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Wings to reissue classic albums 'Venus and Mars' and 'At The Speed Of Sound'
Formats to include previously unreleased material
UK Release: 3rd November
US Release: 4th November
MPL and Concord Music Group confirm the reissue of Wings albums 'Venus and Mars' and 'At The Speed Of Sound' as the next releases in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection on November 3rd (UK), and November 4th (US), 2014.
Both albums will be available in a variety of physical and digital formats.
Starting with a 2-disc (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The 3-disc (2CD, 1DVD) Deluxe Edition will be housed in a hardback book featuring unpublished photographs, new interviews with Paul, material from Paul’s archives and expanded track-by-track information.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 be comprised of filmed 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.
As with all the Archive Collection, Paul has personally supervised all aspects of the reissues. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road by the same team who have worked on all the reissues as well as The Beatles’ catalogue.
Since launching the Paul McCartney Archive Collection in 2010 Paul has received two GRAMMY Awards for the releases. In 2012 he picked up 'Best Historical Album' for 'Band on the Run' and this year 'Wings over America' picked up an award ('Best Boxed or Special Edition Package') on the same night that Paul set a personal best by picking up five awards in just one night. In 2013 'RAM' was nominated for 'Best Historical Album'.
Other titles released to date in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection are 'Band on the Run', 'McCartney', 'McCartney II', 'RAM and 'Wings over America'.