Good Evening New York City CD/DVD Release
Good Evening New York City CD/DVD Release marquee (including bonus
numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast).
The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl. In any
configuration, the 30+ songs and nearly 3 hours of music comprising
'Good Evening New York City' are a must-have for attendees wishing to
relive the July 17, 18 & 21 shows, those who couldn't get tickets
and/or anyone interested in an audiovisual document of a living
legend. 'Good Evening New York City' marks McCartney's 2nd release for
Hear Music. The first was 2007's highly acclaimed Memory Almost Full.
The standard version of 'Good Evening New York City' will be available
at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and
Canada and wherever music is sold.
As the inaugural musical event at Citi Field, the site of the
former Shea Stadium, the July 2009 shows held special significance not
only for McCartney but for generations of his fans. The shows were
performed on the same hallowed ground that The Beatles, in 1965,
played the 34-minute show that would set the precedent for the modern
day stadium rock show--and where in 2008 McCartney joined Billy Joel
for the final rock show before the original stadium's demolition. As
documented on 'Good Evening New York City', "I'm Down" from
the 1965 set list was revived for the Citi Field shows, albeit this
time played through a PA that was not overpowered by screaming fans
(though there were still several thousand who tried). Other highlights
of 'Good Evening New York City' include faithful takes on Beatles
classics "Drive My Car," "Got To Get You Into My
Life," "The Long And Winding Road,"
"Blackbird," "Eleanor Rigby," "Back In The
USSR," "Paperback Writer," "Let It Be,"
"Hey Jude," "Helter Skelter" and more, plus
"Something" rendered on ukulele gifted to Paul by George
Harrison, and a tribute to John Lennon in the form of a medley of
"A Day In The Life" and "Give Peace A Chance."
Wings era chestnuts include ‚ÄúBand On The
Run," "My Love," "Let Me Roll It" and the
pyrotechnic tour de force of "Live And Let Die," while
timeless McCartney solo material ranges from "Here Today" to
the upbeat "Flaming Pie" and "Dance Tonight" to a
pair of numbers from Electric Arguments, the 2008 album released under
the alias of The Fireman.
The concert footage featured on 'Good Evening New York City'
standard edition features concert footage directed by Paul Becher, who
has overseen live visuals for McCartney for some 200 performances and
counting. The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High
Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75
Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand.
The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime
McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent
Beatles remasters, The Beatles Anthology, Let It Be... Naked, and two
Grammy awards for his mixing work on the Beatles' Love album.
The deluxe edition bonus DVD will feature footage of McCartney's
July 15 performance on the outdoor marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater,
previously available only as a webcast on the Late Show with David
Letterman website. The marquee set, which marked McCartney's return to
the site of The Beatles U.S. television debut, generated front page
headlines and literally stopped traffic as word of mouth generated a
crowd that packed Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square.
Paul McCartney's July 17-21 Citi Field stand has already been
unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert
experience of a lifetime. On November 17, 'Good Evening New York City'
will document it for the ages.
Photo credit: (c)2009 MPL Communications Ltd. Photographer: Bill Bernstein