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Wingspan (Hits & History)

By: Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney Artist Snapshot:

Of all the Beatles, Paul McCartney was by far the most successful as a solo act. While many (including John Lennon) dismissed his post-Beatles output as lightweight pap, Paul's extraordinary popularity spoke for itself. "Mull of Kintyre" was for a time the most successful single ever. In the 1990s, McCartney (now a knight of the British Empire) tried his hand at classical composition and movies, while collaborating with admirers like Elvis Costello. Meanwhile, he continued to produce the kind of rock & roll he helped create, though without the kind of chart-topping success that he enjoyed in previous decades.

Track Listing

DISC 1 for Wingspan (Hits & History) Album By Paul McCartney
1   Listen To What The Man Said
2   Band On The Run
3   Another Day
4   Live And Let Die
5   Jet
6   My Love
7   Silly Love Songs
8   Pipes Of Peace
9   C Moon
10   Hi Hi Hi
11   Let 'Em In
12   Goodnight Tonight
13   Junior's Farm
14   Mull of Kintyre
15   Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
16   With A Little Luck
17   Coming Up
18   No More Lonely Nights
DISC 2 for Wingspan (Hits & History) Album By Paul McCartney
1   Let Me Roll It
2   The Lovely Linda
3   Daytime Nightime Suffering
4   Maybe I'm Amazed
5   Helen Wheels
6   Bluebird
7   Heart Of The Country
8   Every Night
9   Take It Away
10   Junk
11   Man We Was Lonely
12   Venus And Mars/Rockshow
13   Back Seat Of My Car
14   Rockestra Theme
15   Girlfriend
16   Waterfalls
17   Tomorrow
18   Too Many People
19   Call Me Back Again
20   Tug Of War
21   Medley: Bip Bop/Hey Diddle/I Am Your Singer
22   No More Lonely Nights

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Album Description

CD''s have a total of 40 songs. Manufactured by Capitol Records.

Product Notes

While his fellow ex-bandmates busied themselves with various high-profile projects (John Lennon with Imagine and a series of high-profile media events; George Harrison with All Things Must Pass and The Concert for Bangla Desh), Paul McCartney climbed into a van with his wife and a few journeyman players and gigged at university student unions for what amounted to spare change. Of course, by 1976 they were one of the biggest draws in rock, having the last laugh--if not necessarily the final word. Gathering the cream of their recorded output on a generous double-disc sampler-cum-TV-special-soundtrack seemed a promising effort at historical revisionism, but Wingspan itself is a distinct misnomer: fully 17 of the 40 tracks here hail from various pre- and post-Wings McCartney solo albums. Completely overlooked are unheralded B-sides such as "Oh Woman, Oh Why," "Little Woman Love," "Country Dreamer," "The Mess," "Walking in the Park with Eloise," "Sally G," and "Girl's School"--some of McCartney the bandleader and solo artist's scrappiest and most interesting work. All the expected hits are here and more, ranging from spunky rockers and hook-rich bubblegum to syrup-drenched ballads. What's lacking is a fresh and less myopic perspective. --Jerry McCulley

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