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Posted by Yankeefan2

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      There are many upcoming shows for this lucky 2020, but if you can choose... what about your ideal setlist?

      I have no doubts: I imagine a live show that starts with strong rock songs, with gems never heard before performed live. Space enough to range over the dacades, with a representative selection of each period of time. And... considering that I'm just playing with my imagination... some songs that speaks about me (Mamunia, Jenny Wren).

      1) Venus and Mars / Rockshow2) Rockestra Theme3) Angry (remix)4) Monkberry Moon Delight5) Red Rose Speedway Medley6) Maybe I'm Amazed7) For No One8) Jenny Wren9) My Soul10) Get Enough11) Got To Get You Into My Life12) Band On The Run13) Getting Closer14) Here Today15) My Brave Face16) Figure Of Eight17) Cosmically Conscious18) Backwards Traveller19) Beware My Love20) Only Mama Nnows21) Queenie Eye22) Despite Repeated Warnings23) Dance Till We're High24) Fine Line25) In A Hurry26) I Don't Know27) Mamunia28) Coming up29) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)30) A Day In The Life

      Encore:31) Live And Let Die32) Beautiful Night33) Same Love34) Loveliest Thing35) Hey Jude

      Encore 2:36) She Loves You37) Golden Slumbers38) Carry That Weight39) The End40) Her Majesty

        Wow that's a great setlist! You really have put together some of my favorite songs!!

          love2travel wrote:

          Wow that's a great setlist! You really have put together some of my favorite songs!!

          But I have excluded So Glad To See You Here that I think it's perfect for a live show!

          What about your? Have you ever imagined to redisigned your own setlist?

            In the last 15 years or so, Sir Paul has pretty much played songs I was dying to hear; "1985", "Temporary Secretary", "Listen To What The Man Said", "Let 'Em In", "Junior's Farm", "Run Devil Run", "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" "Helter Skelter", "She's Leaving Home", etc., so I'm pretty content with any setlist now.  Of course I do have a few more requests:

            *So Glad To See You Here  *Smile Away  *Martha My Dear  *Maxwell's Silver Hammer  *Silly Love Songs  *Backseat Of My Car  *Helen Wheels  *London Town  *Girl's School

              I have imagined my own setlist I'd like to hear, many songs you put down, yet some different ones too... Audi and I one time said we wanted many from Electric Arguments at a show. Maybe a smaller venue too!

                love2travel wrote:

                I have imagined my own setlist I'd like to hear, many songs you put down, yet some different ones too... Audi and I one time said we wanted many from Electric Arguments at a show. Maybe a smaller venue too!

                Oh, you are totally write. Electric Arguments is such a powerful project! Highway, Dance Till We're High, Sing The Changes... That's what I liked the most: year after year, time goes by but Paul has always the power to surprise me.

                  wingsoverkc wrote:

                  In the last 15 years or so, Sir Paul has pretty much played songs I was dying to hear; "1985", "Temporary Secretary", "Listen To What The Man Said", "Let 'Em In", "Junior's Farm", "Run Devil Run", "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" "Helter Skelter", "She's Leaving Home", etc., so I'm pretty content with any setlist now.  Of course I do have a few more requests:

                  *So Glad To See You Here  *Smile Away  *Martha My Dear  *Maxwell's Silver Hammer  *Silly Love Songs  *Backseat Of My Car  *Helen Wheels  *London Town  *Girl's School

                  London Town is a mystery to me: how can it be possible? 

                  But also With A Little Luck, same album. And what about "Beautiful night"? Perfect to me in for a live show: to me in Naples it will be for sure a beautiful night!

                    ~Mamunia~ wrote:

                    There are many upcoming shows for this lucky 2020, but if you can choose... what about your ideal setlist?

                    I have no doubts: I imagine a live show that starts with strong rock songs, with gems never heard before performed live. Space enough to range over the dacades, with a representative selection of each period of time. And... considering that I'm just playing with my imagination... some songs that speaks about me (Mamunia, Jenny Wren).

