What a thrill it is to hear this record again.
Band on the Run came out 37 years ago. It was the third album Paul McCartney made under the name Wings. I think it's the best, and I'm not alone. I'm listening to the remastered version, which comes out Nov. 2. There's a version with bonus tracks and a DVD of music videos, film footage of recording sessions and so much more.
For Band on the Run, McCartney was looking for a bit of adventure when he made this record. So he booked a studio in Lagos, Nigeria. Some of his bandmates decided not to join him, the studio wasn't up to his expectations, and yet he soldiered on.
Below is a mini-documentary on the making of Band on the Run, filled with footage from the recording sessions and Paul and Linda McCartney's travels in Lagos.
Are you a Band on the Run fan?