Wingspan, a two-hour television documentary about Sir Paul's Wings era, is set to be released worldwide May. Sir Paul's talented daughter, Mary, has spent three years on the project which chronicles McCartney life from 1970-1980. The documentary will contain extensive and candid interviews with Sir Paul in which he discusses the anguish he suffered following the Beatles' bitter breakup, the help and support he received from his family life, and his decision to form his ''back to basics'' band, Wings. In Sir Paul's words: ''I always thought that you couldn't follow the Beatles. Wingspan is the story and the soundtrack of how we set out to do it.''
Along with the interviews, the program will feature some never-before-seen home movies of Paul, Linda, and the McCartney children along with rare concert footage of Wings concerts.
Wingspan will premiere on ABC TV in the United states in early May and will then be broadcast on television networks around the world.
Also in May, EMI/Capitol Records will release a 40-song double CD compilation of Wings hits to coincide with the broadcast of the television program. The CD release will be supported by the reissue of videos, promotional films and an extensive internet and advertising campaign. Happy Spring!
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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