Today, May 30, 1975, in The Beatles History, Paul McCartney (and Wings), release “Venus and Mars” the fourth studio album by Wings. Released in 1975 as the follow-up to Band on the Run, Venus and Mars continued Wings' run of commercial success and would prove a springboard for a year-long worldwide tour. The album was Paul’s first post-Beatles album to be released worldwide on the Capitol Records label rather than Apple.
Having written several new songs for the next album, Paul decided on New Orleans, Louisiana as the recording venue, and Wings headed there in January 1975. Before the departure to New Orleans, Wings had recorded three songs at Abbey Road Studios in London in November 1974: "Letting Go", "Love In Song" and "Medicine Jar", all overdubbed later at Sea Saint Studios between January and February.
As soon as the sessions began, the personality clash that had been evident between McCulloch and Britton during Wings' 1974 sessions in Nashville became more pronounced, and Britton – after a six-month tenure – quit Wings, having only played on three of the new songs. A replacement, American Joe English, was quickly auditioned and hired to finish the album.
The sessions proved to be productive, not only finishing the entire album, but also several additional songs, including two future McCartney B-sides, "Lunch Box/Odd Sox" and "My Carnival". Paul also decided to link the songs together much like the Beatles had on Abbey Road to give the album a more continuous feel.
John Lennon, often in a nostalgic mood during his "Lost Weekend" period, had told May Pang (his then girlfriend) that they would visit the McCartneys during the recording sessions for Venus and Mars, and considered writing with him again. John’s planned visit never happened due to his reunion with Yoko.
favourite song off of Memory Almost Full?
Mr. Bellamy, Vintage Clothes, In Private & Ever Present Past for me :)) ...