Paul Mccartney - The Mccartney Years (3 Dvd)
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Spanning four decades, 'THE McCARTNEY YEARS' is a three volume DVD collection, featuring some of the world's best-loved music that has become the soundtrack to all our lives.
VOLUME ONE and VOLUME TWO contain the definitive collection of McCartney music videos. Starting in the 1970s with Paul McCartney's first solo single "Maybe I'm Amazed," the DVD includes the Wings promo video for "Band On The Run" as well as hits from the 1980s such as "Say Say Say," and the 1990s with "The World Tonight." It finishes with 2005's "Fine Line." The films can be viewed either in chronological order or as play-lists that have been personally arranged by Paul featuring his exclusive voiceover commentaries.
VOLUME THREE includes live performances taken from three classic McCartney live shows; "ROCKSHOW" filmed on Wings' 1976 World Tour, new edits of Paul's seminal "UNPLUGGED" in 1991 and Paul's now legendary headlining performance at 2004's GLASTONBURY Festival.
'THE McCARTNEY YEARS' is also packed with bonus features and extra never before seen footage and performances, including "Let It Be" from LIVE AID, archive interviews with Melvyn Bragg and Michael Parkinson, alternative versions of music videos and the full-length 2005 documentary "Creating Chaos at Abbey Road.Read more ›
1. Mary Had a little Lamb
3. Listen to what the man said
4. Letting Go
5. Let `em in
6. Getting Closer
7. Spin it on
8. Old Siam sir
9. Arrow though me
10. Only Love remains
12. Ou est le soleil?
13. Party Party
14. We got married
15. Get out of my way
16. Young Boy
17. The World Tonight
And while I'm at it, just present them all in chronological order. Doesn't that make more sense? But then again when have Paul's videos or concert releases ever made much sense? I might even be missing some more recent videos as well. And as far as bonuses, how about including the TV special from '73 or the unreleased film One hand clapping? Anyway, I know, I know, we should be grateful for anything they toss to us fans, but I couldn't resist pointing out how they messed things up AGAIN!
First, the aspect ratio of the videos is ridiculous. None of these videos were originally filmed in wide screen, why convert them now? In every video, Paul's head is cropped at the top which might not bug the casual fan, but to people who grew up with these videos as cherished memories, it's really annoying. Instead of seeing more of the video, you see less. Whose boneheaded idea was this?
Also, the box claims that all the videos were remastered and "meticulously restored." By who? Judging by the terrible, grainy quality, Mr. Magoo supervised the restoration. There's no excuse that videos like Helen Wheels, Mull of Kintyre and especially Baby's Request look like they're from the era of Buster Keaton, not filmed a mere 30 years ago. The quality of many of the videos is, quite frankly, impossibly bad. Many are washed out with colors that are dull and muted. Again, this is inexcusable. It's glaringly apparent that these videos were not restored, just transfered from some second-generation print, probably found in someone's garage.
In addition, some of the videos have new mixes which aren't anywhere near as great as the original song. Check out the hideous disco-ish remix of Figure of Eight. Why isn't Paul overseeing this project to prevent such mishaps?
The "extras" (heavy quotations) are also substandard. Disc one has "extras" which are merely 4 additional videos.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great value although the videos are of mediocre quality. Great surround sound.Published 6 months ago by A. R.
After a couple of years, Disc 1 don't read it anymore on my DVD players.... and this disc it's the most i like it.... uncredible that happen with an original DVD.Published 6 months ago by Gonzoper
I love it. I saw videos made before there were VCRs. That is planning ahead.Published 11 months ago by David Smith
This disc package is a must own for any McCartney fan with a 5.1 surround system. The videos and live footage have been restored and look great, but the real reason to purchase... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sean Herbeck
I bought mine from Amazon in 2007. Just the other day I pull it out and watched it for a couple of hours. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Fredpulm
I sat for hours watching these DVDs. I watch them over frequentlyPublished 15 months ago by carol rhode