Paul McCartney Gives Hollywood Boulevard Concert for Jimmy Kimmel

Paul McCartney photo by Mary McCartney
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This week on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Paul McCartney gave a concert on Hollywood Boulevard and played classic songs along with several tracks from his upcoming album, NEW, his first solo full-length recording of new material in six years. While NEW comes out on October 15, the cute Beatle will unleash previously unreleased sessions from the Fab Four on November 12 when On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 (The Beatles from mid-1960s appearances on BBC radio) drops.

McCartney, at age 71, is experiencing a grand renaissance from the sound of New’s songs played during Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a free show that continued as a MySpace stream after Kimmel wrapped. Since only two of the tunes aired during the Kimmel broadcast, McCartney told the crowd gathered on Hollywood Boulevard, “the rest is just for you.”

With NEW’s colorful album cover art as a backdrop, McCartney and his stalwart ensemble (Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr., Paul "Wix" Wickens) started its set with “Magical Mystery Tour,” (an apt touch considering the psychedelic upright piano he played during the gig), then went into other Beatles classics such as “Lady Madonna,” “Birthday,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Day Tripper” and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” Among the songs from his Wings catalog, McCartney and Co. ripped through the rarely-played “Junior’s Farm.” From his NEW solo album, he worked his way through the album’s piano-laced titled track, the rocking “Save Us,” and the sing-a-long “Everybody Out There,” before ending the night with “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude.”

McCartney looked great and sounded swell throughout the hour-long MySpace set, with his NEW songs a happy, melodic addition to his catalog of classics.

Before he made his way to the Kimmel show, McCartney and Nasty Little Man PR sent out the track listing for the standard and the deluxe editions of NEW, complete with two additional tunes on the deluxe version.

Standard and deluxe editions both include:
Save Us (produced by Paul Epworth)
Alligator (produced by Mark Ronson)
On My Way To Work (produced by Giles Martin)
Queenie Eye (produced by Paul Epworth)
Early Days (produced by Ethan Johns)
New (produced by Mark Ronson with additional production by Giles Martin)
Appreciate (produced by Giles Martin)
Everybody Out There (produced by Giles Martin)
Hosanna (produced by Ethan Johns)
I Can Bet (produced by Giles Martin)
Looking At Her (produced by Giles Martin)
Road (produced by Paul Epworth)

Deluxe edition includes bonus tracks:
Turned Out (produced by Ethan Johns with additional production by Giles Martin)
Get Me Out Of Here (produced by Giles Martin)

Photo: MPL / Mary McCartney

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013