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* FaceOnTheCover: In addition to the band members (Paul, third from left; Linda, crouching down to the right of him; Denny, kneeling at bottom right), there are cameos from friends of the band--interviewer/presenter Michael Parkinson (far left); singer Kenny Lynch (between Parkinson and Paul); Creator/JamesCoburn (standing at the back); Creator/ChristopherLee (middle right, staring directly at the camera); writer, comedian, presenter, politician and grandson of [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud a certain famous psychoanalyst]] Clement Freud (balding, above Linda); boxer John Conteh (far right, bent over).

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* FaceOnTheCover: In addition to the band members (Paul, third from left; Linda, crouching down to the right of him; Denny, kneeling at bottom right), there are cameos from friends of the band--interviewer/presenter Michael Parkinson (far left); singer Kenny Lynch Lynch[[note]]who had the distinction of releasing the first-ever CoverVersion of a Beatles song, when he recorded "Misery" in 1963[[/note]] (between Parkinson and Paul); Creator/JamesCoburn (standing at the back); Creator/ChristopherLee (middle right, staring directly at the camera); writer, comedian, presenter, politician and grandson of [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud a certain famous psychoanalyst]] Clement Freud (balding, above Linda); boxer John Conteh (far right, bent over).


* FaceOnTheCover: In addition to the band members (Denny, at far left/Paul, second from left, clutching Denny's coat/Linda, crouching down in front), there are cameos from friends of the band Creator/JamesCoburn (standing at the back); Creator/ChristopherLee (middle right, staring directly at the camera); writer, comedian and presenter Clement Freud (balding, above Linda); boxer John Conteh (far right, bent over); singer Kenny Lynch (between Denny and Paul); and interviewer/presenter Michael Parkinson (kneeling, bottom right).

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* FaceOnTheCover: In addition to the band members (Denny, at far left/Paul, second (Paul, third from left, clutching Denny's coat/Linda, left; Linda, crouching down in front), to the right of him; Denny, kneeling at bottom right), there are cameos from friends of the band band--interviewer/presenter Michael Parkinson (far left); singer Kenny Lynch (between Parkinson and Paul); Creator/JamesCoburn (standing at the back); Creator/ChristopherLee (middle right, staring directly at the camera); writer, comedian comedian, presenter, politician and presenter grandson of [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud a certain famous psychoanalyst]] Clement Freud (balding, above Linda); boxer John Conteh (far right, bent over); singer Kenny Lynch (between Denny and Paul); and interviewer/presenter Michael Parkinson (kneeling, bottom right). over).

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* FaceOnTheCover: In addition to the band members (Denny, at far left/Paul, second from left, clutching Denny's coat/Linda, crouching down in front), there are cameos from friends of the band Creator/JamesCoburn (standing at the back); Creator/ChristopherLee (middle right, staring directly at the camera); writer, comedian and presenter Clement Freud (balding, above Linda); boxer John Conteh (far right, bent over); singer Kenny Lynch (between Denny and Paul); and interviewer/presenter Michael Parkinson (kneeling, bottom right).


* InTheStyleOf: A major reason why this album was well-received compared to earlier [=McCartney=] projects is that it was so steeped in [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] styles, referencing both the group's recordings and Paul's ex-bandmates' solo material. "Bluebird" called to mind [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum "Blackbird"]] but also was similar to Music/JohnLennon's love songs. "Let Me Roll It", with the heavily-reverbed vocals and the EpicRiff, sounds like something from ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand''. "No Words" has the classic vocal harmony style of Beatle songs like [[Music/PastMasters "This Boy"]] and [[Music/AbbeyRoad "Because"]], along with Music/GeorgeHarrison-like guitar.

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* InTheStyleOf: A major reason why this album was well-received compared to earlier [=McCartney=] projects is that it was so steeped in [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] styles, referencing both the group's recordings and Paul's ex-bandmates' solo material. "Bluebird" called to mind [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum "Blackbird"]] but also was similar to Music/JohnLennon's love songs. "Let Me Roll It", with the heavily-reverbed vocals and the EpicRiff, sounds like something from ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand''.''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand'', and it borrows its title phrase ("Let me roll it to you") from "I'd Have You Anytime", the opening track of ''Music/AllThingsMustPass''. "No Words" has the classic vocal harmony style of Beatle songs like [[Music/PastMasters "This Boy"]] and [[Music/AbbeyRoad "Because"]], along with Music/GeorgeHarrison-like guitar.


