Paul McCartney‘s three-night stint at New York’s Citi Field this past summer was memorable for a number of reasons. For one, it marked his return to The Beatles’ former stomping grounds. Then there’s the fact that, like most McCartney performances, these three turned out pretty awesome. And finally, considering the pathetic embarrassment that is the 2009 New York Mets, it was nice to get a few must see events at the team’s stadiums.
Needless to say, these concerts are ones worth remembering so it comes with great excitement to report that McCartney’s three-night Citi Field performances will soon be immortalized on record. On November 17th, Hear Music/Concord Music Group will release Good Evening New York City, a three disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) set featuring 30 song, three hour set worth of material from the performances.
While a tracklist is still forthcoming, according to an issued press release, the album will consist of Beatles classics like “Drive My Car”, “Back in the USSR.”, “Hey Jude”, and “Helter Skelter”, as well as Wings numbers, solo selections, and a tribute to John Lennon in the form of a medley of “A Day In The Life” and “Give Peace A Chance”.
The included DVD will include feature concert footage directed by Paul Becher, the result of using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters, and The Beatles Anthology.
The set will be available as three-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version, with the latter also featuring McCartney’s July 15th performance on the Late Show with David Letterman.
No word on what this package will cost you, but we’re guessing it will be a bit less than McCartney’s recently surfaced school essay.