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5 January 2015
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It would be so cool if George was the man. Going way too deep but George and Paul were on good terms around the time of 'Venus And Mars ' so maybe there was a nod from Paul to George. Would really piss off so many who believe and insist that from the mid-Sixties onwards George hated Paul with every part of his being.

'Call Me Back Again' has got very strong links to John in its origins and in @backseat's book he even writes that supposedly during the recording sessions Paul name checks John.

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6 January 2015
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I listened to this album as a whole for the first time last night - got the woop-de-doo humongo remastered edition for Christmas - and I love it. Many of the songs from this one have been heard by me only from Wings Over America . The studio versions are interesting and just as enjoyable.

Since I will be listening to it a lot more, I'll be thinking about your observations.

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6 January 2015
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@Zig, is your "woop-de-doo humongo remastered edition" the double cd with bonus audio or with the book?

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6 January 2015
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Yeah, it's the book edition.

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I haven't looked through the goodies yet - and I'm an easy mark when it comes to goodies - but I will soon.  

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7 January 2015
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"Love in Song" is one of Paul's most underrated songs.  It's a crying shame they didn't perform it on the Wings Over America tour.  ahdn_paul_01

7 January 2015
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In regards to the first 'Rock Show' outtake (the one on the bonus audio) Paul references 'Jet ' at around the 2:06 mark as a very similar guitar riff is played.

In regards to the second (the one released for free download from Paul's website) at the end is the jangly piano part played for the first time (its not part of the first one) so does that mean it wasnt originally planned and upon hearing it on this take Paul liked it and added it in?

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Venus And Mars is my favorite McCartney album, with or without Wings.  I prefer it to Band On The Run .  I'm know I'm in the minority on this.  I just think it has a certain charm to it.  The title song, Rockshow, You Gave Me the Answer, Letting Go, and Call Me Back Again are my faves.  It's solid from start to finish, I think.

If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one album with me, it would be Revolver. 

I just hope that I would have some means of playing it.  Ha ha!

20 September 2018
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The bouncing balls that go across the movie screen when Dolby surround sound is announced makes me think of Venus And Mars .

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So, for my 4000th post, I thought I'd give this album my first listen.

 

I was bracing for impact, if I'm honest. There's a fair chunk of Paul's solo career I don't like (ahem, the last few albums...) but it was much better than I expected. Not the world's most incredible album, sure, but a decent listen. Rock Show and Lunch Box/Odd Sox are my favourites I'd say. 

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I think Venus And Mars is the best album McCartney has put out post-Beatles.  Sure, there is filler here, but all of his albums have filler.  This one has the least. 

If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one album with me, it would be Revolver. 

I just hope that I would have some means of playing it.  Ha ha!

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I love this album as well.  This is idefinitely my favorite Wings album, and probably close to my favorite Paul album. 

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It’s good but it’s not BOTR or Back To The Egg or Ram ...

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Lately I've been listening to the "specialty reissue" albums on the Internet Archive site as opposed to YouTube. It's a little tidier and makes it easy to quickly review and compare the different versions of a song. Also the album covers, inserts, and LP/CD reproductions are available in the JPEG section under Download Options.

A few reflections, I wish I had taken Wings more seriously. I never made any attempt to see them live and now I regret it. When I hear Listen To What The Man Said, I always think of an American Bandstand broadcast from 1975. The host Dick Clark was presenting the Top 10 of the week and as tradition the audience would dance to #1. When he got to #1 he said "When I first heard this song I thought to myself that Paul finally has a dud. Shows how much I know, here is this week's top song". They started playing Listen... and the crowd went nuts!! mccartney-shrug_01_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gif 

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