McCartney, Paul - Back In The U.S. Live 2002

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Capitol
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 111:08:00

The music of The Beatles and all of the members' solo work remains as important as the first time the infamous mop tops set foot on U.S. soil. It is also some of the most memorable, durable, and timeless music of all time.

Paul McCartney's solo work and his recorded works with Wings stand as one the ongoing legacies of musical Holy Grail that started in the early 60's. He is arguably the most successful of the former Beatles.

Back In The U.S. Live 2002 is another testament to McCartney's successful touring, and the focus this time out is the shores of the U.S. You will experience 35 tracks of archetypal rock 'n' roll music from the catalog of the world's greatest band ever, one of the greatest pop-rock groups ever assembled after the breakup of that band, and solo work beyond compare by one of the most respected and honored artist in recorded music history. Yes, this is Sir Paul McCartney's celebrity, and it is encapsulated in this marvelous 2 CD set. The songs do not need any introduction, just look at the track list.

It is everything that you would expect and more ? finely constructed pop-rock tunes played by some of the best in the business and audiences that laugh and cry to the songs, relating to every word while singing along. What you have in these two discs is history, years and years of emotion, and an audience with an age group this has no limitations. What music can claim that kind of popularity? What kind of persona can command that kind of worldwide presence and sweeping success? I would venture to say the numbers are very small. This serves as a memento to many special moments provided by one of the world's most beloved entertainers. Even though there has been several similar albums released like this over that last several years, I sincerely doubt anyone would not want to possess it, nor does it ever lose a bit of its magic and appeal. To top all of that, I am sure new fans will become part of the ever-growing populace that makes this music an integral part of their lives. Parents pass it on to their kids, they in turn become parents and pass it on to their kids, and the cycle continues because of the strength and love of the music and fellowship it creates for humanity. Being at a concert like this or just listening to it makes all the faces in the crowd without names become your friends with something in common. Anyone that has ever attended a concert will tell you that this kind of occurrence is part of the bond that we have with each other when we gather at these great events. Need I say more? Get this music today and start your own legacy in your life and your children's lives, or better yet, if you have already done that, continue it by listening to these live performances.

Disc One: Hello Goodbye (3:46) / Jet (4:02) / All My Loving (2:08) / Getting Better (3:10) / Coming Up (3:26) / Let Me Roll It (4:24) / Lonely Road (3:12) / Driving Rain (3:11) / Your Loving Flame (3:28) / Blackbird (2:30) / Every Night (2:51) / We Can Work It Out (2:29) / Mother Nature's Son (2:11) / Vanilla Sky (2:29) / Carry That Weight (3:05) / The Fool On The Hill (3:09) / Here Today (2:28) / Something (2:33)

Side Two: Eleanor Rigby (2:17) / Here, There And Everywhere (2:26) / Band On The Run (5:00) / Back In The USSR (2:55) / Maybe I'm Amazed (4:48) / C Moon (3:51) / My Love (4:03) / Can't Buy Me Love (2:09) / Freedom (3:18) / Live And Let Die (3:05) / Let It Be (3:57) / Hey Jude (7:01) / The Long and Winding Road (3:30) / Lady Madonna (2:21) / I Saw Her Standing There (3:08) / Yesterday (2:08) / Sgt. Pepper's/The End (4:39)

Paul McCartney - guitar, piano, bass, vocals
Rusty Anderson - guitar, background vocals
Brian Ray - guitar, bass guitar, background vocals
Paul 'Wix' Wickens - keyboards, programming, background vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. - percussion, drums, background vocals

McCartney (1970)
Ram (1971)
Wild Life (1971)
Red Rose Speedway (1973)
Band On The Run (1973)
Venus & Mars (1975)
Wings At The Speed Of Sound (1976)
London Town (1978)
Wings Greatest (1978)
Back to The Egg (1979)
McCartney II (1980)
Tug Of War (1982)
Pipes Of Peace (1983)
Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984)
Press To Play (1986)
All The Best (1987) (USA only)
Flowers In The Dirt (1989)
Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990)
Liverpool Oratorio (1991)
Uplugged (The Official Bootleg) (1991)
Choba B CCCP (1991)
Paul Is Live (1993)
Off The Ground (1993)
Flaming Pie (1997)
Liverpool Sound Collage (2000)
Wingspan: Hits And History (2001)
'From A Lover To A Friend' (single) (2001)
Driving Rain (2001)
Back In The U.S. Live 2002 (2002)
Back In The World Live (2003)
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Special Edition (2005)
Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart (2006)
Memory Almost Full (2007)
Amoeba's Secret (ep) (2009)

Back In The U.S. Live 2002 (DVD) (2002)

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: January 12th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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