Monday, June 14, 2010

Paul at RDS, Dublin

Eamon Sweeney of the Irish Independent offers the standard favorable take on Macca's live show (oh how interesting and off-the-beaten-path it would be if someone took Paul to the woodshed).

When we get down to the business end of the set list, it's a big McCartneyesque thumbs-up all the way. 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Band on the Run', 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Back in the USSR', 'I've Got a Feeling', 'Paperback Writer' and 'Let it Be' are all stunning.

He inexplicably ruins one of his best songs, 'A Day in the Life', by tagging on a tacky rendition of 'Give Peace a Chance' rather than singing the classic closing track of 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' in its original full glory.

But I'd forgive and forget anything Paul does after another rousing run through of 'Hey Jude' that gets the whole crowd on their feet.

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