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WOA Best Buy Version

Postby cd1500rpm » Fri May 24, 2013 11:39 am

Here's a way to get the standard version with a bonus audio CD if anyone wants to go this route. It sure looks like the 3rd CD from the deluxe version. Not sure if it's available outside the U.S.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Wings+Over+America+%5BBest+Buy+Exclusive%5D+-+CD/8939138.p?id=2705026&skuId=8939138&st=wings%20over%20america&lp=3&cp=1
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby efghijiloveyou » Fri May 24, 2013 11:37 pm

Thanks for the tip, 1500. Looks like the right deal for me.
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby mr h atom » Sat May 25, 2013 6:22 pm

haven't been even paying attention...what's with the third disc of repeats...
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby efghijiloveyou » Sun May 26, 2013 12:34 am

3rd disc was recorded live at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby mr h atom » Sun May 26, 2013 10:03 pm

but...all those same songs appear on the album proper...always have, no ?

so...it's just another set of a few of the same songs only recorded at one specific venue...??

:? ...and there weren't any one-off songs done anywhere on the entire tour that he could pull together and have something...really new to add ?!?!

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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby bravefan » Tue May 28, 2013 11:57 am

I had thought about purchasing this but I'm having second thoughts. Nothing new on here that I know of. I would rather purchase the recording of the Cincy concert (WOA) back in 76" that I attended. Somebody convince me that this is worth buying, please.
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby chris » Tue May 28, 2013 10:28 pm

BF, if I had a chance to buy a live concert cd that I actually attended, from an artist i loved I would jump on it. it might seem unnecessary, but it'd be cooler somehow.

I know it isn't so...but on BITUS, i'd swear there is a point where you can hear my reaction. it's all in my head of course, but I love that moment because to me...I was right there.

i'd do it. if it was available.
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby maccafan » Fri May 31, 2013 6:05 am

Okay, Got the standard edition yesterday and listened to the whole thing non stop.

Very first impression, Wings were a powerhouse band live, they were at their absolute peak and this remaster really showcases that.

McCartney's bass is just thunderous, the way it should be on every one of his albums. A complaint I've always had is that McCartney's bass always sounds too far back in the mix, I want it up front and in your face, after all this is one of the premiere bassist so he should be heard very distinctly. The Rick is the absolute best bass for McCartney the Hofner though more Iconic always sounds muffled to me, doesn't have that thump like the Rick.

I already had the Capitol CDs of this album so I played some of those first so I could compare the sound, right away I noticed that the remaster is louder, sharper, clearer with a more dynamic range. One thing I really like is that you can hear the crowds delight better. You really hear them react when the guitar riff of Let Me Roll It hits. The performances just thrilled the crowds.

The performances are just awesome, I have a whole new respect for songs like Spirits Of Ancient Egypt and Medicine Jar, I mean Wings are just rocking out on these songs. I know most people talk about Maybe I'm Amazed but for me Call Me Back Again and Beware My Love are the vocal performances to hear, McCartney is one of the absolute greatest singers. This album clearly shows that he is a premiere rock shouter.

Joe English on the drums is just excellent, without a doubt he is the best drummer McCartney ever had. I actually heard rolls and fills I never noticed before. I also noticed that you can really hear when he hits the cymbals, the crashes really help highlight the songs.

I've stated many times that WOA is my very fave McCartney album, with this absolutely fantastic remaster It's my fave all over again.

Oh I have to mention Hi Hi Hi and Soily, how can anyone say Wings were lightweight and soft if they listen to these songs, they just come blasting out of the speakers! Their performance of Hi Hi Hi is just a scorching smoking hard rocker, one of McCartney absolute best rockers.

I am just thrilled with this remaster, this album has never ever sounded better!

Now for the Rockshow blu-ray.
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby EwaldK » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:09 pm

I just listened to the previews on iTunes. I noticed that there is some different atmosphere between the songs. Some songs seems more intimate as if they were live recorded in a studio (like 'Spirits..') while I other seem to have been recorded in big stadium (like the opening track).

When it comes to live albums I always must think backof a lecture by Tony Visconti. He shared some memories about recording a live show with a famous English band (not in anyway Beatles related ;)). He told that the only thing that made it to the final album were the cheers of the public, the rest of the instruments and vocals were all re-recorded after the show). It sometimes makes you wonder about the authenticity of these albums. Though I admit it sounds great.
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Re: WOA Best Buy Version

Postby maccafan » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:10 am

Well don't waste your time wondering about Wings Over America, McCartney himself said the only thing they did was tighten up some harmonies, I believe the man himself!
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