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31 January 2015
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LennonMacca
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I fokin love the album, but I think McCartney screwed with production. I hate those hard-left panned solos and licks by fantastic Jimmy McCulouch, while his bass is in centre and so prominent. It sounds so un-natural, and it’s… what… 1976. Damn it ! And also noticed that in Maybe I’m Amazed and My Love the vocals are a bit out of centre, though I don’t know a reason why.

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1 February 2015
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I’m not bothered by the bass being in the middle and prominent. He’s a great bass player to boot. (Welcome, LennonMacca)

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LennonMacca said
I fokin love the album, but I think McCartney screwed with production. I hate those hard-left panned solos and licks by fantastic Jimmy McCulouch, while his bass is in centre and so prominent. It sounds so un-natural, and it’s… what… 1976. Damn it ! And also noticed that in Maybe I’m Amazed and My Love the vocals are a bit out of centre, though I don’t know a reason why.

What d’y think ?

 

I totally agree with @LennonMacca! I enjoy the album but their are a little tunes that aren’t accurate. 

1 February 2015
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To a degree, @LennonMacca, you’re missing the point. It’s a live album, aimed at recreating the feeling of being there. The bass is going to be front and centre because Paul was front and centre-stage. The piano Paul played on Maybe I’m Amazed  and My Love was to the side of the stage, and so Paul’s vocal moves off centre because he’s no longer stood in the middle of the stage but sitting at the piano on the right-hand side of the stage. The mix isn’t done to reflect a studio mix, but the position of instruments and players on the stage were you standing in the audience roughly in line with the centre of the stage. It would, for instance, for a live recording, sound silly if you knew Paul was playing piano to one side of the stage, to have his vocal centred and away from the piano he was playing.

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I think it’s a fine recording for 1976.  I’ve heard worse from some 80’s Bands 

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2 February 2015
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@Ron Nasty, interesting theory, make sense, but I still hate it. Since cca. 1971 it became standard in stereo recording to put vocals, bass and drums in the middle; guitars, pianos and others around the stereo picture. And this is like five years later.

I like when I can hear the bass clearly like on this album, but not when it overshadow the rest of the instruments. Listen fantastic licks on Medicine Jar by Jimmy, Paul shoulda give him a more space. I really like the album, it has fantastic atmosphere in it but I think Paul should have hired someone else to handle the production.

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On this important day, I’m pulling out my collection of CREEM magazines to find Paul stuff to post, including original album reviews (if they aren’t idiotic). “Wings Over America ” is personally noteworthy: it was the album that introduced me to “I’ve Just Seen A Face ” upon finding the 8-track at a summer ’86 garage sale. (It would be another half-year before the original Beatles version would come my way.)

From March 1977, here’s CREEM’s original review:

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