Paul McCartney

Album Notes

Paul Is Live, released in 1993 and recorded during the tour in support of the album Off The Ground,  was Paul's fifth live album and is famous for its title's double-meaning and the rumour-scotching cover art. Ever since the 1969 release of Abbey Road, there have been hoaxes and rumours pertaining to Paul's well-being, i.e. some people claimed he had died. The title is a way of saying that this is most definitely not the case. The artwork is a play on the famous Abbey Road cover, with Paul crossing the same road but wearing shoes and using his left hand this time (both the absence of shoes and the holding of a cigarette in his right hand lead people to believe it wasn't him on the cover). The album also offers fans – as well as a raft of solo, Wings and Beatles favourites - an insight into the band's soundcheck, with the final three songs all being improvised during rehearsals in various locations on the tour.

Performed by
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Piano
Linda McCartney: Vocals, Keyboards
Hamish Stuart: Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass
Robbie McIntosh: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Wix Wickens: Keyboards, Vocals
Blair Cunningham: Drums, Percussion

Produced by Paul McCartney
Mixed & engineered by Geoff Emerick
Tracks 12, 14, & 23 recorded by Julian Mendelsohn & Bob Kraushaar
FOH Sound Engineer: Paul 'Pablo' Boothroyd
Monitor Engineer: John Roden

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