- Timeline This film has been released in 2005
- Release date:
- Jun 14, 2005
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Paul McCartney in Red Square is a live DVD produced and directed by Mark Haefeli starring Paul McCartney, released in June 2005. It is composed of footage taken during his concerts in Moscow’s Red Square and St Petersburg’s Palace Square. Songs from Beatles, Wings and solo albums are performed. Each song is interspersed with interviews regarding the Beatles’ banning in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, and how fans had to spend large sums of money on buying records from the black market. The film also supports the fact that The Beatles were an impetus behind a social revolution, which led to the fall of communism in Russia.
Both “Paul McCartney in Red Square” as well as “Paul McCartney in St. Petersburgh”, earned Mark Haefeli Grammy nominations for ‘Best Music, Variety and Comedy Special”. Red Square also won The Mipcon for Best DVD of the year in 2007.
This live DVD features footage from two of the most eagerly anticipated live shows of all time. Despite being banned from the Soviet Union in the 1960s, The Beatles’ albums gave hope to many who could only access their music through the black market and these shows in Moscow’s Red Square in 2003 and St. Petersburg’s Palace Square in 2004 were a celebration not only of Paul’s music but also a general sense of freedom. Featuring classic tracks from Paul’s huge back catalogue, the DVD is interspersed with clips of interviews in which Paul talks about his and the Soviet Union’s past relationship and the ultimate celebration that took place Moscow’s Red Square.