Every Night (solo)
Tres conejos (no music)
We Can Work It Out (solo)
You Never Give Me Your Money/Carry That Weight (solo)
The Fool On The Hill (solo)
Give peace a chance
Here Today (solo)
Eleanor Rigby (with band)
Here, There, and Everywhere (with band)
Calico Skies (with band)
Michelle (with band)
end of acoustic set
Band On The Run
Back In The USSR
Maybe I'm Amazed
Let Em In
She's Leaving Home
Can't Buy Me Love
Live and Let Die
Let It Be
Baby Face (short)
The Long and Winding Road
I Saw Her Standing There
Yesterday (Paul & Wix)
Sgt. Pepper Reprise / The End
Hi to all Macca fans.
We are Jordi and Amparo, and yes..., we also were there and it was more terrific and touching than the day before!!! We hope you'll enjoy our review!
The concert was similar but with some differences. And we can feel a deeper emotion and a more nostalgic feeling that on
Friday, in part because we were in the first row, resting on in the fence, in front of the piano, with a perfect view of the stage
and with a perfect view of Paul.
The show started 20 minutes late, at 9:50 pm instead of 9.30 pm.
The show began again under the powerful music of
The Fireman. Then the Hofner figure and... PAUL IN THE STAGE. When He came in holding his Hofner high above his head it was
again maddening, the crowd screamed and... IT WAS INDESCRIBABLE!!! PAUL WAS ONLY A FEW METERS FROM US!!!
Paul wore jeans, a blue jacket and a red T-shirt again.
Heather and her sister Fiona were during all the concert in front of us. Only with the fence between her and us. Fiona made a lot of photos during all the concert, and Heather, Fiona and Paul Wickens's wife sang the most part of the songs.
He began with HELLO GOODBYE. After JET, he spoke to audience with a "HOLA ESPAÑA, BONA NIT BARCELONA" (Hello
Spain, in spanish. Good Evening Barcelona, in catalan), as the night before.
Although he spoke many times in spanish
and in catalan, he was not as generous in his speech, but, instead, he seemed more relaxed, and this allowed more surprises,
some yellow surprises.
Paul performed ALL MY LOVING, and after presented GETTING BETTER saying that it was the first time he played it in Spain.
After he performed COMING UP and LET ME ROLL IT, that finished with a little jam, unheard in the american concerts.
Then Paul took his blue jacket off leaving it at the stage floor, and saying "Hace mucho calor" (It's very hot), while The Band
performed as on Friday an "erotic striptease" music. After Let me Roll it, some people asked for "BESAME MUCHO" but Paul answered: "Later".
Then he performed songs of his last studio album, LONELY ROAD, DRIVING RAIN AND YOUR LOVING FLAME. He played this last song at piano. When he sat down for playing it, he said in a perfect spanish : APRENDI ESPAÑOL EN LA ESCUELA, A LOS ONCE AÑOS, CUANDO ERA PEQUEÑO (I learned spanish at school, when I was eleven, when I was a child). Then he dedicated the song to: "A LA MEVA DONA HEATHER" (to my wife Heather, in catalan", saying that she was EXTRAORDINARIA (extraordinary in spanish).
Then we enjoyed BLACKBIRD, EVERY NIGHT and WE CAN WORK IT OUT. This song was followed again by the spanish poem from Liverpool Oratorio, "TRES CONEJOS EN UN ARBOL TOCANDO EL TAMBOR, QUE SI, QUE NO, QUE SI LO HE VISTO YO!".
More songs kindled the audience: YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY / CARRY THAT WEIGHT (with the wrong words like in the USA tour) and THE FOOL ON THE HILL.
After Fool on the Hill, Paul took the accoustic guitar and began to play a couple of verses of "BESAME MUCHO". The crowd started also to sing, as the night before, completing the verses. Paul played then again, a little more than on Friday, saying also "no, no, no" at the end, but without the "cha cha boom" last chords .
