D’Arcy Phillips makes it clear in his letter (Brandon Sun, Aug. 21) that though he attended the Paul McCartney concert, his ears were elsewhere. Either that or a hearing test is in order.
Just to set the record straight, this was a concert, not a karaoke evening at the local legion.
If you want to hear songs performed note for note as a performer might have done them 30 years ago, stay home, save your cash and make room for someone who might actually appreciate both the artistry and attention to detail that McCartney demonstrated on Aug. 12.
As a Beatles fan and professional musician, I can assure you the arrangements and musical delivery at the concert were incredibly true to the originals. And considering there were but five musicians handling what would have required many more in the recording studio, these guys nailed it big time.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 22, 2013