                    1) Venus and Mars / Rockshow2) Rockestra Theme3) Angry (remix)4) Monkberry Moon Delight5) Red Rose Speedway Medley6) Maybe I'm Amazed7) For No One8) Jenny Wren9) My Soul10) Get Enough11) Got To Get You Into My Life12) Band On The Run13) Getting Closer14) Here Today15) My Brave Face16) Figure Of Eight17) Cosmically Conscious18) Backwards Traveller19) Beware My Love20) Only Mama Nnows21) Queenie Eye22) Despite Repeated Warnings23) Dance Till We're High24) Fine Line25) In A Hurry26) I Don't Know27) Mamunia28) Coming up29) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)30) A Day In The Life

                    Encore:31) Live And Let Die32) Beautiful Night33) Same Love34) Loveliest Thing35) Hey Jude

                    Encore 2:36) She Loves You37) Golden Slumbers38) Carry That Weight39) The End40) Her Majesty

                    This type of thing has been done several times and by many posters on the "Setlist" thread.

                      Too  tired to play the whole setlist game right now, but if he played Wanderlust, Friends to Go, Run Devil Run and Dominoes you'd have to carry me out on a stretcher. 

                        Bruce M. wrote:

                        Too  tired to play the whole setlist game right now, but if he played Wanderlust, Friends to Go, Run Devil Run and Dominoes you'd have to carry me out on a stretcher. 

                        Wanderlust, Beautiful Night, No More Lonely Nights and What You're Doing would do that for me! 

                          love2travel wrote:

                          I have imagined my own setlist I'd like to hear, many songs you put down, yet some different ones too... Audi and I one time said we wanted many from Electric Arguments at a show. Maybe a smaller venue too!

                          A few by the Fireman would always be welcomed.

                           

                            ~Mamunia~ wrote:

                            There are many upcoming shows for this lucky 2020, but if you can choose... what about your ideal setlist?

                            I have no doubts: I imagine a live show that starts with strong rock songs, with gems never heard before performed live. Space enough to range over the dacades, with a representative selection of each period of time. And... considering that I'm just playing with my imagination... some songs that speaks about me (Mamunia, Jenny Wren).

                            1) Venus and Mars / Rockshow2) Rockestra Theme3) Angry (remix)4) Monkberry Moon Delight5) Red Rose Speedway Medley6) Maybe I'm Amazed7) For No One8) Jenny Wren9) My Soul10) Get Enough11) Got To Get You Into My Life12) Band On The Run13) Getting Closer14) Here Today15) My Brave Face16) Figure Of Eight17) Cosmically Conscious18) Backwards Traveller19) Beware My Love20) Only Mama Nnows21) Queenie Eye22) Despite Repeated Warnings23) Dance Till We're High24) Fine Line25) In A Hurry26) I Don't Know27) Mamunia28) Coming up29) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)30) A Day In The Life

                            Encore:31) Live And Let Die32) Beautiful Night33) Same Love34) Loveliest Thing35) Hey Jude

                            Encore 2:36) She Loves You37) Golden Slumbers38) Carry That Weight39) The End40) Her Majesty

                            Very creative setlist Mamunia.  I would be at this type of McCartney show in a heartbeat and would travel a great amount of air distance.  I like the fact that it is so "Solo Macca" concentrated.

                            I am unfortunately more of a realist.  I love all the relatively "unknown" gems on your list, but I would worry that with the state of Paul's current vocals, I might be very disappointed with the way some of these songs might sound.  Songs like "Monkberry Moon Delight", "Beware My Love" or "Angry" might sound totally different than their studio counterparts.  A song like "Despite Repeated Warnings" (which I really like on Egypt Station) might be way too long.  And a song like "Beautiful Night" which I love, just wouldn't come off nearly as well with his current voice.  And Paul had a difficult time singing "Jenny Wren" in 2005 during his Chaos and Creation tour.  He also might have a great deal of difficulty with  songs that I love like "My Brave Face" and "Getting Closer".  I admit I could be wrong but he would need tremendous help from his bandmates. 

                             And I love, love many on your list like "I Don't Know" and "In A Hurry".  I decided to choose not to go to his latest US dates because in my opinion, his setlist in general got way to stale  and repetititious (and with the same stories).  At the same time, I do understand that with his age and current vocals, he had to stay with a heavy Beatles' setlist with songs that everyone in the audience knows.  With all the "sing along type songs" he smartly realized that he had to rely much less with his voice and the fans (mainly Beatles' oriented) wanted to hear their favorite Bealtes' songs.  In general he wanted the audience to have a great time.  I give Paul credit for that aspect of his current shows. That is why he continues to play all the "sing along" Beatle songs like Can't Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, From Me to You, Ob-La-Di, Birthday, Hey Jude etc. Everybody knows them and they all sing along.  Even some of his solo songs in his setlist are easy for him to sing like Let Em In and Dance Tonight.

