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Paul McCartney Amazes Fans At Electric Proms

Paul McCartney Amazes Fans At Electric Proms

[b]Paul McCartney[/b] played an immense 90 minute set of classics at London's Roundhouse last night (October 25).

Addressing the crowd, and unveiling a eight-piece string orchestra, he announced: "Welcome to the Roundhouse. It's been a little while since I was here. We're gonna have a good night."

Playing the second night of the BBC Electric Proms week, the [b]Beatles[/b] legend bantered throughout the night with the 3,000 capacity crowd - which included his daughters Stella and Mary, as well as members of the [b]Kaiser Chiefs[/b] and The Office writer [b]Stephen Merchant[/b].

Backed by the orchestra, McCartney kicked off the night with the psychedelic hit 'Magical Mystery Tour'. The night's mammoth set saw McCartney play a mixture of Beatles classics, his solo hits and even [b]Wings[/b]' 'Band On The Run'.

McCartney also covered the epic [b]James Bond[/b] theme 'Live And Let Die' - which came with accompanying fireworks from both sides of the stage.

One of the most emotional moments at the intimate gig came when McCartney dedicated 'I'll Follow The Sun' to former bandmate [b]John Lennon[/b], explaining: "this is the conversation I never had."

He ended the show with a rocking version of 'Get Back'.

The show at the Roundhouse is only McCartney's second in the UK since headlining [b]Glastonbury[/b] festival in 2004. He played a secret gig, also in Camden, just prior to his latest album 'Memory Almost Full's release in June. To read a review of that show, click here.

McCartney's full [b]set list[/b] was:

[b]'Magical Mystery Tour'
'Flaming Pie'
'Got To Get You Into My Life'
'Dance Tonight'
'Only Mama Knows'
'C'Moon'
'The Long And Winding Road'
'I'll Follow The Sun'
'That Was Me'
'Here Today'
'Blackbird'
'Calico Skies'
'Eleanor Rigby'
'Band On The Run'
'Back In The USSR'
'House Of Wax'
'I Got A Feeling'
'Live And Let Die'
'Hey Jude'
'Let It Be'
'Lady Madonna'
'I Saw Her Standing There'
'Get Back'[/b]

Pic credit: Rex Features


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