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At the Speed of Sound
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on 15 October 2015
Quite saddened to see many people have said this album is of poor quality just because of the mixing and not for the musical content. I found with Venus and Mars the album was mainly Paul McCartney singing all the songs except for the two Denny Laine and Jimmy McColloch sung, but with At the Speed of Sound, the album feels like a band is providing the music not a solo singer with a backing group.

I'll be reviewing the remastered Vinyl album.

Track listing is as follows;

Side 1

1. Let 'Em In - A fairly long song, bit of a foot-tapper. Good start to an album. - 5:10
2. You Note You Never Wrote - Song written and sung by Denny Laine, this track is my favourite on the album. - 4:19
3. She's My Baby - A love song written by Paul directed towards Linda, lyrics are quite silly but still not a bad song. - 3:09
4. Beware My Love - The masterpiece of the album. Lovely production and arrangements on this track. - 6:27
5. Wino-Junko - The only song Jimmy McCulloch sings on the album, he co-wrote it with Colin Allen. - 5:19

Side 2

1. Silly Love Songs - Great song to kick off Side 2. Paul McCartney shows his high skill as a bass player on this track very well. - 5:53
2. Cook of the House - The weakest song on the album. Linda McCartney wrote and sings on this track. 1950s style blues song. - 2:37
3. Time to Hide - Another song written and sung by Denny Laine. - 4:32
4. Must Do Something About It - Joe English sings this song written by Paul McCartney. Not keen on the start by it picks up, - 3:42
5. San Ferry Anne - A short by sweet song sung by Paul McCartney. - 2:07
6. Warm and Beautiful - The last song on the album is another love song by Paul McCartney directed to Linda. - 3:12

As I stated at the start I prefer this album to Venus and Mars because it feels as if the whole band is contributing to the album and not just Paul McCartney. I give the album and remixing four starts because although I love the album, it's not a masterpiece. Thanks for taking the time to read my review on the 2014 vinyl remaster of At the Speed of Song by Wings.
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on 18 May 2016
If you're reading this, you'll know the music (top notch), so the real question here is does the package and extra content warrant the price. What you are paying for here is the fantastic book, the rare photos and the overall production values and stunning presentation. On the flip side, the content really doesn't offer anything above the 2 disc regular deluxe version. The DVD running Time is about 20 minutes and feels like a wasted opportunity at best and a bit mean at worst, especially considering the material available. The Band On the Run regular deluxe comes with The One Hand clapping documentary that runs 1hr 24 mins, at a fraction of the price. Hard to reconcile that. As for bonus audio, we get 7 tracks that could easily fit on one CD. As far as the interviews are concerned, again this feels like a bit of a let down. Paul has little to offer in terms of the song's inspirations, and more often than not, it feels like there really wasn't much thought behind these compositions. The Note You Never Wrote is such a haunting and cryptic song that you hope has a deeper hidden meaning. When half a page is devoted to whose doorbell is used on the intro to Let 'Em In, you can't help but feel underwhelmed. But these comments are meant as a comparison with the other boxsets, and with the hope that future offerings in the series can dig deeper, push McCartney a little more and reveal the thought process behind one of the greatest composers of the last 50 years .
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on 3 March 2016
Having never owned a copy of this before I was surprised how good it is. It isnt a patch on Band on the Run but it was always going to be difficult following that. The bonus disc extras are good and I have to say the version of Beware My Love with John Bonham on drums is better than the other version, it gives the track a slightly heavier edge.
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on 21 December 2016
Mastering of this record is very well, sounds really good - 5 stars! But packaging is bad because disc rubs against the papersleeve with it's playing surface. So it came to me factory sealed but alredy shabby. This release needs plastic inner sleeve as japanese issues have.
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on 27 July 2017
Great!
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on 14 March 2017
Excellent
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on 9 August 2016
Great cd
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Very good
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on 20 October 2015
Order received very well, thank you!
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on 22 January 2016
Great
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