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He can pretty much pick any song and you're overjoyed to hear it.
The Times, p2 leader
Paul McCartney's tour is the chance to witness a genius.
The concert was a triumphant reminder that age does not diminish
'Hey Jude' with Paul McCartney at a pub piano, should be the new
Perhaps the highest praise one could give Sir Paul McCartney is
that 41 years after the Beatles split up, his star still refuses to diminish.
At London's O2 Arena he showed how he does it, with a twinkling
greatest hits set which exhibited his unique ability to bring people together.
Genius does not normally come in such genial packages, but genius
it undoubtedly is: 'The Long and Winding Road' remains an exquisite
meditation on mortality, and you could hear a pin drop during a
breathtaking a cappella 'Blackbird'.
A few months off 70, he is a phenomenon. He looks and sounds
remarkable, and the energy levels are boundless
It was a marathon set lasting 160 minutes but it didn't sag. His
touring band, with him since 2002, was stripped-back and focused.
His guitar solos were superb: he appears to be reinventing himself
as an axe hero in his dotage.
But the big announcement was saved for the encore, when Macca
introduced Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood for a riotous 'Get Back' It
was the icing on the cake of a near-perfact gig. Walk out? I would
have stayed all night.
You can count on one hand the artists who could play three hours
of material without a single duff note. Paul McCartney is one of
them. He had The O2 hanging on his every word, as he always does,
with an epic 35-song set last night.
Kudos to Macca, who was the last one standing after performing an
energetic three-hour set, without even having a break for water.
Sir Macca: The most famous musician on the planet - and still the best.
A runaway triump...Macca's back on stage.
The former Beatle was greeted with a standing ovation from the
19,000-strong crowd when he bounced on stage at the O2 Arena in
London and launched a three-hour non-stop performance.
Set list from the O2 Arena, London. If you were at the show, leave
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All My Loving
Drive My Car
Sing The Changes
Let Me Roll It
Come and Get It
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen A Face
Ob la di, Ob la da
Back in the USSR
A Day in the Life/Give Peace A Chance
Live and Let Die
The Word/All You Need Is Love
Get Back - Joined on stage by Ronnie Wood!
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End