domingo, 31 de julio de 2011


Paul McCartney plays Wrigley Field

The event will be the first time Sir Paul has played a Chicago concert since 2005.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is set to take the stage at Wrigley Field on Sunday and Monday.
The event will be the first time Sir Paul has played a Chicago concert since 2005. And he's coming back with a band that has been with him for recent tours: keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens, guitarist Rusty Anderson, drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. and guitarist Brian Ray.

Here's a look back to some McCartney highlights from the past, present and future on the eve of his return. -- Compiled by Darcel Rockett


Sir Paul McCartney Performs at Wrigley Field for 'On the Run' Tour:

sábado, 30 de julio de 2011


Sir Paul McCartney Performs at Wrigley Field for 'On the Run' Tour
Published : Friday, 29 Jul 2011, 9:53 PM CDT
By Craig Wall, FOX Chicago News
Chicago- The stage is set at Wrigley Field, literally and figuratively for this weekend's must-see concert tour with Paul McCartney, which may bring more excitement to the friendly confines than the Cubs have all year long.
Tickets in hand, 65-year-old Richard Loya is ready for what promises to be a great night on Sunday.
"I have to give the Beatles credit for me being a rock and roll fan," Loya said. "I missed them at Comiskey Park in '64, but I'm not going to miss them at Wrigley Field this year."
The last time McCartney played a concert in Chicago was in 2005.
On this current tour, called "On The Run" after McCartney's famous solo album "Band on the Run," the former Beatles bass player has been giving fans their money's worth with concerts that have been lasting three hours, filled with plenty of classic Beatles and Wings tunes.
Kathy Wheeler calls herself a die-hard Beatles fan. She set up a Beatles fan website  several years ago after traveling to Liverpool and London for BeatlesFest.
She has seen McCartney twice before, the last time in 2002. This concert stop she did not want to miss.
"Considering his age he may not be up and rocking all that much longer, he'll do shows here and there but who knows if he'll be in Chicago again," Wheeler said.
For fans, it's about making it a night to be remembered long after they're 64.
"I can check it off the bucket list," Loya said.
McCartney is playing two shows, on Sunday and Monday.
Paul McCartney
Liverpool Daily Post
Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney interupts Canada and US tour to appear at LIPA

 Sir Paul McCartney with newly named fellow companions of LIPA
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY made a flying visit to Liverpool to take part in the annual LIPA graduation ceremony.
The 69-year-old jetted in from Montreal to hand out badges to hundreds of students at the Philharmonic Hall.
He was then due to leave again last night, this time for the United States.
And he told the young performers to always be grateful for their talent.
He said: "You are all pretty brilliant to be here today. You put in all the hard work.
"But remember it’s a gift, and be grateful for that gift."
More than 300 students from the UK and 22 countries, including Chile and Iceland, attended the ceremony to collect their awards.
They have completed either foundation certificate, degree or postgraduate programmes.
And seven luminaries of the arts world were also honoured for their work with students at the Mount Street performing arts college by being made LIPA Companions.
Among them was Grammy Award-winning Billy Ocean, the UK’s biggest-selling black recording artist.
He told graduates and their guests: "If I burst into tears, don’t laugh at me."
The other companions were former Madonna dancer Steve Nestar, studio designer and acoustics expert David Bell, record label executive Caroline Elleray, community arts creator Chris Johnston, musical theatre actor Hannah Waddingham and lighting designer Paule Constable, the latter of whom could not attend the ceremony.
LIPA’s founding principal Mark Featherstone-Witty said: "This year roughly 135 practitioners contributed to our learning which is quite a total for a place in the provinces.
"No institution is better than its teachers.
"There’s no substitute for learning from the best.
"Outstanding practitioners share their knowledge for all the disciplines we teach and help us maintain the employment record – 96% in work after three years – of our talented graduates."
Meanwhile Merseyside music broadcaster and writer Spencer Leigh was made an Honoured Friend.

jueves, 28 de julio de 2011


Paul McCartney at the Bell Centre, Take 2

By Bernard Perusse, Gazette Music Columnist July 28, 2011
Paul McCartney performs Tuesday night during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
  Paul McCartney performs Tuesday night during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Photograph by: Dario Ayala, The Gazette

MONTREAL - Not surprisingly, the differences between Paul McCartney’s two nights at the Bell Centre were cosmetic, but not without significance. A concert so tightly planned and intricately staged leaves little room for spontaneity.

