PERFECTIONIST McCARTNEY RE-RECORDS LIVE AID
August 4, 2004
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Pop legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has re-recorded his set at 1985's LIVE AID for the charity concert's DVD - because a technical hitch marred his performance.
The former BEATLE's microphone failed at the beginning of his rendition of LET IT BE at the London gig. He continued singing until the sound returned, but on TV footage it appears he could have been miming.
So McCartney has returned to the studio to re-record the sound so when the DVD, LIVE AID: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH is released at Christmas (04), his performance is flawless.
Beatles biographer KEITH BADMAN explains, "There was an embarrassing technical muck-up on the night. There were millions of people watching around the world but Paul ended up looking like he was basically miming.
"But because of what happened, he decided to re-record his vocals for any future film of the concert. That's the version you'll hear when the DVD comes out."
McCartney isn't the only Live Aid performer unhappy with the way they played at the event - LED ZEPPELIN have banned their set from the DVD because of an "under par performance".