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From Collectors Music Reviews, April 6, 2010:
Secret Live In Los Angeles 2007 is a great release. It contains a DAT audience recording of McCartney’s complete promotional show at the Amoeba Music Store in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard on June 27th. With such a small venue, the recording is very good and clear. Compared to the New York tape, this one is much more consistent and enjoyable. The intimacy also guarantees numerous audience comments scattered throughout the tape, but they are generally respectful with one exception, which will be mentioned below. According to the review in Variety magazine, the performance “was possibly the worst kept secret in Los Angeles.
According to some reports, nearly 200 people began camping outside the store Monday night; the only way the show could have generated more excitement would have been to promise a free iPhone along with the wrist-bands that guaranteed admission.” The total attendance was estimated to be about five hundred with such celebrities as Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach, George Harrison’s widow Olivia, Roy Orbison’s widow Barbara, Rick Rubin, Jeff Lynne, Alanis Morissette, Woody Harrelson, Rosanna Arquette, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Amoeba Records’ first signing Brandi Shearer.
[…] Piccadilly Circus load the second disc with several bonus tracks. They are all interesting but not essential. The first set of bonus songs are short fragments from the soundboard of the first three songs. The sound quality isn’t that good and doesn’t add anything. The news footage contains short snippets of the rehearsal and fans talking about how amazing it is to see the legend in such a small venue.
A short version of “Dance Tonight” from the previous day’s taping of Larry King Live for CNN is included with Ringo accompanying with loud foot stomps. Finally the ipod promotional version of “Dance Tonight” is included for good measure. This title is packaged in a double slimline jewel case with Piccadilly Circus’ usual thick, high quality paper inserts and a copy of the promotional photos on the front and back covers. Given the sound quality and performance, this is more satisfying than the New York release and is a title worth having.