Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Classical Mystery Tour

Classical Mystery Tour are four guys that dress up like, and sound like The Beatles. I saw them this past weekend at The Boston Pops, and they do a pretty good job. The guy that 'played' Paul McCartney was very good, and the songs they did that night were somewhat tilted towards McCartney numbers. They started with Got To Get You Into My Life and ended with Hey Jude (well, actually they ended with Twist and Shout, but that song wasn't written by The Beatles ;) )

The Lennon singer was good; though he didn't sound as much like John. Among the songs he sang were All You Need Is Love and Day In The Life. The only George Harrison number they did was While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and "Ringo" didn't get to sing even one song!! They did part of the medley from Abbey Road (starting with Golden Slumbers and though it's a silly minor point, I was dissapointed that they didn't have "Paul", "George" and "John" doing the guitar solos in The End rather than having "George" play all of the solos (which he did play well.)

If you want to see a great performance of that medley, pick up the DVD of "Concert for Montserrat." It isn't The Beatles, but it is Paul McCartney, and the guitar solos are played by Paul, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.

Only half the concert was these guys; the other half being a regular Boston Pops concert, so we didn't get the 30 songs mentioned in the groups website. I'm not too sure whether I'm that upset about it though; I mean they were good, and it was fun that they started out dressed in suits, changed into Sgt Peppers garb, and finished looking like The Beatles on Abbey Road but really, it wasn't The Beatles. But it was a fun night out.

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