Showing posts with label Wings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wings. Show all posts

Friday, October 23, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Vintage Paul McCartney sheet music

Paul and Linda McCartney "Another Day" sheet music folio
Paul and Linda McCartney "Mary Had a Little Lamb" sheet music folio
Paul McCartney and Denny Laine "Mull of Kintyre" sheet music

Monday, October 7, 2019

1970s Wings tour bus up for auction

The colorfully painted double-decker bus Wings used to tour the UK in its early years is up for auction in England, the BBC reports.
The bus originally served local routes in Essex and Norfolk in the 1950s and 60s before being bought by McCartney, who didn't fancy being cooped up in a normal bus during the summer tour in 1972.
After the tour, the bus ended up outside a rock-themed cafe in Tenerife, where it was spotted by a British tourist, Jeff James, who bought it.

James said it took eight years to get the bus, which was partially buried, to his home in England. He'd initially planned to use if as a tour bus for children's musical events, but has since decided he's moving to Australia. Now he plans to donate his auction proceeds to the UK's Arms Around the Child charity, of which he is a trustee.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Paul McCartney and Wings "Bruce McMouse Show" set for select theater screenings

Featured as a bonus in the recent "Red Rose Speedway" box set, this concert film with animated scenes interspersed is set to show in select theaters on Jan. 21. Check this site for screening times and tickets.

From the news release:

Abramorama announced today a partnership with MPL/Capitol/UMe to premiere Paul McCartney’s The Bruce McMouse Show in select theaters around the world on January 21. The Bruce McMouse Show is a previously never-before seen film that tells the story of how Paul McCartney and Wings came to meet the inimitable impresario Bruce McMouse. Part concert film, part animated feature, The Bruce McMouse Show  features footage from Wings’ 1972 European tour, interspersed with animated scenes that introduce a family of mice living under the stage.

After opening the film with ‘Big Barn Bed’ – the camera takes us down through the floorboards into this charming animated world. We see Bruce McMouse regale his children with stories from his past, when son Soily rushes into the room in a whirlwind of excitement announcing that “The Wings” are playing above them. As the concert plays on, Bruce declares to his wife Yvonne that Paul and the band need his help. Bruce then proceeds to venture on stage to offers his services as producer. As the concert progresses, the animated scenes culminate with dozens of animated mice flocking to the venue to see Wings play. ‘The Bruce McMouse Show’ has been fully restored in 2018 at Final Frame Post alongside a brand-new audio mix (stereo and 5.1) created at AIR Studios where it was also mastered.

The film was directed by Barry Chattington and produced by Roger Cherrill with the live elements taken from four shows in The Netherlands and Germany in 1972. Paul viewed the initial concert edit and realized there was great potential in the material captured. Prior to the European tour Paul had the idea of a family of mice and sketched the characters. Picking up the idea, Eric Wylam took Paul’s sketches and created the final McMouse family. This storyline was incorporated and used as a linking theme within the concert footage. The voice-overs for the animated mice took place at the end of 1973, recorded by Paul and Linda McCartney, Deryck Guyler, Pat Coombs and Derek Nimmo. Production stretched from 1972 through to 1977 when the film was complete, however with changes in the band’s line-up and music scene, the project was held in the MPL archives.

Evan Saxon, Head of West Coast Acquisitions and Business Development at Abramorama stated, “There’s no greater compliment than to be entrusted to oversee the global release a Paul McCartney film and continue our long-standing relationship with The Beatles family.  Fans attending these special screenings of The Bruce McMouse Show will be transported to a Paul McCartney & Wings concert with the best seat in the house, just above Bruce McMouse and his family.”

Cinemas where The Bruce McMouse Show is screening:

New York: IFC Center
Los Angeles: ArcLight, Hollywood
Bethesda: ArcLight Bethesda
Chicago: ArcLight Chicago
Honolulu: Kahala 8
Nashville: Belcourt Theatre
Phoenix: FilmBar
Sacramento: The Tower Theatre
San Diego: ANGELIKA, Carmel Mountain
San Rafael: San Rafael Film Center
Seattle: SIFF Uptown

Liverpool: Everyman Cinema Liverpool
London: Everyman Cinema Hempstead

Melbourne: Rivoli Cinemas
Perth: Event Cinemas Innaloo
Sydney: Event Cinemas George Street

Montreal: Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
Toronto: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Vancouver: Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Paul shares early Wings photos ahead of remasters

Photos of the early Wings period, with commentary by Paul, appear in the Independent today in advance of the reissues of "Wild Life "and "Red Rose Speeedway."