                            While I love your setlist, I don't think anything close to yours will happen.  In 2020, we will probably get pretty much the same as 2018 and 2019.  My only hope is that we will get a couple more from Egypt Station like "I Don't Know, People Want Peace, Confidante or Happy With You. 

                              Bruce M. wrote:

                              Too  tired to play the whole setlist game right now, but if he played Wanderlust, Friends to Go, Run Devil Run and Dominoes you'd have to carry me out on a stretcher. 

                              Bruce,

                              I needed a good laugh this morning and you gave it to me.  Still laughing!  My wife is not a big Paul/Beatles fan, but she loves Dominoes, Confidante, Hand in Hand, Happy With You etc. etc.  I'm turning her around slowly but surely.

                                B J Conlee wrote:

                                ~Mamunia~ wrote:

                                There are many upcoming shows for this lucky 2020, but if you can choose... what about your ideal setlist?

                                I have no doubts: I imagine a live show that starts with strong rock songs, with gems never heard before performed live. Space enough to range over the dacades, with a representative selection of each period of time. And... considering that I'm just playing with my imagination... some songs that speaks about me (Mamunia, Jenny Wren).

                                1) Venus and Mars / Rockshow2) Rockestra Theme3) Angry (remix)4) Monkberry Moon Delight5) Red Rose Speedway Medley6) Maybe I'm Amazed7) For No One8) Jenny Wren9) My Soul10) Get Enough11) Got To Get You Into My Life12) Band On The Run13) Getting Closer14) Here Today15) My Brave Face16) Figure Of Eight17) Cosmically Conscious18) Backwards Traveller19) Beware My Love20) Only Mama Nnows21) Queenie Eye22) Despite Repeated Warnings23) Dance Till We're High24) Fine Line25) In A Hurry26) I Don't Know27) Mamunia28) Coming up29) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)30) A Day In The Life

                                Encore:31) Live And Let Die32) Beautiful Night33) Same Love34) Loveliest Thing35) Hey Jude

                                Encore 2:36) She Loves You37) Golden Slumbers38) Carry That Weight39) The End40) Her Majesty

                                Very creative setlist Mamunia.  I would be at this type of McCartney show in a heartbeat and would travel a great amount of air distance.  I like the fact that it is so "Solo Macca" concentrated.

                                I am unfortunately more of a realist.  I love all the relatively "unknown" gems on your list, but I would worry that with the state of Paul's current vocals, I might be very disappointed with the way some of these songs might sound.  Songs like "Monkberry Moon Delight", "Beware My Love" or "Angry" might sound totally different than their studio counterparts.  A song like "Despite Repeated Warnings" (which I really like on Egypt Station) might be way too long.  And a song like "Beautiful Night" which I love, just wouldn't come off nearly as well with his current voice.  And Paul had a difficult time singing "Jenny Wren" in 2005 during his Chaos and Creation tour.  He also might have a great deal of difficulty with  songs that I love like "My Brave Face" and "Getting Closer".  I admit I could be wrong but he would need tremendous help from his bandmates. 

                                 And I love, love many on your list like "I Don't Know" and "In A Hurry".  I decided to choose not to go to his latest US dates because in my opinion, his setlist in general got way to stale  and repetititious (and with the same stories).  At the same time, I do understand that with his age and current vocals, he had to stay with a heavy Beatles' setlist with songs that everyone in the audience knows.  With all the "sing along type songs" he smartly realized that he had to rely much less with his voice and the fans (mainly Beatles' oriented) wanted to hear their favorite Bealtes' songs.  In general he wanted the audience to have a great time.  I give Paul credit for that aspect of his current shows. That is why he continues to play all the "sing along" Beatle songs like Can't Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, From Me to You, Ob-La-Di, Birthday, Hey Jude etc. Everybody knows them and they all sing along.  Even some of his solo songs in his setlist are easy for him to sing like Let Em In and Dance Tonight.

                                While I love your setlist, I don't think anything close to yours will happen.  In 2020, we will probably get pretty much the same as 2018 and 2019.  My only hope is that we will get a couple more from Egypt Station like "I Don't Know, People Want Peace, Confidante or Happy With You. 

                                Actually BJ, I am a bit surprised you evened bothered responding to this setlist thread -lol. I think you and me beat this subject to death -ha ha.

                                  ^ Like a dead horse! 😂

                                    Yankeefan and Nancy...you guys are right.  I just liked the creativity in Mamunia's imaginary setlist and I loved Bruce's comment about being carried away in a stretcher.

