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Wings Greatest

28 July 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 July 2010
  • Release Date: 28 July 2010
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 1993 MPL Communications Ltd/Inc under exclusive license to StarCon LLC
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  • Total Length: 53:58
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  • ASIN: B003XHPFN4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,677 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John Heaton on 29 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a good value compilation album of Paul's most successful singles from the period 1970-78, the latter five years of which he and his band Wings sold more records than virtually anyone. And it is especially worth buying for 'Junior's Farm', the superb rocker released as a single in 1974 and unavailable on any other 1970s album release. There have of course been McCartney compiliations released since. 'All The Best' from 1987 contains rather too much overlap with this album for my liking. Perhaps the recent 'Wingspan' represents a more comprehensive look at those 1970s Wings years. But this one has that special quality of being released when Ex Beatles, at least this one, were selling records in significant quantities. Hence none of the nostalgia or retrospectiveness of most compliations these days.
As with all compilation albums, it is unsatisfactory in its continuity and flow. But at least this album contained a dozen or so bona fide hit singles, most of which reached the Top 5. It is of decent length, unlike the Ringo '70s Best of 'Blast From The Past' which clocked in at no more than 30 minutes. And massively better than the lamentable Best Of George Harrison album from 1975 which saw fit to raid the Beatles back catalogue to fill a whole side. See my seperate review of that album for my utter contempt for that release.
Ideally compilation albums should be a respectable summation for the casual fan or else should contain a number of singles not available elsewhere. With regard to the former, this is a pretty decent album as it contains all the best known McCartney tracks from this period. With the noteable exception of 'Listen To What The Man Said' from 1975, inexplicably missing here.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Flickering Ember TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Aug. 2008
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Just as a general pointer, Wings albums are counted as anything after Ram and McCartney (so 1972-1980) and anything up to the Japan tour. I felt it appropriate to clarify this as Paul McCartney has, after this time, released solo albums as just Paul McCartney, although these are not relevant to reviewing Wings'Greatest.

I do like all the tracks on this album and it's good for the very casual listener who likes all the hits and does not want to commit to buying more albums but it's not, in my opinion, Wings' Greatest songs. Or not all of them. I love these songs but there are some very obscure beauties, such as Helen Wheels, Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five, Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me), Mrs Vandebilt, Bluebird (and these are just songs from one album; Band On The Run). There are countless other Wings songs which are wonderful and are not conveyed on this album.

I suppose it does what it says on the tin, though. It's Wings Greatest Hits. But it also misses out a lot of great tracks from Venus And Mars. For a better overview of Paul McCartney's Wings work, which does happen to include some solo stuff, try Wingspan; about the same price but a double CD so better value for money. You may even find you like his solo stuff too!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cussler fan on 12 May 2010
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Really pleased with the CD ,did'nt think i was able to get it as its not available on itunes or from HMV but decided to try Amazon and thankfully they came up trumps.Fans of Paul McCartney &Wings should add this to there collection.Only 1 little gripe ,i wish it had included Listen to what the man said but i dont love the CD any less.
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Though this album is invalid after the Wings Hits & History its more of a sampler nowadays.For completeness its reissued as part of the McCartney Collection but with no extra tracks
The idea for the sleeve was to take a statue to Everest and photograph it.But what came out could have been taken anywhere.
Whatever this statue can be seen on the mantelpiece on the sleeve of Back To The Egg
It wasn't the first time Everest had been mentioned re the Beatles as they had this idea before the Abbey Road sleeve changed everything.
George Harrison also had a link with Everest as some of his music was on the soundtrack of the movie
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD - all of Wings greatest songs on one CD. Many of the songs I had forgotten about and was extremely happy to hear them again. The diversity of the songs is what is so good about this CD. Nice little dittys such as Silly Love Songs through to rockier numbers such as Live & Let Die and Jet. Go on - buy it!
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Fantastic value fantastic CD in fact my favourite at the minute and really quick delivery couldn't ask for anything more overall very very pleased.
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By Janice Dwyer on 4 July 2014
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BRILLIANT ALBUM
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Every track is a winner and dateless! And much prefer Wings to Th Beatles as far as Paul McCartney is concerned
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