Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus And Mars

2017 Reissue Single CD, Cardboard Package, US Pressing

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Venus And Mars is the fourth studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings, originally released in May 1975 by Capitol Records.

‘Band On The Run’ was a commercial success, but even if it was billed as a Wings effort, it was primarily recorded by Paul, Linda, and Denny Laine. So, it was time to once again turn Wings into a genuine band, adding Joe English and Jimmy McCulloch to the lineup and even letting the latter contribute a song. This faux-democracy isn't what signals that this is a band effort, it's the attitude, construction, and pacing, which McCartney acknowledges as much, opening with an acoustic title track that's a salute to arena rock, leading to a genuine arena rock anthem, "Rock Show",

From that, it's pretty much rocking pop tunes, paced with a couple of ballads and a little whimsy, all graced with a little of the production flair that distinguished ‘Band On The Run’. But where that record was clearly a studio creation and consciously elaborate, this is a straightforward affair where the sonic details are simply window dressing.

McCartney doesn't really try anything new, but the songs are a little more varied than the uniform, glossy production would suggest.

He dips into soft-shoe music hall shuffle on "You Gave Me The Answer", gets a little psychedelic with "Spirits Of Ancient Egypt", kicks out a '50s rock & roll groove with "Magento And Titanium Man", and unveils a typically sweet and lovely melody on "Listen To What The Man Said".

These are a slight shifts on an album that certainly feels like the overture for the arena rock tour that it was, which makes it one of McCartney's more consistent listens.

Check out the tracks: “Listen To What The Man Said”, “Letting Go” and “Venus And Mars / Rock Show”. 

This album is a 2017 reissue on CD housed in a cardboard sleeve with printed booklet, featuring the 2011 remastered audio, pressed in the US via Capitol Records.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

1

Venus And Mars

1:16

2

Rock Show

5:31

3

Love In Song

3:04

4

You Gave Me The Answer

2:15

5

Magneto And Titanium Man

3:16

6

Letting Go

4:33

7

Venus And Mars (Reprise)

2:05

8

Spirits Of Ancient Egypt

3:04

9

Medicine Jar

3:37

10

Call Me Back Again

4:58

11

Listen To What The Man Said

4:01

12

Treat Her Gently – Lonely Old People

4:21

13

Crossroads Theme

1:00

SKU 602557567649
Record Label Capitol Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0027067-02
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 17 November 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 27 May 1975
Barcode # 602557567649
Shipping Weight 0.0650kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.125m
Shipping Length 0.142m
Shipping Cubic 0.000178m3
Type New
Format Compact Disc, Cardboard Packaging, Reissue and Repackaging of 2014 Remastered Audio Reissue Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Single CD without Bonus Material
Format CD
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Pop
Genre Classic Rock

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