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Probably the Best McCartney album.,
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This review is from: Wings Over America (Audio CD)
As a Beatles obsessed 14/15 year old (Punk hadn't made its mark, just yet), I splashed out (or maybe my parents did for Christmas now I think about it) an obsene amount of money for the triple album back in 1976.
Of course, the point was it was worth every penny.
As someone's already observed, Jet, Live and Let Die and Band on the Run would ALL be classics if McCartney wasn't one half of the greatest song writing duo of pop times.
The McCartneys also gathered a great band of musicians around them and the sound recordists captured atmosphere AND sound quality on this album, which is NOT often the case with live albums (witness U2's Rattle & Hum).
Time moves on, of course, and there are a few 70s monstrosities on here, but CD technology means you can skip those at the touch of a button (no more scratching the arm over the vinyl!), but the great tracks (including some Beatles songs - The Long and Winding Road still gives me goose bumps - Will and Gareth excepted, of course!) ARE great and McCartney didn't get better after this.
Worth 20 quid? Difficult, but I'm going to dig my album set out again soon!
Update 2008 : £9.50? Bargain - Go buy it!