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Vast improvement over the last several Macca live DVDs
on November 17, 2009
I bought this set, primarily for the DVD.
The DVD is a VAST improvement over McCartney's previous live videos.
Let's take a look:
Rockshow (great movie, but not a complete show.)
Get Back (incomplete show. annoyingly cut from many different shows. Too many audience shots, etc.)
Paul Is Live (incomplete show. Too many MTV style cuts. Headache inducing.)
Back In The US (every song is interrupted by documentary footage. Way too much focus on audience shots, and not enough of what's going on stage.)
Live In Red Square / St. Petersburg (horrible editing. Like Paul Is Live, its headache inducing.)
The Space Within US (incomplete show. Documentary footage and celebrity testimonials interrupt every song. Extra disappointing, as this was one of my favorite Paul tours, and a horrible document of what was an amazing tour.)
Oh, how I wished Paul would just release a concert DVD, with no documentary footage between songs. Of a complete show. And edit it well.
Good Evening, NYC fits the bill.
It is the full show. The editing is not as jumpy as some of the others.
No extraneous footage between songs, ruining the flow of the concert.
But I subtract a star for the inclusion of 'audience cam'. At the shows, they distributed little handheld video cameras, to a number of concertgoers. And some of this amateur footage, is sometimes mixed in with the professional footage. I'd have rather had the pro footage only.
So its not exactly what I wanted. But it's getting closer.