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Sept 7, 2018-Grand Central Station, New York - live stream

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Posted by Nancy R

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      Absolutely loved watching this, and thought Paul and the band really gave 200% to make it a wonderful success  .Just the idea of using Grand Central Station as the site, which fit in with the whole concept of the new Egypt Station album, shows that a lot of good creative planning was put into this.

      Loved every single moment of this show, but a few seemed to stand out to me.   I got a bit emotional when he walked out  into the audience and sang "Blackbird."  It was as if he wanted to just be an ordinary guy with a guitar for a few moments, and sing a song that he hoped people would enjoy.   It's what he's always enjoyed doing, and means so much to him, and it's the heart of who he really is.   In a way it's going back to who he was before all the fame and the constant intrusion into almost every aspect of his life, etc., but I don't think that part of him has ever really left.   Anyway, thought that was a very special and humbling moment, that he was wanting to share a bit of himself in that way with the audience.

      Another moment that stood out for me was the beautiful new arrangement of "My Valentine."   Many people might not understand why he used a megaphone in singing the song, but if you've read anything about Paul's early years, he grew up listening to records his father had, from the 1920s and 1930s of big bands and "crooners" who used megaphones and sang romantic love songs while people danced in beautiful ballrooms, etc.   I thought it was a very sweet and romantic gesture, to want to sing a love song like a crooner, lol. 

      Especially loved hearing "Dance Tonight" "From Me to You" and "Love Me Do"  (always have to laugh when Paul does a little kick at an upbeat during that song, lol). 

      All in all, Egypt Station (to me anyway) seems to be Paul reflecting back on his life, perhaps at different stations of it... and at the same time looking forward to where the next stop will take him, and all the interesting experiences he can  look forward to having in the future!  At any rate,  with this album, and the latest interviews, he seems a bit more  introspective, and open to talking about spiritual things, etc, which many people will probably identify with who feel the same way, and will find it endearing that he's willing to share and be open about who he is.

      I liked the format of the show, and setting, and thought it was one of the most moving shows I've seen Paul do.   It must have been a proud moment for him, after so many years of achievement, to know that at 76 he has another album out and that people all over the world are still there for him, and will always love his music.   When he was a young man starting out, I'm sure he might not have expected that, but I'm so happy for him that it did.  After last night's concert, he has so many reasons to celebrate!   We love you Paul! 

       

       

        https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8474136/paul-mccartney-grand-central-youtube

        Also Paul has started to post some songs from the show

        Who Cares

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wja5TxKCd_g

        Come On To Me

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMKjOPHFU88

        From Me to You

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZP6jrCdQA0

        someone else did a compilation of the Beatle songs performed

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYt1lrTzcvM

          joyce wrote:

          https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8474136/paul-mccartney-grand-central-youtube

          Also Paul has started to post some songs from the show

          Who Cares

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wja5TxKCd_g

          Come On To Me

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMKjOPHFU88

          From Me to You

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZP6jrCdQA0

          someone else did a compilation of the Beatle songs performed

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYt1lrTzcvM

          Thanks, Joyce!  

          If you go to Paul's YouTube channel, at https://www.youtube.com/user/PAULMCCARTNEY/videos  there's more videos that have been uploaded since your post.  (Click on Videos tab, then scroll down to Uploads). 

          As of this time, 11:00 a.m. Eastern/10:00 am central US, the concert from last night is still repeating on livestream on YouTube, so everyone can see it!    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QGxFpSb6Sc

           

            Yep, it's just going around and around. I hope after 24hrs they'll just let the whole recording stay up at least for a little bit.