So if this were a concert review per se, it would read pretty much like the one I wrote about the first night. That`s my more philosophical, thought-out reaction, and it applies verbatim to what I saw on Night 2, Wednesday.

But the second show was more satisfying for me because it was my good fortune to see it almost like a fan, without deadline worries, constant note-taking or non-stop thinking about what needed to be mentioned in the review. During Live and Let Die, I even allowed myself the luxury of a weird hallucinatory take on the stage action. As fireworks went off al over the place and plumes of fire shot up in front and back of the stage, a grinning McCartney looked as if he was gleefully playing through the apocalypse.

And the image made a lot of sense. There are many who find themselves in times of trouble and discover that it`s not Mother Mary, but Father McCartney – that was to be the priest`s name in Eleanor Rigby – who brings, if not the words of wisdom, then the notes that soothe their soul. It`s been a constant comfort for many in crisis. You can ask the 34,000 people who sang, shouted, clapped, beamed and cried their way through a pair of three-hour sets over the two nights.

If anything, the second-night audience seemed to sing even louder, which is saying something. They shadowed every word of Blackbird, which was introduced with a different story, illustrating how it evolved from a Bach Bouree. They exploded when the song ended. They burst their lungs on George Harrison’s Something and shredded them even more when the time came for them to take over the chorus of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. They shook the arena singing Give Peace a Chance and annihilated the singalong climax of Hey Jude.

McCartney switched some of his between-song patter, explaining that the Foxey Lady coda added to Let Me Roll It was a tribute to Jimi Hendrix and reminiscing about Hendrix playing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band live two days after the album was released – a well-known anecdote, but always exciting to hear from the source. It’s typical of McCartney’s humility that he still thinks Hendrix was bestowing the honour. What a tribute? Sure, but what a song!

Proving that Here Today, his song about John Lennon, is difficult for him, he once again seemed almost overcome with emotion as he sang.

As part of a tradition, McCartney did respond to a couple of signs held aloft throughout the evening. One woman who just turned 50 wanted him to sign the Sgt. Pepper suit she was wearing. Another held a sign that said “Your smallest fan is in my belly. Sign it and we’ll call him Paul.” Both were brought onstage near the end of the show and he obliged. The pregnant fan got the autograph on her shirt.

Sadly, the woman who held up the “Sign my bottom” request all night went home with an unadorned posterior.

There were changes in the set list. Hello Goodbye was dropped in favour of Magical Mystery Tour, which worked better as an opener. Birthday was replaced by Got to Get You Into My Life. I’m Looking Through You was delightful Tuesday night, but its substitute, Things We Said Today, was even more inspired. And maybe it was tough to lose Day Tripper, but when I Saw Her Standing There is the consolation prize, few complain.

What stood out both nights is how hard McCartney and band can rock. Some ill-informed tweeters have expressed skepticism, the general gist being “Really? If you think a McCartney show is loud, you must be ready for the seniors home.”

But they were clearly not there. If there’s a hipster indie band out there that can rock as forcefully and as loud as I witnessed during Helter Skelter last night, I haven’t heard it. Talk about leaving a throat-shredding screamer for the encores. But then again, half of the challenging Abbey Road medley came at the very end, with McCartney and guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray paying homage to the John, Paul and George trade-offs on the original.

In that sense, both nights ended on the same note of positive energy. If a 20-something kid can be seen singing “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” like he means it, McCartney has done even more than he set out to do.


