Paul McCartney – Good Evening Holland 2009 (Piccadilly Circus PCCD-85/86/87)

Good Evening Holland 2009 (Piccadilly Circus PCCD-85/86/87)

Gelredome , Arnhem, The Netherlands – December 9th, 2009

Disc 1 (69:12):  opening films, members appearance, Magical Mystery Tour, Drive My Car, Jet, Only Mama Knows, Flaming Pie, Got To Get You Into My Life, Let Me Roll It, Highway, The Long And Winding Road, I Want To Come Home, My Love, Blackbird, Here Today, Dance Tonight, And I Love Her

Disc 2 (67:31):  Mrs. Vanderbilt, Eleanor Rigby, Band On The Run, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Sing The Changes, Back In The U.S.S.R., Something, I’ve Got A Feeling, Paperback Writer, A Day In The Life (false), A Day In The Life – Give Peace A Chance, Let It Be, Live And Let Die, Hey Jude

Disc 3 (53:11):  Day Tripper, Lady Madonna, Get Back, Yesterday, Helter Skelter, Sgt. Pepper’s Reprise – The End.  Bonus tracks, Holland radio station:  interview about upcoming concert.  X Factor final, UK TV program December 13th, 2009:  introduction, Drive My Car, Live And Let Die.  Meat Free Monday (studio version)

Good Evening Holland 2009contains the complete Arnhem show in the Netherlands, the third stop of Paul McCartney’s European tour last December.  Piccadilly Circus employ a good but distant audience recording that is hampered by lots of echo and by lacking much of a bottom end.  It’s somewhat of a let down after the excellent Berlin tape and from the expectation for audience recordings from contemporary tours. 

The show is also identical to the others on the tour including the stories and quips between numbers.  This show is notable for the false start in “A Day In The Life” which causes them to start over.  Otherwise the playing is excellent, up to the high standards of the tour 

The bonus tracks include a radio interview the day before on Dutch radio lasting for twelve minutes.  McCartney speak about the upcoming show and the tour in general.  Also included is the set from the “X Factor” television program where they a play “Drive My Car” and “Live And Let Die.”

The final song in the collection is Meat Free Monday“, a song Paul wrote for the charity.  This is the studio version of the song pulled straight off of the website.  Good Evening Holland 2009i s packaged in a standard fatboy jewel case with nice artwork printed on thick paper for the inserts.  This release appeals to the completist, those who collect all Piccadilly Circus release or who were at the show and want a  memento.  Otherwise there are better recordings in circulation.   

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