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Tripping the Live Fantastic

Paul McCartney

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I find this live album the best since his album with Wings in 1976 "Wings Over America", with hopes of iTunes adding more of Paul's albums back, I will enjoy his next great music record.

saw this one

the ultimate concert. but then again many of his are.
crank it up, get out the bic lighter and sing your lungs out
with it.

The Best of the Live McCartney Releases

Before he began to rely on Auto-Tune to bolster and hide his now fading voice, McCartney released this extravaganza which was absolute ear candy to all of us Beatle fans who longed to here the classic songs performed live. His previous live effort, "Wings over America" in 1976 gave the fans only a small taste. With this release, McCartney fully embraced his Beatle past. I got the opportunity to see this show and was totally blown away. The musicianship of McCartney along with Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart, Paul "Wix" Wickens, Chris Whitten, and Linda McCartney was very,very good. The only minor disappointments are with the musical numbers where horns were present in the original versions. These sound a little cheesey in places, with synthesizers being utilized to fill those horn breaks. The other disappointment is that with respect to "Ebony And Ivory" , McCartney chose not to use the performance from the tour stop in Los Angeles that included the special guest appearance of Stevie Wonder. As a bonus, some songs from the soundchecks were included as well to add a little something extra so as to make it something more than just another live album. Of these, "Matchbox" totally rocks and is my personal favorite. This album takes the absolute best performances from several different dates on this world tour and gives the listener a satisfying experience.


Born: June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Out of all the former Beatles, Paul McCartney by far had the most successful solo career, maintaining a constant presence in the British and American charts during the '70s and '80s. In America alone, he had nine number one singles and seven number one albums during the first 12 years of his solo career. Although he sold records, McCartney never attained much critical respect, especially when compared to his former partner, John Lennon. Then again, he pursued a different path than Lennon, deciding...
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Tripping the Live Fantastic, Paul McCartney
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Pop, Pop/Rock
  • Released: Oct 1990

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