Band on the run – underdubbed

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  1. G.D. Wilde says:

    I thought Tony Visconti came up with the arrangement for the rhythm- and key-change between section 2 and the main song? The guitars are already playing it in this mix? This is dubious …

    • From an interview I heard with Tony Visconti a while back, my understanding is that the band’s basic tracks were already there and Visconti’s arrangement went on top of what was there. He described how it was tricky to get the timing of the orchestra right given the abrupt and unusual changes in rhythm and meter in the band recording.

  2. Martin says:

    Con las versiones que tengo dw ‘Band on the run’ me basta y me sobra. Mr McCartney, ¿Algún día veremos ‘Back To The Egg’? Nos estamos repitiendo mucho.

  3. debjorgo says:

    I like this but I miss the added guitar parts in the “if we ever get out of here” part and the main choruses.

  4. Glenn says:

    RIP Denny Laine

    • BIrthday girl says:

      Yes, I was missing some kind of reference here to his passing. Don’t get me wrong, I love The Daily Beatle and its priceless service to the community but, how can we talk about Band on the run and not mention thIs MASSIVE elephant in the room?

      • admin says:

        Here’s something I wrote in a forum the other day: After the Japan incident and intent on touring, Denny formed Denny Laine Band with Steve Holley, Denny’s wife Jo Jo Laine, Gordon Sellar, Andy Richards and Mike Piggot. They did three gigs in Norway in August/September 1980 and since I had turned 18 that summer, I could get in at Club 7 in Oslo where they performed on September 2.
        It was a great concert (despite Jo Jo’s vocals), with Denny singing lots of his own songs as well as Wings songs he had a hand in writing. Also, we recognised his guitars from the Wings concerts. In the break, I got to meet the band in the artist room, and I got Denny and Steve’s autographs on the back of my Wings Fun Club membership card.
        It was my first “Beatles related” concert, and the venue was filled with Beatles- and Wings-fans. I met people there who are still my friends. The talk among Norwegian Beatles fans was all about John Lennon preparing to do a comeback with a new album.
        A great moment in such a sad year.
        I briefly met Denny again at the Beatles convention in Hotel Adelphi in 1996. He had a stand where he sold records, photos and gave autoghraphs. He was always nice when he talked with his fans.
        Rest in peace.

  5. Blakey says:

    RIP Denny.

    The rumour at the time was it was John Lennon who did the ‘If we ever get out of here’ vocal before the orchestra crashed in. John himself apparently joked about it being him, but I don’t think it was. And this underdubbed version confirms that, I think.

    • Paul Murphy says:

      The “if we ever get out of here…” lines themselves come from George, Paul recalling him saying it at a particularly fractious Apple meeting. Given the lads’ penchant for having their lawyers on speed-dial at the time, it’s a wonder George didn’t sue for a co-writing credit!

  6. Rusty Bumbper says:

    I can see why the backing vocals were re-done. Very pitchy to say the least.

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