First Night At New York 92 (Front Row CD 11-12)
The Ed Sullivan Theatre, New York, NY – December 10th, 1992
Disc 1 (50:58): Twenty Flight Rock, Get Out Of My Way, Fixing A Hole, Looking For Changes, Penny Lane, Biker Like An Icon, I Owe It All To You, Big Boys Bickering, Michelle, Jingle Bells, Hope Of Deliverance, Can’t Buy Me Love, Peace In The Neighbourhood
Disc 2 (37:39): Off The Ground, I Wanna Be Your Man, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, My Love, C Moon, Lady Madonna, C’mon People, Live And Let Die
Sir Paul McCartney came to New York to tape an episode of the “Up Close” television show at the Ed Sullivan Theater, the same venue where The Beatles first played in 1964. An edited copy of the show can be found on Looking For Changes (Yellow Cat Records YC003), but First Night At New York 92 is the only complete and unedited version available.
The set is remarkable for the copious amounts of songs from the new album Off The Ground including the profanity-laced “Big Boys Bickering.” Paul also plays a country hoedown arrangement of “Can’t Buy Me Love” and includes rarities like “Fixing A Hole” and “C’mon People.”
The sound quality on this release is near perfect. It is one of the best candid behind-the-scenes tapes of McCartney available and essential to have and Front Row have the definitive version.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)