Paul McCartney’s third solo live album, Paul Is Live, was released in the United Kingdom on 8 November 1993.
The US version came out a week later on 16 November 1993.
The vinyl version contained two discs, with printed inner sleeves, and the CD edition contained a fold-out poster with a collage of tour photographs.
Paul Is Live was released three years after the triple album Tripping The Live Fantastic, and although the two albums have only one song in common (‘Live And Let Die’), the 1993 release was seen by many as superfluous. It was McCartney’s lowest-selling live album, peaking at number 34 in the UK, and 78 on the US Billboard 200.
A video, titled Paul Is Live: In Concert on the New World Tour, was also released in 1993, and was directed by Kevin Godley and Aubrey Powell. It included a controversial feature containing graphic footage of animal testing.
Also on this day...
- 1982: US album release: Gone Troppo by George Harrison
- 1968: George Harrison produces Is This What You Want? by Jackie Lomax
- 1968: John and Cynthia Lennon are divorced
- 1966: Mixing: She Loves You
- 1965: Recording: Beatle Speech, Think For Yourself, The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record
- 1964: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
- 1963: Live: Ritz Cinema, Belfast
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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