1975 Wings – Venus And Mars

Venus And Mars is the fourth studio album by the British–American rock band Wings, and the sixth album by Paul McCartney after the break-up of the Beatles in 1970. Released in May 1975 as the follow-up to Band on the Run, Venus and Mars continued Wings’ run of commercial success and provided a springboard for a year-long worldwide tour. The album was McCartney’s first post-Beatles album to be released worldwide by Capitol Records rather than Apple.

After recording Band on the Run as a three-piece with wife Linda McCartney and guitarist Denny Laine, McCartney recruited guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton to the band in 1974. Recording sessions for the album took place in London, New Orleans and Los Angeles in November 1974 and early 1975. During the sessions, personal tensions caused Britton to quit after six months, forcing the band to recruit American drummer Joe English to finish the album.


1  Venus And Mars (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 01:20
2  Rock Show (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 05:31
3  Love In Song (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 03:03
4  You Gave Me The Answer (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 02:15
5  Magneto And Titanium Man (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 03:16
6  Letting Go (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 04:33
7  Venus And Mars (Reprise) (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 02:05
8  Spirits Of Ancient Egypt (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 03:04
9  Medicine Jar (James McCulloch; Colin Allen) 03:37
10  Call Me Back Again (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 04:59
11  Listen To What The Man Said (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 04:01
12  Treat Her Gently (Lonely Old People) (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 04:24
13  Crossroads Theme (Tony Hatch) 01:09
14  Zoo Gang (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 02:01
15  Lunch Box/Odd Sox (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 03:50
16  My Carnival (Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney) 03:57


BassPaul McCartney
DrumsJoe English
GuitarPaul McCartney
GuitarDenny Laine
GuitarJames McCulloch
KeyboardsPaul McCartney
KeyboardsLinda McCartney
KeyboardsDenny Laine
PianoPaul McCartney
PercussionPaul McCartney
PercussionLinda McCartney
PercussionDenny Laine
PercussionJames McCulloch
PercussionJoe English
Background VocalsLinda McCartney
VocalsDenny Laine
VocalsJames McCulloch
VocalsPaul McCartney

Other Musicians

2 Rock Show

PianoAllen Toussaint
CongasKenneth Williams

3 Love In Song

DrumsGeoff Britton

6 Letting Go

DrumsGeoff Britton

9 Medicine Jar

DrumsGeoff Britton

11 Listen To What The Man Said

GuitarDave Mason
SaxTom Scott

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul McCartney
Arranged By – Tony Dorsey, Paul McCartney
Engineer – Alan O’Duffy, Geoff Emerick

Photography – Linda McCartney, Sylvia De Swaan, Aubrey Powell, Hipgnosis

Mastered At Master Room
Recorded At Wally Heider Recording Studio, LA
Recorded At Sea-Saint Studio
Phonographic Copyright McCartney Music Inc
Copyright J. M. Music Ltd