Paul McCartney to release CD/DVD of NY shows

Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:29pm EDT
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By Monica Herrera

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Paul McCartney's recent three-night concert stand in New York City -- during which the rock legend delved into his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogs and brought Billy Joel to the stage -- is coming to CD and DVD.

On November 17, McCartney will release "Good Evening New York City," a multi-disc set featuring nearly three hours of performances from his CitiField Stadium shows in July.

Among the set highlights are Beatles classics "Drive My Car," Eleanor Rigby" and "Hey Jude," a tribute medley to John Lennon, and the Wings staple "Live and Let Die," during which fireworks erupted to open McCartney's shows.

"It was three great nights for the band, and for me personally, it was very exciting to be back opening a new stadium on the site of the old Shea Stadium where we had played 44 years previously," said McCartney, alluding to the Beatles' famous christening of the Mets' original home in 1965. "Even more exciting because this time 'round you could hear us!"

"Good Evening New York City," which will also be made available on vinyl, will include a DVD of footage compiled from Hi-Def cameras and digital Flipcam video shot by fans in the crowd. The release will be McCartney's second on Hear Music, following 2007's "Memory Almost Full."

(Editing by DGoodman at Reuters)

<p>Paul McCartney, formerly a member of The Beatles, performs with his band during a concert at CitiField in New York July 17, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>