RAM, originally released in May 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and was Paul's second post-Beatles LP. It was overshadowed at the time by the drama of the dissolution of his former group, as played out in the world's media, yet hit No. 1 in the U.K. and No. 2 in the U.S. respectively regardless. While RAM polarized critics upon its initial release, music fans and critics alike have since overwhelmingly embraced it.
RAM was written by Paul and Linda prior to the formation of Wings, mostly at their Scottish farm on the Mull of Kintyre. In Autumn 1970 they flew to New York to start the recording process. Without a band in place they auditioned and drafted musicians, who included future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken. The band completed the album in early-1971 along with non-album tracks "Another Day" and "Oh Woman, Oh Why" which were released together as Paul's first post-Beatles single ahead of the release of RAM and became a Top 5 global hit.
RAM would also snag Paul his first solo U.S. No. 1 single with "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" and take home a Grammy for 'Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.' 180g vinyl reissue with accompanying download.