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    Paul McCartney

    It depends what sort of mood you're in - you can't beat the energy, brilliant pop-song writing and really fresh inventiveness of the early albums (Beatles For Sale a bit of a departure with quite a lot of cover songs - they were clearly in a rush). Then Revolver really breaks the mold and takes you on a journey waayyy beyond popular song-writing as it stood in the mid-60s, which they did in even grander style with Sgt Pepper. Magical Mystery Tour was a bit limp as they'd just lost Epstein and were recovering their energy and creativity, but The Beatles is epic in scope and creativity, Let It Be is the catalogue of an interesting experiment with some fantastic songs, and Abbey Road really did cap it all off in the most magnificent way imaginable. Out of all of them I do find myself going back time after time to Abbey Road
  2. You can use the --audio-only option in the command line, or when you download a set it downloads the audio first, then the video, then combines them and deletes the individual files. So you could watch the progress of the download, and once it’s downloaded the audio file and started on the video, copy the audio file to a file with a different name. You can then either wait for the whole download to finish and delete the resulting mp4 file, or cancel it before it finishes downloading the video, and you’re left with your copy of the audio file.
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    Paul McCartney

    I've heard that too - the version that went out on the night was apparently not a great mix. The full set seemed to be a bit slow to go up on iPlayer, and maybe that was because they were giving it a good old remix and polish - it's certainly great now, as you say
  4. Ta for that - but I'm *fairly* sure you can get that from get_iplayer - my download is 9GB, reported as 1920x1080, using --prefs-add -TVMODE="FHD,HD" Nice to have it done for you already, though, in your link 👍👍
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    Paul McCartney

    Yeah, when he sang with John...... not a dry eye on the farm.... that localised muddying was not caused by any rain....
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    Paul McCartney

    It's not an exaggeration to say that *that man there*, along with his three mates, changed the world forever, beyond "just" giving us the best music we'd ever heard
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    Paul McCartney

    Just re-watching it too - got to Get Back, and noticed that Brian Ray (guitarist on our right, Macca's left) took the solos in it. I *could* be over-thinking it, but wonder if Brain was 'playing Lennon' and playing the solos that Lennon played originally, and Rusty, the other guitarist (on Macca's right) was playing the George parts (obviously far more of them, so he was playing most of the solos in the Beatles stuff). Will have to run it all through again and see if there are any examples of that *not* happening, unless anyone else has been this obsessive too and noticed this sort of pattern......?
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    Paul McCartney

    🤣 first time since he turned 80 perhaps?
  9. Having stood for about 4 1/2 hours through Greta, brilliant Haim, slightly dull Noel (sorry NG fans), and having been verrry curious as to what all the builders in hi-vis and hard hats on-stage had been up to between NG & Macca, was getting incredibly excited to be in the best position I've ever had for the headliner I was most excited to see!! (And it's a matter of record that he *did not* disappoint....)
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    Paul McCartney

    Yeah I was a bit confused about this too - in older days he used to do a solo piano version of You Never Give Me Your Money, with hardly anything of the second section ('Out of college, money spent....'), and none of it as a band song. As you say, this whole US tour, he's done it just as he did it for us, and every night he announced "We've never played this live before!" 😁 So he must mean they've never played that second section, as a band, before this tour (and of course it was the first time in the UK when he played it at..... the Cheese and Grain on the Friday!). So we saw the first official live gig playing that bit as a whole band in the UK (if you ignore the Cheese and Grain event). HTH 🤣
  11. Yes absolutely love Small World, spent many a joyful late evening sat around their braziers listening to wonderful sounds. Such lovely people running the place too. And the amazing world-beat dj-ing of the Lizard tent not far away if feeling energetic!
  12. Haven’t seen any mention of it yet, so a big shout out for Fish Finger Heaven on the path out from Theatre & Circus. Lovely people serving always, friendly and fun, this was a regular late night snack on the way back from somewhere. And if you happen to be one of the last customers they’ll just load up your FF sandwich with everything that’s left for no extra charge…. Hope they’re back again next year!
  13. Yes others have had this too - it’s because Windows can’t find the get_iplayer app and so can’t run it. You can tell Windows where the app is by typing (or pasting from here) at the get_iplayer command prompt: set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Program Files\get_iplayer Then try running the get_iplayer commands again
  14. Just after Future Nostalgia she'd have been a shoo-in, but if she drops a dodgy second album it could be a toss-up Although Billie E's second album didn't exactly go down a storm and she still smashed it on Friday! So I'm saying...... YES (please!)
  15. Yeah searching for connectivity does drain the battery faster - must’ve been a lot of that happening this year
  16. Can’t remember if Weyes Blood was on the original line up for 2020, but I’d really love to see her there in 2023 Also Lana, Elton, and Fleetwood Mac pls
  17. Do we know when ticket sales day will be? Normally first Thursday (coach) and Sunday of October isn't it?
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    Paul McCartney

    This patching up of the mix is probably why it was so slow to appear
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    Paul McCartney

    It was quite late going up - my kids were panicking that it wasn’t going to appear at all after I’d bigged it up as the GOAT
  20. And you could include Ishmael Ensemble before that! Ishmael Ens > Emma-Jean Thack > Herbie > Nubya > Snarky > all jazzed out
  21. Bhangra Bus hit the spot several times for me, not too pricey either - incredibly fast service and just love that food!
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    Paul McCartney

    Those brass were stunning weren't they! Did someone say that until recently he'd used sampled brass? The real thing makes all the difference in the world!
  23. Yes I saw it say that on the railway line entrance on Sunday evening "Your lifestyle option is currently out of stock, please choose again"
  24. Oh cool! Ta for the confirmation
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