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Paul McCartney To Release Historic NYC Stand On Standard And Deluxe CD/DVD

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Paul McCartney's historic concerts this summer at New York City's Citi Field — the former Shea Stadium, and the site of the Beatles own history making concerts in 1965 — will be the subject of an upcoming CD/DVD release by McCartney's current label Hear Music.

Good Evening New York City will arrive in stores on November 17th in two separate versions. The standard issue will be a 2 CD/1 DVD set, while the deluxe version will include 2 CDs and 2 DVDs.

In addition to the footage from the Citi Field concerts, the extra disc on the deluxe version will feature McCartney's performance on the rooftop marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, during a July appearance on the Late Night With David Letterman show.

This will include previously unseen material from that concert that was never telecast on Letterman's show. McCartney's July 15 performance (atop the same building where the Beatles once wowed America on the Ed Sullivan Show) made worldwide headlines as word spread that the former Beatle was performing, and traffic came to a standstill. The deluxe edition will also include still-to-be-revealed additional packaging not found on the standard edition.

Paul McCartney's July 17, 18 & 21 shows at Citi Field were unanimously praised by critics and attendees alike as a triumph, as McCartney and his band performed a mix of songs from the Beatles, Wings, and his solo career for nearly three hours each night. McCartney also paid tribute to each of his former, fallen bandmates in the Beatles by playing George Harrison's "Something" and a medley of John Lennon songs including "Give Peace A Chance" and "A Day In The Life."

Although the actual track listing for Good Evening New York City has yet to be determined, one would expect to hear these, as well as other songs performed at the concerts like "Hey Jude," "Drive My Car," "Got To Get You Into My Life," "The Long And Winding Road," "Blackbird," "Eleanor Rigby," "Back In The USSR," "Paperback Writer," “Band On The Run," "My Love," "Let Me Roll It" and "Live And Let Die."

What is known for sure is that the set will comprise 33 songs and run nearly three hours. The concert footage is directed by Paul Becher, and was shot in High Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was overseen by engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters.

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  • Paul Roy

    Let’s see if he will finally put out a concert DVD with some decent production quality – i.e., not constantly cutting to the crying/adoring fans every two seconds instead of showing McCartney and his fantastic band actually playing.

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    Agreed Paul. That was the single most irritating thing about his “Space Between US” DVD — you didn’t even get the complete “Hey Jude” for petes sake! I have high hopes for this one though.

    -Glen