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Wild Life / Wings Wild Life
22 June 2014
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trcanberra
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I'm looking for help from the Macca experts here before I give my views on this album in another thread.

Some sources say this is an album by Wings called Wild Life.

The spine of my CD has "Wings Wild Life / Wings" which suggests it is an album by Wings called Wings Wild Life.

So, which is it?  I am leaning towards the second interpretation otherwise the 2nd Wings on the spine is redundant.

22 June 2014
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Ron Nasty
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I've always considered it to be Wild Life. It certainly appeared that way in the original advertising, as you can see here:

The original album was also "stickered" in exactly the same way:

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22 June 2014
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^ Interesting.  To provide further evidence for the alternative interpretation - on the Wingspan CD the track Tomorrow is listed as being off Wings Wild Life (and we know who helped put that CD together).

[EDIT] With the evidence of that poster and sticker I'm now leaning towards an album by Wings called Wild Life :)

22 June 2014
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I'm holding the LP issued in 1971 in my hand right now.  The cover has no words at all, just a full photograph of Paul, Linda, Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine out in what looks like a river shrouded in lush trees (Paul is standing knee-deep in the water, strumming a guitar, Linda and the Dennies are perched on a horizontal tree spanning a couple of feet above the water).

On the back it says in large print at the top and center:

Wings

Wild

Life

(with the second word indented, and the third word indented further -- no quote marks, no punctuation).

Inside on the record proper, each side says "Wings Wild Life" (again no punctuation).

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22 June 2014
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^ Anything on the spine?

 

[EDIT]  Just saw a scan of the cassette spine and it was just Wings Wild Life which adds further weight to it being an album by Wings called Wild Life.  It looks like the later CD releases just added a superfluous 'Wings'.  So, I'm going with Ron's opinion unless Paul comes in here and tells me otherwise :)

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