On the heels of the resurgence of interest in the Beatles, the definitive story of Wings, Paul McCartney's post-Fab Four group, will be presented for fans this spring. As tipped here last September, t
On the heels of the resurgence of interest in the Beatles, the definitive story of Wings, Paul McCartney's post-Fab Four group, will be presented for fans this spring. As tipped here last September, the "Wingspan" project will encompass a two-disc, 40-track collection of Wings material, as well as a two-hour television special on the inner workings of the group.
Three years in the making, the special features extensive interviews with McCartney about how he founded Wings with his late wife Linda, as well as home movie footage of the couple and rare concert film of the band. "I always thought that you couldn't follow the Beatles," McCartney said in a statement. "'Wingspan' is the story and the soundtrack of how we set out to do it."
"Wingspan" -- produced, written, and directed by McCartney's son-in-law Allaster Donald and his wife, Mary McCartney-Donald -- will premiere on a yet-to-be-announced U.S. network in May, and will be broadcast later internationally. The Capitol/EMI "Wingspan" CD set will be released around the same time.
The Wings push follows months of worldwide chart-topping success for Capitol/EMI's Beatles' "1" collection of U.K. and U.S. No. 1 singles. The set, which topped The Billboard 200 for eight straight weeks, was recently certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. sales of 7 million copies. The album was released last November in tandem with the book, "The Beatles' Anthology," an oral history of the group by surviving members McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison..