37 years after its initial release, Paul McCartney And Wings’ amazing live album Wings Over America is getting a deluxe reissue. The three CD, one DVD set comes complete with a remastered version of the live set, a bonus disc recorded around the same time at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, a DVD of the TV special Wings Over The World, and four hardbound art books, including a commemorative tour book, a tour diary, a book of the late Linda McCartney’s photography, and a book of sketches of the band by artist Humphrey Ocean.
Wings Over America is one of the best-known live records of all time, having gone platinum and spawning a hit live version of “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Though the original’s been around for a while, The A.V. Club has the premiere of one of the album’s recently remastered heartbreakers, “Blackbird.” Acoustic and intimate, it’s a lovely take on one of McCartney’s best songs.
The A.V. Club also has a copy of the deluxe Wings Over America box set to give away before the album’s May 28 release. Interested parties need only e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Wings Over America" to enter. Please include your full name and address in the body of the e-mail.