- Summary: The remastered reissue of the 1976 release of the triple-vinyl live album includes a commemorative book, a 75-minute documentary and an additional disc of live tracks. The Collectors box set adds photo prints, a tour book, and a photo journal with images by Linda McCartney.
- Record Label: Hear Music
- Genre(s): Pop
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May 31, 2013The remastered sound for this spiffed up reboot is a big improvement over the previous one. The extras on the various editions, especially the Wings Over the World doc with fan interviews, backstage shenanigans and offstage prep for the shows, help bring the 1976 experience to life for a new generation, shameless nostalgia and all.
May 31, 2013Wings Over America is, like any triple live album, too bloody long. But its also a snapshot of a Paul McCartney who, despite some of the Wings album-track dross, felt compelled to make surreal symphonic pop that continued the pop ideals of Sgt Pepper and The White Album.
May 31, 2013If the album isn't quite a classic, it does represent its time in an unhurried, unselfconscious way: this is what big-budget rock sounded like in the mid-'70s, and expanding it to such an extravagant size doesn't hurt it because it always was bigger and bolder than its competitors.
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