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Venus and Mars, originally released in 1975, is the fourth album by Wings. The album was recorded primarily at Sea-Saint Studios in New Orleans and at Abbey Road Studios in London. The album topped US and UK charts reaching #1 on both, spearheaded by the success of lead single “Listen to What the Man Said.”
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High recommended. Five Stars.
I think I'll get the "Wings Over America" remaster next.
Following last year's reissue of Wings Over America, MPL and Hear Music/Concord have released the next two entries in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. The albums, Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound, were albums released during the peak of Wings' career. As with the previous entries, the albums are newly remastered and each come with a second disc of bonus tracks. In terms of sound, the remastering on both albums is top notch and should make any McCartney fan happy.
Released in 1975, Venus and Mars was Wings' follow up to the critically acclaimed Band on the Run. At this point in time, Paul McCartney had expanded the line-up of Wings. Along with McCartney was his wife Linda on keyboards and guitarist/singer Denny Laine. Guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell had both left before Band on the Run was recorded, leaving Wings as a trio for that album. In 1974, 21-year-old Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton were added to the group. This line-up did not last for very long. After only a few recording sessions, Britton left the group. He would be replaced by American drummer Joe English. With McCulloch and English in the group, the band were about to embark on what would be the band's most successful time in their career.
Venus and Mars has always been a personal favorite of mine. As a follow-up to Band on the Run, I think it's a very strong album. Compared to the band's previous work, Venus and Mars does sort of have a hard rock edge to it.Read more ›
VENUS AND MARS was the first McCartney record released under this new arrangement. Credited solely to Wings, it was the first album to feature the "new" Wings lineup - Paul and the late Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, the late Jimmy McCulloch, and Joe English (who replaced Geoff Britton early in the sessions). It's always been one of my favorite albums, and has been released on CD three times - on CBS Records in 1984 (no bonus tracks), and twice by EMI, in 1988 and 1993, with three bonus tracks, one of which, "Zoo Gang," now appears on the 2010 BAND ON THE RUN reissue.Read more ›
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Cd plays flawlessly. Shipped quick and secure. Nice extra's inside like the bonus disc which subjectively is a keeper. Read morePublished 12 days ago by hikingfoole_85
First of all, there was no "Paul McCartney and Wings" artist billing when this album came out; after 2 albums (and several hit singles) using that name, it was back to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ron
Love this Paul McCartney Box Set so much that I bought another one for a gift.Published 2 months ago by Wayne A.
Paul McCartney's third No.1 solo album has had a murky history on CD – first turning up in 1993 with three bonus tracks on a disc that had only OK audio. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark Barry