Offered for sale is a limited edition U.S. half speed mastered pressing of Band on the Run by Paul McCartney & Wings.
About this copy: This copy of Band on the Run is a 1981 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label, issued as part of their short-lived Mastersound audiophile series.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear.
The generic Mastersound insert and lyric insert are M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Paul McCartney LP.
Background: Released in 1973, Band on the Run was the fifth album by Paul McCartney.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. and the UK album charts.
Band on the Run is generally considered to be Paul McCartney’s strongest solo effort. The album was also his most commercially successful, selling well and spawning two hit singles, the multi-part pop suite of the title track and the roaring rocker “Jet.” On these cuts and elsewhere, McCartney’s penchant for sophisticated, nuanced arrangements and irrepressibly catchy melodic hooks is up to the caliber he displayed in the Beatles, far surpassing the first two Wings releases, Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway.
Between 1980 and 1983, Columbia Records released albums for the audiophile market in their Mastersound series. These records were either digitally remastered or half speed mastered.
Most of these records were mastered with both the tape deck and the cutting lathe running at half speed, which produces deeper bass and better imaging than standard pressings. In addition, these records, which sold for a substantial premium over the regular pressings of the album, were pressed on high quality virgin vinyl. Mobile Fidelity’s audiophile pressings are better known than those from Columbia, but Columbia’s half speed mastered pressings are, for the most part, exceptionally good ones, and this album is no exception.
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|Year of Release:||1981|