Sir Paul. Band On The Run. Let Me Roll It, glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls…..what more do you want?

“Let Me Roll It” was released in the winter of 1973 on the Band On The Run album, which was the fifth Paul McCartney album since The Beatles, and his third with his band Wings.

So yeah, this video is a fine example of what happens when you are working on two videos at a time and wires get crossed and you end up working effects to the wrong album art. It’s happened to me numerous times before and I’ve been able to undo the knot before the video was too far along…my recent video for Queen’s “I’m In Love With My Car” started out a video for “Drowse” and I realized I was using the wrong cover
after a couple of effects were finished. I was able to plug in the correct album art in After Effects and luckily it worked nicely with both covers….you’ll see the other art in the eventual video for “Drowse”. In this case I was working with a couple of McCartney tracks from two different albums in the same project. I had the balls, circles, rolling concept for “Let Me Roll It” and ended up building sequences using the album art from Venus And Mars (the other song I was working on was “Love In Song”). These sequences worked nicely with that album art since it was better suited for masks and effects…the art from the front cover and back cover included balls, circles, etc. I just merrily focused on layering more and more effects into the “Let Me Roll It”
video using the Venus And Mars art. Unfortunately in this case (mainly because for some strange reason I always associate “Let Me Roll It” with Venus And Mars…it just
sounds like it should sit between “Letting Go” and “Call Me Back Again” 😉 I never even realized my error until I had the finished video about halfway uploaded and started to write the description…and as I was typing “Venus And Mars” for the album it hit me! I immediately stopped the upload and corrected the title information. I thought briefly about a redo eliminating the Venus And Mars art and replacing it with Band On The Run art, (or converting this video to “Love In Song” but Lennon wouldn’t work there) but I was in way too deep with this one and the effects really wouldn’t work with the other art anyway so I’d basically have to start over….not gonna happen…and anyway, I really liked the way this vid looked already. I did take about 15 minutes and substituted some art from Band On The Run in a few places (the original stuff looked more consistent and I preferred it and the BOTR stuff sticks out like a sore thumb) but hey, at least there is some tie into the Band On The Run album now?! Stay tuned for
“Love In Song”…featuring of course, Band On The Run album
art! LOL! Joking of course….maybe?! 😉 Enjoy.

[Lyrics]
You Gave Me Something, I Understand,
You Gave Me Loving In The Palm Of My Hand
I Can’t Tell You How I Feel
My Heart Is Like A Wheel
Let Me Roll It
Let Me Roll It To You
Let Me Roll It
Let Me Toll It To You

I Want To Tell You
And Now’s The Time
I Want To Tell You That
You’re Going To Be Mine

I Can’t Tell You How I Feel
My Heart Is Like A Wheel.
Let Me Roll It
Let Me Roll It To You
Let Me Roll It
Let Me Roll It To You

I Can’t Tell You How I Feel
My Heart Is Like A Wheel
Let Me Roll It
Let Me Roll It To You
Let Me Roll It
Let Me Toll It To You

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