Tears for Macca

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Tears for Macca

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:03 pm

With Bunny's account in mind, I watched the docu about Macca's recent tour (which was being shown on both VH1 and BBC4 last night, oddly, so I saw it twice) and was totally moved, real hairs on the back of the neck, tears in eyes stuff. It was the way the camera picked out the crying faces, especially with the earlier Beatles songs such as All My Loving and, of course, Yesterday. And the five piece band were cracking (none of whome were known to me, but all great, with huge black drummer Abe a real focal point), and Macca was in great voice, apart from when he played The Long and Winding Road and the entire crew surprised him by holding up cardw with red hearts on at the front of the audience, and he totally losst it and was in tears. It was all far more powerful than when I saw him c. 1990, a fantastic account of someone who has a stunning back catalogue and can play it with love and integrity. Interesting in terms of other olddies discussed here (e.g. Simon and Garfunkel). I didn't think I'd be blown away anything like I was. Something incredibly humbling about a mass collective outpouring of emotion, and when it's in the context of music, well ain't it lovely?

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Postby Gillibeanz » Sun Sep 21, 2003 7:33 pm

Hes a fake!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
COME ON YOU SPURS!!

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Postby Joe Porterhouse » Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:10 am

Yeah, I saw that special and it was quite good.It made me groove but that Long and Winding part was very powerful.Cheers to Paul!

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Mon Sep 22, 2003 4:51 am

Oh Otis, you softie. That programme was much too polished for my liking. I guess that's what the whole of the tour was like -- from what I gather it was the same night after night, even down to his jokes and stories inbetween songs. But yeah, the last night by the river was an emotional concert. This time they gave out cards with hearts on to the entire audience, but I think we held them up while he was singing 'Hey Jude', not 'TLAWR'. Like a big baby, he was. 40,000 people doing that cannot fail to move you. I like guys who show their emotions.

Now, is he going to get done for 'hitting' that photographer, I wonder.
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Postby laughingcrow » Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:19 am

Gillibeanz said..

Hes a fake!!



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice one Gilli, but I changed my mind about that after all the furore we had last month...I now think that the Beatles knew what they were doing and it was a huge elaborate plan to make people ruin their records by playing them backwards and have to buy new ones!

....then with the money they could fund their cryogenic storage of Walt Disney, Elvis Pressley and Hitler's heads.

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:02 pm

Course I'm a softie. And yes it was all very polished, but it was also real, as were the tears, so you got good value for money.

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Postby bambooneedle » Tue Sep 23, 2003 5:50 pm

Otis, there's a double live cd from last year featuring that band, 'Back In The US'. Having said that, I still prefer to listen to the 'Wingspan - Hits & History' Macca/Wings double cd -- it's packed full of goodies (notwithstanding the odd bit of signature Macca kookiness, but what else would one expect? Got to respect the guy for always doing just what he wants though, he never jumps on any bandwagon) and I'd recommend it as the best round-off to his non-Beatles stuff.


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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:30 pm

I wouldn't mind Back To The US if it's on DVD, would get it out for a good old cry borne of collective emotion every once in a while. I honestly couldn't be bothered with Wingspan. I'd listen to Band On The Run again, Jet in particular, of course, and Let Me Roll It (is that his?), but not that much else. Having said that, Wings Over America (triple vinyl, yay!) was one I played loads and loads as a teen. I still have London Town, which I played about 4 times.

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Postby bambooneedle » Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:43 pm

I've got Wings Over America as well -- great live album as it's from the era, and I like the sound of 70's rock.

Back In The US is available on DVD, but apparently it features the annoying insterpersion of interviews and other footage between the live performances.

Let Me Roll It kinda sucks, I reckon... yeh it's his.

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Postby BlueChair » Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:17 pm

I also primarily listen to Wingspan, when it comes to solo Macca. Great compilation. Though I also like to listen to Flaming Pie, Wings Over America, and RAM pretty often.

The Back In The US dvd is quite good, though I think it would have been better if it was just an uncut concert in it's entirety, maybe with some behind the scenes stuff as bonus features.

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Postby HungupStrungup » Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:56 am

BlueChair wrote:I also primarily listen to Wingspan, when it comes to solo Macca. Great compilation. Though I also like to listen to Flaming Pie, Wings Over America, and RAM pretty often.


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Sometimes it tells you the truth
Sometimes it delays it"

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Postby Jackson Monk » Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:14 pm

"...but all the applause, is for their name not yours..."

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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:52 pm

LET ME ROLL IT IS GREAT!

The DVD is great otis. it sounds GREAT. That band really rocks, and I think Band On The Run, and even Back in the ussr sound even better than the originals on this DVD!
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:01 pm

I wouldn't go THAT far, though this last tour was definitely rockin'. I would have liked to see more variation in the setlist though. But at least Toronto got the only "Mull Of Kyntire" in all of North America.

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Postby selfmademug » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:14 pm

I finally found VENUS & MARS on CD a month or so ago. I always loved that record, and it really holds up after all these years. Some great stuff, and it's a start-to-finish kind of record, you know? I know LTZ agrees with me.

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:21 pm

How can I forget Venus & Mars? Fantastic record! Many of the highlights off of Wings Over America come from V&M.

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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:23 pm

I DO AGREE ELFFIE!

Sitting in the stands of the sports arena
waiting for the show to begin.
red lights green lights
STRAWBERRY WINE
a good friend of mine
follows the stars
venus and mars are alright tonight
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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:40 pm

I'M GOING HOME EARLY TONIGHT!!!!

Was it worth it.....now i'm working tonigth through 3am monday morning.

BUT I'M GOING HOME EARLY TONIGHT!!!
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