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From Blog Do Feroli, April 24, 2012 (translated from Portuguese):
[…] Basing his show on the strength of his songs, the ex-Beatle, who was never a political animal, dismissed deep messages or protests. What McCartney wanted (and succeeded) was to make his audience happy by singing practically all the songs presented.
Taking turns between bass, guitar, guitar, piano, ukulele and mandolin, Macca showed that at almost 70 years old – which will be completed on June 18th – he still has a lot to teach to several teen and contemporary stars who do concerts with less than 2 hours of music duration, either due to laziness or lack of a good repertoire.
The band – Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray (guitars), Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards and percussion) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – have been accompanying Paul for ten years. The years on the road could take away the spontaneity of the interpretations, but in a show of this size, the spaces for surprises are always scarce, always worth the competence of the musicians. From the first Magical Mystery Tour chord to the classic end with the Abbey Road medley and the anthological and prophetic phrase “And in the end, the Love you take is equal to the Love you make”, all the solo chords and any errors leave the certainty that you were in front of a different, genius and at the same time human being. A musician who plays music, without playbacks.
However, not everything was perfect. According to unofficial information, Paul, in order to escape the Recife sun, delayed the departure of the hotel, the soundcheck and the opening of the gates of Arruda, leaving the public impatient in the long lines outside the stadium.
If for those who had never seen Paul live the musical marathon was a great novelty, those who had already attended a Macca concert in recent years were rewarded by the inclusion of songs never played in our country, such as the recent My Valentine – written for his current wife Nancy and recorded for the last album (Kisses on the Bottom) -, The Night Before (from the album Help), Junior’s Farm (successful single released in 1974 with the Wings) and Maybe I’m Amazed (classic of her first solo album, from 1970, and that inexplicably has always been left out of his nine previous shows in Brazil). […]
Last updated on February 6, 2021
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert