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Postby linclink » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:54 am

Well this is a partial little bit of info, coupled with a call to share whatever any else finds out.
Here's what I've found so far, which is from Maccablog.com, and it goes like this...
"That's it...The concert ended a few hours ago... We already know that there was a "traditional" setlist. Paul opened the show with Drive My Car et the concert ended by the "usual" medley Sgt.Pepper/ The End.

Among the hits, the people of Halifax has heard songs like Flaming Pie, Band On The Run, Live And Let Die, Blackbird, Calico Skies...

Among the most noticeable surprises Paul kept Helter Skelter, and as we announced a few days ago, Paul sang a nice version of Mull Of Kintyre helped by par le Halifax Citadel Pipes Band.

But also, Paul sang for the very first time a song never performed before, by him or by any other ex-Beatle.

Paul sang Day Tripper for the first time since the historic Candlestick Park concert of August 1966."
So the big news is "Day Tripper" & the other news is the seemingly always Canadian "Mull Of Kintyre". I am about to find out if there are any Bagpipe bands in Boston & see if I can put them in touch with McCartney!! I LOVE "Mull Of Kintyre".
BTW here's what he did for soundcheck:
* Hi Ho Silver (singing Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia)
* Let Me Roll It
* Coming Up
* Drive My Car
* Only Mama Knows
* Midnight Special
* San Francisco Bay Blues
* It's So Easy (the Buddy Holly song!)
* C-Moon
* Celebration
* The Long and Winding Road
* acoustic jam
* Mull of Kintyre (done 3 times with the piper band!)
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Re: Halifax Set List Info

Postby linclink » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:57 am

Here's another article about the show, including a great tale about "Calico Skies" & a tattoo!

Sun Jul 12, 12:24 AM

By Steve Macleod And Elizabeth Mcmillan, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX, N.S. - For more than 2 1/2 hours he performed the soundtrack of their youth, and through it all they sang along with him, swayed arm-in-arm with their spouses or children and, at times, even cried.

Tens of thousands gathered on the Halifax Common on Saturday night as Paul McCartney brought one of the most venerated canons in all of pop and rock to the Nova Scotia capital.

From the moment he strolled onto the massive stage in a Beatlesque dark blue suit and carrying his iconic Hofner bass, the 67-year-old pop legend held the crowd in his thrall.

And from the opening chord of the Beatles' classic "Drive My Car," the sea of people that covered much of the recreational green space in central Halifax stood and cheered.

"Can you believe the energy?" screamed fan Susan Wellmann before McCartney came out for a second encore.

"This is the best concert ever in Halifax."

Backed by his ace band of drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., keyboardist Paul (Wix) Wickens and guitar players Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, McCartney performed 36 songs during the two hour and 38 minute performance - his first-ever in Atlantic Canada and his only one in Canada this year.

"Good evening Halifax. Good evening Nova Scotia. Good evening Canada," McCartney said early into a set list heavy with Beatles, Wings and solo classics.

Through it all, he chatted with the crowd, told stories and seemed to enjoy and appreciate every minute of it.

One of the night's highlights came early in "Calico Sky" when he flubbed a line after looking into the crowd to see a teenage girl holding a sign that read: Will you sign my arm so I can get it tattooed?

He finished the song, brought the ecstatic girl on stage and signed her shoulder with a marker. As a bemused McCartney looked on, she ran screaming around the stage to hug the band before being escorted off by security.

"You'd better get the tattoo done now," he said as she left to laughter and cheers.

During the first encore, the 78th Highlanders Pipe Band from Halifax joined McCartney on stage for a stirring rendition of "Mull of Kintyre."

Angela Loughead, a lifelong fan from Truro, N.S., reminisced about listening to her older brother's Beatles albums as a child.

"I would have gone anywhere in Canada to see him," she said shortly before the show began.

In the end, Loughead only had to travel an hour to Halifax to see McCartney in person. But without John, George and Ringo, she predicted it would be bittersweet.

"I never dreamed I would actually be able to see him," she said. "It will be emotional because it's just him instead of all of them as it should be."

Hours before McCartney was set to take the stage, thousands of fans lined up outside fenced-in Common anxiously waiting for the gates to open.

Even people without tickets stopped to watch the pop legend as he treated the crowd to a lengthy sound check that included "Yesterday" and "Lady Madonna."

Marcia Ward, who secured one of the first spots at the front of the line, said she'd been waiting all her life to see McCartney.

"I was born on his ninth birthday and I've been a fan since I was 13 years old," said Ward, 58.

Ward said she flew in from Indiana on Thursday night and went straight to the concert site and camped out for two nights. She said the ground was hard, but a couple of uncomfortable nights were well worth it.

Before McCartney's performance, Halifax rockers Wintersleep warmed up the massive crowd under a bright, cloudless sky.

They were followed by Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett.

As the hours wore on before McCartney's big entrance, fans shared their memories of the Beatles and spoke of their favourite songs.

Adele Johnson of Stellarton, N.S., said she vividly recalls watching their first North American television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, while an undergraduate living in residence.

Johnson said she and her husband, Jim, don't usually attend outdoor concerts but made an exception for Paul.

"It's our generation, it's the Beatles for heaven's sake, what else can you say," said Jim Johnson. "I'm sure this place will just be rocking."

Jesse Melanson, 13, of Moncton, N.B., could barely stand still he was so excited.

"I'm pumped. They're my favourite band - the Beatles - and (McCartney) has a bunch of Wings songs that are really good," he said.

Brent Randall, 21, echoed that sentiment.
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Re: Halifax Set List Info

Postby linclink » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:23 am

Well we can add these to our already known songs from the set list, being- Day Tripper, Drive My Car, Mull Of Kintyre, Sgt. Pepper/the End, Flaming Pie, Band On The Run, Live And Let Die, Blackbird, Calico Skies...the new ones, from youtube videos are: Something, A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance, Paperback Writer, All My Loving, Back In The U.S.S.R., Jet, Hey Jude & Live & Let Die, Dance Tonight, Let It Be, Lady Madonna, Here Today, Eleanor Rigby, The Long & Winding Road, Helter Skelter, I Saw Her Standing There, Got To Get You Into My Life, Only Mama Knows, Let Me Roll It & Sing The Changes (That's 29, or 31 if you count the two medley tracks as separate songs, numbers so far.)...so no real running order (outside of opened with "Drive My Car" & closed with "Sgt. Pepper/The End") but at least a running list...and one that can't be too far from being done by now.
No surprises really, outside of "Day Tripper" & "Mull Of Kintyre" but a great show it seems like nonetheless.
Here's a link to my youtube search for "paul mccartney halifax" (So you can search yourselves as more will posted eventually I'm sure)
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f
and here's some links to the live "Mull Of Kintyre" with the best one being first
A brief snippet of "Day Tripper"
and finally...last but not least, McCartney actually signing the young woman's arm (from the earlier story) after "Calico Skies". It's cross generational beatlemania & it's pretty adorable. There's more to it than just the signing, & it's really worth watching.
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Re: Halifax Set List Info

Postby linclink » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:13 pm

Another article, & one that adds "Sing The Changes" to our set list (no order yet, but growing- see previous post), though it wrongly identified it as "Ring The Changes". Here 'tis:
No maybe — fans amazed
McCartney mines extensive songlist for 2½ hours of musical magic
Sun. Jul 12 - 4:46 AM

NEVER underestimate the power of a Beatle.

Despite weeks of omnipresent gloom and speculation about ticket buyers waiting until the last possible moment, on Saturday the clouds parted and people turned out in the tens of thousands to fill Halifax’s North Common and beyond, to see if the man we’ve known for all these years, Sir Paul McCartney, still has the power to amaze.

There was no "maybe" about it.

From the Fab Four through Wings and three decades of a solo career that’s been on an artistic upswing of late, McCartney has the greatest catalogue of songs in the world to draw on, hitting as many high points as possible in two-and-a-half hours. No matter what, he’s always going to leave audiences wanting more.

At dusk, McCartney took the stage with little fanfare, clad in a collar-less jacket and clutching his signature Hofner electric bass, pumping out the moptop vibe of Drive My Car before kicking into overdrive with the Wings hit Jet, with guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. and longtime keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens creating a wall of sound not unlike the roar of a Rolls Royce airplane engine; finely tuned without a trace of rumble or rattle.

"Oh yeah! Good evening Halifax! Good evening Nova Scotia! Good evening Canada!"cheered McCartney, pumping a peace sign in the air. "We’re gonna have a fantastic evening, gonna have some fuuuuuun . . ."

Thankfully, the music made up for the stage patter, with the recent rocker Only Mama Knows from the autobiographical collection Memory Almost Full and Got to Get You Into My Life, which saw McCartney dip a toe into the tougher edge of his voice, with no ill effects. Doffing his coat, he waded in even further with Let Me Roll It, as Anderson tore off that heavy old Denny Laine riff and McCartney let that raw soul sound of his pour forth, before performing some fancy fingerwork of his own on a psychedelic Gibson during a few bars of Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady.

Imagine the inner 16-year-olds of a field full of women of a certain age shrieking in unison and you’ve got a good idea of the crowd reaction to the curlicue melody of All My Loving, with Ray putting his own spin on George Harrison’s sound on a vintage Gretsch. The innocence of that song soon gave way to a sombre Long and Winding Road, with McCartney at the grand piano against black and white images of a bleak landscape, sounding even more wistful than when he first sang it 40 years ago.

The introspective mood continued with a solo acoustic set as McCartney introduced "a song I wrote a long time ago, at a time when there was a lot of strife, particularly in America with civil rights, imagining the plight of a young black girl dreaming of a better life." A touching rendition of the White Album’s Blackbird followed, with its wish for hope echoed later in the set by 2008’s rapturous Ring the Changes (off McCartney’s Fireman project, Electric Arguments) as a digital image of Barack Obama elicited cheers across the crowd.

A generous outpouring of audience reaction also greeted McCartney’s tribute to his former partner John Lennon. "I wrote this for John after he passed away, I was imagining a conversation between me and him," said McCartney, before playing 1982’s Here Today, a realistic appraisal of their sometimes tenuous relationship that doesn’t dwell too long on the impossible-to-answer "What if?"

Harrison also got his share of affection, with McCartney pulling out the vintage Gibson ukulele that The Quiet One had given him years before, holding it aloft before strumming the intro to Something (incidentally, the first song I ever slow-danced with a girl to, so there were more than a few chills felt).

Eventually the band merged into the second half, with Anderson adding a little extra filigree to his take on Harrison’s original solo, admirably tackling the unenviable task of making it both familiar and fresh.

While McCartney was rarely anything other than a smooth pro onstage, he did get caught off guard during Calico Skies by a fan holding up a sign saying "Will you sign my arm so I can get it tattooed."

"Here I am trying to remember the tune, trying to remember the lyrics, and someone holds that up in front of me," he says in mock exasperation. "It’s quite a distraction, it’s hard not to look at that!"

Of course he had to oblige the young teenage fan, who proceeded to leap up and down in a state of excited shock, hugging McCartney, and the rest of the band for good measure before being escorted offstage.

After nearly two hours, the end of the road was signposted by a medley of A Day in the Life and Lennon’s anthem Give Peace a Chance, and Let It Be, with McCartney’s voice showing no sign of flagging, before a truly explosive Live and Let Die, with rockets bursting overhead as the crowd erupted with exuberance.

Leaning on his piano for a breather, McCartney just wagged a finger and gave the audience that familiar puppy dog look before leading a 50,000-voice choir through a Hey Jude that reached the heavens.

Normally that would be the emotional highlight of any McCartney show, but it’s hard to imagine any eyes didn’t turned misty during the encore of Mull of Kintyre, as he was joined by the skirl of 78th Highlanders pipes and drums, in front of a big screen Nova Scotian tartan backdrop. It’s a special treat he reserves for Scottish and Canadian audiences, and it was heartily appreciated.

Looking out at that sea of singing faces and waving arms, thinking about those ads promising the concert experience of a lifetime, one has to admit that once in a while there’s truth in advertising.

Wearing a grin as wide as the massive outdoor stage and a Perez-pink shirt, Joel Plaskett proved his mettle as one of Halifax’s most successful exports with an expanded version of his band the Emergency, playing "in front of the biggest audience we’ve ever seen on the greatest night of our lives."

