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Paul McCartney's Get Back World Tour
Paul McCartney's Get Back World Tour
Actors: Linda McCartney, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart, Chris Whitten, Paul "Wix" Wickens
Director: Richard Lester
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     1hr 32min

No Track ListingSystem Requirements:The legendary performer's triumphant return to the world stage. McCartney's first world tour in 13 years Features 22 complete live musical performances All-time favorites from t...  more »


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Actors: Linda McCartney, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart, Chris Whitten, Paul "Wix" Wickens
Director: Richard Lester
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Paul McCartney, Classic Rock
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/18/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good concert overall
Danno | NY, NY | 10/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You can't go wrong with any of Paul McCartney's live recordings. Despite what anyone says about Sir Paul's post-Beatles music, when it comes to live performance, the man always gives 100 percent. He's as hard-working a showman as anyone in rock and always holds his own against virtually every live band. The guy cares about what he does, has a great voice, is a solid innovative bassist and one heck of a pianist. I am certain that almost everyone who attended the 1989 live shows filmed for this DVD ranks it as a night they will never forget.

I wish this DVD were longer, because it focuses almost exclusively on Paul's Beatles hits. I know that many people love hearing McCartney sing the Beatles Greatest Hits, but I'd like to hear more of his solo and Wings material. (In concert at the time, McCartney did include a lot of post-1970 material, but little of it is here save for the beautiful 'Put it There,' 'Live and Let Die,' and 'Coming Up.')

My major problem with the DVD comes from Richard Lester's decision to intercut newsfootage throughout many of the songs. 'The Long and Winding Road' is all but ruined by Vietnam imagery, for example, and by the time I reached the end of the DVD I was uncomfortably reminded of the movie version of 'Beatlemania' which used similar tricks. McCartney is the real deal and doesn't need such trickery. And, yes, that's the same Richard Lester who used to direct great popcorn flicks like 'Superman II' and 'The Three Musketeers' not to mention the Beatles own 'Hard Day's Night.' I've no idea why McCartney allowed Lester to ruin sections of this film with his heavy-handed social commentary.

I'm still giving this 4 stars if only because we get the joy of Paul McCartney rediscovering himself in front of a worldwide audience.

Maybe I'm Amazed
Julie A.K. Ross | Idaho | 09/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No, not maybe. I am amazed! This collection of 20 songs from his '89-90 world tour is the ultimate! He rocks, plain and simple, from the ever-great "Band On The Run" to the rockous early day remembrance "I Saw Her Standing There." The new material has some of my favorites from Paul like "Put It There" and "Rough Ride." It also includes awesome b/w & some color footage of the 60s and the Beatles! I've said too much already, but this is the best available McCartney video."
Next best thing to being there
Dennis | 09/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was at the concert and this comes close to the same thrill"
This is music...
Julie A.K. Ross | 07/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought the VHS version a couple of years ago, now that I got the DVD version I think it is better in video and sound quality than the tape, but either way, it is an excellent concert video that shows how the good music is. Of course there are songs mising (Silly love songs, let'hem in and so on) but the included ones are enough to get you rocking and singing. I like specially the way "Can't buy me love" ends and "Coming Up" (complete lenght version) starts with a terrific drumer intro, This DVD is by far worth the price. Enjoy!"