Macca’s Back With Two Reissues
The latest reissues in the Paul McCartney Archive collection are Venus and Mars and At The Speed of Sound and it will be available 3 November (UK), and 4 November (US), 2014. Both albums will be available in a variety of formats and including unreleased and unseen material. As with all the Archive Collection, Paul has personally supervised all aspects of the reissues, with remastering at Abbey Road by the same team who has worked on all the reissues as well as the Beatles’ catalogue. Check out our unboxing videos below…
There will be a 2 CD Standard Edition, the first CD will feature the original remastered album and the second CD will include bonus audio made up of material including demos and unreleased tracks. The 3-disc (2CD, 1DVD) Deluxe Edition will be housed in a hardback book featuring unpublished photographs, new interviews with Paul, material from Paul’s archives and expanded track-by-track information. The deluxe version bonus DVD will comprise of film material from around the time of each release, some of which has never been seen before. The albums will also be available on special gatefold vinyl editions (vinyl editions include a download card). Digitally Venus and Mars and At The Speed of Sound will be made available as both standard and deluxe versions – including Mastered for iTunes and Hi-Res formats.
Venus and Mars was the band’s fourth studio album and was released in May 1975 ahead of the legendary Wings Over the World tour. Preceded by the US Number One single ‘Listen To What The Man Said’, Venus and Mars hit the Number One spot in the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic and went on to sell over 4 million copies. At The Speed of Sound was recorded during the same tour and originally released in March 1976. In the US it enjoyed the same chart success as its predecessor. Including the international smash hit single ‘Silly Love Songs’, the album went on to become Paul’s most successful American chart album spending seven consecutive weeks at Number One. In the UK it charted at Number Two, narrowly missing out on the top spot.
You can pre-order the 2LP versions of ‘At The Speed of Sound’ & ‘Venus and Mars’ now from the official uDiscover store