'Pure McCartney' is a live DVD/CD and DVD/2-LP album by singer-songwriters Tim Christensen, Mike Viola, and Tracy Bonham, with the band The Damn Crystals, released in 2013.
Pure McCartney contains a recording of a one-off tribute concert at Vega in Copenhagen in celebration of Sir Paul McCartney's 70th birthday that day.
Bassist Søren Koch of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy once saw Viola play in New York, and thought that he had a strong musical match with Christensen, so he introduced the two. Christensen and Viola found out that the 1971 McCartney album 'Ram' is their mutual favorite album, and the idea arose to hold a concert in honor of McCartney's 70th birthday on 18 June 2012. The set list consisted of songs from 'Ram' alongside several other post-Beatles songs. Vega's large concert hall, with a capacity of 1500, was sold out.
The concert was filmed and released eight months after the show on DVD/CD and DVD/2-LP, featuring artwork inspired by 'Ram' by Paul "Yellow1" Wilson, who has previously done work on several other releases of Christensen and his band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy.
Noel Gallagher was planned to become a surprise guest. Christensen and Gallagher appeared on Danish television, where they were competing in a small quiz about The Beatles. They got along well with each other backstage and also talked about the McCartney concert, but they never heard back from Gallagher's manager.
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