YESTERDAYS

April 8, 2012 – 4:39 am

A trip back to the times of your life.

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PAUL ANKA
Salzburg 2011 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria; November 6, 2011. Broadcast on ORF. Ex FM stereo.

At 70, Paul Anka still has “it”. Maybe the old voice has toughened up a bit, certainly the boyish ring is gone replaced by a mature tenor. Still, Anka can hold a melody, charm an audience and has the deep catalog of hits to entertain.

This is a concert from five months ago with an orchestra to back him. The hits come rolling by - Diana, You Are My Destiny, Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Puppy Love, Lonely Boy and, of course, My Way. This is pure nostalgia of a time gone by when professional writers like Paul Anka, who was an alumnus at the Brill Building, aspired to be stars in their own right.

All Anka’s songs had the sole purpose to be hits. They came with a tried-and-tested formula of catchy melody, memorable hooks and verse-chorus-verse. What’s there to argue? Anka’s tunes are today’s evergreens.

Sit back and enjoy. Thanks to ladyface57 for sharing this show at DIME.
- The Little Chicken

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Disc 1
Track 101. Diana 2:38 (4.2MB)
Track 102. For Once In My Life 2:21 (3.7MB)
Track 103. You Are My Destiny 3:08 (5.0MB)
Track 104. Mack The Knife 3:19 (5.3MB)
Track 105. What A Feeling 3:41 (5.9MB)
Track 106. Jump 3:31 (Van Halen cover) (5.6MB)
Track 107. Put Your Head On My Shoulder 2:53 (4.6MB)
Track 108. Puppy Love 1:06 (1.7MB)
Track 109. Lonely Boy 1:19 (2.1MB)
Track 110. Eso Beso 1:31 (2.4MB)
Track 111. She’s A Lady 2:15 (3.6MB)
Track 112. Paul Anka talking (a bit in German)/Zwei Mädchen aus Germany 3:04 (4.9MB)
Track 113. Do I Love You 6:14 (10.0MB)
Track 114. A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine 4:34 (7.3MB)
Track 115. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore 3:18 (5.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Oh Lonesome Me 0:47 (1.2MB)
Track 202. Bye Bye Love/It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (reprise) 1:54 (3.0MB)
Track 203. Crazy Love 3:01 (4.8MB)
Track 204. I’m Not Anyone 5:53 (9.4MB)
Track 205. G Minor Vibe (instrumental) 7:29 (12.0MB)
Track 206. Let Me Try Again 4:14 (6.7MB)
Track 207. My Way 5:41 (9.1MB)
Track 208. New York, New York 3:05 (4.9MB)
Track 209. Twist And Shout 1:52 (3.0MB)
Track 210. Diana (reprise) 2:02 (3.2MB)
Track 211. Tears In Heaven (fade-out) 4:01 (6.4MB)

In 1962, Paul Anka decided to rerecord his greatest hits from the ’50s in stereo. Since then, time has blurred memories and many compilations feature the re-recorded stereo versions of songs like Diana, Lonely Boy, You Are My Destiny and many others. But if the original mono singles are what you want, order this title instead: His All Time Greatest Hits: 30th Anniversary Collection. Buy it here.

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  1. 5 Responses to “YESTERDAYS”

  2. Too good to hear,i never thought i could stop for a while and listen from beginning to the
    end.This show is a must :)

    By easynow on Apr 9, 2012

  3. Is Paul Anka still alive?

    By boom boom novak on May 19, 2017

  4. Now that’s what I call real good music !

    By Gary Oldfart on May 21, 2017

  5. No Sarah Jason, he was already dead before this show

    By Paul Ankara on May 21, 2017

  6. Hola,acesso pela primeira vez,tens um blog excelente,estou procurando o album do Paul Anka e que tens disponivel, só não sei a onde buscar o link para baixar, seria possivel disponibilizar, lhe agradeço pela sua atenção, Obrigado

    By adilson caetano on May 2, 2020

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