Wings (2) ‎– Wild Life

Label:
Apple Records ‎– SW 3386, Apple Records ‎– SW-3386
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Jacksonville
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A1 Mumbo 3:50
A2 Bip Bop 4:05
A3 Love Is Strange
Written-By – Smith*, Baker*, Robinson*
4:45
A4 Wild Life 6:30
B1 Some People Never Know 6:35
B2 I Am Your Singer 2:10
B3 Tomorrow 3:17
B4 Dear Friend 5:42

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Custom Apple labels, this is the Jacksonville pressing, as identified by an isolated "0" in the run-outs.

Some pressings may have come with green and yellow hype sticker adhered to shrink wrap.

Back of jacket:
"© McCartney Productions, Inc. 1971" at lower left
"An Apple Record", SW 3386 and Apple New York address in lower right

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): SW-1-3386
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): SW-2-3386
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 1: Run-out A, etched): SW-1-3386 Z 116 #5 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 1: Run-out B, etched): SW-2-3386 Z 106 3
  • Other (Var. 1: Stamped in runout): 0 STERLING
  • Other (Var. 1: Etched in runout): LH
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 2: Run-out A, etched & stamped (STERLING, 0)): SW-1-3386 Z 115 #3 STERLING LH 2 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Var. 2: Run-out B, etched & stamped (STERLING, 0)): SW-2-3386 #3 Z 106 ² #3 STERLING LH 3 0

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCS 7142, 1E 062 o 04946 Wings (2) Wild Life(LP, Album) Apple Records, Apple Records PCS 7142, 1E 062 o 04946 UK 1971 Sell This Version
JC 36480 Wings (2) Wild Life(LP, Album, RE) MPL (2), Columbia JC 36480 US 1980 Sell This Version
PCS 7142, 1E 062 o 04946 Wings (2) Wild Life(LP, Album) Apple Records, Apple Records PCS 7142, 1E 062 o 04946 Denmark 1971 Sell This Version
C244-04 946 Paul & Linda McCartney Wings Wild Life(Cass, Album) Apple Records C244-04 946 France 1971 Sell This Version
SW 3386 Wings (2) Wild Life(LP, Album) Apple Records SW 3386 Unknown Sell This Version

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beatamazon

beatamazon

January 5, 2015
LH- Lee Hulko @ Sterling Sound. After Apple transitioned away from Bell to press discs, they used Sterling for a short while. Pretty good, clean, even sound for early 70s Capitol related issues. The vinyl still wasn't overly impressive, but it's not at all bad. YMMV.
jadedtom

jadedtom

July 5, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

This is a pleasant little lp in spots....tiny little cloying spots. Although I must admit, I think the best song on the album is that opening bit of rock and roll gibberish, 'Mumbo'. Total nonsense, but McCartney seems to be having so much fun with it. 'Bip Bop' is not quite as engaging, but it's fun. Personally, I prefer the original 'Love is Strange' by Mickey and Sylvia. 'Wild Life' has always bored my ass off.

As I recall 'I Am Your Singer' was sold as the hit of the lp. It's a pleasant little song. 'Tomorrow' is lyrically weak, but it is interesting how McCartney takes the pretty tune and ends it with a full blown rock and roll riff. 'Some People Never Know' doesn't do much for me, and his depressing 'homage' to Lennon with 'Dear Friend' is best never heard again.

There is yet again the feeling that McCartney is just goofing off in the studio. Look, I know this is the pop music genius Paul McCartney. I don't hear any thing approaching 'genius' on this record. But there is that tasty little acoustic guitar instrumental he throws in (untitled) at some point on the album. 'Wild Life', like his first two solo efforts, is for People Who Extremely Love Paul McCartney. I just love the guy.