Wings (2) ‎– Venus And Mars

Capitol Records ‎– PCTC 254, Capitol Records ‎– OC 066 96623Y, MPL (2) ‎– PCTC 254
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Released in matt gatefold sleeve with a coloured die-cut card inner, two fold out posters, a 'Venus And Mars Are Alright Tonight' round sticker and a 'Planets' strip sticker.

Made in Gt. Britain
℗ 1975 McCartney Music Inc.

Publishing info:
A1 to B2, B4 to B6: McCartney Music Ltd. / ATV Muisc Ltd.
B3: J. M. Music Ltd. / McCartney Music Ltd.
B7: ATV Music Ltd.

Recorded at Sea Saint (New Orleans) and Wally Heider L.A. (The Pit!)

All compositions ℗ 1975 McCartney Music Inc.
except Medicine Jar © 1975 J.M. Music Ltd.
Administered McCartney Music Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - A-side runout stamped): YEX 945 - 1U G H P
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - B-side runout stamped): YEX 946 - 1U G R G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - A-side runout stamped): YEX 945 - 2U
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - B-side runout stamped): YEX 946 - 2U
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - A-side runout stamped): YEX 945 - 1U R M A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - B-side runout stamped): YEX 946 - 1U R H T
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etched): A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout etched): M Room
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label, in brackets): YEX.945
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label, in brackets): YEX.946

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HRM-35652-00 Wings (2) Venus And Mars(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + DVD, Comp + Dlx, Nu) MPL (2), Hear Music, Concord Music Group HRM-35652-00 UK, Europe & US 2014 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46984 2 Wings (2) Venus And Mars(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Parlophone (2), MPL (3) CDP 7 46984 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SMAS-11419 Wings (2) Venus And Mars(LP, Album) Capitol Records SMAS-11419 US 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 244-96623, 1 J 244-96.623 Wings (2) Venus And Mars(Cass, Album) EMI, Apple Records, EMI, Apple Records 1 J 244-96623, 1 J 244-96.623 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
0777 7 89241 4 2, TC PMCOL 6, 7 89241 4 Wings (2) Venus And Mars(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone, MPL (2), Parlophone, MPL (2), Parlophone, MPL (2) 0777 7 89241 4 2, TC PMCOL 6, 7 89241 4 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version


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January 3, 2015
For anyone to say or think that Venus & Mars is not a good album(and thank God that by the majority of great reviews on and other music review sites for this album,you are very clearly much in the minority.) has to be deaf & dumb!

This is one of the *GREATEST* solo/Wings Paul albums he ever did! It's great and
it's Beatles quality because every song is very good & if anyone wants to
know what a true music genuis Paul really is,just listen to the *music* in the
great Letting Go.

My mother only liked classical music,Beethoven,Bach & Mozart,no rock
& she played their music on the piano.When I was playing this album and she
came into the room when Letting Go was on,she asked me is that Paul MCCartney
and I said yes and she said Oh that music is brilliant,he's a music genuis like

And my sister who is 4 years older than me and had a big diverse music
collection since she was a mid teen,bought Venus and Mars when it came out,and I
remember listening to it with her,and her friend and my best friend and we all
loved it! My sister still says years later that Venus and Mars is one of the
best rock albums she ever heard and that it's unique and she knows no album like
it!She always said his 1971 Ram album was a very good album too,although I like
this album much better. Paul's best post Beatles sounding music was from
1970-1975,with this being his last true great album.After this he wrote some
good music but he never wrote the same great quality music again for some

His first solo album McCartney where he played every instrument by himself
(and he played them all great) is very good,Red Rose Speeday and Band On The
Run are very good albums too,and he produced all of these great albums by
himself and co-arranged the music on Venus and Mars by him self also.


September 5, 2014
It never ceases to maze me the silly and crass comments and rhetorical questions re track B7 Crossroads Theme.
The facts of the matter and how and why it came about are really no great mystery or revelation, It was a business favour between Sir Lew Grade ATV boss owner of an ITV region in the midlands, Pye Records and so on.

Dick James (in a very underhanded way) sold the Beatles portfolio Northern Songs to Grade and they became part of ATV Music. McCartney was distraught etc etc, he did the stamping his feet/throwing the toys out the pram bit/ sulked/sour grapes. One he had finally calmed down a little he had some meetings with Grade. Grade was not and was NOTHING like Alan Klein, much to McCartneys amazement.

The up shot was that Grade would administer MPL/McCartney Music and link it with ATV Music on a very favourable return/and rates. In return for signing the deal Grade gave McCartney the budget and transatlantic airtime on TV to promote wings (1) and give the McCartneys a show case "The James Paul McCartney Special".

Jokingly and as an aside Grade said "I don't suppose you'd ever consider redoing the Crossroads theme for me" McCartney apparently smiled, winked and said, yeah, maybe Sir Lew, maybe one day. This was for Grade was the iceing on the cake and over the new few very fruitful years of MPL-McCartney Music-ATV Music Grade would broach the subject in meetings they had.

Finally McCartney capitulated and put his guitar woven more gutsy slower version to tape, He gave a master copy to Grade and it out of the blue began to appear on the end titles of various episodes. Such was the buzz, interest and feed back for this and requests, that McCartney decided to add it as a little "extra" for the UK fans on his next album project>>>>>>>>
Venus And Mars. And that's all there was to it, Note, Tony Hatch and Grade made some nice extra royalty payments too!


December 17, 2013
Why is a photo of a Mexican or Spanish sleeve, illustrating a supposedly UK edition?