Review: Paul McCartney – Venus and Mars (Deluxe Collector’s Edition) (Universal Music Canada)

Paul McCartneyAlthough Venus and Mars, the sixth post-Beatles effort from Sir Paul McCartney, lacks the slam-dunk pop accessibility of 1973’s Band On The Run, it remains a solid effort nonetheless. This 2 CD / 1 DVD reissue features the original 13-track album, including the number one hit “Listen To What The Man Said,” the whimsical “You Gave Me The Answer” and appropriately named “Rock Show.” A second disc featuring a wealth of bonus audio is included as is a DVD comprised of material filmed around the time of the record’s release, featuring a spirited recording of “My Carnival” in addition to some of previously unreleased footage.