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Released in 1993

Hotel In Benidorm

Written by Paul McCartney

Last updated on September 18, 2016

Album This song officially appears on the Paul Is Live Official live.

Timeline This song was officially released in 1993

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This song was recorded during the following studio sessions:

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Hotel In Benidorm” is an improvisation performed during a souncheck at Boulder on May 26, 1993 – during Paul McCartney’sNew World Tour. It has been released on Paul Is Live, the live album released in 1993.

A Fine Day” was another of those soundcheck jams appearing on Paul Is Live; and both tracks were annotated with the tongue-in-cheek: “Tracks 22 and 24 were improvised at soundcheck and therefore may not be suitable for people of critical disposition“.

Hotel In Benidorm” may have been a reminiscence of holidays Paul & band took in Benidorm in 1972 – here is what Denny Seiwell briefly said about those holidays:

Question: In june 1972, you were in Spain, near Benidorm to rehearse. Was it like holiday before the tour ? Was it fun ?

Denny Seiwell: right …dom…we went to a town near alicante i think…it was more vacation than anything, and yes it was fun…


Well, the traffic agent told me that everything was taken care of

But here am I, got the kids got the wife, nowhere to stay tonight

Yeah, the hotel in Benindorm, still be building it

Won't be finished soon, won't be finished soon

Yeah, the hotel in Benindorm, still buildin', buildin', buildin'

We go to the beach and we go for a swim

But sooner or later yeah

We're gonna need to lay our poor burden down

The hotel in Benindorm still isn't finished

I guess we gonna just have to hang around.

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Live performances

Hotel In Benidorm” has been played in 1 soundchecks.

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