Sir Paul McCartney to perform at London Olympics

Published: July 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM
LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- Former Beatle Paul McCartney will perform at the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics, Olympics officials said.
McCartney told Olympic organizers he is "up" for performing at the opening ceremony next July 27 but details of the performance are yet to be ironed out, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The Rolling Stones reportedly declined an offer to perform and Led Zeppelin was staying away after singer Robert Plant reportedly said he wasn't interested.
Billions worldwide will watch the opening ceremony and a music industry source reportedly told the Daily Mirror the hope was to have all of Britain's classic rockers perform at the opening ceremony.
"The hope was to have the cream of British music all in the lineup, but it now looks like Macca [McCartney] will be joined by some younger stars on stage," the source told the Daily Mirror. "But of all the people you would want, McCartney is No 1. He is the ultimate showman and guaranteed to get the Olympics off to a great start."
Plans to have McCartney, 69, joined by Ringo Starr, the only other surviving member of the Beatles, were stymied because the former Beatles drummer will be touring the United States at the time.
Getting McCartney's commitment to perform reportedly calmed the nerves of Olympics organizers faced with matching Beijing's opening ceremony four years ago.
The Beijing opening ceremony featured choreographed performances from some 15,000 performers and cost more than $100 million.
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


"Yesterday" + Pleases Fans - July 27 2011 - Bell C...

Paul McCartney Concert at Centre Bell, Montreal, QC, Canada Setlist on July 27, 2011

  1. Jet (Wings song)
  2. Let Em in (Wings song)
  3. Hey Jude (The Beatles song)  

miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011


  1. Jet (Wings song)
  2. Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover) (Instrumental)
  3. Let 'Em In (Wings song)
  4. Encore:
  5. Encore 2:

Hello Goodbye - Montreal Centre Bell Center - July 26th 2011

MONTREAL 26th July 2011

English musician Paul McCartney performs during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
English musician Paul McCartney performs during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
English musician Paul McCartney performs during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
English musician Paul McCartney performs during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
English musician Paul McCartney performs during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
English musician Paul McCartney performs during his first of two shows at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.


The Montreal Gazette

McCartney performs inspired mix of Beatle classics

lunes, 25 de julio de 2011

Paul In Argentina ... Again?
Paul Mccartney en Cordoba Argentina 2011.
Paul McCartney brindaria un recital en Córdoba el dia Sabado 12 de Noviembre de 2011, seria en el Orfeo Superdomo en la Av. Cardeñosa 3450, B° Alto Verde, Ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina.

Paul regresaria a la Argentina con el fin de brindar un show en el pais demostrando una vez mas la fuerza y potencia de ex Beatle.

La estrella de la musica mundial realizaría un show en la ciudad de Córdoba en una nueva visita a la Argentina en este 2011.

“Recital Paul Mccartney Argentina”.

El recital de Paul Mccartney Argentina estaria previsto en principio para la provincia de Cordoba auque no se limitaria solo a esa posibilidad. La Plata podria ser otro show, el Estadio Unico de la Plata le brindaria al recital una dinamica unica.

Fuente: la fuente original no es de esta pagina que si bien lo anuncia , la fuente es 100 CORRECTA y viene del circulo interno de la musica allegados a brain ray , pueden pensar lo que quieran que es un rumor mas, o simplemente FAKE, pero cuando se anuncie oficialmente vuelvan al post y me dicen ok ? a juntar plata de nuevo!


Paul McCartney plays Comerica
Paul McCartney plays Comerica
Paul McCartney plays Comerica
Paul McCartney plays ComericaPaul McCartney plays Comerica


Concert Set List
1. Hello Goodbye
2. Junior's Farm
3. All My Loving
4. Jet
5. Drive My Car
6. Sing The Changes

7. Hitch Hike
8. The Night Before
9. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady
10. Paperback Writer
11. The Long And Winding Road
12. Nineteen Hundred and Eight-Five
13. Let 'Em In
14. Maybe I'm Amazed
15. I've Just Seen A Face
16. I Will
17. Blackbird
18. Here Today
19. Dance Tonight
20. Mrs. Vandebilt
21. Eleanor Rigby
22. Something
23. Band On The Run
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

25. Back in the USSR
26. I've Got A Feeling
27. A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chace
28. Let It Be
29. Live & Let Die
30. Hey Jude

Encore31. Lady Madonna
32. Day Tripper
33. Get Back

Second Encore34. Yesterday
35. Helter Skelter
36. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

Hitch Hike (Marvin Gaye Cover) (live, Detroit 7/24/11)