                                    Even though it is still a couple of months away, l wonder if Paul's European concerts will still go on.

                                      B J Conlee wrote:

                                       

                                      Very creative setlist Mamunia.  I would be at this type of McCartney show in a heartbeat and would travel a great amount of air distance.  I like the fact that it is so "Solo Macca" concentrated.

                                      I am unfortunately more of a realist.  I love all the relatively "unknown" gems on your list, but I would worry that with the state of Paul's current vocals, I might be very disappointed with the way some of these songs might sound.  Songs like "Monkberry Moon Delight", "Beware My Love" or "Angry" might sound totally different than their studio counterparts.  A song like "Despite Repeated Warnings" (which I really like on Egypt Station) might be way too long.  And a song like "Beautiful Night" which I love, just wouldn't come off nearly as well with his current voice.  And Paul had a difficult time singing "Jenny Wren" in 2005 during his Chaos and Creation tour.  He also might have a great deal of difficulty with  songs that I love like "My Brave Face" and "Getting Closer".  I admit I could be wrong but he would need tremendous help from his bandmates. 

                                       And I love, love many on your list like "I Don't Know" and "In A Hurry".  I decided to choose not to go to his latest US dates because in my opinion, his setlist in general got way to stale  and repetititious (and with the same stories).  At the same time, I do understand that with his age and current vocals, he had to stay with a heavy Beatles' setlist with songs that everyone in the audience knows.  With all the "sing along type songs" he smartly realized that he had to rely much less with his voice and the fans (mainly Beatles' oriented) wanted to hear their favorite Bealtes' songs.  In general he wanted the audience to have a great time.  I give Paul credit for that aspect of his current shows. That is why he continues to play all the "sing along" Beatle songs like Can't Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, From Me to You, Ob-La-Di, Birthday, Hey Jude etc. Everybody knows them and they all sing along.  Even some of his solo songs in his setlist are easy for him to sing like Let Em In and Dance Tonight.

                                      While I love your setlist, I don't think anything close to yours will happen.  In 2020, we will probably get pretty much the same as 2018 and 2019.  My only hope is that we will get a couple more from Egypt Station like "I Don't Know, People Want Peace, Confidante or Happy With You. 

                                       

                                      I took my time to answer.

                                      You know, I never meant to bet on the real next setlist. I'm with you when you say that next shows will be more or less as the last two years. I've seen Macca live just three times and I'm still playing with my imagination: a movie in my mind where all my favourite ones are performed live. Do not get me wrong... each concert is perfect as it is, but they're just "mind games".

                                      A part from this, you are right twice. Paul seems to face his voice change with a little help from his friends. But what I feel is that... I love his new tune. I don't think it's worse than in the past, it's just different. That's why in my list there is also My Soul: among all the last singles / collaborations it seems so true... and honest. There is a huge potential in his voice, let's imagine how a new arrangement could exploit this scratch! But also a different kind of performance live... like Elton John did in Russia with Ray Cooper. Can you imagine this?

                                      Whatever... yes, it's "Solo Macca Concentrated" because I'm a Beatles fan, but Paul music makes my life better. It's the sountrack to my everydays

                                        B J Conlee wrote:

                                        [...]

                                        Even though it is still a couple of months away, l wonder if Paul's European concerts will still go on.

                                        Don't tell me... I'm right in the middle of this mess and I'm still hoping that the situation will be fixed and in worse situation... that the concerts will be just "postponed" and not cancelled. Let's say... hope of deliverance from this epidemic.

                                          ~Mamunia~ wrote:

                                          B J Conlee wrote:

                                          [...]

                                          Even though it is still a couple of months away, l wonder if Paul's European concerts will still go on.

                                          Don't tell me... I'm right in the middle of this mess and I'm still hoping that the situation will be fixed and in worse situation... that the concerts will be just "postponed" and not cancelled. Let's say... hope of deliverance from this epidemic.

                                          See you are from Italy. I had the good fortune to have visited your country twice, last time was last September. I have been in Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Naples and Capi. They are all wonderful with so many neat things to see and do. We absolutely were stunned by the beauty of Capri and I have some fantastic pictures from there. In Rome, we did all the tourist things but especially loved tour of the Roman Coliseum and actually being inside it also. Being a Catholic, going to the Vatican was awesome. Our hotel both times was near Trevi Fountain and we did toss a coin over our right shoulder - lol. Anyway, I hope you get to your concert. Just wanted to mention I enjoyed your beautiful country and wishing everyone there the best with this virus issue.