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Paul McCartney to release deluxe editions of “Venus and Mars” and “Wings at the Speed of Sound”

Paul McCartney to release deluxe editions of Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound

"Venus and Mars" and "Wings at the Speed of Sound" are the next albums to receive the deluxe treatment as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

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Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right” – 60th anniversary

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Song of the week

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Paul McCartney to release deluxe editions of “Venus and Mars” and “Wings at the Speed of Sound”

Written by admin on July 28, 2014 – 4:58 pm -

“Venus and Mars” and “Wings at the Speed of Sound” are the next albums to receive the deluxe treatment as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

Wings reissues

The albums will be reissued in September as two-disc standard editions on CD and vinyl, three-disc deluxe editions, and digital downloads. The deluxe editions will include extra material, a book, and a DVD of material from the period.

The previous reissues under the Paul McCartney Archive Collection were “Band on the Run”, “McCartney”, “McCartney II”, “RAM” and “Wings over America”.

“Venus and Mars”

Wings - Venus and Mars Box Set

“Venus and Mars” was Wings’ fourth album and the follow-up to the highly successful “Band on the Run”. It was recorded between January and April of 1975 and released in May. After recording as a three piece band for “Band on the Run”, McCartney added Jimmy McCulloch (lead guitar) and Geoff Britton (drums) to the Wings line up in 1974, with the latter replaced by Joe English for most of the “Venus and Mars” recordings.

“Venus and Mars” was a worldwide smash, topping the charts in many countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and New Zealand.


The “Venus & Mars” deluxe edition tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1 – Remastered Album

  1. Venus and Mars
  2. Rock Show
  3. Love In Song
  4. You Gave Me The Answer
  5. Magneto and Titanium Man
  6. Letting Go
  7. Venus and Mars – Reprise
  8. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
  9. Medicine Jar
  10. Call Me Back Again
  11. Listen To What The Man Said
  12. Treat Her Gently – Lonely Old People
  13. Crossroads.


CD 2 – Bonus Audio

  1. Junior’s Farm
  2. Sally G
  3. Walking In The Park With Eloise
  4. Bridge On The River Suite
  5. My Carnival
  6. Going To New Orleans (My Carnival)
  7. Hey Diddle [Ernie Winfrey Mix]
  8. Let’s Love
  9. Soily [from One Hand Clapping]
  10. Baby Face [from One Hand Clapping]
  11. Lunch Box/Odd Sox
  12. 4th Of July
  13. Rock Show [Old Version]
  14. Letting Go [Single Edit].


DVD – Bonus Film

  1. Recording My Carnival
  2. Bon Voyageur
  3. Wings At Elstree
  4. Venus and Mars TV Ad.


“Wings at the Speed of Sound”

Wings - At The Speed of Sound Box Set

“Wings at the Speed of Sound” was the follow-up to “Venus and Mars”. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in early 1976, it was released in March of that year and, like its predecessor, topped the US album chart. This has the distinction of being the only Wings album where each member contributed a lead vocal.


The “Wings at the Speed of Sound” deluxe edition tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1 – Remastered Album

  1. Let ‘Em In
  2. The Note You Never Wrote
  3. She’s My Baby
  4. Beware My Love
  5. Wino Junko
  6. Silly Love Songs
  7. Cook Of The House
  8. Time To Hide
  9. Must Do Something About It
  10. San Ferry Anne
  11. Warm And Beautiful.


CD 2 – Bonus Audio

  1. Silly Love Songs [Demo]
  2. She’s My Baby [Demo]
  3. Message To Joe
  4. Beware My Love [John Bonham Version]
  5. Must Do Something About It [Paul’s Version]
  6. Let ‘Em In [Demo]
  7. Warm And Beautiful [Instrumental Demo].


DVD – Bonus Film

  1. Silly Love Songs Music Video
  2. Wings Over Wembley
  3. Wings In Venice.


All titles are available for pre-order via the links below:

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Happy Birthday Mick Jagger

Written by admin on July 26, 2014 – 1:11 pm -

Happy Birthday to Mick Jagger who is 71 today. The Rolling Stones front man was born Michael Phillip Jagger on July 26, 1943 in Dartford, Kent.

Mick Jagger on stage in Rome, 2014

Jagger has just finished the European leg of the Rolling Stones’ “14 On Fire” tour and will be in Australia to play re-scheduled gigs in October. Ahead of that, Jagger is keeping himself busy promoting the James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” which he co-produced. He’s also producing an HBO rock ‘n’ roll series, directed by Martin Scorsese, and an Elvis biopic titled “Last Train to Memphis”.

We celebrate Mick’s birthday with seven great tracks spanning 1964 to 2012.

“It’s All Over Now” (1964) – The Rolling Stones

“Gimme Shelter” (1969) – The Rolling Stones


“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (1969) – The Rolling Stones


“Angie” (1973) – The Rolling Stones


“Start Me Up” (1981) – The Rolling Stones


“Love is Strong” – The Rolling Stones


“Doom and Gloom” – The Rolling Stones



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Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy,” premieres in September

Written by admin on July 22, 2014 – 7:45 pm -

The Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy,” will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Brian Wilson

The movie, directed by Bill Pohlad and co-produced by Brian Wilson, follows Wilson’s life from the mid-1960s through to the early-1990s. Paul Dano and John Cusack play the young and older Brian Wilson, respectively, and Elizabeth Banks stars as Wilson’s second wife, Melinda. Paul Giamatti plays Wilson’s controversial therapist, Dr. Eugene Landy.

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Billy Joel to receive Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Written by admin on July 22, 2014 – 2:49 pm -

Billy Joel will become the sixth recipient of the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a ceremony in November.

The award, named after songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin, recognises “a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations.”

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Song of the Week #166 – “No Particular Place to Go”

Written by admin on July 21, 2014 – 9:38 pm -

Chuck Berry’s “No Particular Place to Go” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“No Particular Place to Go” was released on single in May 1964, backed with “You Two,” and appeared on the album “St. Louis to Liverpool” (Chess LP-1488) in November 1964.

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