I've just seen a face 24th July 2011 Detroit 2011

domingo, 24 de julio de 2011

Comerica Park, Detroit MI 7/24/11 Blackbird

Paul McCartney Plays Yankee Stadium
On The Run Tour Continues With Detroit, Montreal, Chicago And Cincinnati Dates
July 24 at Comerica Park, Detroit
July 26 and 27 at Bell Centre, Montreal
July 31 and August 1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
August 4 at The Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

sábado, 23 de julio de 2011

Paul McCartney On The Run 2011 Chicago Wrigley Field


Paul McCartney: Busting a few myths
CDT, July 22, 2011
Paul McCartney isn’t one to undermine his fans’ expectations. With tickets as pricey as $250 plus service fees for his concerts July 31 and Aug. 1 at Wrigley Field, he is certain to deliver plenty of vintage Beatles and Wings-era hits.

McCartney in stadium-pleasing mode remains formidable, a brilliant musician with an excellent band anchored by drummer Abe Laboriel. But he’s also a rare ‘60s icon: one who still is making vital albums.

A scene from the Beatles' concert in Chicago in 1966.
One of the frustrating aspects of the modern, over-priced stadium show is that it often precludes risk-taking by veteran performers. In many cases, there’s a good reason for that: Their recent material is drab if not embarrassing. McCartney’s a different story, however. Those who wrote him off in the ‘80s and ‘90s need to take another look. Those who loved the bold experimentation of his Beatles work have some catching up to do.
With McCartney set to hit town for his first shows here since 2005, it’s time to bust some long-standing myths about him and examine the relatively underappreciated corners of his music, including some of the stuff he won’t play at Wrigley.

Myth No. 1: John was the edgy one
John Lennon was the edgy rocker, McCartney the lightweight balladeer. That’s bunk.
Sure, Lennon battered down the doors of perception in Beatles songs such as “Strawberry Fields,” “I Am the Walrus” and “Rain,” and confronted reality with jarring directness in solo tracks such as “Cold Turkey,” “Mother” and “God.” But he also wrote some gloriously sentimental tunes about how “love is all you need,” and later, once he left the Beatles, allowed himself to get positively mushy about his newfound domesticity.
McCartney was more likely to dispense group hugs – rare was the ‘60s rocker who  empathized with the older generation in songs such as “She’s Leaving Home.” His very English tributes to dancehall music (“When I’m 64”) or his sheepdog (“Martha My Dear”) are about as un-rock ‘n’ roll as you can get. But McCartney balanced these moments with more than his share of experimentation, daring and, yes, Lennon-like intensity.
"Helter Skelter,” in many ways a forerunner of heavy metal, was McCartney unhinged – the throat-shredding vocal, the distortion-saturated attack, the clenched-teeth tension in the studio relieved only by drummer Ringo Starr blurting “I got blisters on me fingers!” as the song crashes to a close.
McCartney helped invent progressive rock, too, by conceptualizing and then stitching together (along with producer George Martin) the song fragments that make up Side 2 of the 1969 masterpiece “Abbey Road.”
The gonzo guitar solo in George Harrison’s “Taxman”? McCartney.
That ferocious soul shouter on “I’m Down” – the screams, the demented laugh, the increasingly hysterical outro? McCartney again, giving Little Richard and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins their due. 
But above all, McCartney was a studio-as-instrument chemist of the first order. It was McCartney who gave Lennon’s “Tomorrow Never Knows” its mind-blowing atmosphere by creating and altering sound-effect tape loops at his home. He was the Beatle paying closest attention to the experimental fringe of classical and electronic music at the time, lapping up Stockhausen and Cage alongside the Shirelles and Motown as influences. One of the finest examples of McCartney’s ability to bend space, time and minds, the 14-minute collage "Carnival of Light," remains locked in the Beatles vaults.
After the Beatles broke up, the amiable gentleman of pastoral leisure could still get downright weird amid bouts of schmaltz and indifference; his solo work shows far greater range than Lennon’s, from the whimsical yet dazzling inscrutability of “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” to his ahead-of-their-time electronic albums as the Fireman with the producer Youth.

