NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--April 2, 2001--Wingspan will feature 40 songs, including 17 hits that sold more than a million copies each; two-and-a-half hours of McCartney music on a double CD that will sell for the price of a single album. Wingspan (Capitol Records) is the soundtrack of how Paul McCartney dared to follow The Beatles with Wings in the Seventies; forming with his wife Linda an initially back-to-basics band that rose to become one of the biggest selling acts of the era.
Wingspan will be launched in tandem with a two-hour film of the same title that tells the intimate inside story of Wings for the first time on television. The film will be world-premiered on Friday, May 11th, at 9:00 pm on ABC. The Wingspan film has been three years in the making. It candidly reveals how Paul and Linda tried to raise a young family and front a new band against the handicaps of battling the Beatles, pot busts by police and bans by the BBC.
Despite setting themselves the hardest job in rock & roll, in the space of nine years Wings soared to international success with 17 million-seller singles, five USA No. 1 albums and eventually a USA stadium show that broke The Beatles' attendance record.
The two-CD Wingspan album totals 151 minutes of music. CD1 -- the "Hits" disc -- features; Listen To What The Man Said, Band On The Run, Another Day, Live And Let Die, Jet, My Love, Silly Love Songs, Pipes Of Peace, C Moon, Hi Hi Hi, Let 'Em In, Goodnight Tonight, Junior's Farm (DJ edit), Mull Of Kintyre, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, With A Little Luck (DJ edit), Coming Up and No More Lonely Nights.
CD2 -- the "History" disc -- features: Let Me Roll It, The Lovely Linda, Daytime Nightime Suffering, Maybe I'm Amazed, Helen Wheels, Bluebird, Heart Of The Country, Every Night, Take It Away, Junk, Man We Was Lonely, Venus And Mars/Rockshow (single edit), Back Seat Of My Car, Rockestra Theme, Girlfriend, Waterfalls (DJ edit), Tomorrow, Too Many People, Call Me Back Again, Tug Of War, Bip Bop/Hey Diddle and No More Lonely Nights (playout version).
Said Paul McCartney: "I thought I should choose an album that I like. Just like Wings itself, this album doesn't stick to any particular rules -- but in my mind it's the best of that period."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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