Paul McCartney “Denver 11-01-2005” (His Masters Choice – HMC 029)
Magical Mystery Tour / Flaming Pie / Jet / I’ll Get You / Drive My Car / Till There Was You / Let Me Roll It – Foxey Lady / Got to Get You In My Life / Fine Line / Maybe I’m Amazed / Long and Winding Road / In Spite Of All The Danger / I Will / Jenny Wren / For No One / Fixing a Hole / English Tea / I’ll Follow the Sun / Follow Me / Blackbird (79:03)
Eleanor Rigby / Too Many People / Bathroom Window / Good Day Sunshine / Band on the Run / Penny Lane / I’ve Got A Feeling / Back in the USSR / Hey Jude / Live And Let Die / Yesterday / Get Back / Helter Skelter / Please Please Me / Let it Be / Sgt. Pepper’s ( Reprise ) – Carry That Weight – The End – Bonus Track – All Things Must Pass (74:44)
Released a few years after the Audiofon release of the rehearsal that day, “Denver 2005” brings us the soundboard of this American tour show. Mixed as well as the rehearsal – a full stereo sound, well placed instrumentation, not marred by audience hollers and with Macca’s voice mixed at the night side of audible – it’s the full show in, unlike the rehearsal, the right order. The only embarrassing blemish on Audiofon’s regularly flawless card.
By now, you’ll also have heard HMC’s versions of the other 2002 / 2005 soundboards – Des Moines 2005 being the last one – and will know the routine, the set list was the same, Much of McCartney’s chatter remains the same too. There were very few bad shows either. Macca was generally on form this tour and thankfully his voice hadn’t yet to show the wear that plagues the quieter songs on his “Out There’ tours.
The label also attached a bonus track, A cover of George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” from Paul’s opening show of the European tour in 2004, played at the Estadio El Molinon. The list time for a couple of years that Paul would explicitly pay tribute to George by playing one of his songs , this is until Paul brought out the uke and played “Something” in 2009.
The packaging is the standard for HMC’s gazette – packed with interview notes, reviews, Macca facts and adverts for Meat Free Monday – Maybe there will be less frission for releasing a bootleg if you advertise his Vegetarian based food brand.
Another excellent soundboard release for your collection.