Band on the Run" is the title song of Paul McCartney and Wings' 1973 album Band on the Run. The song was released as a single in 1974, following the success of "Jet", and became an international chart success. The song topped the charts in the United States, also reaching number 3 in the United Kingdom. The single sold over one million copies in 1974 in America. It has since become one of the band's most famous songs.
By Paul McCartney & Wings, Official album, Part of the collection The Paul McCartney Collection. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of such covers qualifies as fair use. Timeline See what happened in 1993. Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions. Band On The Run" sessions (September 1-23, 1973).
Band on the Run is generally considered to be 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 caliber he displayed in the Beatles, far surpassing the first two Wings releases, Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway.
Paul McCartney & Wings 1973 Band On The Run – 06 Mamunia. Paul McCartney and Wings – Let Me Roll It. 5:13. Paul McCartney & Wings 1973 Band On The Run – 01 Band on the Run. 5:28. Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run from One Hand Clapping (197. :41. Paul McCartney & Wings 1973 Band On The Run – 0. .Paul McCartney & Wings - 1973 - BAND ON THE RUN – Band On The Run. 4:51. Paul Mccartney & Wings (Band On The Run,1973) – Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five. Paul McCartney & Wings – Drink To Me.
Band on the Run should have been a disaster. Two of Wings' original members quit in a huff just before its production. The whimsical decision to record in Lagos, Nigeria, became a nightmare when McCartney and company found themselves in a decaying studio, then had many of the project's demos stolen by armed bandits. Despite these hardships-perhaps because of them-Band on the Run remains the most focused and consistently satisfying record of McCartney's wildly uneven post-Beatles career
Band on the Run finds McCartney walking a middle ground between autobiographical songwriting and subtle attempts to mythologize his own experience through the creation of a fantasy world of adventure - perhaps remotely inspired by his having recently written Live and Let Die. He does it by uniting the myth of the rock star and the outlaw, the original legendary figure on the run. Up until now, the critical assumption has been that McCartney’s lyrics mean little if anything, that he is a mere stylist, playing games with words and sounds. I’m surprised I like Band on the Run so much more than McCartney’s other solo albums because, superficially, it doesn’t seem so different from them.
|1||Band On The Run||5:14|
|5||Let Me Roll It||4:51|
|9||Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)||5:51|
|10||Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five||5:28|
- Distributed By – Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada
- Licensed From – MPL Communications Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – MPL Communications Inc.
- Copyright (c) – MPL Communications Ltd.
- Made By – Disque Americ
- Engineer – Geoff Emerick
- Soloist, Saxophone [Sax Solos] – Howie Casey
NotesFrom the back cover:
℗ 1973 Original Sound Recordings Made by MPL Communications Inc.
© 1973 MPL Communications Ltd.
Printed in Canada
Made in Canada. Distributed under license from MPL Communications Inc. by Capital Records EMI of Canada [...] This Compact Disc was Remastered from the original master tape.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 7777-46675-2 4
- Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 077774667524
- SPARS Code: AAD
- Matrix / Runout: made by/ fabriqué par DISQUE AMERIC [logo] CANADA MJJ2C246675
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