Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Wings: Best Buy exclusives

The "Best Buy" 2CD editions of the new McCartney Archive releases include exclusive singles.
Okay, so here we go again. Smart marketing on behalf of the "Best Buy" chain of stores in the U.S.A., and bad news for McCartney completists on a tight budget. The new releases of "Venus and Mars" and "At The Speed of Sound" will each include a 7" vinyl single. But only at Best Buy.
Venus and Mars will have "Venus and Mars"/"Rockshow" and At The Speed of Sound will have "Let 'Em In". While supplies last, the label says, and we guess the singles won't be packaged together with the CDs (they're bigger than CDs), probably just handed out at the checkout counter. No words as to whether these will be one sided singles or if they will have their original B-sides.

Venus and Mars

  • "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" b/w "Magneto and Titanium Man" was released in the U.S.A. on 27 October 1975 and in the U.K. on 28 November 1975. The single version of the A side is considerably shorter than the album version of the songs; in the single "Rock Show" is cut by more than 3 minutes and "Venus and Mars" is cut by a few seconds. The single peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.A., but failed to chart on the U.K. singles chart.
  • "Let 'Em In" b/w "Beware My Love" was released on 23 July 1976 and was a #2 hit in the U.K., and a #3 hit in U.S.A. It was also Paul McCartney's first 12" single, although it was only released in France this way.


    bomber said...

    I went to a Best Buy this afternoon. They are NOT handing them out at the store- the sticker on the CDs say "details inside" and no one on the staff could answer any specifics as to exactly how we could obtain these. ALSO the V&M 7" single is NOT "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" but "Letting Go".

    wogew said...

    Se our latest update about this.

    Anonymous said...

    The website doesn't work to order the singles. Suggestions?

    Bish said...

    I have been trying to redeem my code from the CD since the day and hour it was released, but have not been able to place my order. Best Buy Customer Service has no clue and the e-mail address listed on the CD insert also doesn't work. Anybody been able to get through?