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Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road
Posted: October 3rd, 2008
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In this unique concert, the legendary Paul McCartney returns to Studio 2 at London’s Abbey Road Studios (where most of the Beatles’ recordings were made) for a fascinating journey through his songwriting career, from his very first Beatles song to the work for his new album, CHAOS AND CREATION IN THE BACKYARD. Using a selection of vintage instruments from his own collection — including the bass played by Bill Black on Elvis Presley’s original recording of “Heartbreak Hotel” and the Mellotron mixing console used by the Beatles — McCartney revisits his back catalogue in new and revealing ways before an intimate studio audience. McCartney reinterprets old songs and new songs, performs some terrific cover versions, and enlists the audience’s help in a demonstration of “in the moment” songwriting and arranging. Among the songs performed are “Blackbird,” “Band on the Run,” “Lady Madonna,” and many others.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.