Okay, our man made some pretty mediocre Lps with Wings, but one thing, he didn’t stint on the packaging. Venus and Mars gatefold sleeve was designed by Hipgnosis and came with all manner of posters and stickers, the latter posed below on George Hardie’s whimsical, geometric inner sleeve.
In fact, Venus and Mars is a solid album, even as it signified rock’s transition to safe, relatively adult mass entertainment.
Yes, I do already own a copy of V&M, but, you see, that one’s a repress on Columbia, not this oddity, a British Capitol issue, and it came with the original stuff and…and…no, I can’t/won’t justify its purchase. I’ll just sit over here. [quietly sings] “Sitting in the stands of the sports area, waiting for the show to begin…”