Paul McCartney’s ‘Wings Over America’ Reissue to Kick Off With Theatrical ‘Rockshow’ Viewing
Paul McCartney and Wings will reissue ‘Wings Over America‘ on May 28 in a number of different formats with a cornucopia of bonus features. However, the most intriguing prospect may be the May 15 theatrical release of ‘Rockshow,’ a live concert film shot in 1975 and 1976 during the Wings Over the World Tour.
‘Rockshow’ will be shown on 500 movie screens worldwide and include an introduction by McCartney. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 11 in a version that features the complete concert for the first time ever. ‘Rockshow’ was fully restored from the 35mm film and also features restored and re-mastered sound, including a 5.1 mix.
The reissue of ‘Wings Over America’ will be available in a Deluxe Box Set Edition that features a 2-disc, fully re-mastered version of the classic album. In addition, fans will find the 75-minute ‘Wings Over the World’ television special and a bonus audio disc of songs recorded live at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.
Four books come with the deluxe edition box set, including a 110-page commemorative book with interviews by music journalist David Fricke. There’s also a tour itinerary that includes photos, art work, tour posters and set lists. Linda McCartney’s photo book ‘Look’ finds McCartney and his band mates in every day life, and ‘The Ocean View’ contains sketches and drawings of Wings by artist Humphrey Ocean.
This remastered package is dedicated to the band’s late members, Linda McCartney and Jimmy McCulloch. Joe English and Denny Laine rounded out the band.