The pride of Lunenburg, Clayton Park and Dartmouth—who joined fellow McCartney fans on a harbour ferry ride to get to the venue—was a beacon of energy reaching across the sea of faces singing along with Love This Town and bopping to Fashionable People.

"Let’s go make some history before we fall apart," sang Plaskett on Lonely Love, summing up the evening’s combination of music and madness as well as anybody could.

Nova Scotia-bred quintet Wintersleep brightened up the afternoon with their spectral, turbulent songs that may have left older audience members shaking their heads, but resonated with the heartier crowd braving the crush at the front of the stage. Radio hits like Weighty Ghost and Astronaut got the biggest reaction, but the set was also spiced with a new song tentatively titled Experience the Jewel with stormy East European overtones, and the thundering set closer Nerves Normal Breath Normal, with Loel Campbell’s blustery drum rolls pulsing through the air.

A surprise addition to the bill for many was 19-year-old Winnipeg singer and fiddler Sierra Noble, visiting Nova Scotia following a trip to Canso’s Stan Rogers Folk Festival. Accompanied by guitarist Jordan McConnell, from the Grammy-nominated Duhks, Noble’s songs have a sweet, vulnerable quality, especially a co-write with Plaskett called You Always Come Back to Say Goodbye. But it was her fiery Metis fiddling that really got the crowd’s attention, as she whooped with delight and put a dent in the stage with her feet in time to hearty reel.
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Re: Halifax Set List Info

Postby linclink » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:23 pm

From Mike's other post...only posted here because more people seem to be viewing this & Mike posted the best info so far on this...
Sun. July 12 2009
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HALIFAX : JUL-11-2009 - Fan Report, SETLIST, SlideShow

Source: Bob Gannon : Thanks to Bob Gannon

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Soundcheck Saturday July 11th

01. Matchbox
02. Honey Don't
03. Coming Up
04. Highway
05. Celebration
06. Let em in (after a false start)
07. Lady Madonna
08. Midnight Special
09. Lovely Day?? (Halifax Jam)
10. San Francisco Bay
11. Dance Tonight (followed by a little of Leaning on a lamp post by George Fromby)
12. Something
13. Yesterday

Soundcheck was for the radio winners of the local contest although 1000's of fans were all along the outskirts listening, jamming and enjoying it.

As for setlist, I'm pretty sure I got it right...Only one i'm not sure of is Got to Get you into my life

Halifax Setlist 35 image SlideShow

01. Drive my car
02. Jet
03. Only Mama Knows
04. Flaming Pie
05. Got To Get You Into My Life
06. Highway
07. Long and Winding Foad
08. My Love (for all the lovers)
09. Blackbird
10. Here Today
11. Dance Tonight
12. Calico Skies
13. Mrs. Vanderbilt
14. Eleanor Figby
15. Sing The Changes
16. Band on the Run
17. Back in the USSR

18. Something
19. I've Got a Feeling
20. Paperback Writer (after a false start song is in "G" and Paul started in "A'
He apologized that it was his fault but it was ok it was his show. Rusty added, it's your song
21. A Day in the Life
22. Give Peace a Chance
23. Let it Be
24. Live and Let Die
25. Hey Jude

First Encore
26. Day Tripper
27. Lady Madona
28. Mull of Kintyre
29. I Saw Her Standing There

Second Encore
30. Yesterday
31. Helter Skelter
32. Get Back
33. Sgt. Pepper

2 hours and 40 minutes...

Report by Bob Gannon
Hi gang,

Lot's of things to tell. Ok, first off....I was lucky I stayed at the Lord Nelson which is where Paul & Band stayed. They got there late Friday night after an hour and a half plus soundcheck. Hundreds of fans, photographers and on lookers waited outside for his arrival. Paul waved as he went by and pulled into the parking garage. I was in the lobby and saw Nancy several times. Next day, we knew soundcheck was at 1:30 pm for the radio contest winners so we hung around the lobby to see if we could catch them all leaving. Several hundred fans gathered outside for their first glimpse of Paul. First I saw Wix at the front desk and said hello to him. About a half an hour later he came back down with the rest of the band. They all waved and said hello to me while passing me. Brian asked how I was.

