Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road (#3105)
Sir Paul McCartney returns to Studio 2 at London's Abbey Road studios, where most of The Beatles's recordings were made, for an intimate journey through his songwriting history, from his very first Beatles song to the work on his new album, "Chaos And Creation in the Backyard," in this unique program. Using a selection of vintage instruments from his own collection -- including the bass played by Bill Black on Elvis Presley's original recording of "Heartbreak Hotel, " and the Mellotron and mixing desk used by The Beatles -- Paul re-visits his back catalog in new and revealing ways in front of an intimate studio audience. McCartney re-interprets old songs, reveals new ones, plays some great cover versions and enlists the audience's help in a demonstration of "in the moment" songwriting and arranging. Songs performed in the special include "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Band on the Run" and "Lady Madonna." [56 minutes]
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