Saturday, May 10, 2008

'Lonesome Town'-Paul McCartney with David Gilmour

I've always loved Paul McCartney's cover of Ricky Nelson's Lonesome Town, featuring David Gilmour on guitar and harmony vocal. It appeared on Macca's Run, Devil, Run, an LP composed of rock and skiffle tunes from the 1950s and 60s plus McCartney compositions in the same vein.

Here's a sound check performance bringing McCartney and Gilmour back together again.


Ontario Emperor said...

I had never heard Ricky Nelson's version of "Lonesome Town" until last year, and it bowled me over when I heard it. When I saw that you had blogged about a McCartney version (which I hadn't heard), I was naturally intrigued. While Paul's version is a good rock/skiffle take on the song (in the "One After 909" vein), I still prefer Nelson's western version.

Mark Daniels said...

Thanks for the thoughts...and thanks for dropping by.