McCartney / “Wings Over America” reissue confirmed for 2013

Paul McCartney / Wings Over America

The Wings live triple album from 1976, Wings Over America, will be the next release in Paul McCartney‘s Archive Collection reissue campaign, but fans hoping for a late appearance on the schedules before Christmas 2012, will be disappointed to learn that McCartney’s representatives have confirmed that it will not be released until next year.

The Rock Show concert film will also be issued on DVD for the first time, either as part of the deluxe reissue or as a standalone release (or both).

Paul McCartney’s extensive reissue programme started in late 2010 with Band On The Run. In 2011 McCartney and McCartney II were reissued and last year saw 1971’s RAM re-released in the most lavish deluxe box to date.

This will be the second year in a row that McCartney has failed to take advantage of the lucrative Christmas boom period with his archival deluxe reissues. Last year RAM got ‘bumped’ to early 2012 only to have to wait in the wings (no pun intended) for Macca’s new album Kisses On The Bottom to hit its non-negotiable Valentine’s Day release date (RAM eventually came out in late May).

This year significant Beatles product in September and November (Magical Mystery Tour and Stereo Vinyl box set) has likely influenced the decision to hold fire on Wings Over America until 2013.

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