|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. This two-CD Wingspan album totals 151 minutes of music. 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."|
Customer Reviews of Wingspan (Hits & History)
This is a good anthology of Paul McCartney classic hits post-Beatles.
I am an avid fan of Paul McCartney and enjoyed most of the songs in the "Wings" era. However I did not want to invest in the albums I had seem in record stores because each album only had one or two songs I liked. I was browsing on buy.com and found "Wingspan". It has a complete collection of "Wings" along with a history of the band. I am enjoying this album very much. It brings back many pleasant memories. If you are a McCartney fan, THIS IS A Must! Betty G. Metairie, La.
Listen To What The Man Said11/3/2001
This double-disc set is THE definitive collection of Macca's post-Beatle period through circa 1984. There is no stone left unturned... for instance the "Hits" portion of the program eloquently combines McCartney's previous greatest hits packages, Wings Greatest and All The Best, into one CD - with the only notable exceptions being the collaborations with Michael Jackson ("Say Say Say") and Stevie Wonder ("Ebony & Ivory"). These are the songs that have been absorbed into our global consciousness.
But what is perhaps even more enjoyable and refreshing than the "Hits" is the "History" disc which contains all the songs from McCartney, McCartney II, Ram, Tug of War, Venus and Mars and Band on the Run that should have been "Hits" ("Maybe I'm Amazed," "Take It Away," "Every Night," "Junk") plus a few songs only available as B-sides ("Daytime Nightime Suffering"), singles ("Rockestra Theme") and rarities ("Bip Bop/Hey Diddle"). Put these two discs in your changer on random access and you will have hours of some of the greatest popular music from this century.