Petition for Paul to release his 2008 Independence Concert

11 Responses

  1. Jim Wingrove says:

    good idea

  2. Martin Anderson says:

    What a brilliant idea from Henrik. Music unites the world in so many ways and Paul McCartney must be be the most famous artist still making music and touring. To offer the Ukrainian concert to the world and to give all proceeds to the Ukrainian Red Cross and other humanitarian causes would show a mark of solidarity amongst so many ordinary people who just want to help in any way they can. Even those people who are not passionate about music have heard of Paul and I am sure they would also buy a copy. If UMG could also agree to this then it should be done! Love and Peace, Martin from Devon in the UK

  3. William Campbell says:

    From setlist.fm:
    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2008/maidan-nezalezhnosti-kiev-ukraine-13d299c1.html

    1. Drive My Car
    2. Jet
    3. All My Loving
    4. Only Mama Knows
    5. Flaming Pie
    6. Got to Get You Into My Life
    7. Let Me Roll It
    8. C Moon
    9. My Love
    10. Let ‘Em In
    11. The Long and Winding Road
    12. Dance Tonight
    13. Blackbird
    14. Calico Skies
    15. I’ll Follow the Sun
    16. Mrs. Vandebilt
    17. Eleanor Rigby
    18. Something
    19. Good Day Sunshine
    20. Penny Lane
    21. Band on the Run
    22. Birthday
    23. Back in the U.S.S.R.
    24. I’ve Got a Feeling
    25. Live and Let Die
    26. Let It Be
    27. Hey Jude
    28. A Day in the Life / Give Peace A Chance
    29. Lady Madonna
    30. Get Back
    31. I Saw Her Standing There
    32. Yesterday
    33. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    34. The End

    I never understood Macca’s fondness for “C Moon.” Ditto for “Biker Like An Icon.”

    • Brian from Canada says:

      They are simple melodies that play on words in a fun way – so much so that you can see it on his face: he doesn’t have to concentrate as much on making it so perfect every time.

  4. Bob Wildermuth says:

    If they release it, they should probably edit out “Back in the U.S.S.R”

    • theloveyoumakeisequaltotheloveyoutake says:

      Idiot!

      • Bob Wildermuth says:

        Granted the original song was meant to be ironic, but the last thing the Ukrainian people want right now is to be forced to give up their freedom and dragged back into the totalitarian Russian regime. When the Russians are killing innocent civilians, including children, the irony can be lost.

    • Larsaf says:

      “The Ukraine girls really knock me out (… Wooh, ooh, ooh)
      They leave the West behind (Da, da, da)
      And Moscow girls make me sing and shout (… Wooh, ooh, ooh)
      That Georgia’s always on
      My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my mind”

  5. Rick says:

    Any word if he has agreed to do this?

  6. Henrik says:

    No, nothing has been cornfirmed yet.

    In light of the tragedies unfolding in Ukraine there is a moral responsibility for everyone to support those suffering in Ukraine, and the many Ukrainian refugees.
    This is also true for artists and commercial companies associated with culture and the arts.

    So far Sony Music and Warner Music have pulled out of Russia over Ukraine invasion. Spotify has closed its Moscow offices indefinitely. Last week, Pink Floyd and David Gilmour announced that the band was removing their post-1987 music from digital platforms in Russia and Belarus. Universal Music Group has also suspended its operations in Russia. This is all very well but does not generate funds for refugee relief.

    Billy Joel’s Joel Foundation has made an initial donation of US$250,000 to provide direct and immediate aid to refugees at the Ukrainian/Polish border. And at Billy’s concert in Orlando march 12th he played “Great Gate of Kiev” from “Pictures at an Exhibition”composed by Mussorgsky.

    Paul’s website has not mentioned Ukraine since February 28th. But hopefully MPL and UMG will announce something soon. Paul McCartney and his record label (Universal Music Group) is in a unique position to help the Ukrainians by immediately releasing the 2008 concert film and soundtrack on streaming services and physical formats (DVD/Blu-ray/CD/vinyl), and subsequently donate all profits to refugee relief.
    By doing so McCartney would also send a clear political message that would inspire millions of people around the world.

    To quote Sir Paul himself:
    “If I ever get out of here
    thought of giving it all away
    to a registered charity
    all I need is a pint a day
    if I ever get out of here”
    (“If I ever get out of here” from Band on the Run, 1973)

    Sir Paul, it’s time to give.

    • Rick says:

      What you say is true but the money you give to say the Red Cross not all of that money makes it to where it needs to go. Sad to say but true

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