The 12th set in the Paul McCartney Archive Series, Red Rose Speedway is full of great bonus material. The remaster of the original once again is superb and shows Wings maturing as a band, but this set is jammed packed full of great bonus material! The singles and B sides from around the period include Live and Let Die, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Hi Hi Hi and The Mess amongst others. There is also the original double album which was initially proposed. The real bonus in this package is the video however, with the inclusion of the James Paul McCartney TV Special and the Bruce McMouse animated movie. This and the Wild Life Archive editions are amongst the best in the Archive series along with Ram and Flowers In The Dirt. A must for McCartney fans!
A great reissue that sounds superb. The simplicity of the cover is totally appropriate and the inclusion of the original book (less a few pages) is a bonus. The running order makes perfect sense and presents the album as a cohesive double LP. The road to Band on the Run and Venus and Mars starts here.