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Very Good But Not Great!,
This review is from: Wingspan (Hits & History) (Audio CD)I read the reviews and agree with many of them; Wingspan is a fine 2CD collection, but is nowhere near comprehensive. Is it asking too much for a 5 or 6 CD box set containing ALL the hits plus live and rare releases along with previously unreleased material. Paul McCartney deserves box set treatment. The other point I want to make is "Maybe I'm Amazed" should of been the familair live version instead of the studio version. The live version is so much better!
You won't go wrong if you buy this, but you will still miss out on a lot!
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Initial post: Jun 19, 2009 8:15:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2009 8:16:09 AM PDT
Shaun Navis says:
I find it interesting that so many people here are bemoaning the inclusion of the studio "Maybe I'm Amazed" over the live version. Both versions are great, and I'm not sure I concur with the idea that the live one is "more familiar." Yes, the live one was the hit single, and that was from a a Wings concert and live album. Granted. But that studio cut was a classic album track for several years before Wings Over America was released, got a lot of radio play, and was really the key, highly acclaimed, selling point for Paul's first solo album. As it is, even now I generally hear the studio version on the radio (classic rock stations, primarily) far more than I ever hear the live version.
Regardless, I actually like the studio version better, just for it's more raw intensity, though as I said both versions are great.
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