Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run

2017 Reissue Single CD, Cardboard Package, US Pressing

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Band On The Run is the third studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings, originally released in December 1973 by Apple Records.

Band On The Run is generally considered Paul McCartney's strongest solo effort. The album was also his most commercially successful, selling well and spawning two hit singles, the multi-part pop suite of the title track and the roaring rocker "Jet".

On these cuts and elsewhere, McCartney's penchant for sophisticated, nuanced arrangements and irrepressibly catchy melodic hooks is up to the calibre he displayed in the Beatles, far surpassing ‘Wild Life’ and ‘Red Rose Speedway’.

The focus found in Band On The Run may have to do with the circumstances of its creation: two former members quit the band prior to recording, leaving McCartney, wife Linda, and guitarist Denny Laine to complete the album alone (with Paul writing, producing, and playing most of the instruments himself).

The album has the majestic, orchestral sweep of McCartney's Abbey Road-era ambition, with a wide range of style-dabbling, from the swaying, acoustic jazz-pop of "Bluebird" and the appealing, straightforward rock of "Helen Wheels", to the wiry blues of "Let Me Roll It" and the swaying, one-off pub singalong "Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)", and the epic closer "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five".

McCartney's infallible instinct for popcraft overflows on this excellent release.

Check out the tracks: “Jet”, “Mrs. Vandebilt”; "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five"; and “Band On The Run”.

This album is a 2017 reissue on CD housed in a cardboard sleeve with printed booklet, featuring the 2010 remastered audio, pressed in the US via Capitol Records.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

1

Band On The Run

5:12

2

Jet

4:09

3

Bluebird

3:23

4

Mrs. Vandebilt

4:40

5

Let Me Roll It

4:51

6

Mamunia

4:51

7

No Words

2:35

8

Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me)

5:49

9

Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five

5:28

SKU 602557567526
Record Label Capitol Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0027060-02
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 17 November 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 05 December 1973
Barcode # 602557567526
Shipping Weight 0.0650kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.125m
Shipping Length 0.142m
Shipping Cubic 0.000178m3
Type New
Format Compact Disc, Cardboard Packaging, Reissue and Repackaging of 2010 Remastered Audio Reissue Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Single CD without Bonus Material
Format CD
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Pop
Genre Classic Rock

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