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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.
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
I purchased this DVD back in 2001 and played the hell out of it then. I just came across it again recently and was glad I did. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bill
New music, vintage Beatle music, and good clean interviewing with other surprises.
It parallels Pauls album called RUN DEVIL RUN.
Good thing David Gilmour talked into playing! otherwise we might not have seen Paul again. Great show!! great song selection. Worth owning, Glad to have in my collection.Published on August 19, 2013 by Tom Redfern
For those of us brought up on Beatles music, seeing McCartney at the rebuilt Cavern is a thrill. His appearance coincided with the Run Devil Run album, and the music is the... Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by Susan Zimmermann
There's no sentiment that I can write here that hasn't been written already by other reviewers. This is an amazing concert. How can you go wrong with such an incredible band? Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Mira
Sadly, one of the greatest British electric guitarist ever passed away recently after five decades of showing everyone what rock'n'roll is really all about. Read morePublished on October 31, 2010 by Philip S. Walker
Is really exciting to see McCartney live with a really basic band configuration! But don't get me wrong, the band is great, with David Gilmour and Ian Paice in the back! Read morePublished on March 26, 2008 by Luberth A. Morera Cascante