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McCartney to play at The Queen's Jubilee Concert in June.
6 June 2012
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Her Majesty would have been too cheesy. Did he play it at the last concert at the Palace, back in 2002 (i think), did he even play there?

 

Im interested to see what changes he will make for the Olympics, aside from the standards that always seem to be done.

I think Pipes of Peace would be a great song to revisit, what with all the nations looking on, could even replace candle for torch. I would like there to be a peace and love song in there somewhere, alongside the singalongs, such a great opportunity and we all know that both are important to Paul, tho some folk would moan – "why didnt he just play Get Back, message for peace, preaching to the world, who does he think he is? Plus it says "till the war is won", he's for war, hypocrite". All You Need Is Love would be cool, everyone singing alone and Paul singing John's vocal.

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6 June 2012
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meanmistermustard said
Her Majesty would have been too cheesy. Did he play it at the last concert at the Palace, back in 2002 (i think), did he even play there?

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6 June 2012
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Its such an obvious song to do so im glad he didnt - and it turns out he had done it in 2002 (as Paul said back then "I had to do it").

Does he have to play it every time he performs for the Queen?

If the Queen attends the Olympics concert is he duty bound to play Her Majesty?

Hopefully not as it would get too dull and repetitive.

 

Maybe Paul should revisit Little Queenie from the Hamburg Days as a suitable replacement.

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7 June 2012
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The Walrus said

meanmistermustard said
Would have been one heck of a statement if Paul had played Give Ireland Back To The Ireland, imagine the reaction! The screams turn to silence as people wonder what the heck he's playing, then slowly make out the words, would there be booing – can people boo Paul?

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A medley of Give Ireland Back To The Irish and Cold "slipping down the charts" Turkey. Just imagine.

Slipping down the charts?

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7 June 2012
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Long John Silver said

The Walrus said

meanmistermustard said
Would have been one heck of a statement if Paul had played Give Ireland Back To The Ireland, imagine the reaction! The screams turn to silence as people wonder what the heck he's playing, then slowly make out the words, would there be booing – can people boo Paul?

blue-meanie

A medley of Give Ireland Back To The Irish and Cold "slipping down the charts" Turkey. Just imagine.

Slipping down the charts?

When John returned his MBE in '69 one of the reasons he gave was Cold Turkey slipping down the charts, typical John humour.

 

I love the idea of Paul playing Hi Hi Hi before Royalty (i think that was suggested previously so kudos to the individivual), a fantastic rocker and such inappropriate lyrics – rebellious Paul would be a nice change.

 

And apart from it being a beatles track i dont get why Magical Mystery Tour was played. There is no sing along audience involvement part, no amazing pyrotecchnics attachment like with Live and Let Die and no tour. If Paul had opened the concert i can see how it could play into how the musicians playing was like a tour of music thru the ages and genres but none where it was. tho i suppose the same can be said for All My Loving and i have no problem with that choice. 

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7 June 2012
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I was kinda underwhelmed by the Jubilee concert. Paul is usually in great voice for a man of his age singing difficult material but he really seemed to be struggling. That said, he totally dominated the high C in the bridge of Live and Let Diea-hard-days-night-paul-11 Also, opening with Magical Mystery Tour was an odd choice, and I've never really felt the material written in the Pepper/MMT period translates very well to a live setting. All My Loving was pretty cool (also awesome to see the Archbishop of Canterbury singing along!) but the singalong to Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da seemed to fall flat as well, I really think he could have closed the concert with a more profound song. That enormous crowd doing the "na"s of Hey Jude would have been far more effective.

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7 June 2012
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meanmistermustard said
Long John Silver said

The Walrus said

meanmistermustard said
Would have been one heck of a statement if Paul had played Give Ireland Back To The Ireland, imagine the reaction! The screams turn to silence as people wonder what the heck he's playing, then slowly make out the words, would there be booing – can people boo Paul?

blue-meanie

A medley of Give Ireland Back To The Irish and Cold "slipping down the charts" Turkey. Just imagine.

Slipping down the charts?

When John returned his MBE in '69 one of the reasons he gave was Cold Turkey slipping down the charts, typical John humour.

 

Oh yeah i forgot about that :). 

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7 June 2012
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Ben Ramon said
(also awesome to see the Archbishop of Canterbury singing along!)

That was one of the highlights of the evening, along with an Army skinhead singing along earlier in the show (to Elton John? Or Tom Jones?)

