Paul McCartney & Wings’ Band on the Run Reissued


Paul McCartney &amp; Wings’ Grammy-winning <em>Band on the Run</em> has been reissued in in 96-kHz/24-bit audio. The download includes nine bonus tracks, with a total of 35 minutes of music not found on the original album.

The remastered album is free of dynamic-range compression and peak limiting, and sounds dramatically cleaner and more transparent than any previous version. The instruments and vocals take on a remarkable three-dimensional, full-bodied presence, with more pronounced soundstage depth. You will also hear greater low-level detail, so it sounds like you are hearing the band in the studio. McCartney’s bass emerges with newfound rhythmic drive and clarity.

Some of the nine bonus tracks were sourced from "One Hand Clapping," a British television special with studio performances by McCartney &amp; Wings filmed at Abbey Road in 1974. Highlights include a stripped-down take of "Jet," "Country Dreamer," and "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" with an extended piano intro. The bonus tracks are all presented in 96-kHz/24-bit sound.

McCartney supervised all aspects of the reissue. The work was done at Abbey Road studios using the same team that remastered the complete Beatles’ catalog in 2009.

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