Paul McCartney's "Freshen Up" Tour

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LandHorses, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. bek0727

    bek0727 Forum Resident

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    Very cool that he FINALLY added horns at a show. Never understood why he hasn't been doing this for almost 20 years. Wix is amazing obviously, but he can obviously afford to have three horn players on stage with him. If Brian Wilson, who is playing much smaller rooms and tours less, can have a 10-person band so can PMcC.
     
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  2. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

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    Hopefully these rehearsals mean he's getting ready to add "I Don't Know" to the setlist in Europe & UK.
     
  3. mindgames

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    Like 'Friends To Go', 'Sun Is Shining', 'Alligator'... We should know better by now :). One song left of 'Egypt Station' by the time he continues the US leg in 2019.
     
  4. theMess

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    It is such a shame because the three songs you mention and 'I Don't Know' would all suit his current vocal range so much more than something like 'Maybe I'm Amazed', leading to less embarrassing vocal moments each concert. If he incorporated 10 more solo songs, and changed the keys on some of the Wings and Beatles tracks, the shows would be much more pleasing vocally IMO.
     
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  5. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

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    I will always be... hoping!:D
     
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  6. theMess

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  7. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    Yeah, when he skipped it at Desert Trip, I was very surprised...
     
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  8. mindgames

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    But that was a festival set, him not including 'Yesterday' at the festivals started in 2015, it leaves the festival crowd wanting more. But this is the first time he's skipping it during regular arena shows.
     
  9. 5th-beatle

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  10. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    :D No. Calling out a phrase doesn't make an argument.
     
  11. 5th-beatle

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    No problem, as long as he plays the whole song next year here in Brazil :laugh:
     
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  12. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    That would be great.
     
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  13. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    Maybe the guy who got to see him sing You Gave Me the Answer, Magneto and Titanium Man, Beware My Love and Soily in full quality voice for pennies should pipe down about people paying 100x as much grumbling over sitting through sort-of Can't Buy Me Love for the 10th time? :D

    (Yeah, I'm bitter and jealous and all that. But I'm also very comparatively young So there's that. But Glenn saw the concert of a lifetime.)
     
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  14. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Yeah, what he said, pipe down @Glenn Christense !
     
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  15. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Well back in 72 when I witnessed Paul for the first time he belted out the Mess, Soily, Dear Friend, Wild Life, Maybe I’m amazed and Hi,,Hi,Hi. Long Tall Sally to
    Little could one at that time Imagine the man still would be touring 2018 soon 77 years old
    To complain about set-lists or vocal-contionions must be seen in that perpestective
    Soon this will be all over and people will look back to Pauls touring days with nostalgica and awe
    Besides anything else Paul certanely is one of the greatest live-artists and entertainers ever
    To quote Pauls od friend John
    You don t know what you got
    Until you lose it
    :)
     
  16. Clem865

    Clem865 that guy

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    He'd better yeah! Paul, or his team, if you see this... :angel:
     
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  17. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Well Frank, um, yes I did. I’m sort of sorry it leaves a burning sensation in the pit of your stomach, sort of. :agree:

    Guilty as charged .:D

    Pepper, it’s none of your business which direction my pipe is facing. :p
     
  18. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    I also feel slightly envious you catched the WOA tour. The 72 Wings gig was a blast but one can not argue that the set list had improved slightly.
    Both events catched our man at the very height of vocal-power though.
    Also-the 72 gig-rough as it was still is one of the greatest rock n roll experiences of my life. There are a few others I cheerish just as much -Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Clash, Bob Marley(not exactley rock), the Clash and some more but the 72 Wings concert is up there
    Sweet memories
    :)
     
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  19. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    Anyone have pics or info on any possible Freshen Up/Egypt Station tour merch that's available only at the shows?
     
  20. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Yes, seeing Paul live in 1972 must have been cool also.

    Can we agree though that it’s wonderful that Frank and Dr. Pepper didn’t see him in either year ?

    Yes? Thanks! :D ;)
     
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  21. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    More for us to discuss at your next session.:uhhuh::laughup:
     
  22. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    That s one of the real pleasures in sharing our Paul live-experiences.
    :):):)
     
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  23. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    But how many people can say there were in the audience for the exact performance where Maybe I'm Amazed actually transitioned to an unlistenable concert staple mid-song? This guy right here is one!


    It started as indiscernible from his 70s performances and made it all the way to 2018 right before these two eyes and ears!
     
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  24. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Not bad
    On the other hand I was here. Talk about peak. The 72 Maybe Im amazed is imo even better than the WOA one

    Paul Mc Cartney and Wings Maybe I'm amazed live 1972
     
  25. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Yes, that was pretty rough.

    Thought: At the beginning of Wings Paul made the bold decision that he didn’t want to sound like a Beatle anymore .

    Maybe right before his concert that you attended he made the bold decision that he didn’t want to sound like Paul McCartney anymore ?

    :D ;)
     
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