This is great song and was perfect fit for the Everly Brothers. There is a youtube clip of demo McCartney did of this song, I always wished (lol) that he would have done this live as part of the acoustic part of his show. The demo should also be on an Solo McCartney Anthology album if he ever does one, talk about "deep" cut -lol. See link of youtube clip.
Thanks Yankeefan for putting up this great Paul demo and Youtube video.
Some interesting tidbits about the song "On the Wings of a Nightingale". Back in the late 70's, the Everly's had one of their infamous"falling outs" and tried unsuccessfully to go "solo". Fast forward to the early 80's and EB's record company tried to get them to reconcile. Their idea was a "comeback album" and do a worldwide tour starting in England where they were always hugely popular. They decided to hire Dave Edmunds as the "producer" for the album.
Dave obviously was a big Everly Brothers and Beatles fan and had recently worked with Macca on Paul's movie/soundtrack "Give My Regards to Broadstree". One of my favorite scenes in the movie was seeing Paul and his Band (including Dave Edmunds playing guitar) doing 2 new rocking Paul songs..."Not Such a Bad Boy" and "No Values". I love both songs and in my opinion 2 more "hidden gems" in Paul's discography.
Dave Edmunds had the daunting task of not only "producing" the Everly's big "comeback" album (EB84) but coming up with a "new" Everly's song and 1st single off the new Album. What did Dave do? He went to his old friend Paul McCartney and convinced him to write a song for his old idol's Don and Phil. A new song and "single"for their comeback album and tour was cruicial and Paul came up "aces" in my opinion. The song sounds so "Everly Brothers" in my opinion and there is no doubt Paul was the perfect songwriter for them.