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Paul McCartney

Good Evening New York City

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November 16, 2009

Forty-four years after the Beatles first played Shea Stadium, Paul McCartney returned to Queens to play the first concert at Citi Field. Withan exceptionally well-preserved voice, Macca plows through Beatles andWings hits, plus solo gems. This is McCartney's sixth live album since 1990 — most with a nearly identical version of "Hey Jude" and "Live andLet Die." Skip to a blazing version of "Day Tripper," which hadn't beentouched since the 1960s. Best is "A Day in the Life," featuring McCartney singing both his and John Lennon's parts.

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