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Classic DVD Review: Paul McCartney | Wingspan: An Intimate Portrait

A 2001 TV documentary gets repackaged with the help of live clips & outtakes.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


The Main Course: The 90-minute Wings documentary — featuring old video clips, photographs and lengthy interviews with Paul McCartney — that was broadcast on TV earlier this year.

Side Dishes: Live videos for Jet, Let ’Em In and the Rockestra Theme; 20 minutes of interview outtakes in which Paul discusses weighty fare such as birdwatching and whether nutmeg belongs in a Spanish omelette; a photo gallery and Wings discography.

Easter Eggs: None that I could spot.

Final Verdict: The documentary is worth having — and a feature that allows you to pinpoint specific clips by year is a nice touch. But there’s gotta be better footage in the vaults than what’s offered here. And no book? No maybe about it — I’m amazed.