Very pysched last night. To get the new Wings-span book. Excellent photos! Very nicely done. But, in my opinion, the new book is a disappoinment when compared to the Beatle Anthology book. The Beatle anthology book was phenomenal because it was well-balanced and very detailed oriented. Wings-span drops the ball because the narration is just Paul. And get this - it's only Paul being interviewed by Alistiar Donald (his son-in law) and Daugther but just over a two day period in Feb 2001. How lame is that? What? He couldn't have devoted more than two days to the book. C'mon! No background interviews with Denny Seiwell, Denny Laine, Juber, McCullogh (Henry) or with Geoff Emerick or even with Alan Crowder or other MPL folks. Overall, the book is a must have because of the photos. But, you won't find any extensive history of Wings and that's a shame!! As a part-time writer and big Wings fan, I was big-time disappointed. And rather than surround himself with his son-in-law who is a bit lacking in his production duties, somebody should have had the guts to tell Paul to do a bit more balance around the history instead of trying to present just one point of view.
As usual, Paul limits and controls the narration at the point where the information being discussed is a cut above say a detailed liner notes from a CD package.
Bottom line: Love the Photos - was very miffed at the lack of details or lack of cooperation from other Wings members. I really think Paul should try to offer a bit more balanced history of an outstanding group. Really lame!
On the other hand, the new Saturday Night Live book is outstanding. What a collection!! Inside dirt on one of the best shows on tv!