Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Paul McCartney: a tube of harvest for the Parisian public – Le Figaro

WE WERE – For her first concert in Paris last June, the artist has taken the recipe that makes the charm of its services, digging at the discretion of of the most powerful directories of pop.

in the eyes of pop musicians from around the world, Paul McCartney embodies the figure of the saint ideal boss, both in directory of terms of longevity. Last night at Bercy, some of them came to applaud the man who changed the face of popular culture. Guitarists Philippe Almosnino and Basile Leroux, singers Patrick Bruel, Laurent Voulzy and Vincent Delerm took place in time in a hot arena and packed.

Lower Höfner shoulder – the same since 1964 – Beatle boots feet, slim and toned figure, “McCa” launched the concert with a powerful A Hard Day’s Night piece flagship of the largest group of the twentieth century, before moving on Save Us , from his latest album, New . Is a program faithful to the specifications announced by the singer himself “. Old songs, news, and others in between” But it will wait three quarters of an hour for the concert is her McCartney cruising speed and commitment. Satisfy the public continues to be the need of a man who has spent more than fifty years on big stages.

Multi-instrumentalist genius, McCartney Password bass guitars – acoustic as electric – right in Steinway piano, through the ukulele. Punctuated with tributes to his departed friends – Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, George Harrison and George Martin, the set is a shorthand typing a career under the sign of all records. With humor and application, the Beatle reads his notes in French, with the accent. “It’s great to be with you tonight.

It’s very special to play in Paris. You deserve to have a good time, “he said in a subtle evocation of the tragedy of 13 November. Welcoming George Martin, 5th Beatle disappeared a few weeks ago, Paul plays Love Me Do , the first single from the group. It also revisits In Spite of All The Danger 1958 composition co-written with Harrison and inaugural title of the career of those who could still be called Silver Beatles.

The beautiful You Will not See Me (Rubber Soul) is the opportunity of a writing lesson from a master of the genre, suddenly shattering simplicity. On And I Love Her , the voice is a little pain, a little veiled stamp McCartney betraying his age – 74 years next month. Here There and Everywhere , in a sluggish version betrays the difficulties of the singer to serve melodic arabesques of the composer. But it’s still in the counting of sound that man is the most powerful. On Here Today and Blackbird , perched on a promontory, it proves that the essence of his art lies in the grace of a composition and a text.

concession to modernity, he plays Four Five Seconds , taken from his ultramédiatisée collaboration with the idols of young Rihanna and Kanye West, way to show that this grandfather is still in the neck. The dreadful Obla Di Obla Da , the worst of his compositions, later gives the appearance of a carnival concert, before the arrival of unavoidable McCartney concerts since the late 1980s: Let It Be , Live and Let Die , Hey Jude and Yesterday .

As a reminder, McCartney has the crazy idea of ​​raising a young couple on stage opportunity for Nicolas, very moved, to his marriage proposal to Clemence, ecstatic. Some unnecessary moments that do not spoil the final in Majesty, who sees the final medley resonate Abbey Road , is one of the most admirable of all recorded music pieces.


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