Thursday, 27 February 2014

McCartney Archives for June

Concord preview
According to a 2014 Concord Priorities presentation, the two Wings albums "Venus and Mars" (1975) and "Red Rose Speedway" (1973) are due for the McCartney Archive treatment in June.
According to the card included with the Wings Over America release, "Wings At The Speed of Sound" was the album due to accompany "Vesus And Mars". Maybe they got their "speeds" mixed up?
Anyone want to have a stab at what will be the bonus material and the DVD? The James Paul McCartney TV show is certainly a "must", don't you think?

Meanwhile, "Off The Ground" saw a "digitally remastered reissue" on January 21st on Hear Music, without any fanfares.

9 comments:

Jenny Mills said...

no ideas about the bonus content, but let's hope that there is more than we have seen on the previous archive releases. the previous releases have been big on fluff (photos, drawings, etc.) , but lite on musical substance (that is if you happen to have purchased the previous bonus track editions form years ago).
If there were more deep and rare tracks I'd gladly pay the big bucks for the super deluxe treatments, but I have not done so yet b/c the value isn't there.......

Tammy said...

Hi Roger,

I wanted to drop by and tip my hat to you and your blog. Just want you to know i really appreciate your work at staying on top of all the news, and the work you put into this site.

Greg.

CrackinThunder said...

Video!!! I think many would like to see early Wings full rehearsals, 72-73 concert films (note: the Hague where Wildlife was sang with abandon)....

Nighthawk said...

The important thing is to get the "James Paul McCartney" special right by including both "Hi Hi Hi" which was included only in the British airing of the special and "Long Tall Sally" which was included only in the North American version of the special. Obviously they need to include both (or even more if they can unearth it).
How about the very rarely seen "Disney Time" program hosted by Paul & Linda during Christmas 1973?

shekespeare said...

I think the documentary James Paul McCartney goes according to Red Rose Speedway era. That might be surprised DVD also the official video video of My Love, that is not much mystery. Where if I have doubt is with Venus and Mars which is my favorite album, wonder what video they think to include to make it exciting?

Brian Fried said...

Look at how many bonus cuts are available for Speed Of Sound and it becomes quite likely we'll have a 3+1 Red Rose with 2+1 Venus And Mars followed by a 3+1 Wild Life with 2+1 Speed Of Sound.

My guesses for bonus content?

WILD LIFE:
Give Ireland Back To The Irish / Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version) / Mary Had A Little Lamb / Tragedy / The Mess (studio version) / Soily (rehearsal version) / 1882 (studio version) / Tomorrow (instrumental) / Mama's Little Girl / Wild Life (live) / Bip Bop (live) / I Am Your Singer (live) / Mumbo (live) / Bip Bop-Hey Diddle (home movie) / A Great Day (demo) / Long Tall Sally (rehearsal) / I Would Only Smile / Sea (instrumental)
+ the 1972 rehearsal film with "Mary Had A Little Lamb" performance

RED ROSE SPEEDWAY:
Gotta Sing Gotta Dance / Night Out / Big Barn Bed (live) / When The Night (live) / Best Friend (live) / 1882 (live) / My Love (live) / The Mess (live) / Hi Hi Hi / C Moon / 1882 (dubbed) / Loup (alternate mix) / Sea Side Woman / Thank You Darling / Live And Let Die / I Lie Around
+ James Paul McCartney TV special, promos for "Hi Hi Hi" and "C Moon"

VENUS AND MARS:
Mardi Gras In New Orleans / My Carnival / Lunch Box And Odd Sox / Venus And Mars-Rockshow (single edit) / Lunch Box And Odd Sox (alternate) / My Carnival (party mix) / Proud Mum
+ footage from New Orleans

SPEED OF SOUND:
Junior's Farm / Junior's Farm (DJ edit) / Sally G / Walking In The Park With Eloise / Bridge Over The River Suite / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Peggy Sue (backyard) / Blackpool (backyard) / Mr. Sandman / Must Do Something About It (Paul vocal)
+ promos for "Silly Love Songs" and "Let 'Em In" and announcement for the tour

shekespeare said...
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shekespeare said...

Everything wrote by Brian Fried sounds very interesting, but still gives me very bad feeling about Venus and Mars, this is an album that may be superior to Band On The Run but that extra material is very poor for an album of this magnitude. I wish to strive to include the discarded sessions material and alternate takes of the album.

shekespeare said...

Everything wrote by Brian Fried sounds very interesting, but still gives me very bad feeling about Venus and Mars, this is an album that may be superior to Band On The Run but that extra material is very poor for an album of this magnitude. I wish to strive to include the discarded sessions material and alternate takes of the album.