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The story of Paul McCartney's post-Beatles musical career.

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Alistair Donald
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Credited cast:
Paul McCartney ... Himself
Denny Laine Denny Laine ... Himself (archive footage)
Denny Seiwell Denny Seiwell ... Himself (archive footage)
Geoff Britton Geoff Britton ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy McCulloch Jimmy McCulloch ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurence Juber Laurence Juber ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Holley Steve Holley ... Himself (archive footage) (as Steve Holly)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elton John ... Himself (archive footage)
Heather McCartney Heather McCartney ... Herself
James McCartney James McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)
Linda McCartney ... Herself (archive footage)
Mary McCartney ... Herself - Interviewer
Stella McCartney ... Herself (archive footage)
Keith Moon ... Himself (archive footage)
Wings ... Themselves (archive footage)
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The story of Paul McCartney's post-Beatles musical career.

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11 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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MPL Communications See more »
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Features James Paul McCartney (1973) See more »

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Way to completely ignore Denny Laine!
20 May 2001 | by bmn-2See all my reviews

I would have enjoyed Wingspan a lot more had I not been misled on the premise. The idea, to me, was to talk about Wings from beginning to end. Instead, it is an interview with Paul about he and Linda over the period of time that Wings existed. Perfectly fine for what it was but totally skewed from the supposed idea (not that I was surprised however). Much like the accompanying CD is misleading: 1/3 of which features songs that are either immediately before or shortly after, but not during, his time in Wings.

Had it been presented the way I would have liked it to be, you would have heard about (and from) the rest of the band more, specifically Denny Laine. He was in the band from beginning to end (and complemented McCartney brilliantly, I might add) and he's just a blip on the radar screen in this supposed documentary. We don't hear enough about the erraticism of Jimmy McCullough that caused him to get sacked as guitarist (McCartney offers a brief anecdote about how he didn't want to play the encore in Seattle).

Wingspan is fun to watch as a McCartney fan (which I am) but you do have to remember that it is PAUL MCCARTNEY'S Wingspan through and through. It is told entirely through his eyes and viewpoint. If you're willing to accept that, than it is a fun trip back in time.


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