Monday, 29 March 2010

Venus And Mars are all right tonight!

For Wings fans it was the absolute perfect concert opening when Paul McCartney entered the stage in Glendale, AZ singing the "Venus And Mars / Rockshow" medley from the Venus and Mars album. The crowd went wild, but then they would, because it was the opener. Another favourite from the same album appeared later on, the single "Letting Go", which was well received but not fantastic. It's not among the ones that (most) people know, and it's also a bit slow. The Band On The Run album was further explored when the piano based "Nineteen hundred and eighty five" was performed, and the crowd reaction was great. After all, it's faster paced than "Letting Go", and from a landmark album that most people have or should have in their collection. From the rich Beatles catalogue, McCartney had picked a new gem in "I'm Looking Through You" from Rubber Soul. As always, it was the first part of the concert that was the most interesting one for McCartney concert veterans, whereas the second part stuck to the familiar repertoire of well tested Beatles and solo favourites. Reports indicate that McCartney's voice was top notch and strong.

The full set list: Venus And Mars - Rock Show, Jet, All My Loving, Got To Get You Into My Life, Highway, Let Me Roll It - Foxy Lady, The Long And Winding Road, Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five, (I Want To) Come Home, My Love, I'm Looking Through You, Every Night, Two Of Us, Blackbird, Here Today, Dance Tonight, Mrs. Vandebilt, Eleanor Rigby, Something, Letting Go, Sing The Changes, Band On The Run, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Back In The USSR, I've Got A Feeling, Paperback Writer, A Day In The Life - Give Peace A Chance, Let It Be, Live And Let Die, Hey Jude, Day Tripper, Lady Madonna, Get Back, Yesterday, Helter Skelter, Sgt. Pepper's (reprise) - The End.


Sergio said...

During the soundcheck have sung also "Ram on" on ukulele!

Devan said...

I found the WogBlog while researching for a video project and wanted to share the end result of my research: a video on The Beatles' influence on Indian music:

Hope you enjoy it!