Paul McCartney, performed a special solo rendition of The Beatles' 1968 single "Lady Madonna" on the One World: Together at Home special on Saturday night (Apr. 18).
Introduced by co-host Jimmy Fallon as is "favorite singer/songwriter," Sir Paul prefaced his performance with a shout out to his mother Mary, a midwife and nurse after the second world war. "So I have a lot of time for all the doctors and the nurses, and the medical staff to keep us healthy," he explained.
McCartney's quarantined version of "Lady Madonna" was virtually unrecognizable as the jaunty original that hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968, stripped down to just Macca and his electric piano, and performed at a slower, more tender pace. It was an unexpected but welcome choice of performance for an artist with one of the widest and most formidable catalogs to draw from in the history of recorded popular music.
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga and organized by Global Citizen, the One World: Together at Home special is airing across CBS, ABC and NBC on Saturday night, with proceeds aimed "to support frontline healthcare workers and the WHO."
I thought his voice sounded kind of shot when I first heard it but it's sounding better the more I do hear it. It's not his little boy Band on the Run voice. It the bassier Lady Madonna voice. It's closer to his speaking voice which always did sound kind of nasally and breathless. The organ is reminiscent of his Kanye songs.
nine: John S. Damm: I've got blisters on me fingers....from handling all of these re-issue Box Sets! No to mention Egypt Rain as well... Been a bit of a bumper year, Egypt, White Album and Wild Life/Red Rose.
Dec 28, 2018 1:04:40 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Postulate Era Paul Mania!
Jan 15, 2019 0:08:25 GMT -5
debjorgo: I thought I had a rash but it's PEP Mania breaking out!
Jan 15, 2019 19:42:01 GMT -5
stavros: Meditations, United Nations, Postulations...All we are saying is give PEP a chance....
Jan 20, 2019 17:25:57 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Where's the Egypt stationery??
Jan 23, 2019 15:43:02 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Get me on a train to Egypt Station where it is hot; I need to run from this Polar Vortex!
Jan 28, 2019 14:41:24 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Did you get your Egypt Station Traveller's Suitcase, John?
Feb 16, 2019 23:20:51 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Negative Steve! Paul wasn't joking when he sang, "I just wanna fuh you!"
Feb 17, 2019 13:32:19 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Isn't McCartney due to announce another box set? It's only been a week since the last one.
Mar 6, 2019 1:04:34 GMT -5
debjorgo: Peace and Love
Jul 7, 2019 11:07:25 GMT -5
hofner61: Paul should call his next album Liverpool Express.
Jul 24, 2019 5:57:13 GMT -5
John S. Damm: And release 10 different versions of it, knowing us saps will buy each version!
Aug 2, 2019 3:52:55 GMT -5
hofner61: I'm still listening to The Beatles after all these years. (y)
Oct 17, 2019 7:55:15 GMT -5
hofner61: Beatles fans don't have much to say nowadays, well, not on here anyway.
Jun 9, 2020 5:09:04 GMT -5