Band On The Run - Rarities

Paul McCartney
 
Band On The Run - Rarities - Front cover Band On The Run - Rarities - Rear Cover
Band On The Run - Rarities - Front Cover Band On The Run - Rarities - Rear Cover

Label His Master's Choice
Catalogue No.   HMC 061
Release date April 2024
Total time CD 1 - 78 minutes 05 seconds
CD 2 - 78 minutes 23 seconds
Comments :                            TMOQ Gazette - Volume 49

Contains Previously Unreleased Audio Material
This two c.d. set includes the complete Lagos recordings from September 1973 and Unreleased B.O.T.R. Sound Effects relating to the L.P. Band On The Run.

Band On The Run is the 3rd studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings, released in November 1973.
Here are rarities such as outtakes, rehearsals, tracks from the Geoff Emerick tapes and more.
All in pristine quality, unbootlegged and/or never released in this quality before !

The 16 page stiff card booklet for the TMOQ Gazette has a more detailed write-up from which the above was extracted.
It includes a discussion of the album cover picture, a tribute to Denny Laine, article of Paul talking about the album tracks,
and a Clash Interview from 2010.
Plus the usual HMC layout and photographs.


Disc 1

No. Title Track Detail Time
Tracks 1-7 - Geoff Emerick 1/4" Tapes
Auctioned 10th October 2023 by Omega Auctions (Lot 284).
Hammer price: £11,500
Tracks 1-3 recorded at EMI studios, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
between 3rd-7th September 1973.
1 Ma Moonia Working title for Mamunia.
Mixed by Geoff Emerick in Lagos on 21st September 1973
to be taken back to England for overdubs.
4:52
2 Band On The Run Mixed by Geoff Emerick in Lagos on 21st September 1973
to be taken back to England for overdubs.
5:14
3 Helen Wheels Mixed by Geoff Emerick in Lagos on 21st September 1973
to be taken back to England for overdubs.
3:56
Tracks 4-6 recorded at EMI studios, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
between 10th-14th September 1973.
4 Mrs. Vanderbilt Working title of Mrs. Vandebilt.
Mixed by Geoff Emerick in Lagos on 21st September 1973
to be taken back to England for overdubs.
4:28
5 No Words Ironically, this track has no words yet.
Mixed by Geoff Emerick in Lagos on 21st September 1973
to be taken back to England for overdubs.
4:58
6 Let Me Roll It No vocals on this recording yet, either.
Mixed by Geoff Emerick in Lagos on 21st September 1973
to be taken back to England for overdubs.
4:24
Track 7 recorded at Ginger Baker's studio,
Batakota (ARC), Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
on 17th September 1973.
7 Drink To Me Working title of Picasso's Last Words.
Mixed by Geoff Emerick in Lagos on 21st September 1973
to be taken back to England for overdubs.
6:21
Tracks 8-14 final backing tracks, without vocals
8 Jet Instrumental version.
Not recorded in Lagos, but back at London AIR Studios in early October
4:05
9 Bluebird Instrumental version.
Not recorded in Lagos, but back at London AIR Studios in early October
3:20
10 1985 Instrumental version.
Not recorded in Lagos, but back at London AIR Studios in early October
5:25
11 Helen Wheels Instrumental version. 3:42
12 Band On The Run Instrumental version. 5:10
13 Let Me Roll It Instrumental version. 4:47
14 Picasso's Last Words Instrumental version. 5:42
Tracks 15-21 unique and unreleased BOTR sound effects tape
to be used on several songs, e.g.
Band On The Run (jail noises)
Mrs. Vandebilt (laughter)
Picasso's Last Words (French radio broadcast)
15 Jail Noises "Sound effects" 2:05
16 Laughter 1 "Sound effects" 1:28
17 Laughter 2 "Sound effects" 1:11
18 Laughter 3 "Sound effects" 1:33
19 Laughter 4 "Sound effects" 1:19
20 French Broadcast "Sound effects" 1:40
21 Party Noises "Sound effects" 1:38


