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Back in August 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings’ report Band on the Run was having fun with its seventh consecutive week at No 1 within the UK album charts.

The Beatles legend and his group determined to go to Abbey Road Studios to movie a video documentary and doable stay studio album known as One Hand Clapping.

Filmed and recorded over 4 days by David Litchfield, the total stay album was beforehand solely out there to followers through bootleg.

Yet regardless of huge demand for newly recorded materials, One Hand Clapping was by no means formally launched… till now.

Set for launch on June 14, this would be the first time the audio for the movie, plus a number of further songs recorded off-camera, have been formally put out.

The announcement shared: “One Hand Clapping showcased Wings‘ new line-up, fresh off their return from Nashville where they recorded the classic single Junior’s Farm. Following the sudden departure of Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough the previous year on the eve of recording the Wings masterpiece Band on the Run, Paul, Linda and Denny Laine were now joined by guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton. Additionally joining the band in the studio were orchestral arranger Del Newman and saxophonist Howie Casey, who had previously played with Paul in Hamburg and would go on to join the Wings touring band.

“Opening with an instrumental jam that would become the One Hand Clapping theme song, the album features live-in-studio renditions of Wings mega-hits Live and Let Die, Band on the Run, Jet, My Love, Hi, Hi, Hi, Junior’s Farm, Paul’s much loved solo song Maybe I’m Amazed, reworked extracts of Beatles’ classics Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road and Lady Madonna, the Moody Blues hit Go Now with Denny Laine singing, and a Paul solo piano version of the Harry Akst/Benny Davis Tin Pan Alley classic Baby Face.”

The announcement added: “One Hand Clapping will be released in multiple formats including an online exclusive 2LP + 7” bundle that includes an unique vinyl single of beforehand unreleased solo performances recorded on the ultimate day of the classes within the yard of Abbey Road studios. These embody the unreleased monitor Blackpool, The Beatles’ iconic Blackbird, Wings B-side Country Dreamer, and canopy variations of Eddie Cochran’s Twenty Flight Rock (the primary music Paul performed to John Lennon once they met in 1957) and Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue and I’m Gonna Love You Too.

“One Hand Clapping serves as a celebration of the enduring legacy of Paul McCartney and Wings. It captured a moment when Wings had found and defined their signature sound – just as Paul had shaped popular culture the decade before with The Beatles, he was doing it once again in the 70s with Wings. This recording gives an insight into the inner workings of the band as they work and play together in the studio. It also underscores Paul’s incredible talent as a live performer: Fifty years on, Paul is still performing many of these songs in packed stadiums across the world.”

Paul McCartney and Wings’ One Hand Clapping is out June 14 on varied codecs and could be pre-ordered right here.