Paul McCartney at the O2, 5 December

What an amazing concert. Macca on fantastic form: looking good, singing beautifully, rocking out.  Superb backing band, and, er, decent back catalogue.  The set list speaks for itself.

Hello Goodbye

Junior’s Farm – Wings

All My Loving

Jet – more Wings, off Band On The Run

Drive My Car

Sing the Changes  – a recent Fireman song

The Night Before – one of my all time favourites

Let Me Roll It  – off Band On The Run, another absolute favourite,  with a bit of Hendrix’s Foxy Lady thrown in

Paperback Writer – how good does this get?

The Long and Winding Road

Come And Get It – the number one hit they wrote for Badfinger

Nineteen Hundred and Eight Five – Wings

Maybe I’m Amazed – early solo McCartney, passionate

I’ve Just Seen A Face – off Help

I Will

Blackbird – protest song, apparently; got a huge cheer

Here Today – ode to John

Dance Tonight – recent rock’n’roll song with mandolin – gotta let him play something new!

Mrs Vandebilt – Wings (Oh, eh, oh!)

Eleanor Rigby – yeah, just Eleanor Rigby

Something – started on the ukelele – tribute to George

Band on the Run – loved it!

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-da

Back In The USSR – those Ukraine girls bound to feature in next year’s Euro Championship coverage

I’ve Got A Feeling

A Day In The Life/ Give Peace a Chance – yes, I’ve heard Paul McCartney sing Day In The Life!

Let It Be

Live and Let Die – spectacular – fireworks’n’all

Hey Jude – what to say?  Anthemic

First encore

The Word (from Rubber Soul) and All You Need Is Love and more than a hint of She Loves You

Day Tripper – rocked!

Get Back – Ronnie Wood joined in

Second encore 

Yesterday  – I’ve heard Macca sing Yesterday!

Helter Skelter – wild

Golden Slumbers/ Carry That Weight/ The End – that brilliant ending to Abbey Road.  Fantastic conclusion to tonight’s show

A feast, a privilege.

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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