IN STORES NOW: 'WILD LIFE', 'RED ROSE SPEEDWAY' + 'WINGS 1971-73'
Paul has reissued Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway + Wings 1971-73 as part of his GRAMMY-winning Archive Collection.
Limited numbered deluxe editions include remastered original albums, bonus tracks, previously unreleased demos, rare and never before seen video, exclusive books featuring new interviews with Paul, photos, artwork, and much more...
Venus And Mars
Studio - Wings / Parlophone / EMI
Album Release Date: 30.May.1975
Venus And Mars was the first of two albums to feature what many (Paul included) regard as the perfect Wings line-up, with the McCartneys and Denny Laine now joined by guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Joe English. Recording was done in New Orleans and Los Angeles. As Paul remembers, “I felt really comfortable with that band. I had written Venus And Mars songs in Jamaica – we were getting around a bit in those days! – and had the album pretty much mapped out. Even though we didn’t use the style of New Orleans on the album, it influenced the way we felt about the music and added to the spirit.” In September of '75 the band started a year-long worldwide tour in support of the album, playing to over 600,000 people in America alone.
Performed by Wings (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, Joe English)
Geoff Britten (Tracks 3, 6, 9): Drums
Allen Toussaint (Track 2): Piano
Tom Scott (Track 11): Saxophone
Dave Mason (Track 11): Guitar
Afro (Track 2): Congas
All tracks composed by McCartney except
Track 9 composed by Jimmy McCulloch / Colin Allen
Track 13 composed by Tony Hatch
Produced by Paul McCartney
Engineered by Alan O'Duffy & Geoff Emerick
All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except
Track 14 published by MPL Communications Ltd / ATV Music Ltd