Paul McCartney and Wings to release ‘Band On The Run 50th Anniversary Edition’

Paul McCartney at Zilker Park during Austin City Limits 2018 Weekend One.

Fifty years after its original release, the expanded 50th-anniversary edition of Paul McCartney & Wings’ iconic Band on the Run will be released on February 2, 2024.  Band on the Run was originally released in December of 1973, featuring the hit songs “Jet,” “Bluebird,” “Let Me Roll It,” “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me),” and “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five,”

The 50th anniversary edition of Band on the Run will be available in a variety of formats, beginning with the essential 1LP. A 2CD format will feature the original US album, “underdubbed” mixes, and a double-sided fold-out Polaroid poster taken by Linda McCartney. Band on the Run (Underdubbed) will also be released digitally.

Says McCartney: “This is Band on the Run in a way you’ve never heard before. When you are making a song and putting on additional parts, like an extra guitar, that’s an overdub. Well, this version of the album is the opposite, underdubbed.”

To pre-order Band on the Run (50th Anniversary Edition), head here.

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