Paul McCartney Plays The Beatles Live

 

We’ve only got one album of The Beatles live and that’s Live At the Hollywood Bowl from 1964 and 65 when the crowd screaming almost drowned out the band.

No Rubber Soul songs live.

No Revolver songs live

No Sergeant Pepper songs live.

No White Album songs live.

No Abbey Road songs live

No Let It Be songs live.

Not by The Beatles anyway.

We do have the next best thing and we should celebrate.

We have Paul McCartney playing many of the classic later songs by The Beatles on his live albums.

So that got me thinking.

We can put a compilation album together – Paul McCartney Plays The Beatles Live.

Paul McCartney Playing The Beatles Songs Live

He’s done a few live albums now.

Wings over America 1976
Tripping the Live Fantastic 1989/90
Unplugged 1991
Paul Is Live 1993
Back in the World 2002
Good Evening New York City 2009

Here Are The Beatles Songs On Each Of These Paul McCartney Live Albums

Wings Over America 1976

  1. Lady Madonna – 2:19
  2. The Long and Winding Road – 4:13
  3. I’ve Just Seen a Face – 1:49
  4. Blackbird – 2:23
  5. Yesterday – 1:43

Tripping the Live Fantastic 1989/90

  1. Got to Get You into My Life – 3:21
  2. Birthday – 2:43
  3. The Long and Winding Road – 4:18
  4. The Fool on the Hill – 5:01
  5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 6:23
  6. Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:14
  7. Things We Said Today – 5:01
  8. Eleanor Rigby – 2:36
  9. Back in the U.S.S.R. – 3:15
  10. I Saw Her Standing There – 3:25
  11. Let It Be – 3:53
  12. Hey Jude – 8:03
  13. Yesterday – 2:06
  14. Get Back – 4:11
  15. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End – 6:41

Unplugged 1991

  1. Here, There and Everywhere – 3:16
  2. We Can Work It Out – 2:48
  3. I’ve Just Seen a Face – 3:01
  4. She’s a Woman – 3:39
  5. And I Love Her – 4:17
  6. Blackbird – 2:09

Paul Is Live 1993

  1. Drive My Car – 2:34
  2. All My Loving – 2:16
  3. We Can Work It Out – 2:42
  4. Michelle – 2:56
  5. Here, There and Everywhere – 2:29
  6. Magical Mystery Tour – 3:15
  7. Lady Madonna – 2:33
  8. Paperback Writer – 2:39
  9. Penny Lane – 2:58
  10. I Wanna Be Your Man – 2:36

Back in the World 2002

  1. Hello, Goodbye – 3:46
  2. All My Loving – 2:08
  3. Getting Better – 3:10
  4. Blackbird – 2:30
  5. We Can Work It Out – 2:29
  6. Mother Nature’s Son – 2:11
  7. Carry That Weight (includes You Never Give Me Your Money) – 3:05
  8. The Fool on the Hill – 3:09
  9. Something – 2:33 (on ukelele)
  10. Eleanor Rigby – 2:17
  11. Here, There and Everywhere – 2:23
  12. Michelle – 3:15
  13. Back in the U.S.S.R. – 2:56
  14. She’s Leaving Home – 3:52
  15. Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:11
  16. Let It Be – 3:58
  17. Hey Jude – 7:35
  18. The Long and Winding Road – 3:30
  19. Lady Madonna – 2:21
  20. I Saw Her Standing There – 3:08
  21. Yesterday – 2:08
  22. Sgt. Pepper/The End – 4:40

Good Evening New York City 2009

  1. Drive My Car – 2:25
  2. The Long and Winding Road – 3:41
  3. Blackbird – 2:43
  4. Eleanor Rigby – 2:25
  5. Back in the U.S.S.R. – 3:08
  6. I’m Down – 2:23
  7. Something – 4:07
  8. I’ve Got a Feeling – 5:51
  9. Paperback Writer – 3:29
  10. A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance – 5:44
  11. Let It Be – 3:55
  12. Hey Jude – 7:23
  13. Day Tripper – 3:12
  14. Lady Madonna – 2:33
  15. I Saw Her Standing There – 3:09
  16. Yesterday – 2:17
  17. Helter Skelter – 3:53
  18. Get Back – 4:00
  19. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/The End – 4:28

Putting Your Beatles Live Compilation Together On Your iPod

A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance
Good Evening New York City – 5:44    2009

All My Loving
Paul Is Live – 2:16    1993
Back in the World – 2:08    2002

And I Love Her
Unplugged – 4:17    1991

Back in the U.S.S.R
Tripping the Live Fantastic     . – 3:15    1990
Back in the World – 2:56    2002
Good Evening New York City – 3:08    2009

Birthday
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 2:43    1990

Blackbird
Wings Over America – 2:23    1976
Unplugged – 2:09     1991
Back in the World – 2:30    2002
Good Evening New York City – 2:43    2009

