Wingspan: Hits and History
is a greatest hits compilation album
by Paul McCartney
featuring material spanning his first solo album McCartney
in 1970 to the 1984 Give My Regards To Broad Street
movie soundtrack. This set is officially credited to Paul McCartney, although the bulk of the music included was performed by McCartney's former band Wings
American and British editions of the album vary slightly, as the UK edition contains the studio version of "Coming Up," while the U.S. edition contains "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)," which had reached number one on the Billboard
singles chart. The Japanese version of the album also includes "Eat at Home," which had been issued as a 1971 single in the non-English-speaking world, as a bonus cut on the "Hits" disc.
McCartney was involved in 15 albums during this period: five solo albums; one album with his wife Linda
; and nine albums with Wings (including a greatest hits compilation). Wingspan
features songs from each of those albums, as well as a few singles that had not been included on Wings Greatest
Wings was active from 1971 to 1980, but this set also includes material from McCartney's albums from earlier (1970–71) and later (1980–84) years. It does not, however, include any of McCartney's well-known collaborations with Stevie Wonder
or Michael Jackson
, which took place during the latter period.
The album is separated into two distinct sets: a "Hits" component which... Read More