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Wings Over America [Deluxe Edition] [Box set]

Paul McCartney, WingsAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 28, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: HEAR MUSIC
  • ASIN: B00C8985DU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,821 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Venus And Mars/Rock Show/Jet
2. Let Me Roll It
3. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
4. Medicine Jar
5. Maybe I'm Amazed
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. You Gave Me The Answer
2. Magneto And Titanium Man
3. Go Now
4. My Love
5. Listen To What The Man Said
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Let Me Roll It
2. Maybe I m Amazed
3. Lady Madonna
4. Live And Let Die
5. Picasso's Last Words
See all 8 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Wings Over The World - TV Special (DVD)

Editorial Reviews

Wings Over America is the monumental live album by Paul McCartney and Wings, originally released in December of 1976. Recorded throughout the band s Wings Over America U.S. tour dates earlier that Spring, the album reached #1 in the US in early 1977. Containing almost two full hours of music, Wings Over America offers a stunning rendition of Maybe I m Amazed, plus Wings classics such as Live and Let Die, My Love, & Let Em In. McCartney also included some Beatles classics into the set list, including Yesterday, The Long and Winding Road and more for the first time since the Beatles had broken up six years earlier.

The original 28-track album on 2 discs, remastered at Abbey Road Studios.
8 previously unreleased bonus audio tracks recorded live at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
Bonus DVD featuring the 75 minute TV special Wings Over The World and a brand new short film charting the tour route in photographs.
All set within a numbered hardbound slipcase containing:
-112-page book written by David Fricke, featuring new interviews and extensive tour photography
-Exclusive 60-page photographic journal of Linda s images chronicling life on the road
-136-page replica tour book with itineraries, tour program, memorabilia, and lyrics plus 3 (10 x8 ) prints
-80-page book of drawings by artist Humphrey Ocean
24bit 96kHz high resolution audio versions of all 36 songs on the remastered album & bonus audio tracks, accessed via a download code inserted on a card within the deluxe edition package

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94 of 101 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wings Over America - Remastered At Last June 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The mid 1980's were not a particularly good time for CD hungry Beatlefans. The actual Beatle recordings would not appear on CD until 1987, and the solo Beatle product avaivalbe was limited, at best. Paul McCartney, who was under contract with Columbia Records at the time, was fortunate enough to see much of his solo catalog released on CD before most Lennon, Harrison, & Starr material was remastered for the "new" digital medium. One of the first Macca CD's Columbia released was a 2 disc version of "Wings Over America." Beatlefans were initially overjoyed to have 2 CD's of McCartney's best "live" solo and Beatles material. Many, however, were disappointed to find that the sound quality left something to be desired.
When Paul took his catalog back to Capitol several years later, the hope was that new remastering would improve the muddy, hissy sound quality of Columbia's releases. Unfortunately, on Capitol's new "Wings Over America," there was little to no improvement. By the early 1990's, Parlophone/EMI in Europe again remastered Paul's solo catalog, and for the first time, there was finally dramatic improvement over the earlier 2 sets of reissues. However, a new "Wings Over America" was inexplicably left out of the "Paul McCartney Collection" catalog.
That's all been remedied by the title's entry into EMI Japan's recent "deluxe" McCartney remasters, which present his catalog in replica LP sleeves and remarkable sound. "Wings Over America" has returned to its' album format, and is now spread out over 3 CD's. The sound is clear, bright, and a major improvement over the earlier CD incarnations.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
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The reissue of "Wings Over America" is a welcome addition to Paul McCartney's discography. There are multiple editions available. In the U.S. there is a two disc edition which features the original 3 LP release on two CDs remastered at Abbey Road. There is also a special edition available at Best Buy that includes the third CD from this set with 8 tracks from the Cow Palace show in San Francisco and the deluxe boxed set.

The remastering is very good. There is some mild compression (and peak limiting) that has been added to these remasters but they are still very dynamic and not brickwalled. Most of you reading this won't notice these minor issues and the sound is very, very good.

The boxed set is spectacular. You get five books. One is in a handsome vinyl cover which includes the band's intinerary, photos of each venue that the band played, behind-the-scenes photos, lyrics for all the songs played during the show. This book also has replicas of invitations of original tickets for multiple shows and invitiations for after party shows, etc.

Tucked inside a flap in the back cover of this book is a replica of the original tour program (the fifth book that might easily be overlooked). It's an accurate reproduction (for the most part--I no longer have mine but I seem to recall it being a bit bigger than the one included here. Still, it's accurate as far as the contents as far as I can recall).

Inside the books we get reproductions of the inner gatefold paintings, posters, etc. that fold out.

Three 8x10 photos are also included in the package.

Housed in this book are the three CDs--the original 2 CDs (which represent the 3 LP release) plus a bonus disc with 8 tracks from the Cow Palace show in San Francisco.
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78 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Live McCartney Recording March 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
A little bit of history first...I was lucky enough to see Wings Over America at Madison Square Garden in May 1976. I still have my ticket stub...a $10 seat in the second section up from the floor, which my cousin got from a broker for the exorbitant price of $30! How quaint that seems now.

