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Band On The Run (Coll. Ed) (Rm) [Box set, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Special Edition]

Paul and Wings Mccartney , Paul McCartney and Wings Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. Band on the Run
2. Jet
3. Bluebird
4. Mrs Vandebilt
5. Let Me Roll It
6. Mamunia
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Helen Wheels
2. Country Dreamer
3. Bluebird [from One Hand Clapping]
4. Jet [from One Hand Clapping]
5. Let Me Roll It [from One Hand Clapping]
6. Band on the Run [from One Hand Clapping]
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Disc: 3
1. Band on the Run Music Video
2. Mamunia Music Video
3. Album Promo [Featuring Band on the Run, Mrs Vandebilt, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Bluebird]
4. Helen Wheels Music Video
5. Wings In Lagos
6. Osterley Park
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Digitally remastered and expanded three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition of this 1973 album from the Rock 'n' Roll legend including a bonus CD containing nine rare tracks and a bonus DVD that features rare footage, music videos and behind the scenes features and the One Hand Clapping documentary. Band On The Run was released three short years after the Beatles' split and would become one of the biggest selling albums of Sir Paul's entire solo career.

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Band on the Run should have been a disaster. Two of Wings' original members quit in a huff just before its production. The whimsical decision to record in Lagos, Nigeria, became a nightmare when McCartney and company found themselves in a decaying studio, then had many of the project's demos stolen by armed bandits. Despite these hardships--perhaps because of them--Band on the Run remains the most focused and consistently satisfying record of McCartney's wildly uneven post-Beatles career. This mini box set contains the original album, a well-written booklet by Mark Lewisohn, and a bonus disc featuring outtake snippets and interviews with all the album's participants (including its cover crew, which includes actors James Coburn and Christopher Lee) and Dustin Hoffman, who recounts how he spurred McCartney to spontaneously write "Picasso's Last Words" on a dare. This second disc would make a fine radio show; it comes up short where it matters most--in music. Time spent detailing the album-cover photo session could have been more gratifyingly devoted to more contemporary outtakes (much of the bonus Band material is culled from live performances from as recently as the mid '90s; perhaps McCartney wants us to know how important the record has been to him over the years) or to a pair of single B-sides, which are curiously absent here. --Jerry McCulley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Collection! Nov. 8 2010
By Martin A Hogan TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There are so many reissues on the market lately and Paul McCartney's "Band On The Run" is one of the latest, being offered in several different combinations. Considering that this was a #1 record breaking album and a real critical and commercial success for McCartney and Wings, it bears to get any great treatment. This version has the original album carefully remastered at Abbey Roads Studios without too much compression and not a complete removal of original album hiss, to truly produce a fine sounding, original recording that comes as close to vinyl as possible.

Although "Band On The Run" and Jet " were chosen for the singles, there is little doubt that every song qualified. Paul Gambaccini provides extensive sleeve notes about the recording including, Paul's history from leaving the Beatles and progressing to this album. Like the songs, this album is an adventure. The liner notes describe which songs were chosen and why, the songs history, the trip to record in Lagos, Nigeria and more. Want to know who those strangers on the cover really re? Paul G. fills you in.

The second CD contains the hit, "Helen Wheels" and "Country Dreamer", all sounding fantastic. The remaining seven songs are from a special called "One Hand Clapping" and although these are live recordings with slightly different arrangements, the sound quality is remarkably good. That brings us to the DVD or `bonus film". Remembering that this audio and video is over twenty-seven years old does not diminish the enjoyment or aesthetic quality. At a running time of 1 hour and 24+, minutes, there is a lot to celebrate. Most of the videos are artistic/psychedelic in nature and surprisingly, not as dated as one would think. Included are song videos, promos and the full version of the special, "One Hand Clapping".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The tightest Wing's arrangement of all time Feb. 19 2010
Format:LP Record
Paul McCartney put out some mediocre albums after the Beatles but finally got it together with this one. There is really no terrible cut on the album.

Deny Lane and the others work so well with him I don't know why they did not keep this lineup.
The classic "Band on the Run", "Jet" stand on their own, but this album also has some other lesser known gems such as "Helen Wheels", and "Blueburd".

It is truely a great album that stands the test of time.

The 180 gm vinyl remastered album gives it a very full and rich sound on a decent turntable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Remastering Sounds Great - DVD Could Be Better April 27 2011
By From the Musician's Pen TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Most people agree that this is a classic rock album, so I'm not going to spend time discussing the music itself. It's been released in various forms so I'll just be discussing this Collector's Edition, with 2 CD's and 1 DVD.

