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Thursday, 18 October 2018

The Bruce McMouse Show will finally be released!

We have been waiting many years for this but it's finally going to happen: The Bruce McMouse Show! A film I have been longing to see ever since I first heard about it in the seventies. Nothing at all has been seen from it earlier, and it is by Wings and Macca fans regarded as "The Holy Grail" of shelved McCartney productions. The Bruce McMouse Show was intended as a one-hour, part-animated, film for ITV with two advert breaks. The idea was to show concert footage from the Wings Over Europe tour of 1972, interspersed with animation action relating to the cartoon characters Bruce McMouse and family living under the floorboards of the stage. Although it was completed, it's never been shown and probably didn't stand up to McCartney's high standards.

The film will be now made available as video material on the new archive edition of Red Rose Speedway. Yes, the two albums Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway are being released in the Archive editions soon. Other video material includes the James Paul McCartney TV Special as well as the unseen ICA rehearsals, which we have only seen small bits and pieces from earlier.

The four-disc (3CD + 1DVD) limited deluxe edition of Wild Life, the debut album from Wings, originally released December 1971. Written by Paul and Linda McCartney (with the exception of a cover of Mickey & Sylvia's ‘Love Is Strange’), Wild Life is beloved by fans for its raw and direct vibe - having been recorded in just over a week with the majority of tracks laid down in a single take. Wild Life’s limited deluxe edition treatment features the full album remastered at Abbey Road Studios plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original single edits, B-sides, home recordings and other previously unreleased material across three CDs. The set’s DVD features rare footage of acoustic home videos, rehearsals and more. The Wild Life deluxe package includes a 128-page book written by David Fricke telling the story behind the album – including track-by-track information and new interviews with Paul and key album personnel, a 48-page scrapbook of tour diaries, lyrics and set lists, unpublished Polaroids, lyrics, notes and memorabilia from the MPL archives. Wild Life’s download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.


CD1 – Remastered Album
1. Mumbo (2018 Remaster)
2. Bip Bop (2018 Remaster)
3. Love Is Strange (2018 Remaster)
4. Wild Life (2018 Remaster)
5. Some People Never Know (2018 Remaster)
6. I Am Your Singer (2018 Remaster)
7. Bip Bop Link (2018 Remaster)
8. Tomorrow (2018 Remaster)
9. Dear Friend (2018 Remaster)
10. Mumbo Link (2018 Remaster)

CD2 – Rough Mixes
1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD edition

LP edition

CD3 – Bonus Audio
1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
6. Outtake I
7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
9. Outtake II
10. Indeed I Do
11. When The Wind Is Blowing
12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
13. Outtake III
14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video
1. Scotland, 1971
2. The Ball
3. ICA Rehearsals
4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

The full contents


Released in April 1973 and featuring the #1 single ‘My Love,’ Red Rose Speedway was the first Wings album to hit #1 on the U.S. chart. The Red Rose Speedway limited deluxe edition features three discs of audio including the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, no less than 35 bonus audio tracks, including a reconstruction of the originally conceived double album version of Red Rose Speedway, singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. The 2DVD + Blu-ray portions of the deluxe are packed with rare and previously unseen footage, including the James Paul McCartney TV Special, interviews and music videos, as well as the never before seen film The Bruce McMouse Show - fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The package includes a folio containing 14 replica hand drawn original character sketches by Paul and facsimile dialogue sheets for the film, a 128-page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album — including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel — and track-by-track information, written by Amanda Petrusich, five replica handwritten lyric sheets and photo print, a 64-page ‘Wings In Morocco’ photo book, all housed in a numbered outer slipcase. The Red Rose Speedway download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.


CD1 – Remastered Album
1. Big Barn Bed (2018 Remaster)
2. My Love (2018 Remaster)
3. Get On The Right Thing (2018 Remaster)
4. One More Kiss (2018 Remaster)
5. Little Lamb Dragonfly (2018 Remaster)
6. Single Pigeon (2018 Remaster)
7. When The Night (2018 Remaster)
8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon) (2018 Remaster)
9. Medley (2018 Remaster)
* a) Hold Me Tight
* b) Lazy Dynamite
* c) Hands Of Love
* d) Power Cut

2LP regular 

CD2 – “Double Album”
1. Night Out
2. Get On The Right Thing
3. Country Dreamer
4. Big Barn Bed
5. My Love
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Seaside Woman
9. I Lie Around
10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
13. Medley
* a) Hold Me Tight
* b) Lazy Dynamite
* c) Hands Of Love
* d) Power Cut
14. Mama’s Little Girl
15. I Would Only Smile
16. One More Kiss
17. Tragedy
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

