Band On The Run (studio album) by Paul McCartney & Wings

Band On The Run
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 270th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 887 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (66th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (270th)
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Paul McCartney and Wings - Band on the Run - 1973 Vinyl LP Record with Poster
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PAUL MCCARTNEY - BAND ON THE RUN 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION CD BOXSET 1999
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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From 02/18/2021 11:34
This is a great album. "Band on the Run" the title track is an outstanding piece of work; the song is easily the best thing Paul ever did either solo or with Wings with "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" competing for second. However, the other tracks all range from decent to great as well. "Jet" is an awesome piece of power pop goodness. "Bluebird" has a catchy chorus. "Let Me Roll It" is a sexy and sensual song that evokes McCartney's old pal Lennon. "Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five" is a fantastic closer. The only real dud on this album is "Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)" which is unfournate because it's the longest track on the album.

It's not included on the UK version, but the US "Helen Wheels" is a solid track as well.

In my opinion, this is Paul's best album. It's only competition is Ram.
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From 01/07/2021 18:42
Quite an enjoyable album with a great title track and a stunning ending
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From 09/20/2020 01:35
Best album by any ex Beatle post Beatles. Lot of great songs beside the title track.
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From 06/22/2020 18:03
Average Track Rating = 86.71
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From 06/22/2020 17:39
With All things Must Pass by George and Plastic Ono by John , Band on the Run is among the best solo Beatles albums. Excellent production , no need for George Martin, great songs most of em. Let Me Roll it is an all-time classic by anyone and certainly not meaningless. At least not to me. Weakest is Picasso's Last Words. And why isn't Helen Wheels included in the track list as it's on the American version of the album and was a great single.
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From 06/18/2020 16:52
Damn near a Masterpiece! McCartney's Best.
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From 06/09/2020 11:43
All but 3 tracks are 9.5/10 worthy for me, and even those are barely lower. This album's superb.
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From 04/28/2020 15:13
I prefer RAM, but love this album,Let Me Roll It, Nine Hundred And Eighty Five, Band On The Run and Jet are great and together with George Harrison and John Lennon solo work up to 1973, the Beatles would have created another legendary album.
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From 03/24/2020 22:05
When i was in my early twenty,s the Beatles were my favourite band, and Paul was my favourite . But as the years went by my musical taste has change, and their not my favourite band any more. Typical Paul album it is quiet catchy and easy on the ear, but lyrically it lacks a bit more body. Still it good solid album with five good songs on it.
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From 11/07/2019 15:29
A great pop/rock album with an impeccable flow. A final highlight (released in December) in an already fantastic year.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
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