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Glastonbury 2022 [no label, 3CD]
Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 25, 2022. Very good BBC Radio 2 broadcast.

Thanks to auto_pilot for sharing the show at Dime.

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Alexis Petridis,

When we do a Beatles song, all your phones light up and it’s like a galaxy of stars,” says Paul McCartney as he seats himself at his piano. “When we do a new song, it’s like a black hole. We don’t mind, we’re going to do them anyway.”

There’s certainly a degree of bullishness about McCartney’s second Glastonbury headlining performance, which draws an immense Saturday night crowd - some of whom have, according to one news report, been camped out at the front of the stage since the morning awaiting his arrival, and who launch into an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday when he appears: the fact he turned 80 last week means the night after the Pyramid stage greeted its youngest-ever headliner, McCartney is now the oldest.

Initially, at least, you get a lot more tracks taken from the oeuvre of Wings and indeed from his recent solo albums than you might expect, given the plethora of nailed-on Beatles classics at his disposal: the announcement precedes a performance of New, from his 2013 album of the same name, which joins Let ‘Em In, Junior’s Farm, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five and My Valentine in the setlist.

Sometimes you understand the point he’s making: Letting Go, a flop 1975 single, is a genuinely great song that deserves to be salvaged from relative obscurity. Sometimes, it’s a little more puzzling. He plays Fuh You, a collaboration with pop songwriter-for-hire Ryan Tedder that even he seemed curiously equivocal about when it was released four years ago, comparing it unfavourably with Eleanor Rigby.

But he’s on far safer ground when he turns his attention to the Beatles’ back catalogue: a lovely collective sigh greets the opening notes of Blackbird; In Spite of All the Danger - the first original song the Beatles ever recorded, and a mainstay in McCartney’s live sets in recent decades, more, one suspects, for historical reasons than because of its quality - provokes an audience singalong.

In fact, the occasional lulls in the first part of the set rather potentiates what happens afterwards, when McCartney starts to pull out all the stops. He plays a medley of You Never Give Me Your Money and She Came in Through the Bathroom Window - apparently for the first time live - pays tribute to John Lennon with a version of Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! and George Harrison with a ukulele cover of Something.

He brings out first Dave Grohl - who duets with him on both a thrillingly ragged take on I Saw Her Standing There and Band on the Run - then Bruce Springsteen. There’s something incredibly charming about seeing the puppyish delight on the face of Springsteen - a man who paid fulsome tribute to the Beatles and their life-changing effect on him during his acclaimed Broadway shows - as he and McCartney trade lines, first on Glory Days, then I Wanna Be Your Man.

Then he lets fly with the failsafe stuff: Let It Be, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude, an impressively fierce Helter Skelter and the final three songs from the Abbey Road medley, and euphoria reigns. A version of I Got a Feeling, sung as a duet with John Lennon’s isolated vocal from the Get Back series is authentically moving: you hear McCartney’s voice at 80 - thinner and raspier than it once was - set against Lennon’s, frozen in time. The audience are still singing the refrain from Hey Jude as they trudge away from the Pyramid stage into the night.

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Front cover by DavePas63, posted at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Can’t Buy Me Love 2:25
Track 102. Junior’s Farm 4:00
Track 103. Letting Go 5:21
Track 104. Got to Get You Into My Life 2:58
Track 105. Come On to Me 4:29
Track 106. Let Me Roll It 9:22
Track 107. Getting Better 3:38
Track 108. Let ‘Em In 5:36
Track 109. My Valentine 3:14
Track 110. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five 4:07
Track 111. Maybe I’m Amazed 5:13
Track 112. I’ve Just Seen a Face 4:18
Track 113. In Spite of All the Danger 5:00
60 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Love Me Do 3:15
Track 202. Dance Tonight 3:53
Track 203. Blackbird 4:32
Track 204. Here Today 3:43
Track 205. New 2:38
Track 206. Lady Madonna 3:23
Track 207. Fuh You 4:41
Track 208. Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite 3:43
Track 209. Something 4:29
Track 210. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 3:53
Track 211. You Never Give Me Your Money 2:14
Track 212. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window 2:04
Track 213. Get Back 4:53
Track 214. I Saw Her Standing There (with Dave Grohl) 3:45
Track 215. Band on the Run (with Dave Grohl) 6:31
58 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Glory Days (with Bruce Springsteen) 4:54
Track 302. I Wanna Be Your Man (with Bruce Springsteen) 2:48
Track 303. Let It Be 3:58
Track 304. Live and Let Die 4:09
Track 305. Hey Jude 8:03
Track 306. encore break 3:51
Track 307. I’ve Got a Feeling (virtual duet with John Lennon) 4:12
Track 308. Helter Skelter 6:13
Track 309. Golden Slumbers 1:38
Track 310. Carry That Weight 1:40
Track 311. The End (with Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen) 4:49
47 mins

