2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast

A podcast dedicated to the solo career of Paul McCartney. Hosted by Tom Hunyady and Andy Nicholes.

Episode 153: ”The Space Within Us” (Film Review)

January 15th, 2022

Film Review Time Again!

This week Tom & Andy review the 2006 A&E release The Space Within Us. Paul's second concert film with the "new" band he formed in 2001 for the first "Back In The US/World" tour. (Which also received a film release). The tour was promoting Paul's 2005 Chaos and Creation In The Backyard album. Now considered a latter day McCartney classic. This concert film was a little bit better we both felt purely for the change-up of the setlist which included never performed live Beatles songs such as 'I'll Get You', 'Please Please Me' and the first live performance of 'Too Many People' from RAM.

The central focus of the film is Paul communicating with the NASA Astronauts during the concert tying in the "US" concept and "space" ideas. The film is still with it's faults though as ever with modern Paul concert films, too much audience jump cutting/interviews with talking heads which all take away from the concert itself. Which is a pity because the setlist for the US Tour was absolutely classic and the tour itself will be remembered for the change up in the set.

For your review here's a setlist from 2005 in NYC: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2005/madison-square-garden-new-york-ny-5bddb700.html

Have you dusted off this one in a while? Music - Homerun. Others? - eh.

Let us know! Tom & Andy

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