Band on the Run [Paul McCartney Archive Collection] (2-CD + DVD)

Band on the Run [Paul McCartney Archive
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  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Hear Music

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 6/00, p.64
Ranked #75 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...A joyous, moving, occasionally daft album, a transatlantic chart-topper which sold over 6 million..."
CMJ - 3/20/00, p.28
"...Even Lennon once called it 'a great album'. Its multi-faceted big-band rock has withstood the test of time, posturing firm like an iceberg of creative brilliance..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.123
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The songs] remain some of McCartney's deftest pop creations, none more so than the irresistible, three-part drama of the title track..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 7/01, p.64
"...Acclaimed as Wings' finest...and the title track is unquestionably fine..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.87
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album saw the long-overdue return of Paul's creative focus, from the urgency of 'Jet' to the subtle jazz of 'Bluebird'..."
Uncut (magazine) - p.98
5 stars out of 5 -- "BAND ON THE RUN is still magisterial, for its melodies, invention and sheer confidence....Genuinely great."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 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

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Helen Wheels
  • 2.Country Dreamer
  • 3.Bluebird
  • 4.Jet
  • 5.Let Me Roll It
  • 6.Band On the Run
  • 7.Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
  • 8.Country Dreamer
  • 9.Zoo Gang

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Band On the Run
  • 2.Mamunia
  • 3.Album Promo
  • 4.Helen Wheels
  • 5.Wings In Lagos
  • 6.Osterley Park
  • 7.One Hand Clapping Theme
  • 8.Jet
  • 9.Soily
  • 10.C Moon
  • 11.Little Woman Love
  • 12.Maybe I'm Amazed
  • 13.My Love
  • 14.Bluebird
  • 15.Let's Love
  • 16.All of You
  • 17.I'll Give You a Ring
  • 18.Band On the Run
  • 19.Live and Let Die
  • 20.Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
  • 21.Baby Face

Product Description:

Personnel: Howie Casey (saxophone).
Audio Mixer: Geoff Emerick.
Audio Remasterers: Sam O'Kell; Steve Rooke.
Liner Note Author: Paul Gambaccini.
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios; EMI Studios, Lagos.
Photographer: Linda McCartney.
Publishers: Nancy Jeffries ; Dave Bogart; Jane Kett.
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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