Myth No. 2: Paul's just the bass playerSure, and Mozart was just a hack piano player from Salzburg. The bass may be an unsung instrument, but it’s the bedrock of rock ‘n’ roll and soul. What’s more, McCartney reinvented its role in the Beatles, not just laying down a foundation for the song but often playing a strong counterpoint to the lead vocal. One of the reasons the Beatles’ songs sound so rich is the depth of composition, the melodic and harmonic layers – and McCartney’s ability to straddle rhythm and melody on bass was critical.
His flair was already apparent on the band’s earliest hits; on “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1964), the bass is on equal footing with the guitars, and it’s like a song in itself on “Michelle” (1965). By the time of “Paperback Writer” (1966), McCartney is the lead instrumentalist, ushering in each verse like Britain’s answer to Motown’s James Jamerson. He’s nearly in subterranean funk territory with the deep tones of “Baby, You’re a Rich Man” (1967) and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” (1968), and stomps likeGodzilla through “Rain” (1966) and “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” (1968).
His knack for adapting his approach to whatever the song and the times demanded was key to the Beatles’ wide-ranging catalog, and it’s evident in his post-Beatles recordings as well. Denigrate “Silly Love Songs” (1976) all you want, but that bass line will pull you on the dancefloor everytime. He’s a soul-man extraordinaire on the slow-burn “Let Me Roll It” (1973) and a machine-gunning rocker on “Soily” (1976). He navigates “Lonely Road” (2001) with a thrilling authority; listen closely and you can hear his amplifier buzzing.

Myth No. 3: His music’s gone downhill ever since Wings broke upAfter some strong albums with his band Wings in the ‘70s, McCartney put things on cruise control during much of the ‘80s and ‘90s. In that sense, his career followed the arch of many ‘60s greats whose music nose-dived, never to regain its potency. But McCartney rediscovered his mojo in recent years, joining a handful of artists – Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Paul Simon and Neil Young come immediately to mind – whose late-career work blows past nostalgia.
On “Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard” (2005), McCartney revisited the one-man-band approach he took on his 1970 solo debut and its 1980 follow-up, “McCartney II,” and trumped them both. It’s an album of small, intimate chamber-pop songs, with McCartney playing everything from drums to a flugelhorn. McCartney probably hasn’t heard the word “no” much the last few decades, but in this case producer Nigel Godrich deserves credit for not letting the bassist slide. Cool details abound: piano and strings melting into a dream-like bridge on "Fine Line"; the way two recurring notes on a toy glockenspiel become a beacon on "Riding to Vanity Fair"; the acoustic reverie “Jenny Wren,” with its wordless vocal and mournful duduk melody.
“Memory Almost Full” (2007) is even better, an unusually personal album by McCartney standards. He touches on mortality and his recent divorce without melodrama, and "Nod Your Head" and "Only Mama Knows" rock as hard as anything he’s done. In "The End of the End," he imagines his own wake, and manages to pull it off with grace, humility and humor.
His third Fireman collaboration with Youth, “Electric Arguments” (2008), is the best of all, an accomplished combination of melody and experimental mirth.
It’s the first Fireman album with vocals, and McCartney role-plays to the hilt: a mischievous elf, a growling blues patriarch, even a hint of Bono-esque bombast. "Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight" blows open the album like the son of “Helter Skelter,” and ends with McCartney barking like a dog. No, this is not your cuddly ‘60s icon coasting gracefully on his past accomplishments.
Copyright © 2011, Chicago Tribune


Sky News HD

No Ringo-McCartney Reunion For Olympics

UK, Friday July 22, 2011
Jane Witherspoon, entertainment correspondent

Ringo Starr has told Sky News he will not be reuniting with Sir Paul McCartney for the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics.

Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr attend the Glenfiddich MOJO Awards
Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr at the Glenfiddich Mojo Awards
The former Beatle put paid to recent rumours, saying: "I'll be touring America so I won't be doing it."
He was speaking at the Glenfiddich Mojo Awards where he was presented with the Icon award.
"It's an honour being an icon and the magazine actually likes music and musicians and that's the reason I'm here tonight," he added.
Fellow music legend Phil Collins was due to hand Ringo his gong, but he left early complaining of a back injury. He had earlier paid tribute to his friend.
"He was the first person to play at a certain period of my life that showed you could make a living from it," Collins said.
"He's a fantastic drummer. That's been overlooked for years. Everybody talks about him being the joker, the cheeky chap, but he's a great musician."
The annual music event took place in the City of London and was also attended by Arctic Monkeys, Rumer, Sir Bob Geldof and Brian Wilson.

viernes, 22 de julio de 2011



London wedding for Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell

Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, is to marry the American Nancy Shevell in the British capital.

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell will wed in a quiet ceremony in London with close friends and family.  Photo: Dave Allocca

jueves, 21 de julio de 2011


Paul McCartney to Score Animated Musical Based on His Children's Book

· by Matthew Richardson

In 2005, Paul McCartney released Children's Book High in the Clouds, co-authored with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Adragh, about a squirrel who sets off on a journey to find a tropical animal sanctuary. Maybe spurred on by the recent success of movies about high up in the clouds, production company Unique Features is making the book into a movie, and McCartney is committed to doing the soundtrack.

If you want to guess what that could be like, you could maybe watch Yellow Submarine, but animated movies aren't really anything like they were in 1968, and neither is Paul McCartney's music.

‘High in the Clouds’: The Movie

by  Philip Adragh
Thursday, July 9th, 2009
high-in-the-cloudsI’m pleased to report that High in the Clouds,the book I wrote with Paul McCartney and illustrator/animation director Geoff Dunbar, is to be made into a film. The idea started life as Paul’s song Tropic Island Hum which became the basis for an animated short film, Wirral the Squirrel, produced by Paul and Linda, and directed by Geoff. This then developed into the book High in the Clouds (which is where I came in) and which, in turn, is now to become a feature-length film. The really great news is that not only is the screenplay by the writer of Edward Scissorhands, and that it’s to be directed by the director of The Lion King, but that Paul himself will be writing the music. Fingers crossed, it should be out in 2012.


Paul McCartney's After 9/11 Documentary 'The Love We Make' to Debut on Showtime September 10, 2011

Highly-Anticipated Feature-Length Documentary “THE LOVE WE MAKE” Chronicles Paul McCartney’s Cathartic Journey
Through New York City In The Aftermath of 9/11.
To Debut on SHOWTIME September 10th At 9:00 ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2011) – As the country prepares to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, SHOWTIME will premiere the highly-anticipated feature documentary THE LOVE WE MAKE, which chronicles Paul McCartney’s poignant and cathartic journey through the streets of New York City in the aftermath of the World Trade Center’s destruction. It also traces the planning and performance of the monumental benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, “The Concert for New York City,” which took place less than six weeks after the terrorist attacks.  Directed by iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Salesman, Grey Gardens) and his award-winning filmmaking partner, Bradley Kaplan (Muhammad and Larry, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, Sand and Sorrow), THE LOVE WE MAKE was shot in the signature cinéma vérité style that Maysles pioneered and made famous when he filmed the Beatles’ first visit to America in the legendary 1964 documentary What’s Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.  Shooting once again in 16mm black & white, Maysles’ camera intimately captures McCartney’s personal journey to help heal the city that welcomed him with open arms in 1964. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.
On the morning of September 11, 2001 McCartney was on a plane on the tarmac in New York City, scheduled to leave the country when the attacks took place.  Grounded, he returned to the city and witnessed first-hand the shock and devastation that overtook the United States.  Directors Maysles and Kaplan, along with Editor Ian Markiewicz (The Beales of Grey Gardens) assembled extraordinary, intimate, never-before-seen footage of McCartney rehearsing for the benefit concert, connecting with New Yorkers on the city streets, and storytelling behind-the-scenes at interviews with Dan Rather, Howard Stern and others.  Additionally, the film features performances from the benefit concert itself and unparalleled access backstage with McCartney and luminaries from the worlds of music, Hollywood and politics, including David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, President Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stella McCartney, Governor George Pataki, Keith Richards, James Taylor, Pete Townsend, and many more.
Says McCartney, “It was an honor to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history. There was a feeling of shock and fear in the air that I thought we could help alleviate with music. And the fact that so many people stepped up to join us made for a very uplifting evening for us all.”
“Paul McCartney and Albert Maysles are each, in their own fields, iconic artists whose collaboration goes back more than 40 years,” said Nevins.  “In the days following 9/11, they joined forces once again to make a very personal film that is a real testament to the spirit and resiliency of New York City.  We are very proud to be able to premiere this film.”
Filmmaker Maysles adds, “There was so much suffering as a result of 9/11 it’s hard to imagine how one might bring relief to those who were impacted by the attacks, and honor those firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who lost their lives in their heroic attempt to help others.  But Paul had the answer: music and a film that would tell the full story.”
THE LOVE WE MAKE is a Maysles Films, Inc. Production.  A Film by Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan, and Ian Markiewicz.  Directed by Bradley Kaplan and Albert Maysles.  Edited by Ian Markiewicz.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles.  Produced by Bradley Kaplan.

