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This 2 CD set is an out of print collectible! It is the original Capitol release. Catalog CDP 7 94778 2. There is a saw mark on the spine of the case.
Paul McCartney's world tour of 1989-1990 was big news, and with good reason--after a decade that saw him lose much of his critical and commercial credibility, McCartney had plenty to prove. Backed by an ace band that included Robbie McIntosh of the Pretenders and Hamish Stuart of the Average White Band, McCartney reasserted his relevance on a nightly basis, reminding the world that he'd not only written some of the best songs of the last 30 years, but that he was still capable of rocking the hell out of them. This two-disc, 30-track souvenir of the tour (a single-disc, 17-track distillation was also released) may lean a little too heavily on songs from Flowers in the Dirt, but the jaw-dropping live medley of "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight," and "The End" is more than worth the price of admission. --Dan Epstein
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The songs chosen for this tour drew record crowds, that's for sure, and perhaps it was inevitable that fans responded most strongly to the Beatles tunes, but Faul McCartney's songs from "Flowers in the Dirt" did much to impress, if only for the fact that they contain some of his most compelling, wizened, and heartfelt sentiments regarding middle-age issues.
"Rough Ride" is one of his best lyrics about the journey of life and how much better the it becomes once we find and travel alongside that individual that makes the ride bearable, perhaps even wonderful.
"We Got Married" is another tune immediately understandable if you've traded vows and faced the trials and joys that come with such commitment.
"Put it There," still one of my favorites from the man, highlights the strain and sensitivity that exists between fathers and sons, and why such tensions need not carry through an entire lifetime.
And finally, there's "My Brave Face," an instantly likable classic dealing with marriage in crisis and the resulting loneliness and confusion that follows in the wake of a partner's departure.
Now, placed in such a context, the Beatles tunes start to take on new meaning. I hear songs like "The Long and Winding Road" and "Let It Be" with new ears. The impermanence of things is deeply felt in Faul's lyrics, especially when sung by the older man. And "Yesterday," the quintessential song of loss and heartbreak, is an almost completely different song as a result.
Wings and Beatles what more could you ask for
again guitar solos are amazing! Love it