Red Rose Speedway

Red Rose Speedway album artwork - WingsRecorded: March-October 1972
Producer: Paul McCartney
Engineers: Alan Parsons, Richard Lush, Dixon Van Winkle, Tim Geeland, Glyn Johns, David Hentschel

Released: 4 May 1973 (UK), 30 April 1973 (US)

Paul McCartney: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, electic piano, celeste, Moog, Mellotron
Linda McCartney: vocals, piano, organ, electric piano, electric harpsichord, percussion
Denny Laine: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, drums
Henry McCullough: vocals, guitar, percussion
Denny Seiwell: drums, percussion
Dave Spinoza: guitar
Hugh McCracken: guitar


One response on “Red Rose Speedway

  1. Tweeze

    Although Ringo’s “Back Off Boogaloo” was released over a year before this collection, and although it is debatable that Ringo’s song was aimed at Paul, this is an album that seems to justify Ringo’s lyrics ‘everything you try to do, you know it sure sounds wasted’. “Red Rose Speedway” has moments of near brilliance. Some of it is quite beautiful (albeit mainstream) and then Paul sings some rather banal lyrics and the listener can feel the mood being abruptly dispelled. It’s kind of rude. At the time this came out I already had quite the collection of Beatle bootlegs and other inside information. I knew all about how Paul would plunk a lyric in place when writing a song to help keep the cadence. Unfortunately here it would seem that Paul all too frequently kept his first impulse lyric.

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