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Hotel In Benidorm

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Paul Is Live Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1993
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

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…

Last updated on September 18, 2016

Lyrics

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.

Officially appears on


Paul Is Live

Official live • Released in 1993

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
Julian Mendelsohn:
Recording
Bob Kraushaar:
Recording

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


Paul Is Live (2019 remaster)

Official live • Released in 2019

2:00 • SoundcheckL1.2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Julian Mendelsohn:
Recording
Bob Kraushaar:
Recording
Alex Wharton:
Remastering

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

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

Bootlegs


Paul Is Live - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

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
Julian Mendelsohn:
Recording
Bob Kraushaar:
Recording

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

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

Live performances

“Hotel In Benidorm” has been played in 1 soundchecks.


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