"1) the total lack of songs from Paul's last Solo album (McCartney 3). Paul only does 1 song from McCartney 3 (Women and Wives) and now he only does this song at ever other show. Disappointing to me because he doesn't even do the best songs from the album. Where is "Seize tlhe Day", "Slidin" or "Find My Way"? McCartney 3 had Grammy nominations and the critics were very posiitive."
This is almost shocking to me because he used to do at the very least 2-3 songs from his most recent album. The album was a critical success and I find it hard to believe people even if they did not know the song "Find My Way" would not enjoy it.
"2) he does very little from his 2nd most recent album "Egypt Station". What we do get are quite possibly (at least for me) the 2 worse songs on Egypt Station and the 2 same songs that Paul did on his last tour. I'm a big fan of Egypt Station and there are "true" great songs on that album. Where is "I Don't Know", "Dominoes", "Happy With You" that he has never done live. He did do "I Don't Know" at rehearsals during the last tour and they sounded very good"
Excellent point. Another critically acclaimed album and he has the chance to do something different from it and does the same songs as the last tour. The last tour he could say he wanted to promote those songs since they were "singles" at the time, there is no need to promote them now.
"3) whare are some other "Solo" songs that he's never done before. For example, where is "Little Willow", "Early Days", "Wanderlust" etc etc. These are not just good songs but they are "great" songs that casual Beatle/Paul fans should know much better."
"Little Willow" is a beautiful song that would be awesome during the acoustic set, such a shame the general public is not aware of this song. "Early Days" would be good tribute song for John Lennon and he could swap it out with "Here Today" every other night for something different.
"4) even on Paul's Beatle song "choices" where are the ones that he has never performed before. Where is "Rocky Raccoon", or "I Want to Hold You Hand? Besides those 2, I would love to hear "For No One", "I Will", "Penny Lane" "Here There and Everywhere" again because he rarely chooses them."
The audience would go nuts if he ever did "Rocky Raccoon" or "I Want To Hold your Hand". His opening song "Can't Buy Me Love" does not start the concert with extra buzz like "Hard Days Night" for example". Opening with "I Want To Hold Your Hand" would have gotten him millions of "hits" on youtube IMO.
"5) the setlist for me is rather stale. Why he chooses "In Spite of All the Danges", "Mr. Kite", "Let Me Roll It", "Let 'm In"again baffles me. For hard core fans, these current shows don't really offer "real surprises" in my opinion."
In what universe does Paul live in that he believes that first timers before the concert are saying they hope he plays "In Spite Of All Danger" or "Benefit Of Mr. Kite". His concerts are not for "hard core" fans, it is all about the first timers.
"As big of an artist that Paul McCartney is, his Post Beatles' career in my opinion is very underrated and diminished. Paul himself add to this "general" opinion. He has toured extensively from 1989 to 2022, and he continues to shortchange his great "Solo" career."
Music critics think Paul's solo career especially in this century has been outstanding and marvel how he is still an excellent and prolific song writer at almost 80 years old. Sadly, it is the general music fan who is basically clueless of that great music and he will be only be "Beatle Paul" in their eyes. It is very sad to me his solo career is not known better but I believe fans like you, me and few others on this board like his solo music more than Paul - oh well.