Band On The Run - 50th Anniversary Edition (Half-Speed Master) LP

Release date:
Feb 02, 2024

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions




Mixing "Helen Wheels"

Oct 02, 1973


"Band On The Run" sessions #3

Late October / Early November 1973

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Band On The Run

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:13 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Producer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Moog
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Horns, Strings

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


2.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:09 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Moog (?), Piano (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Moog (?)
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Piano (?)
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Howie Casey :
Sax
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Strings

Session Recording:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


3.

Bluebird

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:24 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Chimes (?), Guiro (?), Maracas (?), Percussion (?), Producer, Triangle (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Chimes (?)
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
Howie Casey :
Sax
Remi Kabaka :
Drums, Percussion
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


4.

Mrs. Vandebilt

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:41 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Percussion (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?), Percussion (?)
Howie Casey :
Sax
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


5.

Let Me Roll It

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:50 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon

Disc 2


1.

Mamunia

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:50 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar (?), Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Moog
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?), Percussion
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


2.

No Words

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

2:35 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Shaker (?), Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Shaker (?)
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Vocals
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Trevor Jones :
Backing vocals
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Strings
Ian Horne :
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


3.

Helen Wheels

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:47 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Moog
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant recording engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Oct 02, 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


4.

Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:49 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Producer, Shaker, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Shaker
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Shaker, Vocals
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Ginger Baker :
Shaker
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Horns, Strings
Pierre Denis Le Seve :
French narration

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
ARC Studios, Ikeja, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


5.

Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:31 • Studio versionA2024 • 2024 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Shaker (?), Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Organ, Shaker (?)
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Electric guitar
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Horns, Strings

Session Recording:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon

About

From Band on the Run 50th Anniversary Edition (Half-Speed Master) LP – Paul McCartney Official Store:

Ships on February 2, 2024

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Band on the Run, this special vinyl edition was cut at half speed using a high-resolution transfer of the original master tapes from 1973 at Abbey Road Studios, London. This tracklist mirrors the US release which includes the song “Helen Wheels”. Includes reproduction of Linda McCartney Polaroid poster. 

Limited to 4 per customer.

Tracklist
A1. Band on the Run 
A2. Jet 
A3. Bluebird 
A4. Mrs. Vandebilt 
A5. Let Me Roll It 
B1. Mamunia 
B2. No Words 
B3. Helen Wheels 
B4. Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me) 
B5. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

This product is expected to ship on or about 2/2/24.


From Paul McCartney | Collections | 2023 – In Photographs – In December, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Wings’ iconic album ‘Band on the Run’. This photo, taken during the album’s release campaign in 1973, features Paul, Linda, and Denny Laine.

Last updated on December 27, 2023

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