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

Band on the Run [Paul McCartney Archive
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Format: CD  (3 Discs)
Item:  HEAR 32564
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CD Details

  • 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 Okell; 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.
Neither the rustic Wild Life nor the slick AOR flourishes of Red Rose Speedway earned Paul McCartney much respect, so he made the self-consciously ambitious Band on the Run partially to rebuke his critics. On the surface, Band on the Run appears to be constructed as a song cycle in the vein of Abbey Road, but subsequent listens reveal that there are only passing similarities between the two albums. Some of this is quite showy, particularly the whimsical mini-suite of the title track and the surging surrealism of "Jet," but some of the most enduring moments are simpler, like the sunny acoustic "Bluebird" and rocking, rolling "Helen Wheels." Sometimes McCartney's whimsy is a little strong, but song for song Band on the Run is always enjoyable, whether McCartney is running through "Picasso's Last Words" or responding to John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep" taunts with "Let Me Roll It." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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  • UPC: 888072325647
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