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Paul McCartney’s Candlestick Park Footage Gets Virtual Reality Release

New app allows viewers to immerse themselves in the singer-songwriter’s performance of “Live and Let Die.”

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Paul McCartney performs in Atlanta, Georgia on October 14th, 2014.

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Paul McCartney can now be seen in virtual reality, thanks to a new app from Jaunt, which will allow fans to watch the musician’s performance of “Live and Let Die” from any angle imaginable. The footage was filmed during the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, which McCartney played in August, almost 48 years to the day since the Beatles played their final live gig at the same venue.

The performance was filmed using Jaunt’s 360-degree, stereoscopic 3-D cameras and 3-D sound-field microphone, allowing viewers to watch the show from the perspective of someone in the audience, onstage, backstage or right next to McCartney.

The clip, however, is only available on Google Play for users with Android Phones and Google Cardboard, the tech giant’s DIY virtual reality project, which allows anyone to make a VR headset out of basic household items. Jaunt is working on making the footage available for Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift as well.

The clip of McCartney at Candlestick marks Jaunt’s first publicly released content experience, and the group has projects in the works from concerts to sporting events to film and animation.

As for McCartney, the musician is in the midst of a South American leg of his Out There tour, which has taken him around the world several times since the release of his 2013 album, New. The singer-songwriter put out a deluxe edition of the album, containing two CDs and an extras-filled DVD, earlier this year.

In other McCartney music news, the former Beatle made a foray into the world of video game music earlier this year, by penning “Hope for the Future,” a grandiose track for the first-person shooter, Destiny.

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