Wings At The Speed Of Sound [VINYL]
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VINYL LP SIDE ONE: LET 'EM IN; THE NOTE YOU NEVER WROTE; SHE'S MY BABY; BEWARE MY LOVE; WINO JUNKO SIDE TWO: SILLY LOVE SONGS; COOK OF THE HOUSE; TIME TO HIDE; MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT; SAN FERRY ANNE; WARM AND BEAUTIFUL
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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?!
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.
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" 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.
"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....
I think things are changing with how Macca's albums are being relistened to. Wings at the Speed of Sound is good. Production and mixing is clean. The remaster is excellent.
In passing, I did hear a comment that 'Let 'Em In' is Macca's attempt to do a Billy Paul 'I Can Help.' I can see why but such a comparison remains a little thin in my opinion.
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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... Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2013 by Yrret M Knott
Not as good as I remember it being but nice to be able to listen to it again after all these yearsPublished on 6 Jun. 2013 by Caroline Greenwood
exelente el disco.todo igual a lo descripto por el vendedor.se recomienda este vendedor.soy hernan de argentina y lesd mando un saludo a todos.Published on 13 Mar. 2013 by me encanta
some of the songs are really great hits! This vinyl is old but it's sound is not very bad... the original instruments are primitive.Published on 5 Feb. 2013 by Jorge C.