Can’t Buy Me Love
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 2:14    1990
Back in the World – 2:11    2002

Carry That Weight (includes You Never Give Me Your Money) (see Golden Slumbers for even more of the Abbey Road medley)
Back in the World  – 3:05    2002

Day Tripper
Good Evening New York City      – 3:12    2009

Drive My Car
Paul Is Live      – 2:34    1993
Good Evening New York City  – 2:25    2009

Eleanor Rigby
Tripping the Live Fantastic  – 2:36    1990
Back in the World  – 2:17    2002
Good Evening New York City  – 2:25    2009

Get Back
Tripping the Live Fantastic  – 4:11    1990
Good Evening New York City  – 4:00    2009

Getting Better
Back in the World – 3:10    2002

Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End (stunning)
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 6:41     1990

Got to Get You into My Life
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 3:21    1990

Hello, Goodbye
Back in the World – 3:46    2002

Helter Skelter
Good Evening New York City – 3:53    2009

Here, There and Everywhere
Unplugged      – 3:16    1991
Paul Is Live  – 2:29    1993
Back in the World  – 2:23    2002

Hey Jude
Tripping the Live Fantastic      – 8:03    1990
Back in the World  – 7:35    2002
Good Evening New York City  – 7:23    2009

I Saw Her Standing There
Tripping the Live Fantastic  – 3:25    1990
Back in the World  – 3:08    2002
Good Evening New York City  – 3:09    2009

I Wanna Be Your Man
Paul Is Live – 2:36     1993

I’m Down
Good Evening New York City – 2:23    2009

I’ve Got a Feeling
Good Evening New York City – 5:51    2009

I’ve Just Seen a Face
Wings Over America – 1:49    1976
Unplugged  – 3:01    1991

Lady Madonna
Wings Over America – 2:19    1976
Paul Is Live – 2:33    1993
Back in the World – 2:21    2002
Good Evening New York City – 2:33    2009

Let It Be
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 3:53    1990
Back in the World – 3:58    2002
Good Evening New York City – 3:55    2009

Magical Mystery Tour
Paul Is Live – 3:15    1993

Michelle
Paul Is Live – 2:56    1993
Back in the World – 3:15    2002

Mother Nature’s Son
Back in the World – 2:11    2002

Paperback Writer
Paul Is Live – 2:39    1993
Good Evening New York City – 3:29    2009

Penny Lane
Paul Is Live – 2:58    1993

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 6:23    1990
Good Evening New York City (includes The End) – 4:28      2009
Back in the World (includes The End) – 4:40     2002

She’s a Woman (The B side to the I Feel Fine single)
Unplugged – 3:39    1991

She’s Leaving Home
Back in the World – 3:52    2002

Something
Back in the World – 2:33 (on ukelele)    2002
Good Evening New York City – 4:07    2009

The Fool on the Hill
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 5:01    1990
Back in the World – 3:09    2002

The Long and Winding Road
Wings Over America     – 4:13    1976
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 4:18    1990
Back in the World – 3:30    2002
Good Evening New York City – 3:41    2009

Things We Said Today
Tripping the Live Fantastic – 5:01    1990

We Can Work It Out
Unplugged      – 2:48    1991
Paul Is Live – 2:42    1993
Back in the World – 2:29    2002

Yesterday
Wings Over America – 1:43     1976
Tripping the Live Fantastic– 2:06    1990
Back in the World – 2:08    2002
Good Evening New York City – 2:17    2009

The Best Paul McCartney / The Beatles Live Album

If I had to pick twenty songs from eh above to create an exceptional live album, I’d go for:

  1. A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance
  2. Back in the U.S.S.R
  3. Can’t Buy Me Love
  4. Eleanor Rigby
  5. Get Back
  6. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
  7. Got to Get You into My Life
  8. Lady Madonna
  9. Let It Be
  10. Magical Mystery Tour
  11. Paperback Writer
  12. Penny Lane
  13. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  14. Something
  15. The Fool on the Hill
  16. We Can Work It Out
  17. Yesterday
  18. Hey Jude
  19. The Long and Winding Road
  20. ? I think I want to leave the last one to vary with my mood.

What about you? What 20 songs would you want?

What Beatles Songs Do You Wish That Paul McCartney Would Perform Live And Record?

Paul McCartney plays the Lennon & McCartney songs that he wrote so that means Yesterday, Hey Jude, The Long & Winding Road etc are played regularly.

But what would you like him to play as a tribute to John Lennon?

I’d want:

A Hard Day’s Night (on The Beatles Live At the Hollywood Bowl)
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
I Am The Walrus
In My Life
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Nowhere Man
Revolution (the hard rock version that’s on the B side to Hey Jude)
Strawberry Fields Forever

It’s a shorter list than I was expecting.

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