Paul McCartney live: Parque Bela Vista, Lisbon

Paul McCartney performed at the Parque Bela Vista in Lisbon, Portugal, on 28 May 2004.

It was the second show of the 04 Summer Tour, which lasted for 14 dates in May and June 2004.

McCartney’s band was Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica), Brian Ray (vocals, guitar, bass), Rusty Anderson (vocals, guitar), and Abe Laboriel Jr (vocals, drums).

While in Portugal McCartney discussed his recent demos with Capitol Records’ chair Andrew Slater. The demos later became the album Chaos And Creation In The Backyard.

Capitol Records chairman Andrew Slater recalls when he first heard demos of some of the material that would eventually become Chaos last summer during a stop in Lisbon, Portugal, on McCartney’s European tour. At that point McCartney had been recording with David Kahne, who helmed Driving Rain, and Nigel Godrich, known for his work with Radiohead, Travis and Beck.

‘We sat down, and he played me 15 or 20 songs,’ Slater says. ‘Eight that he had worked on with Nigel Godrich and (others) that he had worked on with David Kahne. At the time I was struck more by his approach with Nigel. It has all the personality of the early ’70s McCartney records, while still sounding very fresh and modern.’

McCartney’s decision with Godrich to play without his band helped those songs stand out in Slater’s mind.

‘It had all his personality as a drummer and all the things we sometimes overlook because Paul is such a great singer and such a great songwriter,’ he says. ‘He’s equally as great as a musician. and that collection of songs really showed that.’

Billboard, 3 September 2005

Paul McCartney – 04 Summer Tour programme

Concert setlist

04 Summer Tour dates

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