wing Over Europe are packaged together in a unique corrugated 2-piece set-up box that is printed to recall the decoration of the double decker bus, on which the group traveled throughout Europe during the late summer of 1972. Printed with 2 hits of opaque white under 8 special match colors, the corrugated box is bright and colorful and sequentially numbered to match the sequential number of the collections inside.