The Paul McCartney Project

Liverpool Oratorio

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Release date:
Oct 20, 1991

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

War


1.

Andante (Orchestra)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:02 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

'Non Nobis Solum'

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:35 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jeremy Budd:
Boy soloist
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

'The Air Raid Siren Slices Through...' (Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:09 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

'Oh Will It All End Here?' (Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:36 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


5.

'Mother and Father Holding Their Child'

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:16 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

School


1.

'We're Here in School Today to Get a Perfect Education'

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:10 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

'Walk in Single File Out of the Classroom' (Headmaster)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:02 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

'Settle Down'

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:40 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

'Kept in Confusion' (Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:35 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


5.

'I'll Always Be Here' (Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:35 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


6.

'Boys, This Is Your Teacher' (Headmaster, Miss Inkley)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:23 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Willard White:
Bass
Sally Burgess:
Mezzo-soprano

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


7.

'Tres Conejos' (Miss Inkley, Headmaster, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:50 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Willard White:
Bass
Sally Burgess:
Mezzo-soprano

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


8.

'Not for Ourselves' (Headmaster, Miss Inkley, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:55 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Willard White:
Bass
Sally Burgess:
Mezzo-soprano

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

Crypt


1.

'And So It Was That I Had Grown' (Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:48 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

Dance

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:44 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

'I Used to Come Here When This Place Was a Crypt' (Shanty, Preacher)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:58 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

'Here Now' (Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:46 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


5.

'I'll Always Be Here' (Mary Dee, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:24 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


6.

'Now's the Time to Tell Him' (Mary Dee, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:21 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

Father


1.

Andante Lamentoso

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:59 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Ian Balmain:
Solo trumpet (?)
Anna Cooper:
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

'O Father, You Have Given...' (Chief Mourner)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:05 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Anna Cooper:
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

Father - (Ah), O Father You Have Given...

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:13 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Anna Cooper:
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

'Hey, Wait a Minute' (Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:44 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Ian Balmain:
Solo trumpet (?)
Anna Cooper:
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


5.

'Father, Father, Father' (Shanty, Chief Mourner)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

4:12 • LiveL1a

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Ian Balmain:
Solo trumpet (?)
Anna Cooper:
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991

Disc 2


1.

Wedding


1.

Andante Amoroso - 'I Know I Should Be Glad of This' (Shanty, Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

5:42 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

'Father, Hear Our Humble Voices' (Preacher)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:13 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

'Hosanna, Hosanna' (Mary Dee, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:40 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

Work


1.

Allegro Energico

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:20 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

'Working Women at the Top' (Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:52 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

Violin Solo

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

5:05 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

'Did I Sign the Letter...' (Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:34 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


5.

Tempo I

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:30 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


6.

'When You Ask a Working Man' (Shanty, Mr. Dingle)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:34 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


7.

'Let's Find Ourselves a Little Hostelry' (Mr. Dingle)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:04 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

Crises


1.

Allegro Molto

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:54 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

'The World You're Coming Into' (Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:28 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jeremy Budd:
Boy soloist

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

Tempo I

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:45 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

'Where's My Dinner?' (Shanty, Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:40 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


5.

'Let's Not Argue' (Shanty, Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:31 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


6.

'I'm Not a Slave' (Mary Dee, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:52 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


7.

'Right! That's It!' (Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

0:49 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


8.

'Stop. Wait.'

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:03 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


9.

'Do You Know Who You Are...' (Nurse)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

3:36 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Sally Burgess:
Mezzo-soprano

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


10.

'Ghosts of the Past Left Behind' (Nurse, Shanty, Mary Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

3:08 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Sally Burgess:
Mezzo-soprano

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


11.

'Do We Live in a World...' (Mary Dee, Nurse, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

3:18 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Sally Burgess:
Mezzo-soprano

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

Peace


1.

'And So It Was That You Were Born' (Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:22 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jeremy Budd:
Boy soloist
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


2.

'God Is Good'

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:26 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


3.

'What People Want Is a Family Life' (Preacher)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

2:17 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Willard White:
Bass

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


4.

'Dad's in the Garden' (Nurse, Mary Dee, Preachey Dee)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

3:13 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor
Willard White:
Bass
Sally Burgess:
Mezzo-soprano

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


5.

