Soily

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"Soily (Live Version)"
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Single by Wings
from the album Wings over America
A-side"Maybe I'm Amazed"
Released4 February 1977
Format7" single
Recorded7 June 1976, Denver
GenreRock
Length5:42
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Paul McCartney
Wings singles chronology
"Let 'Em In"
(1976)
"Maybe I'm Amazed" / "Soily"
(1977)
"Mull of Kintyre"
(1977)

"Soily" is a song written by Paul McCartney in 1971. It was included in the setlist of his band Wings during its 1972 and 1973 tours of Europe and Britain, respectively. In 1973 it was the first song of the set. It was reworked and a faster and heavier version was played during Wings' world tour of 1975-1976. In the British leg of this tour it ended the rock part of the set, after which Wings played a number of acoustic songs before returning to electric music. From the Australian leg (November 1975) till the end of the tour (October 1976), it served as an encore although it was not played during every concert.

Recording[edit]

At least seven takes were recorded in 1974 at Abbey Road Studios for inclusion in the unreleased Wings film, One Hand Clapping. These takes featured drummer Geoff Britton, and several can now be found in unofficial bootlegged versions.

Later release[edit]

The song appears on the 1976 live album Wings over America and was released as the B-side on the "Maybe I'm Amazed" single in 1977. This version was recorded on 7 June 1976 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.[1][2] A performance from One Hand Clapping can be seen on a DVD included with the 2010 remastered special edition of the Wings album Band on the Run,[3] and on the bonus disc of Venus and Mars (Collector's Edition).

A live recording from Berlin 1972 is included in the CD box "Wings 1971-1973" released in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madinger, Chip; Mark Easter (2000). Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions, LP. p. 222. ISBN 0-615-11724-4.
  2. ^ "The McCartney Recording Sessions - 1976". Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  3. ^ Boyd, Glen (April 26, 2011). "Music Review: Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run (2CD/1DVD Special Edition - Original Recording Remastered)". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved May 1, 2011.