An ageless McCartney spins magic at Fenway Park

Paul McCartney, in concert Tuesday, had the  Fenway Park crowd singing along though decades of Beatles, Wings, and solo favorites.
Paul McCartney, in concert Tuesday, had the Fenway Park crowd singing along though decades of Beatles, Wings, and solo favorites.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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There was a lot going on at Fenway Park during the Paul McCartney show Tuesday.

The legendary musician employed many of the standard trappings of stadium shows including huge video screens, showing psychedelic images as well as vintage clips of McCartney through the years from cute Beatle to Wings-man to elder statesman. There were flurries of confetti and elaborate lighting schemes. And, for an exhilarating tear through “Live and Let Die,” there was a riot of pyrotechnics, fireworks, and shooting flames.

As enjoyable as those production elements could be, all the magic that McCartney really needed was right there within his own power.

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