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The Mccartney Years [DVD] [2007]

Dick Carruthers    Exempt   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Dick Carruthers
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French, Portuguese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Rhino
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Nov 2007
  • Run Time: 377 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UOOUU2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,512 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Spanning four decades, this collection covers McCartney's solo career from 1970 to 2005. Volumes 1 and 2 contain the definitive collection of McCartney music videos. Starting in the 1970s with Paul McCartney's first solo single 'Maybe I'm Amazed', it also includes the Wings promo video for 'Band on the Run' as well as hits from the 1980s such as 'Say Say Say', and the 1990s with 'Biker Like an Icon'. It finishes with 2005's 'Fine Line'. Volume 3 includes live performances taken from three live shows; 'Rockshow' (filmed on Wings' 1976 World Tour), new edits of the 'Unplugged' show in 1991, and his headlining performance at 2004's Glastonbury Festival. All in all, this collection includes over 40 promo videos and over two hours of live performances.

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dettagli edizione durata 375 minuti colore colori formato video wide screen sistema pal codifica area 0 (all) lingue inglese sottotitoli francese , inglese , italiano , olandese , portoghese , spagnolo , tedesco audio dts oltre 40 video e due ore di musica con performance storiche. per la prima volta sono contenuti tutti i video clip, live performance, della straordinaria carriera di paul mccartney, personalmente commentate dall'ex beatles. include alcune delle canzoni piu' amate ed ascoltate, canzoni diventate la colonna sonora della vita di tutti noi. l'intera produzione di video clip della quarantennale carriera di paul mccartney. era il 1970 quando il baronetto di liverpool cominciava la carriera come solista incidendo il suo primo singolo : "may be i'm amazed". seguiva il periodo con gli wings, a cavallo degli anni '70 e '80 : "band on the run", numero 1 in america e in inghilterra, per citare solo il brano, forse, piu' rappresentativo di quel periodo. nel 1983 una delle collaborazioni piu' preziose della sua carriera : "say say say" con michael jackson, con cui raggiunse le vette di tutte le classifiche del mondo. gli anni '90 sono caratterizzati da un altro memorabile successo : "biker like an icon", fino ad arrivare al 2005 con "fine line". tutto questo e' visibile anche in ordine cronologico. ci sono anche le performance live prese dai tre classici mc cartney live shows : "rockshow" tour mondiale del 1976 degli wings, "unplugged" del 1991 e la leggendaria performance del 2004 al glastonbury festival. the mccartney years e' impreziosito anche da immagini mai viste prima : "let it be" tratto da "live aid" del 1985, intervista d'archivio con melvyn bragg e michael parkinson e il documentario del 2005 "creating chaos at abbey road". paul mc cartney ha registrato personalmente i commenti che introducono tutti i video clip e live performance.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great DVD but not for the completist! 24 Nov 2007
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Its great to have this DVD. I am a massive McCartney fan and I love seeing these promo videos, many I have not seen before. For the money it does seem good value I have to say and the sound quality and picture is amazing, especially on the 5.1 setting.
The live footage is great so is the bouns footage. Any McCartney fan would enjoy this DVD.
My only criticism is that I had hoped it would be complete. True the widescreen criticism already mentioned by previous reviewers is a little bit of a shame, and I can see their point, but to me the biggest dissapointment was that it is not complete. I hoped it would be all of Pauls promo videos but lots are missing. Where is "Stranglehold", "Again, and Again and Again", "Spin it on", "Wildlife", "The World Tonight", "Young Boy", I could go on and on. Also Rockshow and Unplugged sets from disc 3 are only highlights, I thought they would be the entire shows, maybe I was expecting too much, but I would have gladly paid a little more and had it all complete.
But all in all I am pleased they have done this DVD set, and it reminds you just what great music Macca has given us and continues to give us.
Keep it up!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great songs, but why the fake widescreen? 9 Mar 2008
By Mr. D. K. Smith TOP 100 REVIEWER
It doesn't have every video, but there's a good selection. However several stars off for the fake widescreen. The majority of the videos were filmed in fullscreen and the only way to fake a widescreen picture is to crop off the top and bottom of the original picture. If you know the original videos well you will be aware how much is missing.

