Tripping The Live Fantastic Highlights is a live album by Paul McCartney recorded at concerts in 1989 and 1990.
It has simultaneously released in two forms – Tripping The Live Fantastic and the Highlights album.
Having owned them both, I think it’s worth reviewing them separately. As far as I’m concerned, if you Love The Beatles, then this is a must have album.
This is Paul McCartney’s first live album since Wings Over America.
Paul McCartney Tripping The Live Fantastic Highlights
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Got to Get You into My Life – 3:15
Birthday – 2:43
We Got Married – 7:09
The Long and Winding Road – 3:48
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 6:21
Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:14
All My Trials or Put It There (depending on whether you get the UK or US versions)
Things We Said Today – 5:01
Eleanor Rigby – 2:36
My Brave Face – 3:09
Back in the U.S.S.R. – 3:15
I Saw Her Standing There – 3:25
Coming Up – 5:18
Let It Be – 3:53
Hey Jude – 8:03
Get Back – 4:11
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End – 6:41
There is the nearest thing we’d ever had to having a live album by The Beatles in the prime doing songs like Hey Jude, Get Back and Let It Be.
it is fantastic to hear live versions of these Beatles songs with McCartney”s vocals and while it’s not John, George and Ringo providing the backing, his band is good.
I quibble about the highlights chosen. How can you miss out on songs as good as The Fool on the Hill and Yesterday from the Beatles and Jet, Band On The Run, Maybe I’m Amazed and Live And Let Die from his early 1970s songs?
While this is the more consistent listen as a CD, if you use an ipod, the full length version is the better option so you can choose your own highlights while avoiding the ordinary songs.
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Buying Tripping The Live Fantastic
To help you to find the album quickly and easily, I’ve given you the following links::
- Amazon.com as a CD (there’s an mp3 of the full version)
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD or mp3
- iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
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