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Paul McCartney's Band on the Run
remastered 2010

The new digitally remastered Band on the Run with a release date of November 2, 2010 marks the first release from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, an ambitious reissue program from MPL and the Concord Music Group that encompasses 40 years of classic material from McCartney's vast recording career.

Paul McCartney and Wings' Band on the Run triumphed both critically and commercially. The album topped the US album chart 3 separate times, won a Grammy and went on to sell more than 7 million copies.

Three different digitally remastered Band on the Run CD packages are available: the Standard Edition (1-disc), the Special Edition (3-disc) and the Deluxe Edition (4-disc) which are all described below. There is also a special Vinyl Edition release.

Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run: Standard Edition
Track Listing

1) Band on the Run
2) Jet
3) Bluebird
4) Mrs. Vandebilt
5) Let Me Roll It
6) Mamunia
7) No Words
8) Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)
9) Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-five


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:
Special Edition [2 CD+1 DVD]

The 3 disc (2CD, 1 DVD) special edition features nine bonus audio tracks (including the top 10 smash “Helen Wheels”), rare footage of the McCartneys in Lagos and behind-the-scenes at the famous album cover shoot, original Band on the Run promotional video clips, the One Hand Clapping television special (highlighted by studio performances filmed at Abbey Road in 1974) all with beautifully enhanced packaging.


Track Listing

CD 1: Standard Edition CD with 9 tracks PLUS

CD 2: Bonus Tracks

1) Helen Wheels
2) Country Dreamer
3) Bluebird (from One Hand Clapping)
4) Jet (from One Hand Clapping)
5) Let Me Roll It (from One Hand Clapping)
6) Band on the Run (from One Hand Clapping)
7) Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (from One Hand Clapping)
8) Country Dreamer (from One Hand Clapping)
9) Zoo Gang


1) Band on the Run music video
2) Mamunia music video
3) Album Promo [Featuring Band on the Run, Mrs Vandebilt, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Bluebird]
4) Helen Wheels music video
5) Wings in Lagos
6) Osterley Park
7) One Hand Clapping

[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.


Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run:
Deluxe Edition [3 CD+1 DVD]

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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Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run: Vinyl Edition

The original remastered album and bonus audio content will also be issued in a 2 disc 180gm audiophile vinyl edition that comes with an MP3 download of all 18 tracks.


Upon the release of Band on the Run, then Rolling Stone reviewer Jon Landau famously gushed, “The finest record yet released by any of the four musicians who were once called The Beatles.”

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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