This DTS CD is an out of print collectible! It is a DTS Entertainment release. Catalog 71021-54401-2-5. There is a saw cut on the spine of the case. Digital Surround for DTS-capable 5.1 sound systems. This CD is in the DTS 5.1 format and requires a DTS decoder or preamp to play.
Released in the glow of Wings' biggest and best album, Band on the Run
, Venus & Mars
found Paul McCartney in his element--a working rock star, being screamed at again, cheerfully riding the last rays of his youth. Adulation always brought the best out of him, and Venus & Mars
is nearly the equal of its more lauded predecessor. McCartney never strays from his favorite themes (sex, drugs, rock & roll, and marriage), but his confidence is high as he mixes gorgeous, airy production numbers like "Listen to What the Man Said" and "Letting Go" with the ribald and hilarious. "Rock Show" matches the Who
's "Long Live Rock" as the finest and funniest of those self-celebratory '70s stomps. McCartney's effortless marshalling of melody and arrangement hoists the blander material out of trouble, and the best stuff's powered by genuine, rediscovered verve. Facile and frivolous, but not at all bad. And their version of the "Crossroads" theme is wicked. --Taylor Parkes