Dec 16, 2010

Paul McCartney At the Apollo Theater

Although I did not attend this concert, i wanted to give it a quick review from the information I have gathered on it. Paul played a special once in a lifetime event at the Apollo Theater this past Monday night.

It was a Sirius satellite radio event held for a private audience & some very lucky listeners. Celebrities lined the rows of seats, as everyone from Keith Richards, Ron Wood & Little Steven to Howard Stern, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Fallon, Ben Stiller, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Rob Thomas, Patti Smyth, Duran Duran, Kevin Bacon, Jerry Seinfeld, John McEnroe & famous John Lennon photographer Bob Gruen were on hand.


The concert sounded great on Sirius radio but there is nothing like being at a live event, to really capture the feel. The reviews from those who were there say Paul was great once again. I heard former Abbey Road engineer Geoff Emerick was on the sound board too! Here was the great set list:


Magical Mystery Tour
Jet
Drive My Car
All My Loving
One After 909  (this song was only done live once since the Let It Be rooftop concert in 1995 with Elvis Costello)

Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady
The Long & Winding Road
Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five (one of my favs, wow)
Maybe I'm Amazed - (Hasn't been done in a few tours)
Blackbird
I'm Looking Through You
And I Love Her
Petrushka -(a Russian folk song with mandolin)
Dance Tonight
Eleanor Rigby
Hitch Hike (Marvin Gaye tune) The sound system went out on this one but all was repaired. Performed with mini skirt go go girls as well!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF_qa9an5mcBand On The Run
Obladi-Oblada (what a treat this must have been)
Back In The USSR
A Day In The Life / Give Peace A Chance (in honor of John)
Let It Be
Hey Jude


Wonderful Christmastime (with the Academy of Harlem Choir) awesome!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H6gDPxyAr8

I Saw Her Standing There
Get Back
Yesterday (with a chorus of the original alternate title, Scrambled Eggs A parody Paul did with Jimmy Fallon on his show last week)
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / The End

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIIM366vvIc
As the lights went on Christmas colored confetti snowed down in the theater.

Don't Forget: Sirius Channel 33 is doing a limited time all McCartney Channel through the New Year. It's really good, hearing alot of old Wings B sides & rarities!!!

thanks to all contributors, reviewers & youtube people.

1 comment:

Johngy said...

Great post. I have been listening to Paul on Sirius. I just wish they had more material. He has so much stuff, but this seems to be a 4 hour loop.