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". Although filmed on this tour at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle, "Rockshow", originally a cut down version of the concert, was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. It was released on Betamax and later on laserdisc
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
Produced by Paul McCartney. Album Band on the Run. Band on the Run Lyrics.
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.
3:24, Interview, Paul McCartney, James Coburn & John Conteh interview about the making of "Band On The Run" album. Paul McCartney : Producer. MPL and the Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ iconic Band on the Run on November 2 nd, 2010. Heralded as one of the greatest albums of all time, the GRAMMY winning, smash 1 album – originally released December of 1973 – yielded the immortal title track and world-wide hit Jet becoming Wings’ most successful and celebrated album ever. Paul McCartney personally supervised all aspects of the Band on the Run reissue. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles’ catalog.