The poor sales for Band on the Run are no surprise - I'm as big a fan as anyone but I didn't buy the new edition. Why would I? I have the 25th anniversary box set from a few years ago so the new box set seemed like overkill. You can only sell the same thing so many times and with casual fans McCartney's image is not that good, which is a pity as there are some real gems among McCartney's solo work. If truth be told far more than there are with his old band mate John Lennon's solo cataloug.
|A brilliant overlooked album|
One day, I've not doubt, that people will look back on McCartney's work as a whole and recognise it for the brilliance it contains.
Now if only he can stay away from that X Factor crap and avoid those horrendous plans for a Beatle reunion with digital John and George.