Band on the Run was released in 1973. It was Wings' third album, and became their most successful. It remains the most celebrated of McCartney's post Beatles albums, and was 1974's top-selling studio album in the United Kingdom and Australia

In 2012, Band on the Run was voted 418th on Rolling Stone magazine's revised list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and was a major success. It reached No. 1 in the US on three separate occasions, and eventually went triple platinum. It was the last McCartney album issued on the Apple Records label.