Wingspan: Hits And History is a 2001 compilation bringing together solo and Wings songs by Paul McCartney.
The collection contains two discs. The first features some of McCartney’s most commercially-successful releases, while the second contains some lesser-known songs.
There are songs on there that strictly speaking aren’t Wings. We’ve stretched the envelope a little bit – it’s called Paul McCartney and Wings. And I always like value for money. You get all this music – over 2½ hours of it – for the price of one CD…
I think there’s a lot of good stuff here, a pretty good selection.
Billboard, 17 March 2001
Wingspan: Hits And History was released to coincide with the broadcast of a TV documentary, Wingspan. The documentary was produced by Mary McCartney, and covered the breakup of The Beatles, McCartney’s relationship with his first wife Linda, and the story of Wings.
The collection was a commercial success, charting at number two on the Billboard 200, and remaining in the chart for 14 weeks. In the UK it peaked at number five, and was also a top 10 hit in Canada and Norway.