With two Wings reissues slated for the fall, Paul McCartney has begun making lyric videos for songs that came out years before the video era. First up is the Venus and Mars track “Call Me Back Again.” The soulful song, which featured heavily on Wings set lists at the time and appeared on the group’s Wings Over America live album, now has imagery from the obvious (telephones) to the imaginative (colorful animations of people walking).
The video heralds the deluxe treatments that the former Beatle is giving both Wings’ 1975 album, Venus and Mars, and the following year’s Wings at the Speed of Sound. The former featured the hit single “Listen to What the Man Said,” while the latter contained fan favorites “Silly Love Songs” and “Let ‘Em In.”
The two-disc deluxe versions, which both will come out on November 4th, have been expanded to include demos and previously unreleased tracks, as well as a remastered copy of the original album. The three-disc configuration contains a hardback book with previously unpublished photos, interviews with McCartney, track-by-track info and a bonus DVD with footage from around the time each record was released.
McCartney will likely be sharing another video for a song off one of the two records in the new future, according to a tweet from Vevo. He has not yet revealed what song it will be for though.
Earlier this month, McCartney released a lyric video for a song he wrote more recently. “Meat Free Mondays,” the video for which featured appearances by Woody Harrelson and Twiggy, is a song encouraging people to take a day a week off consuming animals. The effects, McCartney says, will benefit the environment from reducing greenhouse gases to slowing the polar thaw.