Band on the Run is the third studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings, released in December 1973. It was McCartney's fifth album after leaving the Beatles in April 1970. Although sales were modest initially, its commercial performance was aided by two hit singles – "Jet" and "Band on the Run" – such that it became the top-selling studio album of 1974 in the United Kingdom and Australia, in addition to revitalising McCartney's critical standing.
it/RockshowStream In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "Wings over America" triple live album and the concert film "Rockshow"
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.
McCartney wrote this song in response to drug laws that criminalized him and his friends (including fellow bands on the run Eagles and Byrds). We’re not criminals, he explained. We just would rather do this than hit the booze – which had been a traditional way to do it. We felt that this was a better move. Band on the Run" Track Info. Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings.
Shortly after the Band On The Run album was released, McCartney told Melody Maker: "The basic idea about the band on the run is a kind of prison escape. At the beginning of the album the guy is stuck inside four walls, and eventually breaks out. There is a thread, but it's not a concept album. Ya know, in the 1970's when I was a little kid I so loved Paul McCartney & Wings. Surprisingly, during all that time I never even knew that he was one of The Beatles until John Lennon got shot in 1980 when all the news brought it to my attention. That only cemented for me how great he was & how much his music has enriched my life
Band On The Run sold more than seven million copies, and topped the US charts on three separate occasions. Here's the press release, from September 2010: MPL and the Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings' iconic Band on the Run on November 2nd, 2010.
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