Band on the Run

Studio - Paul McCartney & Wings / Parlophone / EMI

Album Release Date: 07.Dec.1973


Band On The Run
Mrs Vandebilt
Let Me Roll It
No Words
Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)
Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

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Paul’s fifth album since the break up of The Beatles, Band on the Run was made under difficult circumstances: band members Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough left before recordings began in Lagos, Nigeria – which itself proved a challenging environment to work in. Despite the setbacks, Paul, Linda and Denny Laine persevered and Band on the Run – complete with its famous celebrity-packed cover art – proved a triumph. The album topped the US chart three separate times; in the UK, it was the biggest selling studio album of 1974 and spent a miraculous 124 weeks on the chart. Its success has endured and in 2000 the album was included in Q magazine's list of Greatest British Albums Ever, as well as Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was re-released in March 1999 to celebrate the 25th anniversary, and again in 2010, as the first release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, featuring the remastered album, with rare bonus audio and video content, all in new packaging.

Performed by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney & Denny Laine
Sax Solos: Howie Casey
All tracks composed by Paul & Linda McCartney except track 7 composed by Paul McCartney & Denny Laine
Produced by Paul McCartney
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except track 7 composed by Paul McCartney / Copyright Control

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