Written May 17, 2013
While there is nothing that can compare to seeing Sir Paul live and in person, this film certainly captures this phenomenal singer/songwriter at the peak of his career. Some might argue that his days as a Beatle surpass and make this period in the 70's "less than"....but, let's face it, this music is superb. The musicianship of this Wing's lineup is out the door good. I was lucky enough to see this exact show in SF in 1976 and have seen Paul a number of times over the years in many cities. I am blessed to be seeing him in his new "Out There" Tour in a couple of weeks. Rockshow was like a delicious appetizer for that upcoming live show! This movie is a MUST see for everyone. I listen to the albums from this period every day, but seeing this concert restored was awesome!
Written May 13, 2013
Having attended both shows at Madison Square Garden, owning both the vinyl & CD, as well as a boot of the original film, the official release in its entirety is thrilling. The band was loud and tight, the lighting and sound were ahead of its time (the tour spanning late '75 well into '76) and the joy and exuberance was very evident with the music, as this was Paul's very first solo tour of America. Needless to say it was triumphant and I still have my original ticket stubs. Easily one of the top twenty concerts of my career and there have been thousands. Paul only performed five Beatle songs, but it didn't matter - the execution of the new material and the other choices were very moving and powerful. Ex-Moody Blue Denny Laine provided the Lennon-like muscle on guitar for Paul to soar with, and the rest of the band was clearly rising to the occasion. A film of great production and scope, as well as a historic moment in the rock pantheon. Run don't walk to see this great film. Five stars
Written May 17, 2013
If you like McCartney it is great. I saw him twice on Wings Over America tour & this brought back a lot of good memories. Paul in his 30's is not much different from Paul in his 60's. It was nice to see LInda with him.