Prime Music

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$5.99
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: megabooks2
Add to Cart
$8.59
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: thebookgrove
Add to Cart
$9.95
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: MAMBO-MIKE
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Paul McCartney - Live at the Cavern Club [VHS]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Paul McCartney - Live at the Cavern Club [VHS]


List Price: $14.98
Price: $9.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $4.99 (33%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by MollyBeagleMedia and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
6 new from $5.99 7 used from $3.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$59.88


Product Details

  • Actors: Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Mick Green, Ian Paice, Pete Wingfield
  • Directors: Geoff Wonfor
  • Producers: Geoff Wonfor, Andy Matthews, Jeff Brown
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • VHS Release Date: June 19, 2001
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005IA8C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,075 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

On December 14, 1999, 300 people squeezed into the Cavern Club in Liverpool to watch Paul McCartney perform at The Beatles' legendary venue for the first time since 1963. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice were among the other great musicians joining Paul on stage. You can now view this unique piece of rock 'n' roll history, as well as two of Paul's latest music videos and an interview with him on this special home video release. Songs: Honey Hush, Blue Jean Bop, Brown-Eyed Handsome Man, Fabulous, What It Is, Lonesome Town, Twenty Flight Rock, No Other Baby, Try Not to Cry, Shake a Hand, All Shook Up, I Saw Her Standing There, Party. 63 minutes.

Amazon.com

When Paul McCartney and a select band of ace musicians played this 15-song set of vintage rockers (including two new "old" tunes) on December 14, 1999, 300 lucky people were packed into Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club, where the Beatles got their start nearly four decades earlier. But the show--comprised entirely of songs from Macca's 1999 release Run Devil Run--was also seen by a record-setting Internet audience, allowing the whole world to share the joy of seeing McCartney return, literally and musically, to the roots of his illustrious career. This is no-frills McCartney, liberated from the Beatles and Wings (with the exception of a rousing "I Saw Her Standing There"), and while the trademark McCartney howl has grown rough at the edges, his love for this music is enduring and infectious; it's easy to imagine him 40 years earlier, in the Cavern's previous incarnation (the old club was excavated and refurbished in 1984), belting out a similar set with the same youthful fervor that he demonstrates here.

Boosted by the flawless guitar duo of David Gilmour and Mick Green, McCartney starts out unevenly (his vocals on "Lonesome Town" are undeniably strained), but the show steadily improves, and the Mac original "Try Not to Cry" qualifies as a bona fide highlight, proving that McCartney can hold his own in any rock-historical context. And while the 45-minute set is regrettably brief, this video includes a McCartney interview that combines illuminating history with latter-day perspective. --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "katemck" on May 27, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this 45 minute concert on TV (and taped it from television) and I thought it was really good. Bearing in mind the age that McCartney is I thought it was a great concert. What comes across is the "let her rip" nature of the concert, like Paul, the group & the crowd were all just having a blast! And we were along for the ride. Okay, one of the other reviewers said he sang a bit off-note a few times ..but heck I saw a Frank Sinatra concert not long ago that must have been recorded when he was about the same age and old blue eyes wasn't doing much better!! I just loved the rock n roll nature of the concert & I shall for one be playing this over & over. My only reason for giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is that 46 minutes was just too short..the place is really swinging and next thing they're saying goodnight!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott Reed on September 7, 2001
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Paul IS a bit flat in his singing, and I don't know why. He's not hoarse, and his voice is strong throughout. The only thing I can think is that the monitors weren't allowing him to hear himself over the guitars, or that the small nature of the venue created overtones that made on-pitch singing difficult.
At any rate, it's a minor complaint. An even slightly off pitch Paul is better than 90 percent of vocalists in the world. The playing is remarkably refreshing. The drummer, Ian (can't remember his last name) shines thoughout, and Dave Gilmour plays a pretty mean rockabilly guitar.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
item as described, fast shipping and great price
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 11 people found the following review helpful By tom L. -> on December 21, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
hi. know this: paul talks for 22 minutes, the notes say. i think it's about 18.5.

so, the songs: 13 songs, 64 minute concert, NOT SO!!!!

the concert is 39 minutes, all those old 2:50 songs,

as Townsend puts it, so the after interview w/ paul,

yes, is 24 minutes and has some ok video footage, recollections from the concert songs, but not other stuff.

it's a 39 minute concert, w/ some footage at end.

it's ok.....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "The Woj" on November 9, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I noticed almost all reviews on Amazon that are negative toward the product are usually hit with a "no" when asked by other readers if the review has been been helpful. So get ready to hit "no" on this one. The performance is definitely not spirited, plodding and uninspired would be more accurate. If any real fan can listen to Paul sing "Shake A Hand", "Lonesome Town" or "No Other Baby" and say his voice is not shot (to hell), they're a liar...pants on fire! To much smoking "cheeba" for Paul, that's for sure. The back-up band carries the performance with Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, guitarists Mick Green and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour raising the rating to 3 stars from a weak 2.
Paul does manage revive a little bit of the old magic on Elvis's "All Shook Up" and "I Saw Her Standing There". If a few above average tracks are worth your hard earn cash, then be my guest and purchase (but I advise going used sellers to soften the disappointment).
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


MollyBeagleMedia Privacy Statement MollyBeagleMedia Shipping Information MollyBeagleMedia Returns & Exchanges