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Uncle Albert
26 May 2014
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onosoul1
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Does anyone know the reason why Paul will not perform Uncle Albert live ?

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26 May 2014
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onosoul1 said
Does anyone know the reason why Paul will not perform Uncle Albert live ?

Is that he won't or that he hasn't? There are plenty of songs he hasn't performed live. 

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26 May 2014
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Maybe due to the sound effects of the thunder in the background, or any other the other sound effects. Maybe.

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26 May 2014
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onosoul1
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With being one of Pauls first big hits post Beatles, I am surprised it has never been attempted live.

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26 May 2014
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Well, it's Paul's show, but who knows the reason. I could try to research and see if anything pops up.

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26 May 2014
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Paul was thinking of performing it live on the 1989/90 World tour and rehearsed it with the band but "wasn't happy with the results, and, also due to the fact that the tracked seemed very difficult to perform, gave up on the idea. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone* McCartney confirmed "People keep requesting 'Uncle Albert'. It'd be great to do, but its a little challenging to learn, 'cause these are not twelve-bars. But once you get them, and once you do them right, they kind of feel like twelve bars. That's the trick"".

(*Q&A: Paul McCartney Looks Back On His Magical Mystery Tour - Rolling Stone 25th July 2013)  

(Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions - 1969 -> 2013 by Luca Perasi, page 49)

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26 May 2014
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Paul seems to be strangely un-ambitious here.  With his resources and motivation (and his Nazi control over musicians) he could pull it off.  He could make the song into a stage show -- putting on a yellow mac and a funny nose for his Uncle Albert part (kettle's on the boil) and an Admiral's hat for other parts.  And he could have a team of technicians arrange thunder and lightning and a drizzling downpour -- and backup singers wearing sailor costumes. 

"In one performance, the audience was treated to the joyous surprise of unexpected guest Ringo joining the song in a Yellow Submarine, next to Beyonce as the Octopus."

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26 May 2014
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thanks for the info :)

 

New to the boards...I will make an introduction later ..

 

Tim

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