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  1. 57 Responses to “PAUL McCARTNEY - GLASTONBURY 2022”

  2. whoa, Big O is back in a blaze of glory!
    First a “new young lion” of jazz, and then followed by Macca!

    By drbabyhead on Jul 25, 2022

  3. Had the pleasure to see Paul at Camping World Stadium in Orlando over Memorial Day Weekend. Wonderful show, and surprised how many people who weren’t even born when the Wings, let alone Beatle songs were new, were singing along. The duet with John on I Got A Feeling was powerful. Unsure how long Paul can keep on, but if he comes back to Florida I’ll be there. Thanks again BigO!

    By Tony on Jul 25, 2022

  4. [email protected]

    Big O we are so happy you are back but please close down the comments section. the comments are filled with filth and we want to discuss music

    By Derrick on Jul 25, 2022

  5. Big O we are so happy you aren’t black but please don’t ever close down the comments section. the comments are filled with filth and we don’t want to discuss music

    By HHH on Jul 25, 2022

  6. Welcome back Big O!

    By TDC on Jul 25, 2022

  7. Big O we are so happy you are back we we jerked off each other’s tiny penises then made a human centipede!

    By Derrick HHH Anti Nelson DD on Jul 25, 2022

  8. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By HHH on Jul 25, 2022

  9. Rumor has it Sir Paul gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Jul 25, 2022

  10. Rumor has it the Fab Four was a band of Lil Uns

    By U L E on Jul 25, 2022

  11. With John being the Lilst Un

    By U L E on Jul 25, 2022

  12. Haven’t commented in awhile. Hebrew Mark again poking the bear trying to stir up shit with his name stealing buddies . That and the fag perverts back as usual.

    By HHH on Jul 25, 2022

  13. As much as I think most of these comments are stupid and moronic , there is something called freedom of speech. Live with it I guess .

    By Tom on Jul 25, 2022

  14. This dude is packing major heat in his britches I hear . A big ole double size hoagie. Super big dude

    By ELU on Jul 25, 2022

  15. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Jul 25, 2022

  16. I guess Jinping gave them permission to return. He probably loves seeing Americans make fools of themselves.

    By T J on Jul 25, 2022

  17. Like that old fool with dementia in the white house. Right hhh ?

    By T J on Jul 25, 2022

  18. Too busy suckin dik and shitting my pants to comment recently, but now the fag pervert is back!!

    btw… the fag pervert is me……

    By HHH on Jul 25, 2022

  19. Seems to be.a dispute as to the size of Paul’s oecker. Someone needs to ask Heather Mills

    By T J on Jul 25, 2022

  20. T J, you should know plenty about penises. You’re a flaming queer.

    By Ted on Jul 25, 2022

  21. Who’s this old bozo?

    By Bollockbrain on Jul 26, 2022

  22. Didn’t take long for the prepubescent crowd to start their childish comments. I was hoping they all had died, but no luck.

    By Mike on Jul 26, 2022

  23. Paul was small , very small . In fact all of the Beatles had small penises. Who was the smallest? Well that’s hard to say . I will say that Ringo was the biggest in the group. I screwed them all in the 70s . They had broken up by then .

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Jul 26, 2022

  24. Hey anti , triple h , Nelson , ain’t been commenting in awhile even though my name is bein used by the motherfuckin Dic suckin coon an hi Yeller lovin jew bastard name hijackers . Hope you dudes is doin well . I know it’s confusing as shit here now wit all these queers

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  25. They should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  26. Or what coon monkey George Floyd got in Minneapolis

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  27. A man sized knee to their skinny ass necks , face down in the pavement, twistin and screamin In pain , cryin for mama before they go limp

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  28. Officer Chauvin doin the honors

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  29. Just found out that this monkey pox shit is a fag / queer virus that affects Dic suckers and dudes who take it up the ass . Take that you perverts

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  30. Hope I don’t get it!!

