Paul McCartney's three-night concert stand at New York's CitiField stadium in July -- during which the rock legend delved into his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogs and brought Billy Joel to the stage -- is coming to CD and DVD.
On Nov. 17, McCartney will release "Good Evening New York City," a multi-disc set featuring nearly three hours of the most memorable performances from his CitiField shows. Among the set highlights are Beatles classics "Drive My Car," Eleanor Rigby" and "Hey Jude," a tribute medley to John Lennon, and the Wings staple "Live and Let Die," during which fireworks erupted to open McCartney's shows.
"It was three great nights for the band, and for me personally, it was very exciting to be back opening a new stadium on the site of the old Shea Stadium where we had played 44 years previously," said McCartney, alluding to the Beatles' famous christening of the Mets' original home in 1965. "Even more exciting because this time 'round you could hear us!"
"Good Evening New York City," which will also be made available on vinyl, will include a live DVD of McCartney's concert footage compiled from Hi-Def cameras and digital Flipcam video shot by fans in the crowd. The release will be McCartney's second on Hear Music, following 2007's "Memory Almost Full."
The set is the latest in a series of milestones linking McCartney to the New York Mets' stadiums. In the summer of 1965, the Beatles played an inaugural show at Shea Stadium for over 55,000 fans, and in July of 2008, McCartney made a cameo at Billy Joel's "Last Play at Shea" concert, the final show at the stadium before its closing two months later.