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Re. Ram, i was never a huge fan of it until i heard the unique mono radio promo mixes. They sound far better than the standard versions, more bite. Hopefully with the upcoming remastered reissue Paul will continue the generosity shown so far and include these, even if it means an uber-deluxe especially special edition.

 

B.O.T. My Carnival was also recorded during these sessions and is a real fun track to listen to. Not sure why there are chicken noises in it tho.

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If you didn't know, the next releases in the McCartney Archive Collection will be Venus And Mars, Wings At The Speed Of Sound, Wings Over America and (my personal favourite) Ram. There are articles on all of them in the Paul McCartney albums section.

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Never been too much of a fan of Wings Over America but the other 3 are something to look forward to, especially what bonuses Paul will throw in. The super-deluxe McCartney 2 has set my expectations high.

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Wild Life is too harshly maligned, so I'm glad you like it. I love Some People Never Know and Love is Strange.

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Kedame, the whole of Wild Life, excluding Bip bop, i find to be really strong and i fail to see why it receives so much negativity. My brother isnt a big Paul fan but loves the album, especially the title track. Tomorrow is a hidden gem and i love how Some People Never Know and I Am Your Singer are one after the other. I Am Your Singer is a rare duet with Paul and Linda, there cant be many others. Dear Friend is Paul reaching out to John, very heartfelt.

By the way what the heck is Paul singing on Mumbo? Ive heard that so many times and still cant make it out. (Ok, after a google search have found its all nonsense.)

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Back to Venus And Mars, I always thought the opening song "Venus And Mars" was beautiful. Anybody else wish it could have been developed into more of a song?

Agree with MeanMrMustard re "Letting Go." Always had a soft spot for it.

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Quite surprised to read me posting i like this album when i wasn't too delighted going into it - memories can be faulty i guess.

However as part of my campaign to listen to all of Paul's musical output have heard 2 hours of outtakes and then the full album and its overall a very very good album. The opening 2 are skippers (i'm sure they work great live but i'm not a huge fan of stadium rockers when done in the studio, they just don't work as well) and Treat Her Gently/Lonely Only People goes on a touch too long but from Love In Song thru to Listen To What The Man Said its fantastic (no idea how to treat Crossroads Themea-hard-days-night-paul-7).  

The great thing about going thru all the tracks is hearing stuff i normally pay little attention to, or forgotten, and due to that have discovered the brilliance of Magneto and Titanium Man. I love how Paul sings and phrases the song especially "then it occurred to me, you couldn't be bad. . .". Add this to the great overlooked undiscovered buried gems in Paul's quarry of material.

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'Venus And Mars' is one of Paul's better post-Beatles collections, and while I can't share your enthusiasms for 'Magneto and Titanium Man', I think some of the other tracks are the best McCartney songs since Abbey Road.  'Love In Song', 'Letting Go' and the brilliant 'Listen To What The Man Said' showed that 'Band On The Run' was no flash in the pan.  'Listen To What The Man Said' is not only one of his best solo records, but quite possibly the best performance I've heard from his 'Out There' live shows that I've heard recordings of, and that's even including the Beatles' songs that he performed on that tour.

 

Unfortunately, as with 'Band On The Run', the excellent tracks expose the filler in a brighter light as well.  'You Gave Me The Answer' sounds like a very poor 'Honey Pie' parody while 'Call Me Back Again' feels as though Paul was attempting to relive 'Oh! Darling's riveting vocal performance but failed miserably at it.  I won't go too much into 'Magneto and Titanium Man' for some of you seem to really enjoy it but I never liked it personally, while Denny Laine is certainly capable of better things than 'Spirits of Ancient Egypt', and he proved it a year later with 'Time To Hide'.  Bottom line is that this album contains more fillers than gems, but the brilliance of the handful of sparklers is worth the price of admission for they're just THAT good, and I feel the same way about the 'Band On The Run' album...:-)

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
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Venus And Mars, I always thought the opening song "Venus And Mars" was beautiful. Anybody else wish it could have been developed into more of a song?

Agree with MeanMrMustard re "Letting Go." Always had a soft spot for it.

I always loved the "red light,green light,strawberry wine" line.Agree with some that it's a bit stadium rock-ish but always loved that vocal.

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@meanmistermustard 

mmm said, "The opening 2 are skippers (i'm sure they work great live but i'm not a huge fan of stadium rockers"

Are you sure you're referring to "Venus And Mars" as a stadium rocker? (or were you thinking "Rockshow" and "Magneto .."?

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
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Venus And Mars, I always thought the opening song "Venus And Mars" was beautiful. Anybody else wish it could have been developed into more of a song?
 

There's undoubtedly an irresistible melody to 'Venus And Mars' (the song) that's undeniable, but what doesn't sit well with me is the recycling of the 'Sgt. Pepper' reprise idea that Paul had all ready rehashed on the 'RAM' & 'Band On The Run' albums respectively and to not much fanfare, what's the point of doing this "artsy fartsy" concept for the third time in 4 years?  It's just as forgettable this time around as the other two attempts at recapturing something that 'Sgt. Pepper' did so effectively, yet another example of Paul doing a bad parody of himself...:-)

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Having bought the 2cd deluxe remaster reissue have listened to this again and it seems to get stronger every time i play it. The 5some were a really tight band in the studio (i havent got the remasted 'Wings Over America' yet but will do soon as its going cheap in some places) who rocked so damn good. 

Looking back at my earlier posts 'Letting Go' isnt as high up as i once put it and neither is 'You Gave Me The Answer' tho both remain good songs. Still think 'Medicine Jar' is one of the best Wings track there was and 'Magneto and Titanium Man' is immense whilst Call Me Back Again' is the latest grower with the band on fire and Paul delivering an incredible vocal. The opening two tracks and the closing number (or two if we include 'Crossroads') still continue to be the weakest points for me however. 

Not yet heard the bonus tracks but am tempted to go back thru all the outtakes and alternate mixes in my iTunes library before moving over to 'WatSoS'.

 

One a different tangent was listening to 'Listen To What The Man Said' and was wondering what does the man say so i paid attention and he says 

"And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow"

which reminded me of George's lyrics in 'Something 

You're asking me will my love grow
I don't know, I don't know

which are quite similar, at least in theme.

I wonder if George caught that.ahdn_george_01

I'm probably thinking way too much into it.ahdn_paul_01

 

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meanmistermustard said

 

One a different tangent was listening to 'Listen To What The Man Said' and was wondering what does the man say so i paid attention and he says 

"And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow"

which reminded me of George's lyrics in 'Something 

You're asking me will my love grow
I don't know, I don't know

which are quite similar, at least in theme.

I wonder if George caught that.ahdn_george_01

I'm probably thinking way too much into it.ahdn_paul_01

 

This is the kind of observations that I heart so dearly. Even if they weren't consciously thinking of the older songs when writing the solo songs, I do think the older material was there subconsciously.

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