Paul McCartney's Historic Citi Field Stand Coming to CD/DVD

September 30, 2009 9:55 AM ET

Earlier this summer, Paul McCartney christened Citi Field, the new home of the New York Mets, with a sold-out three-night stand in Flushing, Queens. Those shows will be the focus of an upcoming 2CD/1DVD set titled Good Evening New York City. Each night's 33-song, two-hour-and-40-minute hits-filled set was filmed with 15 high-definition cameras, plus an additional 75 flipcams were distributed to the audience to capture all angles of McCartney's performance. Good Evening New York City will be released on November 17th via Hear Music.

One of the Citi Field stand's highlights was undoubtedly a cameo by Billy Joel during the opening night's encore. Joel was returning the favor after McCartney guested at Joel's Last Play at Shea concert, helping perform the final ever notes at Shea Stadium — a spot filled with Beatles history — before it was demolished. McCartney's Citi shows featured a mix of solo and Wings hits, Beatles classics, new tracks from side project the Fireman and some songs resurrected to pay homage to the Fab Four's Shea shows, like "I'm Down."

The deluxe edition of Good Evening New York City will feature both expanded packaging and a bonus DVD of McCartney performing atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York on July 15th. While the performance was filmed for Late Show With David Letterman, the DVD will include the performance of some songs that weren't broadcast.

Check out photos from McCartney's special Letterman gig.

Related Stories:
McCartney Makes History at Citi Field With Billy Joel, Beatles Hits
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Paul McCartney Stuns Manhattan With Set on Letterman's Marquee

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