If you can accept this, then there's a lot to enjoy on these DVD's.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Historic! 3 Jun 2008
This three disc set covers over forty years of Paul McCartney and Wings with studio video, live performances and extras that you probably have never seen. All the songs have been cleaned up and most are in 5.1 surround sound. Paul also contributes valuable and interesting voice-over commentaries for much of the material, if selected.

Don't let the first disc fool you into thinking that all the videos will be the same. Some of the storylines and video may be a bit dated looking and fuzzy, but the sound is perfect. "Ebony & Ivory" is a bit saccharin for my tastes, but Mac makes up for that with great video renditions of, "Mamunia", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Mull Of Kintyre" and of all things, "C-Moon", which sounds great.

The second disc covers videos of Paul's work in the eighties and nineties with crisper videos and great sound. There is new life breathed into, "Pipes Of Peace" and "Fine Line". It's a nice grouping of songs that were not as popular as the Wings ear, but just as creative and important. This disc also has interesting extras, including the documentary, "Creating Chaos At Abbey Road", which is not to be missed.

The third disc is much better in visual clarity and covers seven songs from the seventies with the classic "Wings" performing in fantastic form with great sound and a spectacular light show. The second `unplugged' section with studio musicians in a small theater is perfect with the amazing dexterity and clarity from an acoustic performance. Paul and band mates perform four gems here. This is followed by the concert at Glastonbury, which looked like an amazing event with Paul performing nearly a dozen songs, including great renditions of, "Let Me Roll It", "Flaming Pie", "Hey Jude" and a mournful, Yesterday".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Macca's Visual Discography 9 Mar 2011
This is an excellent visual history of the music of Paul McCartney from the post Beatles break up album 'McCartney' in 1970 to his 2005 'Chaos and Creation in The Backyard'.

Even though the collection is not a definitive video or performance collection it still is great value for money and contains a good variety of Macca's solo and Wings recordings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutelly wonderful and cheaper to adquire. Very happy with this item. Hightly recommeneded !!!
Published 8 days ago by Maria Carmen Lizaran Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars What a superb gift
Three DVD set with 42 songs from three decades (1970 - 2005) set to video, 15 of which are duplicated separately with a commentary
by Paul. Read more
Published 8 months ago by b.r.hall
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting self-portray by one of the legends in the industry
It is quite difficult to get this in South Africa, so I was very happy to be able to find it so easily here on Amazon. This is a marvellous compilation. Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2011 by Johan
5.0 out of 5 stars McCartney Years
A comprehensive collection of McCartney's videos since the Beatles. Rockshow itself shows McCartney at his very best. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2010 by Siggy
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic collection!
This DVD contains pretty much exactly what the description says it contains; all of McCartney's music videos from 1970 to when the DVD was released (I think, I'm not an expert on... Read more
Published on 12 Jun 2010 by Rudy Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome collection, but could have included more rarities.
I really liked the idea of this DVD coming out. I particularly liked the idea that this was going to be the ultimate McCartney DVD. Read more
Published on 18 May 2010 by Bernardo Morales Mateo
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy!
I was very happy with my order, it came ontime and had no probs with it.
Published on 29 Dec 2009 by Ms. C. Cunningham
5.0 out of 5 stars McCartney Years DVD
Amazing to get such a collection in one place. Spanning nearly 35 yrs, from early solo tracks like Maybe I'm Amazed to the Chaos and Creation album of 2005. Read more
Published on 30 July 2009 by L. Maxfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul & Linda McCartney
If you are a Paul McCartney fan, this is a must buy for your collection.
Published on 22 May 2009 by Mr. R. Shelvey
1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrated, cannot play the Disc.
I guess this is my fault, but because the disc is from the UK, I cannot play this disc on my DVD. I did not understand that when I purchased it. Read more
Published on 19 May 2009 by Holly A. Shumate
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