Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Come and Get It" Live in Bologna, First Time Ever

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Paul has fun delivering this song



Paul delivers "Come and Get It" live at PalaUnipol of Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), 26th November 2011. He performed it in subsequent shows, then dropped it.

This was the first time Paul McCartney ever performed "Come and Get It" live. Why he suddenly decided to perform it in front of thousands of people is a mystery, but of course he sounded great. It's actually a good song for him to do these days, doesn't require too much of a range or any histrionics.

This was composed and recorded by Paul in July, 1969. He then gave the song  to Badfinger, who had a top-Ten hit with it on both sides of the Atlantic with Paul strictly producing it. Paul originally composed it for the Peter Sellers/Ringo Starr film "The Magic Christian," which, if you know the film, explains the prominent "fool and his money" line.

Sellers, incidentally, had a weird association with the Beatles before that. At the start of "Casino Royale" a few years before, he is seen in Paris with a reference to the four moptops on a lavatory wall.

"Come and Get It" has the standard false ending that Paul loves so much.

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Oh, here's the original Paul demo version for comparison:

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