Dos películas de Paul McCartney

Publicado el 20 julio, 2011 por   · 

Una de ellas es un crónica de sus experiencias tras los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001. La otra es una adaptación de un libro para niños que publicó en 2005.

Paul McCartney va a añadir dos nuevos filmes a su currículo.
El primero de ellos se titula The Love We Make y es un documental sobre la experiencia de McCartney tras los atentados del 11 de septiembre. El ex-beatle estaba en un avión en el aeropuerto de Nueva York cuando ocurrieron los atentados y se vio obligado a permanecer en la ciudad. En este filme cuenta sus experiencias de ese día en las calles de Manhattan y su plan para dar un concierto benéfico.
The Love We Make ha sido dirigido por Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) y Bradley Kaplan (Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out!) y en él también participan David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel y Elton John.
The Love We Make se estrenará en Showtime el 10 de septiembre, la víspera del décimo aniversario de aquellos ataques terroristas.
Además, Unique Films está trabajando en una adaptación animada del libro infantil que McCartney publicó en 2005, High in the Clouds. El artista ya ha compuesto algunas canciones para su banda sonora.

miércoles, 20 de julio de 2011

MORE REVIEWS (NYC 15th and 16th)

At 69, Mr. McCartney is not saying goodbye but touring stadiums and playing marathon concerts. Friday’s set ran two-and-a-half hours, with Mr. McCartney constantly onstage, and it had 35 songs, not counting a few additional excerpts.
His concerts now are a gentle reminder of his survival and vitality.
For freshness, Mr. McCartney tossed off a Beatles song that, he announced, he had never performed live: “The Night Before,” with its skiffle bounce and barbershop harmonies. And some of the songs that weren’t on the Citi Field set lists were the most vital ones: particularly “Maybe I’m Amazed,” from his newly reissued 1970 solo debut album “McCartney” (MPL/Hear Music), with its startling harmonic swerves and a vocal that fervently illuminated the song’s affection, happy incredulity and deep need.
His voice reveled in the songs, hinting at little improvisatory variations; after them, he raised his instruments overhead in a mixture of exuberance and pride in musical craftsmanship. (When he sang “I’ve Got a Feeling,” the video screen didn’t show a heart — it showed pulsating speakers.) He perseveres, and entertains, by directly reconnecting to his songs across the decades and still having fun.

Move over Jeter. Paul McCartney is Yankee Stadium's new hero after hitting it outta the park with a grand slam concert last night.
On a stage set in shallow center field, the 69-year-old Beatle put in a hard day's night working his way through the Lennon/McCartney songbook, solo tunes and a healthy dose of Wings numbers.

The 2½-hour, 35-song set featured five decades worth of hits without a dud in the batch.

Strapped into his signature Hofner bass, wearing a smartly cut baby blue jacket -- sorry, no pinstripes for Macca -- he looked as trim and intense as a rookie shortstop.
The sound was astoundingly clear for a bowl show and Paul was in excellent voice, easily reaching the falsetto notes that have made girls scream since the '60s. McCartney, whose motto should be work hard, moved and sounded like he was just 17, again.
Paul doing classics from the Beatles songbook is as memorable as you'd expect, but getting to hear it at the Cathedral of Baseball lent the music majesty.