              Nice review in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/paul-mccartney-grand-central-new-york-secret-show-720591/

              Full Set List:“A Hard Day’s Night”“Hi, Hi, Hi”“Can’t Buy Me Love”“Letting Go”“I’ve Got a Feeling”“Come on to Me”“My Valentine”“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”“From Me to You” (first U.S. performance since 1964)“Love Me Do”“FourFiveSeconds”“Blackbird”“Dance Tonight”“Who Cares”“I Saw Her Standing There”“Fuh You”“Back in the U.S.S.R.”“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”“Birthday”“Lady Madonna”“Let It Be”“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”“Helter Skelter”“Golden Slumbers”“Carry That Weight”“The End”

                beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/paul-mccartney-grand-central-new-york-secret-show-720591/

                Full Set List:“A Hard Day’s Night”“Hi, Hi, Hi”“Can’t Buy Me Love”“Letting Go”“I’ve Got a Feeling”“Come on to Me”“My Valentine”“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”“From Me to You” (first U.S. performance since 1964)“Love Me Do”“FourFiveSeconds”“Blackbird”“Dance Tonight”“Who Cares”“I Saw Her Standing There”“Fuh You”“Back in the U.S.S.R.”“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”“Birthday”“Lady Madonna”“Let It Be”“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”“Helter Skelter”“Golden Slumbers”“Carry That Weight”“The End”

                I think that’s the first concert he’s done that did not include Hey Jude!!

                  Nancy R wrote:

                  beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/paul-mccartney-grand-central-new-york-secret-show-720591/

                  Full Set List:“A Hard Day’s Night”“Hi, Hi, Hi”“Can’t Buy Me Love”“Letting Go”“I’ve Got a Feeling”“Come on to Me”“My Valentine”“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”“From Me to You” (first U.S. performance since 1964)“Love Me Do”“FourFiveSeconds”“Blackbird”“Dance Tonight”“Who Cares”“I Saw Her Standing There”“Fuh You”“Back in the U.S.S.R.”“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”“Birthday”“Lady Madonna”“Let It Be”“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”“Helter Skelter”“Golden Slumbers”“Carry That Weight”“The End”

                  Clickable link:

                  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/paul-mccartney-grand-central-new-york-secret-show-720591/

                  I think that’s the first concert he’s done that did not include Hey Jude!!

                  Yeah!  Wonder why someone didn't notice that before, lol.  

                    That was the best "Hi,Hi,Hi" since hes brought it back from the '70s. But my highlight was that outstanding version of Letting Go". Real horns!!! He sounded great! Fun show.

                      Photo posted at Paul's instagram

                        LetMeRollIt89 wrote:

                        That was the best "Hi,Hi,Hi" since hes brought it back from the '70s. But my highlight was that outstanding version of Letting Go". Real horns!!! He sounded great! Fun show.

                        And a sax player on Lady Madonna! Nice little touches! 

                          LadyLeslie wrote:

                          Nancy R wrote:
                          I think that’s the first concert he’s done that did not include Hey Jude!!

                          Yeah!  Wonder why someone didn't notice that before, lol.  

                          I think he's skipped it at some other secret gigs, and he didn't do it at all before the '89 tour.  I'm more surprised he didn't play Yesterday. 

                            I wondered why a number of moments and glitches in the show, described in some articles, were not included in the "live" feed. These moments would have made the show all the more endearing and fun, but apparently they delayed the transmission and edited out those moments.  I know that people who were following  the show in real time wondered why  it had stopped for a short while, so that was the reason. Would be fun to see these "outtakes".

                            In any event,  the fantastic show was a triumph and glorious to watch!!!

                             

                              I really loved letting go with the real horns. Hopefully he’ll bring them on the freshen up tour. It would be great. I can’t wait for the set list when the tour starts in Canada 

                                LetMeRollIt89 wrote:

                                That was the best "Hi,Hi,Hi" since hes brought it back from the '70s. But my highlight was that outstanding version of Letting Go". Real horns!!! He sounded great! Fun show.

                                AGREE!

                                   26 people, people smiling, crowd

                                     8 people, crowd

                                       shoes and night

                                         2 people, people on stage and people playing musical instruments

                                          BonJovi

                                           2 people, people smiling

                                            ^ GOD! Bon Jovi looks hot! I always liked him. 

                                            Okay, sorry Paul, back to you! I’ve Got A Feeling:

                                             

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