Paul McCartney – Band On The Run
Hand signed in bold silver paint pen by: Sir Paul McCartney – Linda McCartney – Denny Laine
Band on the Run is an album by Paul McCartney & Wings, released in 1973. It was Wings’ third album. It became Wings’ most successful album and remains the most celebrated of McCartney’s post-Beatles albums. It was 1974′s top-selling studio album in the United Kingdom and Australia, and revitalized McCartney’s critical standing.
In 2000 Q magazine placed it at number 75 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2012, Band on the Run was voted 418th on Rolling Stone magazine’s revised list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. A contemporary review by Jon Landau in Rolling Stone described the album as “with the possible exception of John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, the finest record yet released by any of the four musicians who were once called The Beatles.”
After the success of Red Rose Speedway and “Live and Let Die” – the featured song for the James Bond movie of the same name – Wings began contemplating its next album. Paul and Linda McCartney began writing new songs at their Scottish retreat soon after concluding their 1973 tour.
Bored with recording in the United Kingdom, they wanted to go to an exotic locale. After asking EMI to send him a listing of all their international recording studios, Paul happened upon Lagos in Nigeria and was instantly taken with the idea of recording in Africa.
Alongside the McCartney’s, guitarist and pianist Denny Laine, lead guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell also were set to go. However, a few weeks before departing in August, McCullough quit Wings in Scotland; Seiwell followed suit the night before the 8 August 1973 departure for Nigeria. This left just the core of the band – Paul, Linda and Denny Laine – to venture to Lagos, along with former Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick.
Custom Designed Vertical Award Style with Genuine RIAA Platinum Award Album
Measures: 20” x 40” x 2”