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on 21 June 2005
This is a great DVD!
The main feature is a fascinating documentary that tells the story of the struggle that Russians had in listening to the Beatles under Communist rule. Not very exciting i hear you cry. Well, this is all interwoven with material from Macca's first ever performance in Russia. And what a performance it was! Part of his now legendary 2003 Back in the World Tour (I was lucky enough to see the first UK show of the tour, but that's another story), Paul plays songs from his entire 40 year back catalogue, with a large amount of the show devoted to Beatles songs. All with an absolutely brilliant band complementing.
One massive highlight amongst many is the moment when the writer of Back in the USSR performs that very number for the very first time in front of a Russian crowd. It really has to be seen to believed. And you get to see it twice as once wasn't enough for the crowd that night!
If there is one disapointment with the documentary, it is a bit on the short side. But, dispair not. We are also treated to an extra 55 minute documentary of Paul's St Petersburg appearance last year that, after a short intro, is pure concert footage. The songs featured are mainly ones that weren't played during the 2003 tour (which can be found on the aforementioned documentary and the equally great Back in the US DVD), including Penny Lane and Get Back.
But the best is saved for last. Helter Skelter live with Macca and his band is a pure joy!
The two short extras on the disc are fairly pointless, so i won't waste your time on them.
The picture and sound are first rate, though widescreen would have been nice in the 21st Century.
Overall, this is one great DVD that should not be missed by ant McCartney or Beatles fan.
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4.8 out of 5 stars