There is simply no living performer more deserving of the kind of honor and concert performed in honor of Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, and now (thankfully) coming to Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Shout! Factory. Here is the official media release...
Los Angeles, CA – On February 10, 2012, Sir Paul McCartney was honored as the 2012 MusiCares® Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Paul and a cast of superstar guests performed some of the quintessential songs from his renowned and celebrated career. On March 24, 2015, Shout! Factory will release A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney, a collection of these never-before-seen performances on DVD and Blu-ray. Fans can pre-order their copy by visiting ShoutFactory.com or Amazon.com.
The 15 exclusive performances featured on A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney include exceptional solo performances by McCartney of “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Junior’s Farm,” and “My Valentine,” a riveting medley of “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight,” and “The End” by McCartney (with Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh joining the performance of “The End”), and incredible performances by a slate of all-star artists including Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Norah Jones, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Duane Eddy, Sergio Mendes, and The Beatles “Love” cast.
Proceeds from the sale of A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool on 18th June 1942. He was raised in the city and educated at the Liverpool Institute. Since writing his first song at the age of 14, Paul McCartney has dreamed and dared to be different. In the sixties, as the writer and co-author of their greatest songs, he changed the world of music with The Beatles. Their legendary albums include Please Please Me, Revolver, Help!, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The White Album.
Equally renowned as a live performer as he is a songwriter, Paul McCartney is an 18-time GRAMMY® winner. He has continued to push boundaries over the last 30 years, first as a solo artist, then with Wings, and following that as a solo artist again, with recent highlights including 2007’s Memory Almost Full and 2013’s New.
A freeman of The City of Liverpool and Lead Patron of The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Paul McCartney was appointed Fellow of The Royal College of Music in 1995 by The Prince Of Wales. In 1996 Paul McCartney was knighted by H.M. The Queen for his services to music. Paul McCartney is also committed to a number of charities including PETA, LIPA, One Voice, The Vegetarian Society, Nordoff Robbins and Adopt-A-Mine-Field.
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About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney Set List
“Get Back / Hello Goodbye / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – Cirque du Soleil feat. The Beatles “Love” Cast
“Magical Mystery Tour” – Paul McCartney
“Junior’s Farm” – Paul McCartney
“Blackbird” – Alicia Keys
“No More Lonely Nights” – Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
“And I Love Her” – Duane Eddy
“Oh! Darling” – Norah Jones
“I Saw Her Standing There” – Neil Young with Crazy Horse
“The Fool On The Hill” – Sergio Mendes
“We Can Work It Out” - Coldplay
“Yesterday” – James Taylor with Diana Krall
“For No One” – Diana Krall with James Taylor
“My Valentine” – Paul McCartney
“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five” – Paul McCartney
“Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End” - Paul McCartney featuring Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh