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Venus And Mars

4 Jun. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 MPL Communications Ltd/Inc under exclusive license to StarCon, LLC
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  • Total Length: 43:02
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  • ASIN: B0086EOFLC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,335 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Kitteridge on 25 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I was lucky enough to see the 1975 World Tour rehearsals at Elstree Studios . This album was out that summer and although they played quite a few career spanning tracks, including some Beatles tracks , "Venus and Mars " was the BIG FEATURE .
I saw them at Hammersmith Odeon, twice , and the minute Paul sat on stage playing his acoustic to Venus and Mars everyone was enthralled ! A real live Beatle and a good band , now with Jimmy McCullough and Joe English joining Linda and Denny and Paul .
Rock Show on the album is longer than the one heard on the radio as a single edit , none the worse for that as it blasts out ! I loved " Love In Song" with its 12 string and "Back to the Home Land " lyrics. This is a beautiful and timeless piece of music. "Letting Go " , I love , the brother of " Let Me Roll It " from Band On the Run , good lyrics .
Other highlights , " Medicine Jar" by Jimmy McCullough, great rock track with a good vocal from Jimmy , those lovely Paul and Linda backing vocals that are so under rated , and blistering guitar from Jimmy . What a shame Jimmy ended up dead four later at such a young age , how did that happen ?
"Listen to What The Man Said" most people will know, perfect single for the sunny summer of 1975 , "Soldier Boy . kisses girl " people criticise Pauls lyrics sometimes, but there is a touch that gets you .
" Treat Her Kind / Lonely Old People " great melody , brave song , it wasn't hip to sing about old people in 1975.
"You Never Give Me The Answer " , sort of 30's pastiche (prabably for his Dad) , is a cousen of "Honey Pie " from the White album , not my taste . " Magneto and Titanium Man " had the big comic backdrops on the Concert Tour, commercial and unusual, proving Paul could write about anything, not to everyones taste though.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Donny Rob on 18 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a superb follow up to the much heralded 'Band on the Run' and features the best Wings line up of Paul, Linda, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English. The album, full of rich melodies, rockets to life with Venus and Mars and then into Rock Show which captures the excitement of going to a concert in the 70s. Love in Song is a beautiful McCartney song, good enough to appear on any Beatles album. We then have a follow up to The Beatles' Honey Pie in the form of You Gave Me the Answer - a fond look back at the dancebands of the 20s and 30s. Magneto and Titanium Man is an action packed track, inspired by Marvels comics.

The album continues with great numbers, including a vocal by Jimmy McCulloch on Medicine Jar. Listen To What The Man Said hits the heights as a classic 70s pop song and this classic Wings set closes with a knock out version of the Crossroads theme, which was used to close the TV programme to heighten the drama.

Venus and Mars are alright and Wings are too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mr john jack on 7 Nov. 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
i just love this album, first released in may 1975 and i remember it so well and i bought the album early 1976 along with the 7" single LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID , which was issued with a picture sleeve.
from the very first time i placed the album on my turntable i was totally hooked and played it constantly until it wore out,
then a few years ago i purchased the album once again from EBAY , and it is a first pressing with all inserts included (2 stickers 2 posters) and i was hooked once again but i have taken much more care of it these days.
so now when i found out that the album was to be given the remastered treatment from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection
i placed my purchase by pre-order with amazon as soon as it was listed for the 2 L.P. edition and of course i am delighted with it the sound is so much more superior from this remaster it is incredible and there are some sections i really can"t remember hearing before, the vocals on this album is much clearer and so enjoyable to listen to.
the original release of the album was released before the fantastic wings over america triple album and paved the way for the 1976 tour of america..so without VENUS AND MARS , i do not think the tour in america would have been as successful .
great album, brilliant sound quality and 180 gram vinyl....what more can you ask for, EXCELLENT ALBUM
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. A. Smith on 4 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
What a wonderful album this is. From the twinkling, tingling opening of the title track we move into the fantastically exuberant Rock Show and any worries you might have instantly melt away.
Already you're hooked.
The thoughtful Love in Song 'My heart cries out for love and all that goes with loving' is spookily realised through synths and water-bird trumpets, slowly grinding its melody through a vast landscape of sound. It is a track that grows with further listening but that, despite its melody, points to the difference between this album and Band on the Run. The darkness and vastness, the more-mature sound and floating melodies of Venus and Mars to me equate to a dreamy star-filled night, spread outside your bedroom window. Band on the Run is beautiful, but never as defined in its motive (This is possibly why it is also the more accesible, popular album. It can be moulded better to your own imagination. Venus and Mars presents its cosmic-blend and your mind is set off into its spacey blackness. Though there is room for movement, it is movement primarily within this intergalactic world).
You Gave me the Answer is music-hall kitch, but sweetly honest too, even in its parody, and Magneto and Titanium Man is just great. Brilliant. It sounds so fresh now that I can imagine if it was re-released, with some kind of funky comic-cartoon video, it would be a great hit.
Letting go is grinding, guitar rock, and beats down your stereo with a mallet whilst Spirits of Ancient Egypt is another funky, slightly hazey track.
I love Medicine Jar too. Often dismissed because it isn't by McCartney, and because Venus and Mars is only usually bought by McCartney fans (Rather than, say, the general music fan), it is a stonker. A great stomping rhythmn and some great imagery.
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