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Band on the run
McCartney, Paul.
Personal Author:
Twenty-fifth anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Capitol Records, 1999.
Physical Description:
2 audio discs (96 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Statement of responsibility from container.

Compact discs.

Digitally remastered analog recording.
Disc 1. Band on the run -- Jet -- Bluebird -- Mrs Vanderbilt -- Let me roll it -- Mamunia -- No words -- Helen wheels -- Picasso's last words (drink to me) -- Nineteen hundred and eighty five.

Disc 2. Paul McCartney (dialogue intro) ; Band on the run (nicely toasted mix) -- Band on the run (original) (background) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 1) -- Band on the run (barn rehearsal - 21st July 1989) -- Paul McCartney (dialogue link 2) ; Mamunia (original) (background) ; Denny Laine (dialogue) ; Mamunia (original) (background) ; Linda McCartney (dialogue) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 3) -- Bluebird (live - version - Australia 1975) -- Bluebird (original) (background) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 4) -- Paul McCartney (dialogue link 5) ; No words (original) (background) ; Geoff Emerick (dialogue) -- No words (original) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 6) ; Tony Visconti (dialogue) ; Band on the run (original) (illustration) ; Tony Visconti (dialogue) -- Jet (original from Picasso's last words) (background) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 7) ; Jet (original from Picasso's last words) (background) ; Al Coury (dialogue) -- Jet (Berlin soundcheck - 3rd September 1993) -- Paul McCartney (dialogue link 8) ; Clive Arrowsmith (dialogue) -- Nineteen hundred and eighty five (original) (background) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 9) ; James Coburn (dialogue) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 10) ; John Conteh (dialogue) -- Mrs Vandebilt (original) (background) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 11) ; Kenny Lynch (dialogue) -- Let me roll it (Cardington rehearsal - 5th Februray 1993) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 12) -- Paul McCartney (dialogue link 13) ; Mrs Vandebilt (background) ; Michael Parkinson (dialogue) ; Linda McCartney (Band on the run photo shoot) (dialogue) ; Michael Parkinson (dialogue) -- Helen wheels (crazed) ; Paul McCartney (diailogue link 14) ; Christopher Lee (dialogue) -- Band on the run (strum bit) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 15) ; Clement Freud (dialogue) -- Picasso's last words (original) (background) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 16) ; Dustin Hoffman (dialogue) -- Picasso's last words (Drink to me) (acoustic version) -- Band on the run (nicely toasted mix) ; Paul McCartney (dialogue link 17) -- Band on the run (Northern comic version).
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Mrs Vandebilt.

Let me roll it.


No words.

Helen wheels.

Picasso's last words (Drink to me)

Nineteen hundred and eighty five.
Format :
Music CD


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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 caliber he displayed in the Beatles, far surpassing the first two Wings releases 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)." Though it lacks the emotional resonance of contemporaneous releases by John Lennon and George Harrison, McCartney's infallible instinct for popcraft overflows on this excellent release. ~ Al Campbell

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