CD 1 is the remastered album; CD 2 is the bonus tracks, also remastered, including the single "Helen Wheels"; the DVD features footage from the album cover photo shoot, some videos for the songs, and a McCartney TV Special from the early 1970's with great footage of Wings rehearsing songs from this album, plus "Live & Let Die" and more... Paul's voice is immaculate, he's at a peak.

In terms of sound quality, the previously remastered version of this CD already sounded very good indeed. This remastering sounds even better.

I received this as a gift. I was hesitant to buy it, as I felt the price was high and I wasn't sure whether I'd like the bonus stuff enough to feel I "need" them. I'm a McCartney fan but I often feel cheated by his releases, and I wasn't willing to gamble.

With regards to this collection, I feel all the songs on the bonus CD could fit onto the main CD, which could help keep the price down. I also feel the only good thing on the DVD was the TV Special. I'd much rather see more footage of Wings, especially in concert (especially Wings Over America, Rockshow Concert For Kampuchea, etc.). This was Paul's peak and the footage exists and some has been previously released on VHS or laser disc, so I was hoping for more of that.

I've seen this go on sale for half price, and I'd recommend it then. If you don't already own "Band on the Run", this is a worthy purchase. Otherwise, only a big Wings fan would want to spend the extra money to upgrade to this version.
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Band On The Run (1973.) Paul McCartney's fifth post-Beatles album.
In 1973, Paul McCartney and his new band, Wings, released what would eventually become their biggest and most famous album of all - Band On The Run. It seemed at first that the album was going to be a disaster - the band chose to record the album in a foreign nation, and once there their master tapes were stolen by armed bandits! To make things worse, some of the original Wings members had just quite the band. Yet, despite all these hardships, the album became the band's most popular album? Does the album live up to all the hype that McCartney fans have created around it, or is it just an overrated, subpar album? Read on for my review of Band On The Run.
In my opinion, this album does NOT live up to the hype that most Paul McCartney fans have built around it. However, it is still a very good album. Obviously, two huge hits emerged from this album. The title track, which fuses a plethora of musical styles in a relatively short period of time, became one of Paul's biggest post-Beatles hits. I like Paul McCartney a good deal but feel he's the most overrated of all the Beatles. Still, I think that this song deserves all of the credit it receives. The other big hit was Jet. This one still gets played on the radio on a regular basis, and while not up to the excellence level of the title track, it is another very good song. And then we have the tracks that were never popular at all, but are good songs nonetheless. The slow and melodic Bluebird (not to be confused with Blackbird from Paul's Beatles days) is solid proof of this, as is the experimental Mrs. Vanderbilt. As the album progresses, there are a number of great songs, and a number of not-so-great ones.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not better
Sound quality. Is it really better than the earlier version? I doubt it. Someone just pushed the loudness button.
Published 1 hour ago by Rudolf Penner
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Published 20 days ago by the man
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star record
Really good and worth playing again and again." C- classic "recordings. Desert island worth
Published 2 months ago by Ian Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine Wings Album
Band on the Run is in all probability the best album from McCartney and Wings. Looking back to the 1960s there are some memorable Beatles songs, say for example Taxman and Eleanor... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gary Bowers
4.0 out of 5 stars Band on the run is a classic
I love Paul Macartney and band on the Run is one of his best Cd's the price is better than ordering it from the music shop and the cd doesn't take long to arrive either.
Published 15 months ago by william schuberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Run for it!
Band on the run is definitely a collector's item for those of us who enjoyed Paul and Wings as much as the Beatles!
Published 17 months ago by N. Dominici
5.0 out of 5 stars the best
I used to listen to this when I was a young teen. (Actually I took it from my older brother). I listened to it for four days straight, I gave it to my brother as a gift, then... Read more
Published on July 30 2011 by helen lacroix
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Big Mac
This was, by far, the best album of Paul McCartney's solo career and his only release that rivalled his output from his Beatle days. Read more
Published on May 23 2011 by Irishcan
4.0 out of 5 stars Desert Island Disc
Excellent sound, and packaging. We even get lots of tiny copies of original Polaroid pics taken by Linda inside the cover. This album is one of my all-time favourites. Read more
Published on April 15 2011 by Douglas MacRae
4.0 out of 5 stars Most Succesful of the Beatles
This group here Wings really hitting their stride and showing McCartney's talent to form a band that was clearly successful in it's own right. Read more
Published on March 29 2011 by TDN
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