Needless to say, everyone was jazzed up, being that it was Paul's first live appearance in the States in 10 years. I cannot begin to describe the roar within the Garden when the band started with Venus and Mars/Rock Show, and of course at the line "...long hair at the Madison Square."

And the absolute silence when Paul sang Yesterday.

Tripping the Live Fantastic, Paul Is Live and Back in the U.S. -- NONE of them compare to Wings Over America as live recordings. Maybe it's that anticipation that was in the air after 10 years...maybe it was Paul knowing he had to score a knockout back on this side of the Atlantic. Who knows? All I know is that it's a superior live recording to the others in every way.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wings at their best: tight, rich, and stadium big November 2, 1999
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Wings Over America is still Paul McCartney's best live album. Even the songs by the supporting band are good. You can't beat the acoustic set in the middle, or this explosive version of Live and Let Die. I've seen Paul live and I have other live albums from the late '80s and '90s that simply don't compare to the energy of this 1976 tour. Highlights of this 3-album set include: Let Me Roll It, Bluebird, Blackbird, and Lady Madonna, but this band can rock on Magnito and Titanium Man, Live and Let Die, Letting Go, and even Medicine Jar. Of course, this album also contains the definitive version of Maybe I'm Amazed (also released as a single at the time). Listen to this album and buy or rent the film/video of the concert. You will be compelled to hear the studio versions of the music and in doing so you will discover the many forgotten songs on Paul's albums from the '70s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest live performance ever
If you are a fan of Paul McCartney and Wings, this is definitely for you. This live performance is great for anyone wanting to hear the music without the recording studio. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Alex Prince
5.0 out of 5 stars McCartney rules
This is the best collection Paul has put out for 4 years , not counting his latest album NEW !
Published 10 days ago by 173rd 67-71
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought Deluxe Version from Amazon Warehouse Deals
Have all the other McCartney Archive Collection Deluxe versions but waited for the price to drop on WOA to under a Benji... Read more
Published 22 days ago by M. F. Reddington
5.0 out of 5 stars Wings Over America Still Rocks
I hadn't listened to this "album" since I had it on cassette in high school. The cassette has long since disappeared, but the music holds up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chris Corrigan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wings Over America ! Best live of Wings and McCartney
Probably the best McCartney era in time. Great band for a live world tour in giant stadiums. The remaster is good, but not perfect.You must buy ''Rockshow'' apart. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Niko9
5.0 out of 5 stars wings
I love the cd im a big Paul McCartney fan fan and a big fan o wings you services was great I knew by your past review s that I would be very happy with your service and I was... Read more
Published 1 month ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars The best live concert performed by a Beatle cohort
Paul McCartney & Wings greatest hits live! I have the two vinyl 33 & 1/3 vinyl albums, but the quality isn't the same as the CD. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bruce Grafford
5.0 out of 5 stars PAUL
Great LP which I have. Needed to get it on CD. What else can you say about Paul McCartney, he surrounds himself around good musicians. He knows how to put bands together. ☮ DED
Published 1 month ago by DED
3.0 out of 5 stars quality
one of the cds was cracked, very fortunately none of the songs I wanted was in the area of the fracture, I will keep it , next time , revue will be far less than midrange, Check... Read more
Published 2 months ago by randy blagg
5.0 out of 5 stars One for the Wings fan !!! Go Paul !!!
One of the greatest Live albums ever !!! Wings, and Paul at his best !!! Hoping for a Wings reunion !!!
Published 2 months ago by mike silvestri
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Expanded "Wings Over America" and official "Rock Show" DVD coming in May
Actually, Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II and Ram were all released in three formats: Standard Edition, Special Edition and Deluxe Edition. All the standard Editions are just the single disc. The Special Additions were the original album, with the eight track bonus disc and booklet in... Read more
Apr 10, 2013 by maxwelledison |  See all 86 posts
Best Buy Edition
Most excellent, waxtomcat! Best Buy has often been the friends of fans when it comes to their "special edition" releases. Once again, they did it for Paul McCartney fans so we don't have to shell out maximum amounts of money for interesting, but over-inflated fan-only items like the... Read more
May 16, 2013 by Mike McAteer |  See all 33 posts
Price rise
Unless the prices are brought back to a reasonable level Amazon is gonna be sitting on stacks of this box set. Anything over $100.00 is a rip off. And with the economy being what it is most are not gonna grin and bear it. Hey Amazon: smarten up.
Apr 11, 2013 by M M |  See all 27 posts
What's your hurry?
He who has the most toys in life leaves the most toys in death. I would love to have this but like you said I have not played my original LP (bought in Dec 76) in many many years. I have maybe played my CD a few years ago. I may have listened to some of the album on my ipod within the last... Read more
Apr 12, 2013 by James L. Dickinson |  See all 9 posts
Why the Rockshow DVD/BLU-RAY is not available?
Be patient. Release date isn't until June 11. I can lend you my laserdisc of Rockshow if you can't wait.

But what's this: http://www.amazon.com/Rockshow-Blu-ray-Paul-McCartney/dp/B00CG0YLGG
Apr 11, 2013 by Keen Observer |  See all 37 posts
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