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McCartney's New "Band"

Sir Paul McCartney is reissuing a best-selling recording from his post-Beatles days.  McCartney says he plans to re-release "Band On The Run," the 1973 album from his group, Wings.  It became Wing's most successful album and remains the most celebrated of McCartney's post-Beatles albums. It reached #1 in the US on three separate occasions, and eventually went triple platinum. In the UK, it spent seven weeks at #1 that summer, becoming the top selling British album of 1974. The 68-year-old said fans can expect the new "Band" to be in stores this fall.  The remastered recordings will arrive in several formats, including a four-disc collector's edition that offers an audio documentary, a new interview with Paul, and a booklet of photos taken by Linda McCartney, Paul’s late wife and co-founding member of Wings.  The "Band On The Run" reissue is scheduled for a November 2nd release. Along with  Paul and Linda McCartney, Moody Blues' guitarist and singer Denny Laine was part of Wings' original lineup.  Among the songs on "Band On the Run" are the title track, the singles "Jet" and "Helen Wheels," "Let Me Roll It," and "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five."  "Band On The Run" was Wings' third album.

09/20/2010 6:50AM
McCartney's New "Band"
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