Friday, 12 December 2014

A new live album from Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney: Live at the Electric Proms, 2007
A new Paul McCartney album, “Live at the Electric Proms 2007” on the Charly label was introduced to iTunes (and other music download shops) in the U.S. and several other countries, but (probably for contractual reasons) not in the UK. It's a 17-track album, which sadly only lacks 7 more tracks to be a complete audio document of the evening. The concert was shown on TV in Great Britain in HD quality, and has been heavily DVD-bootlegged ever since. I had the pleasure of attending this concert, just a few days after having attended his Paris Olympia concert.

The track list:
  1. Magical Mystery Tour
  2. Flaming Pie
  3. Got to Get You into My Life
  4. Dance Tonight
  5. Only Mama Knows
  6. Blackbird
  7. Calico Skies
  8. Eleanor Rigby
  9. Band on the Run
  10. Back in the USSR
  11. Live and Let Die
  12. Baby Face
  13. Hey Jude
  14. Let It Be
  15. Lady Madonna
  16. I Saw Her Standing There
  17. Get Back
Total Length: 54:02
Missing songs performed at the concert but not available on this album:
  • C Moon
  • The Long And Winding Road
  • I'll Follow The Sun
  • That Was Me
  • Here Today
  • House Of Wax
  • I've Got A Feeling

iTunes (USA) link.

For this concert, Paul McCartney's backing band was helped by the inclusion of live strings, which really made a difference and breathed new life to songs like "Eleanor Rigby". Too bad Paul "Wix" Wickens still opted for stringing along on his keyboards.

Additional details about this release:
Original Release Date: December 3, 2014
Label: Charly
Copyright: © 2014 Charly Acquisitions Ltd

2 comments:

Foxx said...

I noticed this earlier this week, in iTunes (Holland), when I looked for the new Macca-single. Was wondering if this was legitimate. Call me old fashioned, but I don't do bootlegs, so. But now I can buy it, I guess. :-)

David W said...

I am hoping it will be available on CD in Australia, so I can get better quality than iTunes. It seems that sites like HDTracks are not legally able to sell Macca albums in Australia.