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The McCartney Years
The McCartney Years
Actor: Paul McCartney
Director: Dick Carruthers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2007     3hr 0min

Former Beatle, Wings founder, and now solo superstar for almost forty years, Paul McCartney is one of the best-known and most celebrated figures in contemporary music and pop culture. This new 3-DVD set celebrates his extr...  more »


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Actor: Paul McCartney
Director: Dick Carruthers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Rhino Records
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 11/13/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 11/13/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Press release & tracklisting
jpgr4ever | USA | 09/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)


New McCartney DVD Set for Release 'THE McCARTNEY YEARS' LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- On November 13th, 2007, 'THE McCARTNEY YEARS' will hit the stores from MPL/Rhino Entertainment. This first time ever DVD includes the definitive visual collection of Paul McCartney's amazing career featuring solo music videos, career-spanning live performances, personal commentary by Paul McCartney and exclusive footage that tracks his incredible musical journey as never before.

Spanning four decades, 'THE McCARTNEY YEARS' is a three volume DVD collection, featuring some of the world's best-loved music that has become the soundtrack to all our lives.

VOLUME ONE and VOLUME TWO contain the definitive collection of McCartney music videos. Starting in the 1970s with Paul McCartney's first solo single "Maybe I'm Amazed," the DVD includes the Wings promo video for "Band On The Run" as well as hits from the 1980s such as "Say Say Say," and the 1990s with "The World Tonight." It finishes with 2005's "Fine Line." The films can be viewed either in chronological order or as play-lists that have been personally arranged by Paul featuring his exclusive voiceover commentaries.

VOLUME THREE includes live performances taken from three classic McCartney live shows; "ROCKSHOW" filmed on Wings' 1976 World Tour, new edits of Paul's seminal "UNPLUGGED" in 1991 and Paul's now legendary headlining performance at 2004's GLASTONBURY Festival.

'THE McCARTNEY YEARS' is also packed with bonus features and extra never before seen footage and performances, including "Let It Be" from LIVE AID, archive interviews with Melvyn Bragg and Michael Parkinson, alternative versions of music videos and the full-length 2005 documentary "Creating Chaos at Abbey Road." Paul has recorded exclusive commentary and personal introductions for each promo video and each live concert.

This collection has been meticulously restored and all films polished, re-graded and given a new lease on life in Widescreen format with re-mastered stereo audio and for the first time the original recordings re-mixed into 5.1 surround sound. 'THE McCARTNEY YEARS' includes over 40 promo videos and over two hours of live performances.

DISC/TRACK LISTING DISC 1 1. Tug Of War 2. Say Say Say 3. Silly Love Songs 4. Band On The Run 5. Maybe I'm Amazed 6. Heart Of The Country 7. Mamunia 8. With A Little Luck 9. Goodnight Tonight 10. Waterfalls 11. My Love 12. C-Moon 13. Baby's Request 14. Hi Hi Hi 15. Ebony And Ivory 16. Take It Away 17. Mull Of Kintyre 18. Helen Wheels 19. I've Had Enough 20. Coming Up 21. Wonderful Christmastime Extras 1. Juniors Farm 2. Band On The Run 3. London Town 4. Mull Of Kintyre 2 5. The Southbank Show

DISC 2 1. Pipes Of Peace 2. My Brave Face 3. Beautiful Night 4. Fine Line 5. No More Lonely Nights 6. This One 7. Little Willow 8. Pretty Little Head 9. Birthday 10. Hope Of Deliverance 11. Once Upon A Long Ago 12. All My Trials 13. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man 14. Press 15. No Other Baby 16. Off The Ground 17. Biker Like An Icon 18. Spies Like Us 19. Put It There 20. Figure Of Eight 21. C'Mon People Extras 1. Parkinson 2. So Bad 3. Creating Chaos At Abbey Road

DISC 3 Rock Show 1. Venus And Mars 2. Rock Show 3. Jet 4. Maybe I'm Amazed 5. Lady Madonna 6. Listen To What The Man Said 7. Bluebird MTV Unplugged 8. I Lost My Little Girl 9. Every Night 10. And I Love Her 11. That Would Be Something Glastonbury 12. Jet 13. Flaming Pie 14. Let Me Roll It 15. Blackbird 16. Band On The Run 17. Back In The USSR 18. Live And Let Die 19. Hey Jude 20. Yesterday 21. Helter Skelter 22. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Extras 1. Live Aid 2. The Superbowl XXIV
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Mike S | Alpharetta, GA United States | 10/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A good effort. More than I expected. But why is it incomplete? Why are some videos missing and instead we get incomplete concert "teasers"? Rockshow and Unplugged should simply be released on their own. Period. It's not that hard- they already exist. I don't get it. Instead of this silly third disc, we could have had missing videos, such as:

1. Mary Had a little Lamb
2. Jet
3. Listen to what the man said
4. Letting Go
5. Let `em in
6. Getting Closer
7. Spin it on
8. Old Siam sir
9. Arrow though me
10. Only Love remains
11. Stranglehold
12. Ou est le soleil?
13. Party Party
14. We got married
15. Get out of my way
16. Young Boy
17. The World Tonight

And while I'm at it, just present them all in chronological order. Doesn't that make more sense? But then again when have Paul's videos or concert releases ever made much sense? I might even be missing some more recent videos as well. And as far as bonuses, how about including the TV special from '73 or the unreleased film One hand clapping? Anyway, I know, I know, we should be grateful for anything they toss to us fans, but I couldn't resist pointing out how they messed things up AGAIN!
Here's another fine Macca Mess!
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 11/11/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Got an early copy and MAN IS THIS FRUSTRATING..
the Unplugged stuff is scary beautiful (of course they screwed with the aspect ratio and chopped the top and bottom to simulate widescreen) but it really is frustrating that ITS NOT ALL HERE! In the intro he says what a great show it was...yet doesn't bother to include the whole half hour?
the same with Rock Show... he introduces it as the best version of the group WINGS and how ready they were musically blah here is a handful of the songs..arggghhh!

The videos are fun even if they chop off portions to simulate widescreen..
thankfully some super intelligent fan has posted the examples by the product photo so all the folks who don't understand that they are getting truncated videos can understand what an abomination this is!!!

and GLastonbury 2005 is nice but the VINTAGE stuff is what we want along with the legendary Kampuchea performance we've all seen a zillion times.
Where's the James Paul McCartney tv special and on and on. I would still give this a 5 star rating with everything missing just because of all the great stuff that is here...If they didn't chop the picture by a third!!!

McCartney seems to want to re-create his past ...I guess he figures we'll only remember the stuff he releases now?"
(Hopefully) one of the best McCartney releases ever!
EricPDX | Portland, OR | 09/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am really shocked there has not been more chatter within the McCartney/Beatles circles about this incredible release. While far from complete, I am still encouraged that Paul is finally getting around to doing this compilation of his music videos. Most serious fans already have these but do get them in (hopefully) crisp, clean condition....I think I am getting a little head rush. Then to also be including Mamunia on top of that is truly amazing! I remember reading there was a video made for Mamunia several years ago in Paul's Club Sandwich magazine. I'm so glad he decided to unearth it for this.

My biggest hope is that this DVD will be the catalyst that will get him releasing the rest of the video material we all know is languishing in his vaults. How great would it be to see beautiful copies of Rockshow (will all the songs), Unplugged (with all the songs), Up Close (with all the songs) not to mention One Hand Clapping or even those full shows we know he has of Wings 1973 and 1979 concerts.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I will and Paul if you ever need a video researcher/librarian, I'm your man.