Before HERE TODAY, Paul presented it as a song dedicated to MI AMIGO JOHN (my friend John in spanish). The crowd began to clap and to shout all together the name of John. And then they started to sing "Give peace a chance". Paul performed some chords and he moved his hands conducting people, but also began to sing with the audience, unlike Friday.
The following song, SOMETHING, was dedicated to MI AMIGO GEORGE. Paul appeared with an ukelele, saying that A GEORGE LE GUSTABA EL UKELELE (George loved ukelele), and again people applauded with emotion, and began to shout all together the name of George.
Amazingly, after Something, the crowd began to shout the name of Ringo. A funny and surprised Paul said : " RINGO AS WELL", and he laughted, but immediatelly he began to play and sing YELLOW SUBMARINE. The crowd and The band (mainly Abe Laboriel Jr) joined Paul with the song. Paul was really enjoying the show and sharing his emotions with us!!! It was not a complete song, it was only an entertainment of a couple of verses, but it was really special for us.
Then Paul performed ELEANOR RIGBY, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE and CALIKO SKIES. This lovely song was still better that the night before, with a very good performing by Paul.
Before MICHELLE, Paul also shout: "AHORA VENID CON NOSOTROS A FRANCIA" (Now come with us to France).
BAND ON THE RUN and BACK IN THE USSR were shaking!!!.
At piano, Paul performed then MAYBE I'M AMAZED and LET 'EM IN. And MY LOVE was again dedicated to LINDA and to all people in love.
SHE'S LEAVING HOME, CAN'T BUY ME LOVE AND... BIRTHDAY!!!. Birthday was presented by Paul Wickens and Paul said "CUMPLEAÑOS FELIZ".
During all the concert, Paul and Heather demonstrated their complicity. Paul winked at her, and Heather smiled all the time. Before LIVE AND LET DIE began, Security staff, adviced her to change of place, because of the firecrackers, and flames, and she moved a little, but at the end
she returned in front of us.
LET IT BE!!! Not words for it. Really touching and moving for us, more than ever, because the proximity of the more fabulous musical genius and compositor in the world.
And the apotheosis, HEY JUDE, when the audience got delighted, with a funny Paul conducting at the end the male and female sections, and with Heather moving hands with us, in a perfect conjunction.
But... before Hey Jude, Paul surprised us with a small present: a snippet of BABY FACE.
At the end of Hey Jude, when Paul used to say to the crowd "You're great!", "You're great!", "You're great!", when he arrived to Heather he made a funy face and a movement of his hand, meaning "you only half great", smiling after this.
In the first encore, back to the stage, Paul changed his t-shirt for another, the same of the night before, with a white printed message: NO MORE LANDMINES. He asked to the crowd: "¿QUEREIS MAS? (do you want more?) and the audience shouted: SI!!!!!!
THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD, LADY MADONNA and I SAW HER STANDING THERE, completed as always this first encore.
People began to shout again "OE OE OE OE" and "PAUL, PAUL, PAUL", and Paul and the band appeared again in stage: Paul with a catalonian flag, this time Brian Ray with a spanish flag, and Paul "Wix" Wickens with a british, and smaller, flag.
YESTERDAY was moving and touching again. And SGT. PEPPERS/THE END, the sublime colophon of the show.
And this morning, we have received a message in our mobile phone from Paul:
"Hope you had a wonderful time at the concert. It was great to play Barcelona! Checkout the DVD & CD of the show - Back In The World. Gracias! Paul McCartney"
Thanks to you, SIR PAUL.
JORDI AND AMPARO
THANKS TO JUAN AGÜERAS,
PRESIDENT OF THE SGT. BEATLES FAN CLUB, FOR HIS GREAT PHOTOS.
THANKS TO DAVID FOR SHARING HIS PHOTOS WITH US.
THANKS TO MIGUEL FOR SHARING HIS PHOTOS WITH US.
THANKS TO BELEN FOR SHARING HER PHOTOS WITH US.
© 1998 MELGAR PRODUCTIONS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
©1998 Jordi and Amparo. ©2000 Jordi, Amparo and Jordi Jr. ©2002 Jordi, Amparo, Jordi Jr and Marian.