2LP - archive

CD3 – Bonus Audio
1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
2. Little Woman Love
3. Hi, Hi, Hi
4. C Moon
5. Live And Let Die
6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]
7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
9. 1882 [Home Recording]
10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
11. The Mess
12. Thank You Darling
13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
14. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
15. 1882
16. Jazz Street
17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

2CD edition

DVD 1 – Bonus Video
1. Music Videos
2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
3. Live And Let Die [Live in Liverpool]
4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 – Bonus Film
1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz /PCM Stereo

Blu-Ray - The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Red Rose Speedway - full contents

The following editions will be made available:
Wild Life (2CD)
Wild Life (2LP)
Wild Life 3CD+DVD

Red Rose Speedway (2CD)
Red Rose Speedway (2LP Archive Edition)
Red Rose Speedway (2LP Original Version)
Red Rose Speedway 3CD+2DVD+Blu-Ray

Box containing DeLuxe editions of both albums

And the combo: Wild Life/Red Rose Speedway 6CD+3DVD

RRS and Wild Life combo boxed set

Pack shot of combo box

The combo box comes with additional content, in the form of an exclusive book and CD WINGS LIVE. The live recordings were done during the Wings Over Europe tour.

1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle/1973]
2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague/1972]
3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin/1972]
4. Bip Bop (Link) [Live At The Hague/1972]
5. Mumbo (Link) [Live In Antwerp/1972]
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague/1972]
7. 1882 [Live In Berlin/1972]
8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp/1972]
9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen/1972]
10. The Mess [Live In Berlin/1972]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp/1972]
12. Soily [Live In Berlin/1972]
13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague/1972]
14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen/1972]
15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague/1972]
16. My Love [Live At The Hague/1972]
17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague/1972]
18. Maybe I'm Amazed [Live In Groningen/1972]
19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague/1972]
20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen/1972]

Original Bruce McMouse drawings by Paul were withdrawn from a 2011 auction,
now reproductions will accompany the DeLuxe Red Rose Speedway album
Likely release date: December 7, 2018.


wardo said...

I really, really hope the "bonus audio" isn't exclusive to the expensive boxes.

Crackin Thunder said...

This is fantastic. It will be great to see some of the early concert film and the full ICA rehearsals! Does anyone know what "Scotland, 1971" is? Is it concert film or family video on the farm? Excellent extras it looks like. The remaster of Red Rose Speedway will be interesting to hear...never felt it was sonically the best of the Macca lot. The remaster of Bip Bop from the Pure McCartney compilation shows the remasters really make a difference in sound quality.

Andreas said...

The sets look great. I had hopes that a version of "I Lie Around" with Paul on vocals would perhaps be released. Reportedly the track was recorded during the Ram sessions when Denny Laine wasn't around, so I guess there should be a version with Paul's scratch vocals somewhere in the vaults. However, it seems that the commercial version will be included on of the the RRS bonus discs.

James19 said...

It definitely is

LetEmOut said...

I hate to say it, but there is A LOT of stuff missing from the RRS set.

Unknown said...

Like what

Renaud C.Haslan said...

Would have love a full concert from the University tour or the summer European Tour of 72 to be added to Wild Life, same with a full concert from the UK tour of 73 added to Red Rose Speedway. What happened to the studio version of Soily, it is such a rocking song would have been worth adding to counter the mellowness of the album. Otherwise both are fine collections.

ciuzo85 said...

They’re probably saving all the live stuff for the rumored “Wings Live Boxset” to be released next year.

Debjorgo said...
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Unknown said...

I think you are going to be happy when the press release is officially announced.

Matt Jones said...

Fantastic, this has made my day

Mikko Suhonen said...

Any idea what is on the 2 cd sets? I've seen pictures but no track listing so far.

Unknown said...

Just ordered the 1971-1973 double box. It has everything and more. Don't bother with anything other than the Deluxe sets. Stop being cheap!

Old Tiger Press said...

Macca's all time low.

Renaud C.Haslan said...

Yet the price is an all time HIGH ;) :(

feastoffools said...

Where's 'B-side to Seaside'? I'm hoping I'm just not seeing it and they didn't really leave it off. In any event, I've pre-ordered the Japanese shm-cd 2 disc release of 'Wild Life' and the EU deluxe box of '...Speedway' (for the video).