US album release: Paul Is Live by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s third solo live album, Paul Is Live, was released in the United States on 16 November 1993.

Paul Is Live album artwork - Paul McCartney

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.

Last updated: 15 July 2021
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