Disc 2

No. Title Track Detail Time
Band On The Run Era Pieces
1 Band On The Run Rough mix - October 1973
With additional spoken words to be edited out later
5:19
2 Bluebird Radio performance
Unknown piece featuring Linda
2:52
3 Band On The Run U.S. Stereo Promo 1974 3:50
4 Zoo Gang U.K. b-side 1974
An instrumental Paul started recording Abbey Road 25th April 1973
B-side of U.K. Band On The Run single in 1974
1:58
5 Helen Wheels U.S. mono promo 3:42
6 Country Dreamer U.S. Mono promo 1973 3:07
7 Jet U.S. mono promo edit 1974 2:55
8 Band On The Run U.S. Mono promo 1974 3:50
9 Zoo Gang Opening titles for 1974 TV series (Stereo) 1:10
10 Zoo Gang Closing titles for 1974 TV series (Stereo) 0:33
11 Oriental Nightfish Linda composed this track in Lagos.
Recorded at London AIR studios 4th October 1973.
Linda - Vocals, Piano and overdubbed Moog
Paul - Drums, Electric Guitar, Mellotron and Bass
Denny - Flute
2:48
12 Wide Prairie Recorded at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris
Between 20th-22nd November 1973
11:36
13 I Got Up Backing track
Recorded at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris
Between 20th-22nd November 1973
1:29
14 Luxy Radio jingle for Radio Luxemburg (unused !)
Recorded at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris
Between 20th-22nd November 1973
2:12
15 Hello Piccadilly Radio jingle for Manchester's Piccadilly Radio
Recorded during sessions for McGear at Strawberry Studios
January/February 1974 - Aired 2nd April 1974
0:48
16 Proud Mum Paul's "Mother's Pride" jingle recorded September 1974.
Unused due to a U.K. strike.
Maybe should be listed as "Proud Mother" as an acetate was sold at auction,
With that title and the artist name written on it as "Whippets" (Wings ?)
(Paul copyrighted the melody 24th October 1974)
1:56
17 Proud Mum Reprise 0:30
18 Tomorrow Instrumental version 3:30
The Dustin Hoffman Tape
19 Baa Baa Black Sheep In April 1973 Paul wrote Picasso's Last Words
during dinner with Dustin Hoffman, who was filming Papilion in Jamaica.
Paul gave an informal "concert" which Hoffman recorded on a portable cassette.
Mary and Stella were playing noisily in the room.

Hands Of Love featured on Red Rose Speedway.
Getting Closer eventually featured on Back to the Egg

0:34
20 Hands Of Love 1:38
21 Instrumental Blues Riff 1:15
22 Getting Closer #1 0:35
23 Peggy Sue 1:49
24 Picasso's Last Words #1 2:04
25 Getting Closer #2 2:56
26 Picasso's Last Words #2 0:34
Bonus Tracks
27 The Man Who Found God On The Moon Alternate Mix of a track for McGear
This take has Paul's vocal more prominent.
Recorded January/February 1974 in Strawberry Studios, Stockport
6:33
28 Robert Dougall Bits Sound effects tape compiled for McGear
Recorded January/February 1974 in Strawberry Studios, Stockport
1:32
29 Moon Talk Sound effects tape compiled for McGear
Recorded January/February 1974 in Strawberry Studios, Stockport
0:28
30 Mike's Kids "Harry K" Sound effects tape compiled for McGear
Recorded January/February 1974 in Strawberry Studios, Stockport
0:22
31 Wineglass F-chord for "The Casket" Sound effects tape compiled for McGear
Recorded January/February 1974 in Strawberry Studios, Stockport
1:45
32 BBC Sound Effects Sound effects tape compiled for McGear
Recorded January/February 1974 in Strawberry Studios, Stockport
0:57


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