* ListingCities: "Helen Wheels" about a road trip south from Scotland, mentioning Glasgow, Carlisle, Kendal, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.

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* ListingCities: "Helen Wheels" is about a road trip south from Scotland, mentioning Glasgow, Carlisle, Kendal, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.

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* CanonImmigrant: "Helen Wheels" was originally a standalone single, but was added to the US version of the album.


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* ListingCities: "Helen Wheels" about a road trip south from Scotland, mentioning Glasgow, Carlisle, Kendal, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.


* InTheStyleOf: "Bluebird" is a love song in the vein of Paul's former bandmate Music/JohnLennon's love songs.

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* InTheStyleOf: A major reason why this album was well-received compared to earlier [=McCartney=] projects is that it was so steeped in [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] styles, referencing both the group's recordings and Paul's ex-bandmates' solo material. "Bluebird" is a love song in the vein of Paul's former bandmate called to mind [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum "Blackbird"]] but also was similar to Music/JohnLennon's love songs.songs. "Let Me Roll It", with the heavily-reverbed vocals and the EpicRiff, sounds like something from ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand''. "No Words" has the classic vocal harmony style of Beatle songs like [[Music/PastMasters "This Boy"]] and [[Music/AbbeyRoad "Because"]], along with Music/GeorgeHarrison-like guitar.


Released in December 1973, this was seen by Paul as an "all or nothing" effort to prove that he was a capable artist on his own. It worked: this album became the highest-selling of 1974 in the British and Australian markets, and went on to become [=McCartney=]'s most celebrated post-Beatles effort, including his post-Wings career. The album ranks #418 at the ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'' list.

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Released in December 1973, this was seen by Paul as an "all or nothing" effort to prove that he was a capable artist on his own. It worked: this album became the highest-selling of 1974 in the British and Australian markets, and went on to become one of [=McCartney=]'s most celebrated post-Beatles effort, including his post-Wings career.efforts. The album ranks #418 at the ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'' list.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Seen in "Jet" (also a reference to {{Music/David Bowie}}):
--> ''And Jet, I thought the Major\\
Was a Lady Suffragette''


''"Drink to me, drink to my health''\

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''"Drink to me, drink to my health''\health''\\


* InTheStyleOf: "Bluebird" is a love song in the vein of Paul's former bandmate Music/JohnLennon's love songs.



* SillyLoveSongs: "Let Me Roll It", about two and a half years before the TropeNamer. "Bluebird" may count as well, given how fluffy it is.

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* SillyLoveSongs: "Let Me Roll It", about two and a half years before the TropeNamer. "Bluebird" may count as well, given how fluffy it is.


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** "Bluebird" may count as well, given how fluffy it is.


* TroubledProduction: Guitarist Henry [=McCullough=] and drummer Denny Seiwell left the band in the first recording sessions, leaving the [=McCartneys=] and Denny Laine as the only members of Wings to record the rest of the album. Then in Nigeria, Paul and Linda got robbed and had a songbook and demo tapes stolen (including an early version of "Band on the Run", which Paul was able to re-record from memory), and later still, during recording, Paul started gasping for air and, when taken out to breathe, fainted from sunstroke.


Released in December 1973, this was seen by Paul as an "all or nothing" effort to prove that he was a capable artist on his own. It worked: this album became the highest-selling of 1974 in the British and Australian markets, and went on to become [=McCartney=]'s most celebrated post-Beatles effort, including his post-Wings career.

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Released in December 1973, this was seen by Paul as an "all or nothing" effort to prove that he was a capable artist on his own. It worked: this album became the highest-selling of 1974 in the British and Australian markets, and went on to become [=McCartney=]'s most celebrated post-Beatles effort, including his post-Wings career.
career. The album ranks #418 at the ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'' list.


''Band on the Run'' is the third studio album by Music/Wings, and Music/PaulMcCartney's fifth overall since leaving the [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]].

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''Band on the Run'' is the third studio album by Music/Wings, Music/{{Wings}}, and Music/PaulMcCartney's fifth overall since leaving the [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]].


* SillyLoveSongs: "Let Me Roll It", about two and a half years before the TropeNamer.

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* SillyLoveSongs: "Let Me Roll It", about two and a half years before the TropeNamer. "Bluebird" may count as well, given how fluffy it is.

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