Thursday, July 15, 2010

Paul in Utah (7/13)

"McCartney delivers classics, delights crowd."

For a few hours Tuesday night, a motherless boy played as if this show was his last and best shot at getting out of the dead-end town of Liverpool.

There was a resolute, emotional urgency in his voice and words. But then you rubbed your eyes and looked, along with 20,000 other faces, at a 68-year-old multimillionaire.

And in a thrilling, passionate concert at a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, the boy and the man were the same, with the enthusiasm of a boy and the skills of a man.

A still mop-topped Paul McCartney, in his first-ever appearance in Utah, celebrated his 200th show with his crack band by demonstrating that despite the Beatles’ dissolution four decades ago, his body of work from “I’ve Just Seen a Face” to his experimental Fireman project sounds as fresh as if it was the first time you had heard them.

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