Wings Over America [Deluxe Edition] - Paul McCartney & Wings
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  • 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.
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  1. 80
    It’s fascinating to hear just how these sounds have dated.
  2. 80
    The 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.
  3. May 31, 2013
    80
    Wings Over America records the fact that they were a far sturdier, more streamlined and thrilling proposition than they were ever given credit for. [Jun 2013, p.96]
  4. May 31, 2013
    70
    Now reissued with a variety of bonus goodies, Wings Over America is a time capsule from a neglected phase of the Macca saga--an artifact for Seventies stoners who thought Wings were heavier than the Beatles.
  5. May 31, 2013
    70
    Wings 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.
  6. May 31, 2013
    60
    Here, McCartney sounds more natural and in his element than most anywhere else on Wings Over America, not least because the material itself has some coherence.
  7. May 31, 2013
    60
    If 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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  1. Feb 27, 2014
    10
    This is probably one of the most polished live albums you'll ever hear. Wings Over America has always been one of my favorite McCartney albums.... Then again, I love all his music! Nonetheless, this an excellent album. 10/10 Expand