We all know [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wings[/lastfm]. But, there was a short time in between those bands when [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] was performing SOLELY with his wife, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Linda McCartney[/lastfm].
[photogallerylink id=71734 align=right]The album was called “Ram.” Sir Paul is about to re-release the album…on VINYL! Do you know what a record is? I bet your kids don’t.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different. This is an album that is part of my history – it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed,” McCartney said in a statement on his website. “It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which was created. I hope you’re going to like it, because I do!”
Ram will be re-released as a digital download, a limited-edition mono vinyl LP, a double LP on gatefold vinyl, a hi-res edition with 24-bit, 96 kHz audio files, a four CD/one DVD box set, a special edition two CD digipak, and a single disc twelve-track standard edition. (WOW…that’s a mouthful!) Look for it on May 22nd.
Ram was recorded a year after the Beatles break-up while legal action was taking place in Britain’s High Court with the dissolution of the band’s partnership. The album included “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1971.
The album also began a feud between McCartney and his former songwriting partner, John Lennon, who believed “Too Many People” and “Dear Boy” took shots at him. He would later retaliate with “How Do You Sleep?,” from his 1971 album Imagine.