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7 June 2012
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paulsbass said

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Paul is usually in great voice for a man of his age singing difficult material but he really seemed to be struggling. That said, he totally dominated the high C in the bridge of Live and Let Diea-hard-days-night-paul-11

Excactly my thoughts. I was dreading it after the very weak beginning with MMT… But I was positively surprised how he managed it. (btw I can't see the point at all in singing "Maybe I'm amazed" on stage anymore for him, because it's just too damn high now)

I guess he could lower the key, but it wouldn't be the same; the fact that it's a difficult song to sing adds to the atmosphere and power of it. Even playing it with Wings in '76 he tactfully avoided the top F (!!) which was present on the album version.

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8 June 2012
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But he still sin't doing it badly. I mean he really makes strong effort to perform it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..UyV2p3PKSs

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paulsbass said

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That was one of the highlights of the evening, along with an Army skinhead singing along earlier in the show (to Elton John? Or Tom Jones?)

Tom Jones was fantastic – singing AND looking! And he's Paul's age!

He really put Robbie Williams to shame.

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8 June 2012
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The Walrus said

paulsbass said

The Walrus said

That was one of the highlights of the evening, along with an Army skinhead singing along earlier in the show (to Elton John? Or Tom Jones?)

Tom Jones was fantastic – singing AND looking! And he's Paul's age!

He really put Robbie Williams to shame.

A bahhing goat would put Robbie Williams to shame. Sorry but if ever there was 1 singer who was massively over-rated it would be Robbie Williams. Being the best singer out of Take That is not an achievement and Angels is such a terrible song.

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8 June 2012
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Sounds like he's shouting at times in that performance of Maybe Im Amazed, not good.

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8 June 2012
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During the jubilee concert (incidentally, Junk was originally called Jubilee) I discovered that Superstition by Stevie Wonder is in E flat, and you can play along to the riff using all the black keys on a keyboard. If you have GarageBand and an iPad, set it to Smooth Clav and you're away.

Apart from that, I loved the Hofner bass, thought Macca's voice has seen better days, and thought he could have reconsidered his first and last songs. Other than that, I hate the royal family, wish all that fuss hadn't been made over them, but can't really stop it.

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8 June 2012
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Personally i could not have cared less. I have no interest in the Royal Family but no major gripe. The only thing that caused a second glance was Paul playing but on seeing his set list my interest died a cold death. Same goes for the Olympics, tho hopefully not for Pauls part, I cling desperately to the hope that he will do something different and new, i fear that he wont.

 

The one time i had it on the BBC they were commentating on how delighted and excited she was by it all yet she looked so utterly bored, like when you are forced to go to an art exhibition that you have no interest in whatsoever. Others will disagree but its how i saw it.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
8 June 2012
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Joe said
During the jubilee concert (incidentally, Junk was originally called Jubilee) I discovered that Superstition by Stevie Wonder is in E flat, and you can play along to the riff using all the black keys on a keyboard. If you have GarageBand and an iPad, set it to Smooth Clav and you're away.

Stevie seems to love Eb, Higher Ground and numerous other hits by him that I can't remember are in that key.

Apart from that, I loved the Hofner bass, thought Macca's voice has seen better days, and thought he could have reconsidered his first and last songs. Other than that, I hate the royal family, wish all that fuss hadn't been made over them, but can't really stop it.

My thoughts exactly.

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8 June 2012
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Just something important to share guys…. don't judge Paul's voice with videos of Zocalo's concert in Mexico City. The pollution there is HORRIBLE. I don't know how Paul managed to finish the concert without drinking water. Everytime I go there I make sure I have a bottle of water, because my throat gets so dry I have to drink water in order to breathe. A friend of mine from Mexico City who was watching the concert live texted me that it was evident the pollution was hurting Paul's voice.

 

I don't want to be in Paul's side, I'm just stating a fact.Now check his performance 2 days before in Azteca stadium.

 

 

His voice is in bad shape, that's for sure.

 

Compare these 2

 

 

 

To me he sounds really bad in Zocalo. And this is only 2 days of difference. But who cares? That concert was epic. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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8 June 2012
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I've just watched jubilee on BBC Entertainment, and I have to admit I was not so impressed neither with the song list (except for Let It Be and Live and Let Die) or his voice. I mean I understand he is old, but when I watch his concerts for maybe year ago or something, he didn't have any problems with singing. He was probably tired or something. I was hoping for a better song list also.

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