Wings release their fourth album : ‘Venus and Mars’ featuring ‘Listen to What the Man Said’ (1975)

Wings’ ‘Venus and Mars’ incl. ‘Listen to What the Man Said’ is their fourth studio album released on May 27, 1975.

Track Listing : 1.Venus And Mars (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 01:16 . 2.Rock Show (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 05:31 . 3.Love In Song (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 03:04 . 4.You Gave Me The Answer (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 02:15 . 5.Magneto And Titanium Man (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 03:16 . 6.Letting Go (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 04:33 . 7.Venus And Mars (Reprise) (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 02:05 . 8.Spirits Of Ancient Egypt (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 03:04 . 9.Medicine Jar (Jimmy Mcculloch, Colin Allen) – 03:37 . 10.Call Me Back Again (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 04:58 . 11.Listen To What The Man Said (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 04:01 . 12.Treat Her Gently – Lonely Old People (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 04:21 . 13.Crossroads Theme (Tony Hatch) – 01:00

George Hardie

Musicians : Paul McCartney – Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, Percussion . Linda McCartney – Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Percussion . Denny Laine – Vocals On (8), Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion . Jimmy Mcculloch – Guitars, Vocals On (9), Percussion . Joe English – Drums, Percussion . Geoff Britton – Drums . Kenneth Afro Williams – Congas . Dave Mason – Guitar . Tom Scott – Saxophone . Allen Toussaint – Piano, Guitar

Production : Produced By Paul McCartney

Package : Linda McCartney – Photography . Hipgnosis – art design . George Hardie asterisques RVM – lttering, illustrations

Recorded On November 5–13 1974 At Abbey Road, London; January20 February 20, 1975 At Sea Saint, New Orleans; Wally Heider Studios.

Released On May 27, 1975 By Capitol.



There is a definite feeling of McCartney and co. branching out, spreading their “wings” if you will (sorry), contemporizing their sound to fit in with the sounds and production values of the era. Is it another “Band On The Run”? Nope, but it’s close and a damn good record in its own right. […]

Boasting some of his cleverest arrangements and catchiest melodies, the resultant album was completed in the first months of ’75 with new drummer Joe English (Britton only played on a few songs). […]

Of course, as with anything so small scale and homey, some of it falls flat. Some of it is just plain silly. But the bulk of it finds a path — stubbornly, maybe inexplicably — into your heart. […]


Wings’ ‘Venus and Mars’ incl. ‘Listen to What the Man Said’


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