Paul McCartney’s third solo live album, Paul Is Live, was released in the United States on 16 November 1993.
It came out a week after the UK edition was released.
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...
- 2010: Apple announces The Beatles on iTunes
- 2009: Paul McCartney awarded the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
- 1984: UK single release: Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him by John Lennon
- 1973: UK album release: Mind Games by John Lennon
- 1973: UK single release: Mind Games by John Lennon
- 1965: Paul McCartney compères for Gene Pitney
- 1965: George Martin decides the running order for Rubber Soul
- 1964: Television: Top Of The Pops
- 1963: Live: Winter Gardens Theatre, Bournemouth
- 1962: Radio: The Friday Spectacular
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
- 1957: Live: Stanley Abattoir social club, Liverpool
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