Saturday, 18 September 2010

Band on The Run: Remastered

It has recently been announced that Paul McCartney & Wings’ most successful album, Band on the Run, is going to be remastered and rereleased on November 1st in the United Kingdom and November 2nd in the United States.
The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles’ catalog.

The relauch of the album will, according to McCartney’s official website, be available in different formats (all digitally remastered, obviously):

The essential 9-track standard edition. Contains the original nine tracks, digitally remastered.

The 3 disc (2CD, 1 DVD) special edition features nine bonus audio tracks (including “Helen Wheels”), rare footage of the McCartneys in Lagos and behind-the-scenes at the famous album cover shoot, original Band on the Run promotional video clips, the One Hand Clapping television special (highlighted by studio performances filmed at Abbey Road in 1974) all with beautifully enhanced packaging.

The 4 disc (3CD, 1 DVD) deluxe edition which adds an extraordinary 120-page hard bound book containing many unseen and unpublished photos by Linda McCartney and Clive Arrowsmith, album and single artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks, a full history of the album complete with a new interview with Paul and expanded track by track information for all four discs. The deluxe edition also includes a special Band on the Run audio documentary (originally produced for the 25th Anniversary edition.)

The original remastered album and bonus audio content will also be issued in a 2 disc 180gm audiophile vinyl edition that comes with an MP3 download of all 18 tracks. Lastly, the standard and deluxe versions of Band on the Run will be available digitally worldwide.”

The deluxe and special edition pack would surely be really interesting to get a hold on, seeing as they apparently will be containing a lot of extra features.
I’m thrilled to listen to the 9 bonus audio tracks. I guess some of them also are to be found on the 25th Anniversary Edition, and include Country Dreamer and Helen Wheels (these two were released as singles prior to the release of Band on the run, and was included on the 25th Anniversary Edition)




  1. I saw a video of the prehistoric samplers at abbey road studio. Pretty epic place.

  2. music would not be what it is without this band.

  3. Is that some awesome music or what?

  4. Nice, thanks for the info. Might be fun to pick this up