Paul McCartney with Jools Holland
On Tuesday (October 26th) Paul McCartney will appear and perform on the BBC2 TV show Later...with Jools Holland to promote the reissue of Band on the Run. The classic 1973 Paul McCartney & Wings album is being re-released in a new fully remastered version. McCartney has been a guest on Jools Holland's show before, as seen in the interview above from a few years ago. On this week's show other guests will include Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, The Black Keys, and Aloe Blacc. More info here.
Paul McCartney & Wings "Band On The Run"
Band on the Run was Wings' third album and Macca's fifth after the break up of the Beatles, and was the last McCartney release to appear on the Apple label. Commercially successful and critically acclaimed, it went on to become the top-selling studio album in the UK and Australia in 1974. It also stayed atop the US Billboard chart for over two years thanks to such songs as "Helen Wheels" (only on the 1973 US version), "Jet" (see live version below), and "Band on the Run" (hear audio of original version above).
The re-issue of the album, on Amoeba shelves November 2nd, will be in multiple formats including a single CD featuring the original UK version of the album plus a special edition that includes a CD and a DVD of bonus material. There will also be a 3-CD/DVD deluxe version that will contain the additional audio documentary originally produced for the album's 25th Anniversary release. This version will come with a 120-page hard cover book containing photos by Linda McCartney and Clive Arrowsmith, a history of the album and additional material. On top of this there will also be both a digital download version plus a double vinyl LP remastered edition.
Paul McCartney & Wings "Jet" (1976 live)