Flaming Pie marked Paul’s “return” of sorts, especially with its Elvis Costello collaborations. Overall an impressive album with some amazing highs and a few quizzical lows.
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With Press To Play, Paul goes contemporary 80s with producer Hugh Padgham. The results are surprising, but possibly the least McCartneyesque album of his career.
Your enjoyment of the live, 3-LP Wings Over America will largely rest upon your affinity for the mid-1970s Wings era. But it remains a strong live release from a tight rockin’ band.
The film was a disaster, but the soundtrack album consisting of re-recordings of Beatles and Wings tunes and a few new tracks definitely has its moments.
Pipes of Peace was a stepdown from its predecessor, consisting of several leftover tunes and a few new ones. Yet it is still rewarding in parts.
McCartney gets all the credit in the world for indulging in experimentation and attempting something new, but McCartney II is a bit of a low point for him.
The final Wings album (with their fourth lineup) is a well-produced, contemporary rocker that struggled to find acceptance but made for a strong final release.