Paul Is Live

By Paul McCartneyOfficial live • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Live albums

UK release date:
Nov 15, 1993
US release date:
Nov 16, 1993
Publisher:
Capitol
Reference:
CDP 8 27704 2

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Drive My Car

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:33 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 31, 1993

Session Mixing:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Let Me Roll It

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:12 • LiveL2

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Looking For Changes

Written by Paul McCartney

2:41 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 31, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

Peace In The Neighbourhood

Written by Paul McCartney

4:55 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

All My Loving

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:17 • LiveL3

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in East Rutherford, USA on Jun 11, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


6.

Robbie's Bit (Thanks Chet)

Written by Robbie McIntosh

1:58 • LiveL1 • The track is a solo performance by guitarist Robbie McIntosh, "inspired by Chet Atkins"

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Performed by :
Robbie McIntosh
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Charlotte, USA on Jun 15, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


7.

Good Rockin' Tonight

Written by Roy Brown

2:52 • LiveL2

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Charlotte, USA on Jun 15, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


8.

We Can Work It Out

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • LiveL2

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in East Rutherford, USA on Jun 11, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


9.

Hope Of Deliverance

Written by Paul McCartney

3:33 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in East Rutherford, USA on Jun 11, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


10.

Michelle

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:57 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


11.

Biker Like An Icon

Written by Paul McCartney

3:40 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


12.

Here, There And Everywhere

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:30 • LiveL2

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Parramatta, Australia on Mar 22, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


13.

My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:07 • LiveL2

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in San Antonio, USA on May 29, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


14.

Magical Mystery Tour

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:15 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Parramatta, Australia on Mar 23, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


15.

C'mon People

Written by Paul McCartney

5:39 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 31, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


16.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:31 • LiveL2

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Atlanta, USA on May 01, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


17.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:37 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Charlotte, USA on Jun 15, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


18.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:03 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


19.

Live And Let Die

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:52 • LiveL3

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


20.

Kansas City

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

3:54 • LiveL1

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Kansas City, USA on May 31, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


21.

Welcome To Soundcheck

0:41 • Soundcheck

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


22.

Hotel In Benidorm

Written by Paul McCartney

2:00 • SoundcheckL1

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Tambourine
Robbie McIntosh :
Acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Bass
Paul Wickens :
Accordion
Blair Cunningham :
Drums
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


23.

I Wanna Be Your Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:37 • SoundcheckL3

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensBlair Cunningham
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Parramatta, Australia on Mar 23, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


24.

A Fine Day

Written by Paul McCartney

6:18 • SoundcheckL1

Paul McCartney :
Bass (?), Electric guitar (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards
Robbie McIntosh :
Slide guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Bass (?), Electric guitar (?)
Paul Wickens :
Piano
Blair Cunningham :
Drums
Geoff Emerick :
Engineering, Mixing engineer
Julian Mendelsohn :
Recording engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in East Rutherford, USA on Jun 11, 1993

Session Recording:
July 1993
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

About

From Wikipedia:

Paul Is Live is a live album by Paul McCartney, released in 1993 during his New World Tour in support of his studio album Off the Ground, released that same year. Paul Is Live contains live recordings of McCartney and his touring band—which at the time included his then-wife Linda and guitarist Robbie McIntosh—performing songs by McCartney’s former bands The Beatles and Wings, as well as songs from his solo career. The tracks included on the album were recorded at various concerts during his New World Tour, in several American cities and in Australia.

The title of Paul Is Live is a reference to the “Paul is dead” conspiracy theory, and the album’s cover artwork, which is based on that of the Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road, contains multiple references to the theory. Paul Is Live was McCartney’s last live album for nine years, until the release of the double live album Back in the U.S., which coincided with his 2002 Driving World Tour.

Title and cover

The album’s title is a response to the “Paul is dead” rumours after the 1969 release of the Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road. The photograph used for the cover is from the same August 1969 photo session as the photo used for the Abbey Road album cover, with some digital manipulation. Differences between the two photos include different people and vehicles in the background, and on the “Abbey Road” cover, George Harrison is partly obscuring the left rear corner of the white Volkswagen with the infamous number plate, which is parked half up on the kerb on the left, whereas the cover of “Paul Is Live” gives a clear view of the Volkswagen.

Apart from these, intentional differences between the two are:

The dog featured on the cover is an Old English Sheepdog McCartney owned named Arrow. Arrow was the offspring of McCartney’s pet Martha, inspiration for the Beatles 1968 song “Martha My Dear“.

Release

Excerpted from his shows in Australia, as well as from various cities in the United States, Paul Is Live followed the 1989–90 Paul McCartney World Tour/Tripping the Live Fantastic extravaganza by only three years, confounding critics and fans as to its appearance,[citation needed] and in some cases its necessity (although the only song it has in common with Tripping the Live Fantastic is “Live And Let Die”). As a result, Paul Is Live became McCartney’s lowest-selling live set of his career, peaking at number 34 in the UK and number 78 in the US.

A concert film subtitled The New World Tour was subsequently released on VHS, and later on DVD. It was directed by Aubrey Powell. The video release includes the controversial pre-concert film, which features vintage footage of the Beatles, solo-era live footage of “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “Bluebird” from the Rockshow film, then switches tone by including graphic animal test footage (all of which is underscored by “Live And Let Die” and “Helter Skelter”), and, finally, warmup footage of the band. The program starts with the warm-up footage, and is played in full at the conclusion of the concert. The packaging included a disclaimer warning regarding the graphic nature of the animal footage.

Afterwards, McCartney took an extended break from his solo career to begin the Beatles Anthology project in early 1994 with George Harrison, Ringo Starr and George Martin. This took up much of his time for the next two years, before Flaming Pie in 1997.

Reception

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, in a review of the album for AllMusic, called its tracks “competent but utterly unnecessary”, and writing that, “it smacks of overkill to release this record, which has the exact same band and tone as Tripping the Live Fantastic.” Conversely, Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly wrote that “the most appealing thing about Paul Is Live is the spontaneity of the old boy’s performances. What could easily have been a schmaltz revue sounds like 77 minutes of unpretentious rock & roll”.

Reviewing the concert film, Entertainment Weekly‘s Ron Giver wrote: “The appeal of McCartney’s rather restrained delivery is undercut, however, by the deadening way in which shots from different performances of the same song have been edited together into a hyperkinetic montage-and the airless way in which crowd noise has been eliminated.” […]

There had been this rumour, Paul is dead… In 1992, I went back to Abbey Road to record an album; it was a live album, so I called it Paul Is Live. So that’s when I went across the crossing with our old English sheepdog called Martha. I still go back to Abbey Road to this day.” – Paul McCartney, from a 2019 FT.com article
From B31030 – Paul McCartney 1993 Paul Is Live Capitol Records Press Kit (USA) – Tracks – An original Capitol Records USA promotional press kit for the 1993 album Paul Is Live by Paul McCartney. The kit consists of two black and white promotional photographs and a set of two stapled pages detailing the release of the album along with track listing. The contents are housed in a white gatefold sleeve bearing the Capitol Records logo. The press kit measures 23.6cm x 28.6cm (9.3 inches x 10.2 inches). The condition of the contents is very good plus to excellent. There is some staining and creasing to the sleeve. The condition of the gatefold sleeve is very good.

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