Jet / Let Me Roll It

By Paul McCartney & Wings7" Single • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

UK release date:
Feb 15, 1974
US release date:
Feb 18, 1974

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions




"Band On The Run" sessions #3

Late October / Early November 1973

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Track list

Side 1


1.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:09 • Studio versionA

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

Side 2


1.

Let Me Roll It

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:50 • Studio versionA

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

About

In the seventies there was this guy called Al Coury at Capitol who was their hot salesman. He rang me just after Band on the Run had come out, and it was starting to go back down the charts after its first week or so. He said, ‘You can’t let this happen. You’ve got to get it back up to the top, and “Jet” has got to be the single!’ I hadn’t particularly spotted it but when he said it, I thought, ‘yeah that could work’. Soon everyone knew ‘Jet’, and it sold the album. In that case it was Al’s choice, and he just persuaded me it was a good idea. 

Paul McCartney – From paulmccartney.com, December 1, 2022

What with the energy crisis, vinyl squeeze and shortage of radio air space, we sent a top executive to Strawberry Studios, Stockport, to ask Paul and Wings to prepare a specially edited version of their new single JET (lifted from BAND ON THE RUN), losing about one minute’s playing time.

Their reply was:

“We’d love to cut it, but we don’t know how.”

We now agree with them.

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Last updated on February 26, 2023

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