Paul McCartney’s latest archival project is going back to the heydays of Wings. This year, Concord Records will be re-releasing two of McCartney’s biggest hits with his post-Beatles band, Venus And Mars and At The Speed Of Sound. Both albums will be released on September 23rd.
Originally released in 1975, Venus And Mars came off of the heels of McCartney’s first big success with Wings, Band On The Run. The album went on to be another big hit for McCartney, and the single “Listen To What The Man Said” went to Number One. 1976’s At The Speed Of Sound was an even bigger hit on the back of the smash single “Silly Love Songs” and a huge arena tour.
Both albums will be available in multiple physical and digital formats. The 2-CD Standard Editions of Venus And Mars and Wings At The Speed Of Sound will feature a McCartney-approved remaster of the album and a second disc of demos and unreleased recordings. The 3-disc Expanded Edition comes with a DVD featuring performance and recording footage from the era, as well as a hardcover book of photographs and new interviews with McCartney.