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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Paul McCartney - The McCartney Years [3 DVDs] (DVD)
This three disc set covers over forty years of Paul McCartney and Wings with studio video, live performances and extras that you probably have never seen. All the songs have been cleaned up and most are in 5.1 surround sound. Paul also contributes valuable and interesting voice-over commentaries for much of the material, if selected.
Don't let the first disc fool you into thinking that all the videos will be the same. Some of the storylines and video may be a bit dated looking and fuzzy, but the sound is perfect. "Ebony & Ivory" is a bit saccharin for my tastes, but Mac makes up for that with great video renditions of, "Mamunia", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Mull Of Kintyre" and of all things, "C-Moon", which sounds great.
The second disc covers videos of Paul's work in the eighties and nineties with crisper videos and great sound. There is new life breathed into, "Pipes Of Peace" and "Fine Line". It's a nice grouping of songs that were not as popular as the Wings ear, but just as creative and important. This disc also has interesting extras, including the documentary, "Creating Chaos At Abbey Road", which is not to be missed.
The third disc is much better in visual clarity and covers seven songs from the seventies with the classic "Wings" performing in fantastic form with great sound and a spectacular light show. The second `unplugged' section with studio musicians in a small theater is perfect with the amazing dexterity and clarity from an acoustic performance. Paul and band mates perform four gems here. This is followed by the concert at Glastonbury, which looked like an amazing event with Paul performing nearly a dozen songs, including great renditions of, "Let Me Roll It", "Flaming Pie", "Hey Jude" and a mournful, Yesterday".
The extras on this disc are great with Paul's "Live Aid" contribution of "Let It Be" and friends. Paul overdubs the problems with sound and how there was no rehearsal or sound check. The sign of a true professional. Superbowl XXXIX is a visual and sound-ful knockout with - "Baby You Can Drive My Car", "Back In The U.S.S.R.", "Live & Let Die" and closing with, "Hey Jude". The crowd is completely taken with him.
Paul is alive and although this collection is exhaustive, he shows no sign of slowing down his recording of marvelous material. Don't forget about the extensive booklet, either!
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