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  31. They should all get what Christopher Plummer got in my all time favorite movie, The Sound Of Music.

    By HHH on Jul 26, 2022

  32. Please don’t “turn me in”, hhh. Christ, what a goobe.

    By Ted on Jul 26, 2022

  33. Just found out that Anti is a fag , queer Dic sucker dude who takes it up the ass . Take that you pervert

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2022

  34. Good to hear from you Derrick. Like you I don’t say much anymore either. Too many assholes using fake names . I’ve seem my name here too . Funny hearing that shit about monkey pox another gay illness like aids . All this shit just proves it’s wrong . They’re being punished for being queers . Men were meant to be with women

    By Nelson on Jul 27, 2022

  35. Plus all this trans bullshit . And gay marriage Derrick I swear one day people are going to be able to marry animals . It’s coming

    By Nelson on Jul 27, 2022

  36. Nelson, you’re a raving faggot.

    By Derrick on Jul 27, 2022

  37. I’m pretending to be several people. I have no friends

    By Nelson on Jul 27, 2022

  38. Nelson , I’m in you

    By Derrick on Jul 27, 2022

  39. Don’t worry guys, I’ve already reported these retarded name stealers . They won’t be bothering us much longer . They won’t know what hit them . I laugh when I think about the look on their faces , once they’ve been reported

    By HHH on Jul 27, 2022

  40. Good that you fucked my ass Derrick! I wish you had a bigger dik though, I could barely feel it. Maybe my hole’s been permanently stretched by all those fat coc ks I’ve had in it.

    By Nelson on Jul 27, 2022

  41. This is a geezer fest if thee ever was one. McCartney ,Robert Plant Springsteen etc.All should have retired decades ago. The sad thing is that they all are still better than the modern trash out there today.Music is dead.

    By Pat Grooms on Jul 31, 2022

  42. I tell you Pat Gloom. Why dont you just the fuck up and move on. You dont like what your hearing then suck on this ( grabbing my crotch). You need to get the fuck off here along with all the other homos, twinks, bull dykes, trannies etc. Move on out nimrod

    By Dumb As Shit on Aug 1, 2022

  43. R.I. P. Bill Russell The Nigga Center for the Boston Keltics

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  44. Who does this pussy, “report” us to?

    By Confetti Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  45. Bill may be my dad, mom fucked a ton of guys who looked like him.

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  46. My mom fucked a lot of guys who looked like Al Sharpton too

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  47. Im gonna report the fuckin troll that keeps hijackin my name. I am going to ask B ig O to find the IP name of the scum that keeps making fun of me. :) hahahahahahahaha
    [email protected]
    Snail mail:
    PO Box 784
    Marine Parade
    Singapore 914410

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  48. Im gonna jerk off to kiddie porn after that. :) it’s so much fun! :)

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  49. Rock On Ben Crump. Go Al Sharpton Long Live Jesse Jackson. I support WOKE and BLM

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  50. You bastards quit stealing my name motherfuckers. I’ll kill you

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  51. I’ll suck your diks until your heads cave in you bastards!!!

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  52. I am really serious you jerks !

    By Confetti Bob on Aug 1, 2022

  53. I enjoyed the different textures and colors of each composition Your taste is up your culo Dias

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 25, 2022

  54. Confederate Bob blows dogs.

    By Eric on Sep 26, 2022

  55. What are you on about Bob? You’re the dumbest poster on here and that’s saying something with HHH and U L E around

    By Rightup Dias on Sep 26, 2022

  56. I enjoy being a groupie for all these old geezers. Ive sucked off Robert Plant Alice Cooper Roger Dalrey Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan in 2022

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 26, 2022

  57. I enjoy being a groupie for all these old geezers. Ive sucked off Robert Plant Alice Cooper Roger Dalrey Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan in 2022

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 26, 2022

  58. Bragging yet again Groomsie. So good that you had to tell us twice!

    By HHH on Sep 26, 2022

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