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Band on the Run 50th anniversary edition

Wings Band On The Run 50th Anniversary Edition To Be Released

by Paul Cashmere on December 5, 2023

in News

Wings’ classic ‘Band On the Run’ will be reissued in 2024 to mark the 50th anniversary of the album’s release in November 1973.

The new edition will have a bonus disc are early rough mixes of versions created in 1973 of the entire album.

The ‘Underdubbed Mixes’ were done by Geoff Emerick and do not feature any of the orchestral overdubs created by Tony Visconti, who said in his 2007 biography that he did them in two when he was very tired.

The tracklisting for the “Underdubbed” album differences to the final release. The order is the same as the original analogue tapes of the album.

Also. ‘Helen Wheels’ is incorporated back into the album. ‘Helen Wheels’ was released as a single on 26 October 1973 but was left off the British version of the album. It was included on the original Australian and American pressings. When the album was released as a CD in Australia and America, ‘Helen Wheels’ is not listed in the tracklisting but comes up as a hidden track at track 8, with ‘Picasso’s Last Words’ and ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five; incorrectly numbered on the cover as tracks 8 and 9 instead of the action 9 and 10.

In 2024, promoter Mark Christowski will present live performances of Band on the Run with Dave Gleeson (The Screaming Jets), Mark Williams (Dragon), Steve Balbi (Noiseworks) and Brydon Stace in Australia.

The 50th anniversary edition of Band on the Run is due 3 February 2024.

• LP 1 or CD 1: Band on the Run (US version)
1. Band on the Run
2. Jet
3. Bluebird
4. Mrs. Vandebilt
5. Let Me Roll It
6. Mamunia
7. No Words
8. Helen Wheels
9. Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)
10. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

• LP 2 or CD 2: Underdubbed MIxes
1. Band on the Run
2. Mamunia
3. No Words
4. Jet
5. Bluebird
6. Mrs. Vandebilt
7. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
8. Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)
9. Let Me Roll It

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