Venus and Mars [Only @ Best Buy] [CD]

  • Artist: Paul McCartney
  • Artist: Paul McCartney & Wings
  • Artist: Wings
  • SKU: 9277003
  • Release Date: 11/04/2014
$16.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (66 out of 69)

Songs


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  • Venus and Mars
  • Rock Show
  • Love In Song
  • You Gave Me the Answer
  • Magneto and Titanium Man
  • Letting Go
  • Venus and Mars - Reprise
  • Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
  • Medicine Jar
  • Call Me Back Again
  • Listen To What The Man Said
  • Treat Her Gently – Lonely Old People
  • Crossroads
  • Junior’s Farm [Previously Released as a Single]
  • Sally G [B-side of Junior’s Farm single]
  • Walking In The Park With Eloise [Previously Released as a Single]
  • Bridge On The River Suite [B-side of Walking In the Park With Eloise]
  • My Carnival [B-side of Spies Like Us single, 1985]
  • Going To New Orleans (My Carnival) [Previously Unreleased]
  • Hey Diddle [Ernie Winfrey mix] [Previously Unreleased]
  • Let’s Love [Previously Unreleased]
  • Soily [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Baby Face [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Lunch Box/Odd Sox [B-side of Coming Up single, 1980]
  • 4th Of July [Previously Unreleased]
  • Rock Show [Old Version] [Previously Unreleased]
  • Letting Go [Single Edit] [Previously Released as a Single]


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great remastering of a great album

    Posted
    Kent
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    Venus and Mars has always been one of my favorite Paul McCartney/Wings CDs. The remastering on this CD is awesome. It makes this this 1975 recording sound like it was recorded in 2014, it's that clean. I have owned this album on the original vinyl, then CD, then Gold Master Audio CD, and after listening to this I was amazed at the things that I was hearing that I had never heard before on the previous recordings. If you haven't listened to Venus and Mars in this remastered edition, you haven't truly heard Venus and Mars. The 14 Bonus tracks are also great. Many show the depth of McCartney's musical genus as they include country, jazz, ragtime, and some great hard driving rock. I understand why they weren't included in the original commercial album, but they are not throw away tracks, they are really good. Lastly, the 7" vinyl single, (what used to be called a 45) of "Letting Go" is a great collectable bonus. Not having a turntable anymore, I probably wont ever listen to it, but I have put it away as a great collectors item along with my other Beatles collectables. The 45 is free, but there is a $4.25 S&H fee, which to me is well worth it, as it comes nicely boxed and protected. Bottom line, if you are a McCartney/Wings fan, this CD is a must buy and worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Paul Mccartney at his explosive best!!

    Posted
    echodcat
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    carrying on in the great traditions of such clasic albums like Mccartney, Ram, & Band On The Run, Venus & Mars bringa back the full band sound of the latest incarnation of Wings. from the opening number Venus & Mars it creates the true Rock Concert atmosphere which glides in to the Rock Anthem "Rock Show". who else but Paul Mccartney could write a song of such brilliance. Followed by Magneto & Titanium Man which brings not only the hard edge of pure Rock and Roll but shimmers with Glam Rock. every single number on this record is an enjoyable listening experince delving in all forms of music from hard rock to light hearted 1940 jazzesque material. This is one of Mccartneys classic album which should belong in every Rock Music fans collection. What are you waiting for? Buy it now!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improved Sound and Generous Bonus Content

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    Wb1111
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    This outstanding Album from 1975 contains many songs that were performed on the "The Wings Over American" tour the following year. This is the best sounding version ever released and unlike the George Harrison reissues, it contains a generous amount of bonus tracks. There are so many stand out songs on this release that there is not enough space to name them . All of the remasters in this series by McCartney have been well done. The only issue is that that they take too long to be released. At this rate, many first generation Beatle fans will not be around by the time the series concludes. Speed it up Paul!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    superb item, great remastered sound

    Posted
    micksmuse
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    package was amazing, but (and i mean a big but). to call this a best buy exclusive and then not include what makes it exclusive is unforgivable. you have to have them mail you the 7" disc that makes it "exclusive" what if you give the item for a gift and by the time the person applies for the item it is no longer there. EXCLUSIVE means something is different than the regular issue. not "maybe different then the regular" sorry. you asked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Minor glitch but still worth it!

    Posted
    TooMuchMusic
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    The bonus disc TOTALLY makes this purchase worth it. I really like that they put "Soily" from One Hand Clapping on this. It blows away the version on Wings Over America. Most people won't care but I noticed that there is a very slight remastering error at 2:45 on Magneto and Titanium Man - otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. However, don't let that stop you from getting this and enjoying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent remastering of one of Wings best albums

    Posted
    statl
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    This is one of the best albums Paul McCartney recorded with his band "Wings." The second bonus disc doesn't add a whole lot. Although it is nice to have "Junior's Farm" and "Sally G" as part of the collection. The remastering is outstanding. This album never sounded better. One negative is that the "free" single in the Best Buy exclusive edition requires you to pay $4.25 shipping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy exclusive

    Posted
    Dave
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    I only bought this for the single. Was disappointed that you had to open the CD to get a card out and had to go on line to receive it. You also had to pay $4 shipping. I personally think it would've been much better id they had the singles in store. After purchase you could go to the customer service area with your CD and receipt and pick up the single at no extra charge.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Tribute CD

    Posted
    narpet
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    It has a great variety of songs and artist. The music is well played and a lot of great artists on it. However, the artists, which are a lot of my favorites, are aging and you can hear it in their voices. For the best part, they mostly do a pretty good job. Some better than others. Having said that, It is still a pretty good CD and many songs are still enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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