'So on and on the Story Goes' (Mary Dee, Shanty)

Written by Paul McCartney, Carl Davis

1:06 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991

About

For years I have been flirting with classical music. On Yesterday I had a string quartet and on Eleanor Rigby we had used string players so I always enjoyed the experience. And, in the back of my mind, there was always this thought that if I ever get a great offer to do something big in the classical world, I’d leap at it. So, the Liverpool people rang up and asked me to do this for their 150th anniversary. So it was my hometown orchestra, it was to be performed in the cathedral, which is right next door to the school where I did all my schooling and it was in an area of a million great memories for me. I always had the idea that I might do this one day so I just leapt at the offer and said, ‘OK, in two years’ time we’ll deliver. Carl Davis and myself will deliver something that you can celebrate your 150th anniversary with.’

Paul McCartney
From Twitter – Paul at the 1991 premiere of his ‘Liverpool Oratorio’ in Liverpool Cathedral #ThrowbackThursday #TBTFrom Twitter –

From Wikipedia:

Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio is a live album by Paul McCartney released in 1991 and his first major foray into classical music. Composed in collaboration with Carl Davis to commemorate The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 150th anniversary, the project received a large amount of media attention upon its unveiling in June 1991.

Recording

This recording was captured at the oratorio’s dress rehearsal and premiere at Liverpool Cathedral with McCartney in attendance and features noted professional classical singers Kiri Te Kanawa, Jerry Hadley, Sally Burgess and Willard White re-enacting the roles in the oratorio. The recording was engineered by John Timperley.

Music and story

Consisting of eight movements, the story of the oratorio loosely follows McCartney’s own lifeline, with the main character, Shanty, who is born in 1942 in Liverpool, raised to believe that “being born where you are born carries with it certain responsibilities”. After his school days where he often “sagged off” (Liverpool slang for skipping class), Shanty began working and meets his future bride, Mary Dee. Following the death of his father, Shanty and Mary Dee are married and are forced to deal with the rigours of balancing a happy marriage and their careers. Amid a quarrel, Mary Dee reveals that she is pregnant and after surviving a nearly fatal accident, gives birth to their son. Thus, the cycle of life in Liverpool carries on.

Reception

The commercial reaction for the work was strong, with the oratorio spending many weeks atop the classical charts worldwide, and even charting at number 177 in regular album chart in the US. Critical reaction was less positive, the virtually unanimous verdict being that the work, while attractive, was simplistic, overlong and, given its aspirations, insubstantial.

Paul McCartney in "Conversations With McCartney", by Paul Du Noyer:

It’s loosely based on my upbringing in Liverpool. So it starts in the wartime with two parents in an air-raid shelter, and they’re gonna have a baby — quite dramatic, having a baby in war. It’s dramatic anyway, having a baby. But in wartime in Liverpool, that was definitely one of the places that got done in. My dad was like a fireman, trying to put out all these incendiary bombs.

So the first movement is very chaotic, it’s weird, almost avant-garde. Then in the middle there’s a little ray of hope, a sort of a burst, this hope for the future. It’s a moving idea that with all this shit gong on they still dare to hope for the future.

The next movement is school days, and after that it gets to teenage years. We’re not going to do heavily the Beatles thing; it’s overdone, that segment of my life. The other segments are just as interesting, particularly to me. Particularly Liverpool, it’s so rich.

School was some nuthouse, that was. Really. Throwing piss bombs. You get kids, “Yeah! We throw water bombs, fill a balloon with water”. I hate to tell you what we filled it with, lads. I told Carl a few of these experiences. We used to ‘sag off’. He said “What do you mean?” He’s American. It’s playing hooky, playing truant. We used to go in the cathedral graveyard, cos our school was there. Very irreligious, we’d take our shirts off and sunbathe on the gravestones. Not much respect for the dead, I must say, but it didn’t occur to us. But Carl likes that, particularly as it’s going to be performed in the cathedral.

My own special slant on this whole affair was to have tried to learn musical notation at particular intervals in my life but never to have lasted the course. At some point the marks on the page failed to match up to what I was hearing, so eventually I made the music and someone else wrote it down.

Since jumping aboard the music caravan as a teenager at the end of the fifties my journey has been, to say the least, an interesting one. Different musical styles, always emerging, are not what seem to last, but more an overall feeling of “good music”. Beatles, Beethoven, Beach Boys, Bach, Hendrix, Handel, Tchaikovsky, The Who: the list is endless and all of them have something in common.

Further down this long and musical road I am excited to have been asked by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with Carl Davis, to write something for their celebrations. It’s a perfect excuse for me to expand my previous flirtatious excursions into the orchestral and choral works into a full-blown work.

Paul McCartney – from the liner notes of the Liverpool Oratorio

Last updated on July 9, 2019


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