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The informality sucks you in
on 1 January 2013
I enjoyed watching this. It's very good, though I wonder whether, with a few hours to spare, I would put this on in preference to say 'New York City'.
The atmosphere on this DVD is informal, and it shows when some songs take one or even two false starts to get going. As McCartney says, though, this is a relaxed session and the very informality sucks you, the watcher, in.
High spots? For me the Beatles numbers with which I grew up. 'Here, There and Everywhere' is delightful in its simplicity. 'I've Just Seen a Face' is very good acoustically. 'And I Love her' is beautiful. 'Blackbird' always works and is a high spot of his grander concerts when just he and his guitar are centre-stage.
The early solo material works too: 'Every Night' is well done and 'Junk' is a favourite of mine.
So ... there's a lot here to enjoy. Outstanding? Probably not, because of the accentuated informality and it isn't quite as good as some of his very best offers. But very good, certainly. Four stars and worth having.