‘Beware My Love’ is the fourth song on Wings’ fifth studio album Wings At The Speed Of Sound.
Wings initially recorded the song on 28 August 1975 at Olympic Sound Studios in London. Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham guested on drums in the absence of Joe English.
John was a good friend of mine, and I was a great admirer of his. I would always say that my top three drummers were Ringo, Keith Moon and Bonham. I really liked the power of John. I hooked up with him that one time and said, ‘Fancy recording something? I’ve got this song.’ We just went into the studio and decided to play together I got on the piano, and he thrashed his drums.
Wings At The Speed Of Sound deluxe edition liner notes
Wings re-recorded the song with their full line-up in seven takes at Abbey Road on 17 October 1975. The basic track had Paul McCartney on vocals and piano, Linda McCartney on Moog synthesizer, Denny Laine on bass guitar, Jimmy McCulloch on electric guitar, and English on drums.
They re-recorded the song yet again on 27 January 1976. Wings taped 53 takes, around half of which were complete. The final version was an edit of the October and January versions, with the later version used for the song’s finale. The vocals were recorded during overdub sessions on 22 and 23 January.
‘Let ’Em In’ was the second single issued from Wings At The Speed Of Sound. It was released in June in the US, and the following month in the UK, with ‘Beware My Love’ on the b-side.
The single reached number two in the UK, and three on the US Billboard Hot 100. It topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. It also topped the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart, and reached number three on the Top Singles chart.
‘Let ‘Em In’, with its German artwork and ‘Beware My Love’ on the b-side, was included on the 2022 box set The 7″ Singles Box.
Wings performed ‘Beware My Love’ during their Wings Over The World Tour in 1976.
A recording from the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver on 7 June 1976 appears on the live album Wings Over America.