Review: A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney DVD (Shout Factory)

McCartney TributeHaving previously honoured the likes of Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Brian Wilson, 2012 was Paul McCartney’s turn in the spotlight as MusiCares Person of the Year. This DVD, taken from the show itself, opens with a Cirque du Soleil performance set to a medley of Beatles tracks before Macca himself takes the stage to perform “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Junior’s Farm.” From there, an enviable list of guests including Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Duane Eddy, Norah Jones, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Alicia Keys, take the stage to pay tribute to one of the most influential musicians of the last century. Especially great is Alison Krauss & Union Station’s bluegrass treatment of “No More Lonely Nights.”