1) Band on the Run
Heralded as one of the greatest albums of all time, the GRAMMY winning, smash #1 album, originally released December of 1973, yielded the immortal title track and worldwide hit “Jet” becoming Wings’ most successful and celebrated album ever.
Paul McCartney personally supervised all aspects of the Band on the Run reissue. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles’ catalog.
Watch a video on the Making of Band on the Run below:
Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run:
CD 1: Standard Edition CD with 9 tracks PLUS
CD 2: Bonus Tracks
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1) Band on the Run music video
[Photo Credit: Linda McCartney]
The musical achievement of Band on the Run is nearly matched by the amazing story behind its creation. Intrigued with recording abroad in the summer of 1973, McCartney searched for a list of studios around the world. Spotting one in the remote location of Lagos, Nigeria, he became enthralled with the idea of recording in Africa.
Days before departure, lead guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell quit the band leaving the entire project to the three core members, Paul, his wife Linda McCartney and band-member Denny Laine (along with recording engineer Geoff Emerick).
Recorded in August and September of 1973 (with further work done at AIR Studios in London in October 1973), they persevered through a tumultuous, yet creatively invigorating 2 month recording process battling difficult studio conditions, oppressive heat and a dangerous mugging at knife point. The thieves made off with the demo tapes (among other valuables), forcing the band to record the entire album from memory.
Collectors will be especially thrilled by the 4 disc (3CD, 1 DVD) deluxe edition which adds an extraordinary 120-page hard bound book containing many unseen and unpublished photos by Linda McCartney and Clive Arrowsmith, album and single artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks, a full history of the album complete with a new interview with Paul and expanded track by track information for all four discs.
The deluxe edition also includes a special Band on the Run audio documentary (originally produced for the 25th Anniversary edition) featuring interview contributions from Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Geoff Emerick, Tony Visconti, Al Coury, Clive Arrowsmith, James Coburn, John Conteh, Kenny Lynch, Michael Parkinson, Christopher Lee, Clement Freud, and Dustin Hoffman.
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All purchases of the remastered Band on the Run through http://www.paulmccartney.com/bandontherun receive an instant download of two tracks including “Band on the Run (Live in Glasgow, 1979)” and “No Words (Live in Glasgow, 1979)”.
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