The two SUV vehicles that were parked out front then left. A long line of fans lined up by the entrance of the garage and continued down the street in front of the hotel. The entire length of the street had been shut down by the police to allow the fans to be in the street. Several motorcycle police waited outside the garage entrance. There was a Halifax Police Sergeant who was entertaining the crowd, joking and leading sing alongs with the crowd. After numerous false alarms as other cars left the garage, two dark SUV's finally exited and the police escort started up. The first SUV had John Hamel was in the lead vehicle leaning out of the passenger side with a camcorder filming Paul's vehicle. Initially, Paul just waved out the window talking to the fans as he went by. He then started giving high fives to the long line of fans (probably over 60). I moved farther down the street to get a better line of site for a picture. As he got closer and I realized that everyone was getting a high five, I put down my camera and opted for the high five as well despite being less than a foot from Paul. As he put his hand out to high five me, I could see he was holding a video camera and taping as he went by. Right after giving me a high five and me saying "Hi Paul". He recognized me and looked back from the car and pointed to me and said "Hey you". The car then headed to soundcheck and we made our way there. The band had already started without him. Thousands of fans lined the outlying areas listening and enjoying the music.

The concert itself was utterly fantastic. Paul dubbed this the start of his "mini North American tour". Paul and band sounded tight. There was a lot of band interaction and they were all very jovial and laughing. The three things of note that occurred at this how was (1) Paul played "Day tripper" during the first encore. (2) That while talking about reading signs in the crowd while he plays and sings is distracting he said like "Paul, please sign my arm and i'll have it permanently tattooed" Paul said " well, I guess we should bring her up then" The crowd started roaring as a young girl was led where he hugged Paul and he did indeed sign her arm and told her that she "better get it done now". Later in show the show Paul said "the young girl is back from getting that tattoo, that was quick!" (3) and third and most importantly for me was he played "Mull of Kintyre" complete with pipe band which made my whole trip!!!! I also must say, the more I hear "Sing the changes" live, I think more and more that it sounds simply amazing live!!!

I think I covered the important parts, still on the run...gotta go

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Re: Halifax Set List Info

Postby linclink » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:13 pm

Here is an alternate set list posted by a poster on Macca Blog (out of France) but NOT posted on their official page. Note that it does differ some from the previous report...guess we'll have to wait & check Macca's official site for the final word...but I'm betting on Bob's list for some reason...
01. Drive My Car
02. Jet
03. Only Mama Knows
04. Flaming Pie
05. Got To Get You Into My Life
06. Let Me Roll It
07.Foxy Lady
08. Highway
09. All My Loving

10. The Long And Winding Road
11. My Love

12. Blackbird
13. Here Today
14. Dance Tonight
15. Calico Skies
16. Mrs. Vandebilt
17. Eleanor Rigby

18. Sing The Changes
19. Band On The Run
20. Back In The U.S.S.R.
21. Something
22. I've Got A Feeling
23. Paperback Writer
24. A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance

25. Let It Be
26. Live And Let Die
27. Hey Jude

rappel n°1:

28. Day Tripper
29. Lady Madonna
30. Mull Of Kintyre
31. I Saw Her Standing There

rappel n°2:

32. Yesterday

33. Helter Skelter
34. Get Back
35. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
36.The End
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Re: Halifax Set List Info

Postby little lamb dragonfly » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:34 pm

Linclink: You don't want to go to the show Friday night at Citi Field? You sure? I'll give you a deal on tix. Let me know.
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Re: Halifax Set List Info

Postby linclink » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:18 am

Because both of the other set lists here were wrong, though not by much, here is the true & complete Halifax set list from Paul's Official Website...Blessings!!

Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
Flaming Pie
Got To Get You Into My Life
Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady
All My Loving
Long And Winding Road
My Love
Here Today
Dance Tonight
Calico Skies
Mrs Vanderbilt
Eleanor Rigby
Sing The Changes
Band On The Run
Back In The USSR
I've Got A Feeling
Paperback Writer
A Day In The Life/ Give Peace A Chance
Let It Be
Live And Let Die
Hey Jude
Day Tripper
Lady Madonna
Mull of Kintyre (feat. 78th Highlanders Pipe Band from Halifax)
I Saw Her Standing There
Helter Skelter
Get Back
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band / The End
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