Listen To What The Man Said (3-54) Like the other Venus And Mars
tracks appearing on Wingspan, there has been an appreciable improvement
in sound quality on 'Listen to What The Man Said'. The 45 version with
the clean introduction makes its second CD appearance, the first being
in 1987 on All The Best!
Band On The Run (5-09) Some noise reduction is evident on this track.
As a result the 25th Anniversary edition of Band On The Run would
remain the best source for this performance.
Another Day (3-40) Even though it's hissy, the original Japanese CD
pressing of Wings Greatest has a presence that has been sucked from
every other CD issue of this track - including Wingspan!
Live And Let Die (3-10) Like 'Another Day', the version appearing on
the original Japanese Wings Greatest CD is hands down the best place to
find this track.
Jet (4-07) Although the re-mastering is very similar, the 25th
Anniversary edition of Band On The Run is still the best place to find
My Love (4-07) The DCC issue of Red Rose Speedway and Wingspan are
nearly identical, but the boosted high end on this collection makes the
DCC release sound muddy in comparison.
Silly Love Songs (5-53) With this track, its a matter of preference,
but Wingspan sounds a little too bright, while the bass on the DCC
issue of Wings At The Speed Of Sound is hard to beat.
Pipes Of Peace (3-25) The appearance of the 45 version of this track
on Wingspan is nearly identical to that on All The Best!, but the
Wingspan version does sound a bit better
C Moon (4-32) Wingspan has emphasized the high end on this track,
resulting in a thinner sound than the DCC edition of Red Rose Speedway.
Hi, Hi, Hi (3-07) Once again Wingspan has boosted the treble, but in
this case it's a welcome improvement.
Let 'Em In (5-09) The versions of 'Let 'Em In' appearing on Wingspan
and the DCC edition of Wings At The Speed Of Sound are nearly
identical, however, Wingspan has been mastered a bit louder, resulting
in a punchier sound. Surprisingly, the high end on this performance has
not been boosted like the other tracks.
Goodnight Tonight (4-19) Although this track is much brighter than the
version appearing on the 1993 UK re-master of McCartney II, it does not
sound harsh like the Wingspan version of its b-side, 'Daytime Nightime
Junior's Farm (3-01) Wingspan marks the first CD release of the stereo
promotional edit of this track. Can any collectors verify the content
of the 1974 UK Apple promo 45?
Mull Of Kintyre (4-43) Even though It's really hissy, but the original
Japanese CD issue of Wings Greatest still outshines every subsequent
remastering attempt of this track. The guitars shimmer, the snares
sound like snares, the bagpipes sound like, well, bagpipes...
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (4-48) There has been too much noise
reduction applied to the Wingspan version of this track, so collectors
are recommended to stick with the DCC edition of Ram. The Wingspan
version isn't without merit however, it approximates the fade out of
the 45 version more accurately than any other CD release.
With A Little Luck (3-12) This promotional edit previously appeared on
the US edition of All The Best!, but the Wingspan version bears a
noticeable improvement in the sound quality department.
(a.k.a. 'Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)' (3-27) This is the same stupid
edit that first appeared on the US edition of All The Best!, but it
does sound better here, even though it fades out a little earlier. It
should be noted that the UK edition of Wingspan includes the studio
version of 'Coming Up', and that the complete version of 'Coming Up
(Live At Glasgow)' has yet to appear on CD.
No More Lonely Nights (4-39) Like 'Pipes Of Peace', the Wingspan
version is nearly identical to All The Best! However,Wingspan has been
mastered a little louder, which as a result gives this release the edge
from a sonic standpoint. Oddly, there are eight seconds of silence at
the end of the track on both the European and US editions of Wingspan.
Let Me Roll It (4-50) Noise reduction is present especially at the
fade. The 25th Anniversary re-master of Band On The Run remains the
The Lovely Linda (0-43) The Wingspan version has considerably more
high end, which at times makes it sound re-mixed. A definite
Daytime Nightime Suffering (3-20) The new re-master has more high end
but sounds extremely harsh in comparison to the 1993 re-master, which
remains the preferred source.
Maybe I-m Amazed (3-50) Like -The Lovely Linda-, the Wingspan version
of -Maybe I-m Amazed- is a noticeable improvement sonically over the
DCC version of the McCartney LP. However, Wingspan fades the track in
at a much louder level than the original LP and DCC transfer.
Helen Wheels (3-44) Noise reduction is evident on the Wingspan issue,
resulting in some rather "mushy" cymbals in comparison to the 25th
Anniversary edition of Band On The Run.
Bluebird (3-21) The Wingspan re-master is a considerable improvement
over the 25th Anniversary edition of Band On The Run. It has been
mastered noticeably louder as well.
Heart Of The Country (2-22) Wingspan has more high end than the DCC
edition of Ram, but seems to lack the channel separation evident on
Every Night (2-32) A noticeable improvement over the DCC release, the
Wingspan version also features a slightly longer fadeout than
Take It Away (4-02) Wingspan marks the first CD appearance of the 45
version with the clean introduction.
Junk (1-54) Unfortunately, the Wingspan version has been treated to a
little too much noise reduction. The high end has been tweaked (not as
much as on -Every Night-), but the sonic processing actually takes away
from this appearance. Stick with the DCC edition for this one.
Man We Was Lonely (2-57) The fourth McCartney track on Wingspan has
been tweaked like its counterparts and sounds a little brighter than it
does on the DCC edition. There-s not a huge difference between the two,
but the Wingspan version does sound a little better.
Venus And Mars / Rock Show (3-43) The commercial 45 edit makes its
first CD appearance on Wingspan.
The Back Seat Of My Car (4-27) This track has been tweaked a little on
the high end, but adds little to the version appearing on the DCC
edition of Ram.
Rockestra Theme (2-35) The version appearing on Wingspan just flat out
smokes the 1993 re-master of Back To The Egg.
Girlfriend (4-41) The Wingspan version has been mastered considerably
louder and sounds noticeably better than the one appearing on the 1993
London Town re-master.
Waterfalls (3-21) This promotional edit, a.k.a. "Short Version", makes
its first CD appearance on Wingspan.
Tomorrow (3-23) The 1993 re-master of the Wings Wild Life LP is not
nearly as bright as the version appearing on Wingspan.
Too Many People (4-09) The Wingspan version has boosted the high end,
but at the expense of the terrific bass present on the DCC edition of
Ram. Stick with the gold disc.
Call Me Back Again (4-58) Apparently the DCC edition of Venus And Mars
was not taken from the lowest generation tape available, as this
track-s appearance on Wingspan is quite remarkable. There is a slightly
longer fade on Wingspan as well.
Tug Of War (4-02) Like -Take It Away-, the 45 version of -Tug Of War-
makes its first CD appearance on Wingspan. The inclusion of these two
tracks alone makes this collection a necessary purchase.
Bip Bop / Hey Diddle* (3-34) The only new material on the entire
collection, this homespun medley of two unreleased (at the time of
their performance) McCartney originals first appeared in the 1979 Wings
Over The World documentary. The mono recordings suffer from noticeable
tape deterioration (the tape is 30 years old after all) and over the
top noise reduction.
No More Lonely Nights (playout) (3-55) This is not the actual
45 "playout version", but simply the LP version with a cold edit
to "remove" the movie dialogue from the track. The introduction missing
on Wingspan appears on the original 45 issue where it is unfettered by
the offending chat. Another useless variation is added to the -No More
Lonely Nights- playout canon!
All tracks are stereo except (*) which is mono.
All tracks have been newly re-mastered by Geoff Emerick and Peter Mew.
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