He even brought out one Beatles' tune he claimed he'd never played live before: "The Night Before." Indeed, it sounded here like it just came out of the box, shiny and new.
McCartney's continued ability to perform such key material so gracefully makes his shows more than just worthy entertainment. They're a kind of public service.

If rock 'n' roll were Major League Baseball, there's no doubt Paul McCartney would be its New York Yankees. Sure, there's his track record as rock's biggest and most dependable artist for nearly five decades. Yeah, he still proves rockers can age gracefully and grow even when they have nothing left to prove. And, oh right, there's all those hits.
Maybe that's why McCartney looked so at home at Friday night's show at Yankee Stadium, which was the third area ballpark he has christened for music, following the legendary Beatles event at Shea Stadium in 1965, as well as playing the first Citi Field concert in 2009.

Like those Citi Field shows – and all of McCartney’s shows since he reemerged on the road in 2002 after years without touring – he gave the people what they wanted. Joined by his four-piece band, he packed his three-hour set with quick blasts of Sixties pop ("Magical Mystery Tour," "All My Loving," "Drive My Car") and classic winding epics ( "The Long and Winding Road" and "Band on the Run"). And there was plenty of his classic humor. "Who’s this guy Derek Jeter?" he asked the crowd. "I hear he has more hits than me!"
McCartney ended with a homestretch of hits: "Let It Be," a "Hey Jude" sing-along and a raucous "I’ve Got a Feeling," which after finishing, the band sped into double-time and jammed off a James Gang-style blues riff. His third and final return to the stage featured "Yesterday," "Helter Skelter" and Abbey Road’s closing medley. "I told you we were going to have a good time," he said during the encore. It was an offhand comment – but it’s still astonishing to see how much McCartney, at 69, still cares.

Dude is almost twice my age, and that fucker canbelt, and in the physical-grace department, my blind guess of his age might have been more like a very agile 50. I could barely stand in front of my center field seat, which proved necessary pretty much the entire time.
... the crowd was genuinely intergenerationaL. Paul must know it, because he began with "Hello Goodbye," completely irresistible to me—a perfect opening storybook opening. He also threw in "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da" near the end of the main set—not counting a pair of three-song encores, he played between 35 and 40 numbers, depending on how you count.
Critical bias: Changed my life

There's a sheer exhilaration that comes from being in McCartney's presence...

Paul McCartney is many things, a gifted musician, singer and band leader. Mostly, he is an inspiration.
Last night at Yankee Stadium, McCartney played and played, gave and gave, for well over two hours. He never stopped singing, playing, performing and smiling. He loves pleasing crowds.
He remained faithful to the vintage musical arrangements from the Beatles, Wings and McCartney solo records. He never even stopped to take a sip of water. McCartney, who just turned 69 years of age, rocked even harder last night than he did when I last saw him perform, two years ago at the then-new Citi Field across town.
The audience covered the gamut of ages. It was hard to say whether they had come out to see The Living Legend, re-live the majesty and glory of the Beatles or see McCartney in concert at the top of his game. If there were genuine fans of his post-Beatles work, they weren’t disappointed, either.

At 69, rock & roll’s most easygoing revolutionary is jamming harder than ever...
McCartney’s nearly two-hour and 45-minute extravaganza spanned his output from the past 50 years.
McCartney’s greatest triumph, though, may be in his simultaneous projection of himself as both arena god and ordinary guy... he’s transcended all your usual celebrity taxonomy—he’s just like you, even as he flexes his star power. His most spectacular act of showmanship these days may be his ability to sell himself. But, damn, if it doesn’t sound great.
Paul kicked off his 'On The Run' tour with two amazing shows at New York's Yankee Stadium last week. Check out some of the amazing reviews below.

Each and every one of this summer's On The Run dates can safely be predicted to feature nearly three hours of the world's most familiar and beloved music, with hits, deep cuts and surprises spanning Paul's unrivaled catalogue of Beatles, Wings, solo and Fireman classics.

Next stop, Detroit on Sunday...

Sunday 24th July 2011 - Comerica Park, Detroit, USA