Comprised of a 112-page plus cover smyth sewn case bound book, the Wings at the Speed of Sound Archive Collection includes a wide variety of candid photographs of Paul, Linda, band members and friends in a section called Open the Door. The Recording at Abbey Road section contains a large collection of photographs of Paul, Linda, engineers and the band recording and relaxing in the studio. The Songs section provides photographs of Paul and Linda clowning around, lead sheets for Silly Love Songs, Let ‘Em In, Time to Hide and San Ferry Anne and an interview of Paul McCartney by Barry Miles.
The Sleeve section provides the background and genesis of the Speed of Sound sleeve along with photographs, a montage and an illustration by Humphrey Ocean. Lastly, a Lyric section provides the lyrics to all tracks on the album. The case bound book also contains a 2-CD + 1-DVD built-in wallet in the back of the book to hold a re-mastered album CD, a bonus audio CD and a bonus film DVD, 3 translucent sleeves of various ephemera, including lyric sheets, an 8″ x 10″ photograph, a Wings in Concert at Empire Pool Wembley poster and an Empire Pool Wembley concert ticket.
Bound with a unique lay-flat cover that opens away from the spine at the front, the pages are quarter bound with a match red spine tape and printed on a light cream uncoated paper with red edge coloring to complement and heighten the impact of the iconic marquis visual on the front cover.