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At the Speed of Sound [Double CD]

Paul McCartney, Wings Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Nov 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: UMC/Hear Music
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1
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
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Silly Love Songs (demo)
2. She's My Baby (demo)
3. Message To Joe (vocoder track)
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)

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At The Speed Of Sound is the fifth album by Wings originally released in 1976. The new deluxe edition features the original 11 track album, remastered at Abbey Roads Studios in London and includes the singles ‘Silly Love Songs’ and ‘Let ‘Em In’. Disc 2 contains 7 previously unreleased bonus audio tracks, including a version of ‘Beware My Love’ featuring John Bonham.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Under-rated 24 Jun 2002
Format:Audio CD
Rarely mentioned as one of the better Wings albums, this sold more copies than any apart from "Band On The Run", and it's not hard to see why. Certainly, these tracks have aged better than much of the group's back catalogue.
All five members of the 1976 version of the band perform lead vocals on the album. The two Denny Laine vocals, on the brooding "The Note You Never Wrote" and the bluesy "Time To Hide" are an unexpected highlight. Less impressive is Joe English's mundane "Must Do Something About It", pure filler, although, strangely, I quite enjoy Linda's quirky "Cook Of The House".
Of the Paul vocals, the two singles are so familiar they need no comment and "She's My Baby" and "San Ferry Anne" are pleasant enough toe-tappers. The two stand-out tracks on the album are the awesome six-minute epic "Beware My Love" and the heart-tugging closing ballad "Warm And Beautiful", which would be amongst the very best ballads the great man has ever written but for the awful (but thankfully brief) instrumental break.
Well worth a listen... and if you're a McCartney fan, why don't you have this already?!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, effortless cool 9 Mar 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album has been critisied for being a band effort, but apart from cook of the house, it really works. She's My Baby is one of the best hooks of the 1970s - hear it once, hum it always. Bewarre My Love is THE lost Mccartney classic and Time to Hide is the best non-Mccartney Wings tune. A beautiful album that sums up the overlooked talent that was Mccartney & Wings in the 1970s.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Listen Out For the Subtle Tracks Hidden on Here 25 Feb 2011
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At the time this came out , Wings were at a commercial peak , I personally preferred their early '70's period , when they were raw, but more exciting . The obvious BIG HITS are here " Silly Love Songs " and " Let 'Em In" , both well known to most listeners. At the time of release I loved the "Hidden Gems" " Beware My Love " a much under rated "rocker", and " San Ferry Ann ", which is both subtle and unusual . Denny's vocals on " The Note You never Wrote " are excellent . At the time much was made of Paul sharing the vocals , some felt it was very democratic , some thought Paul could sing the songs better himself , opinions differed .
" Wino Junko " by Jimmy McCullough was nowhere as good or as powerful as the previous years " Medicine Jar " , which was excellent !
As a whole , the album has too " filler " to be a Top Wings / Paul McCartney album . After all these years , "Warm and Beautiful " both lyrically and vocally is superb ! How many people know this track ? Its worth the cost of the cd on its own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Warm And Beautiful 11 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album was recorded hurriedly whilst in the midst of Wings' triumphant tour of the USA but it hardly shows. In fact there are so many highlights here that this album is basically up there with the best of Wings' albums. Some have argued that Paul should not have allowed other band members to sing such a high quota of the lead vocals. Well, this is pretty petty in my opinion as here we have Denny Laine's superb vocal on a great McCartney lost gem 'The Note You Never Wrote' plus his own classy contribution 'Time To Hide' which with McCartney's high backing vocals is one of the highlights of the album. Not to mention Paul's wonderful bass playing on this track. Even more so on the live version from 'Wings Over America'. How often has Paul played uninhibited and superb bass on someone else's song? 'Come Together', 'Something' and 'Old Brown Shoe' leap to mind, to name but three.
The drummer Joe English's solo spot 'Must Do Something About It' is wonderful. Glorious in its laid back feel. And guitarist Jimmy McCullough's 'Wino Junko' is an impressive follow up to his great track 'Medicine Jar' from the previous album 'Venus And Mars'. In fact letting the others sing lead on several, mostly their own tracks gives this album a sense of band identity which was missing from 'Venus And Mars'. The following album allowed Denny Laine two lead vocals. Again contributing to the overall feel of a group effort (albeit in this case amidst the departure of McCullough and English). Here though we hear Wings at their commercial peak, totally tight as a band and on a tour that was so good that Paul would and will never match it again.
Which brings us to the McCartney tracks.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't matter... 8 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
...about the rest.
"San Ferry Ann" is worth the price of the CD. Catchy, haunting, beautiful, a real lost classic.
Not many people seem to have spotted the pun in the title "Ca ne fait rien", which actually gives the key to the lyric, but never mind. Paul was often far more subtle than he is given credit for....
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5.0 out of 5 stars At the speed of sound 26 Jun 2013
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Somehow missed this when it came out and maybe didn't appreciate the single at the time, but I have it at last, it's one superb album and needs a listen - only comes second to "Band on the run".
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Not as good as I remember it being but nice to be able to listen to it again after all these years
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5.0 out of 5 stars hd2525 13 Mar 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
exelente el disco.todo igual a lo descripto por el recomienda este hernan de argentina y lesd mando un saludo a todos.
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