Seems the never-ending announcements about releases for Beatles or Beatle-related product in the month of September has forced Paul McCartney to delay the release of the next two instalments in his Archive series. We just had an email from Amazon saying that the dates for Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound have been pushed back.
It’s not that surprising that something had to give.
We’ve just had the new DVD and BluRay of A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles Japan Box CD set, and the vinyl re-issue of Lennon’s Shaved Fish. Then in September comes The Beatles In Mono vinyl box set (September 8); the Icon series CD’s for John Lennon and Ringo Starr (both September 9); and the news that a George Harrison The Apple Years CD box set is due for a September 22 release.
The schedule was getting very crowded….not to mention the strain on collectors’ wallets!
Not real surprised about this but pushed back to when?
It’s not a huge move. It has gone from September 22 to to September 30 (at this stage). I’d suggest that Paul has made a bit of breathing space for the George Harrison “The Apple Years” CD box set, expected on September 22 (the same date as the Wings re-issues were initially expected). It’s still a hugely crowded month though.
Hi, the latest on this is in a press release from Concord Music: “Due to production issues, the release of the latest albums in the GRAMMY Award winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection will be delayed. The classic Wings albums Venus and Mars and At The Speed of Sound will now be released on November 3rd in the UK and November 4th in the US and not the previously announced September dates.