Paul McCartney And Wings* ‎– Band On The Run

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Apple Records ‎– PAS 10007, Apple Records ‎– 0C 064 o 05503
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Includes large fold-out poster depicting many small photographs. Inner sleeve has picture on one side and lyrics on the other side. Also available on Cassette and Cartridge.
℗ 1973 EMI Records Ltd.
An Apple Record.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): YEX.929
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): YEX.930
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 1): YEX 929 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 1): YEX 930 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 2): YEX 929 - 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 2): YEX 930 - 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 3): YEX 929 - 1 GAA 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 3): YEX 930 - 1 GOM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 4): YEX 929-2 RHH 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 4): YEX 930-2 RHL 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 5): YEX 929 - 2 RDR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 5): YEX 930 - 2 GHG 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 6): YEX 929 - 2 MRG 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 6): YEX 930 - 2 MGP G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 7): YEX 929 - 1 GDG 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 7): YEX 930 - 1 GDH 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 8): YEX 929 - 2 PAA 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 8): YEX 930 - 2 GAA 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 9): YEX 929 - 2 RMA 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 9): YEX 930 - 2 RGT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped, variant 10): YEX 929 - 1 ARH 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped, variant 10): YEX 930 - 2 ART 0
  • Other (Printing code): Ⓛ 7312

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leudanielm

leudanielm

April 19, 2018

Look no further than this pressing! It has a warm, full sound. Perfect tonal balance.
steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

January 7, 2018
edited 5 months ago
“Band On The Run” was McCartney’s full return to critical and commercial prominence. After being punished for his ill preceived breakup of “The Beatles”, and several critically panned albums, he somehow managed to strike the right balance, finally scoring high with the critics, and on the charts (the album had no less than four hit singles helping to sustain it’s longevity, while making many a rebound to #1-it remains Paul’s sole “blockbuster”). The undeserved complaints about his debut were that it is was too simple, incomplete sounding, and sketch-like, etc...the resounding sentiment was, “He broke up the Beatles for this?”, but “McCartney” was just that, simple..., a back to basics, very revealing look at how the man wrote, played, constructed, and fine tuned “his own” music, the “McCartney Template” if you will. Misunderstood and underrated, his work was almost entirely written off as junk, except for “Maybe I’m Amazed”. Obliged, Paul rammed on, but “Ram” was also poorly received, Paul (and Linda) tried to answer and accommodate for what the naysayers said “McCartney” was not. The music was rich and imaginative on his sophomore effort, and the melodies changed on a dime, “Ram” was anything but lazy, his most “Beatles like” solo offering, and in my opinion, it is his and Linda’s mini-masterpiece. Two more critically panned albums came in quick succession with his newly formed band “Wings”...enter “Band On The Run”, a record that almost never happened...Truly a musical genius beyond any critic’s bias, it is only as of late that Paul’s work on “McCartney” & “Ram”, together with “Band...”, have been praised and recognized for what they represent, the culmination and evidence of a young man that was “The Mastermind” behind the biggest band in “Rock Music History”. McCartney was still brimming when the band fell apart, and it would appear that he had a lot of ideas still, or at least a few more tricks up his sleeve to dazzle listeners and record buyers, for not only was he a musical genius, but a bewildering magician. From 70’ to 75’, had “The Beatles” stayed together, McCartney’s music alone could have sustained them, and that is the truth. John was losing his bite by 73’, and was certainly ready to take a break by 75’, Ringo had had his run of two back to back commercially successful albums by 74’, mostly with a little help from his friends, and George had blown his wad with the massive “All Things Must Pass” (which could have been two great albums really), after that, he too seemed to be running out of ideas, and by 74’, he fell victim to his own major falling out with the critics. McCartney’s daring quest for musical adventures were just getting started still, and they brought him well into the next decade, with “Wings” basically still at it’s commercial peak in 76’.
virginvinyl

virginvinyl

July 11, 2017
the 1st pressing still the best sounding :)
LK_79_ONTIVEROS

LK_79_ONTIVEROS

July 6, 2017
LA EDICION DE EMI CAPITOL DE MEXICO. SLEM-506. INCLUYE LA CANCION "HELEN WHEELS".
INCLUYE UN POSTER CON FOTOGRAFIAS DE PAUL McCARTNEY
henry.phillpotts

henry.phillpotts

March 20, 2017

My -2 -2 copy of this pressing sounds very good and has a cut corner on the bottom right of the inner sleeve.
mikkris

mikkris

November 8, 2015
Yex 929-2, Yex 930-5 got title and band + PAS 1007 on spine only. Yex 929-2, Yex 930-4 got it on both spine and top edge of sleeve. Can't find it on discogs.
arriggle

arriggle

February 24, 2015
Just added the Nimbus Supercut LP to the list. I realized I had a copy when I started cataloging my collection. Very Happy!
I was surprised to see it wasn't in the database already
Soultrain33

Soultrain33

January 17, 2015
I have the UK Version yex 929-2, and yex 930-2. The other interesting thing is I was told if you have the inner sleeve with cut corners instead of round that the cut corners is one of the earliest versions, can anyone confirm this? please email me at (kuzyk@sympatico.ca)
Soultrain33

Soultrain33

January 17, 2015
I have the UK Version yex 929-2, and yex 930-2. The other interesting thing is I was told if you have the inner sleeve with cut corners instead of round that the cut corners is one of the earliest versions, can anyone confirm this? please email me at (kuzyk@sympatico.ca)
Peerke

Peerke

November 13, 2013
I got this album on vinyl released by Bovema 5C062-05503. And i think it's one of the view heavy weight pressings by the weight of it.