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Thread started 09/17/05 3:33pm

Miles

McCartney Concert on BBC Radio

Tonight, BBC Radio 2 broadcast a recorded concert from Paul McCartney from Abbey Road studios. He was alone onstage, playing mostly acoustic guitar and piano aside from 'loop' assistance from new album producer Nigel Godrich. He played several songs from 'Chaos and Creation', plus some Beatles tracks like 'Blackbird', 'Lady Madonna', and a 'pre-Beatles' song called 'In Spite of all the Danger'.

The most interesting thing tho was that for some songs he recorded loops of himself playing drums (and on the last new, 'improvised live onstage' song also bass, piano and two guitars) all over-layed live onstage using a sampler. He and Godrich also used a tape loop (done on an original ancient 4-track recorder a la 'Tomorrow never Knows) to create a 'piano drone' to back Paul on 'How Kind of You' (I think it was). He also did a cool 'avante-garde' rendition of 'Band on the Run'.

This should be available to hear from the BBC Radio 2 website with a bit of tracking down. Well worth hearing for Macca fans - something a bit 'different'.There's also an intersting interview with Paul at the beginning where he describes the early song-writing he and John Lennon used together.

My respect for this man and his energy continues to grow.
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Reply #1 posted 09/17/05 3:51pm

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Miles said:

Tonight, BBC Radio 2 broadcast a recorded concert from Paul McCartney from Abbey Road studios. He was alone onstage, playing mostly acoustic guitar and piano aside from 'loop' assistance from new album producer Nigel Godrich. He played several songs from 'Chaos and Creation', plus some Beatles tracks like 'Blackbird', 'Lady Madonna', and a 'pre-Beatles' song called 'In Spite of all the Danger'.

The most interesting thing tho was that for some songs he recorded loops of himself playing drums (and on the last new, 'improvised live onstage' song also bass, piano and two guitars) all over-layed live onstage using a sampler. He and Godrich also used a tape loop (done on an original ancient 4-track recorder a la 'Tomorrow never Knows) to create a 'piano drone' to back Paul on 'How Kind of You' (I think it was). He also did a cool 'avante-garde' rendition of 'Band on the Run'.

This should be available to hear from the BBC Radio 2 website with a bit of tracking down. Well worth hearing for Macca fans - something a bit 'different'.There's also an intersting interview with Paul at the beginning where he describes the early song-writing he and John Lennon used together.

My respect for this man and his energy continues to grow.


Thanks Miles. Been diggin some Macca lately. I love the "hidden" tracks on Chaos. I wish he would implement that and his incredible songwriting together. Maybe next Cd. cool
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Reply #2 posted 09/17/05 4:28pm

Sdldawn

That sounds way too damn cool

really appreciate this article

hope I can hear that live stuff someday
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Reply #3 posted 09/17/05 4:31pm

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Sdldawn said:

That sounds way too damn cool

really appreciate this article

hope I can hear that live stuff someday

Go to BBC radio website. It's all there.
cool
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Reply #4 posted 09/21/05 8:13pm

Sdldawn

Someone actually recorded both shows and the quality isnt that bad at all.. sounds like its a digital rip.. very clear and nice.

Here is the tracklisting for the first bbc one..

Fine line - tracked by nigel.. he played one instrument.. then ran to another.. looped it so it sounded like a band.. amazing.
Lady Madonna - Mellow Piano version.. incredible.
English Tea
Heartbreak Hotel
Jenny Wren
Follow Me
Blackbird
Come on down to abbey road (melotron)
Strawberry Fields Forever (melotron)
Anyway
Thats all for now - another tracked..track


DL'in cd 2 (BBC2 as I type)

cant wait cool
[Edited 9/21/05 20:14pm]
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Reply #5 posted 09/21/05 9:11pm

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Sdldawn said:

Someone actually recorded both shows and the quality isnt that bad at all.. sounds like its a digital rip.. very clear and nice.

Here is the tracklisting for the first bbc one..

Fine line - tracked by nigel.. he played one instrument.. then ran to another.. looped it so it sounded like a band.. amazing.
Lady Madonna - Mellow Piano version.. incredible.
English Tea
Heartbreak Hotel
Jenny Wren
Follow Me
Blackbird
Come on down to abbey road (melotron)
Strawberry Fields Forever (melotron)
Anyway
Thats all for now - another tracked..track


DL'in cd 2 (BBC2 as I type)

cant wait cool
[Edited 9/21/05 20:14pm]


Where is DL?
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Reply #6 posted 09/21/05 9:45pm

Sdldawn

Bfunkthe1 said:

Sdldawn said:

Someone actually recorded both shows and the quality isnt that bad at all.. sounds like its a digital rip.. very clear and nice.

Here is the tracklisting for the first bbc one..

Fine line - tracked by nigel.. he played one instrument.. then ran to another.. looped it so it sounded like a band.. amazing.
Lady Madonna - Mellow Piano version.. incredible.
English Tea
Heartbreak Hotel
Jenny Wren
Follow Me
Blackbird
Come on down to abbey road (melotron)
Strawberry Fields Forever (melotron)
Anyway
Thats all for now - another tracked..track


DL'in cd 2 (BBC2 as I type)

cant wait cool
[Edited 9/21/05 20:14pm]


Where is DL?


Actually they are on the Paul mccartney forums and such..

Found mine on Slsk...
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