Unplugged (The Offical Bootleg)

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Unplugged (The Offical Bootleg)
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Released: 1991, 4 June
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Tracks

  Be-Bop-A-Lula (Gene Vincent/Tex Davis) - 4:04 Lyrics
Average song rating I Lost My Little Girl (McCartney) - 1:46 Lyrics
  Here, There and Everywhere (McCartney) - 3:16 Lyrics
  Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe) - 4:22 Lyrics
  We Can Work It out (McCartney/Lennon) - 2:49 Lyrics
  San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller) - 3:29  
  I've Just Seen a Face (McCartney) - 3:01 Lyrics
  Every Night (McCartney) - 3:24 Lyrics
  She's a Woman (McCartney/Lennon) - 3:40 Lyrics
  10  Hi-Heel Sneakers (Robert Higgenbotham) - 4:08  
  11  And I Love Her (McCartney/Lennon) - 4:17 Lyrics
  12  That Would Be Something (McCartney) - 4:02 Lyrics
  13  Blackbird (McCartney/Lennon) - 2:10 Lyrics
  14  Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - 4:05 Lyrics
  15  Good Rockin' Tonight (Roy Brown) - 3:43 Lyrics
  16  Singing the Blues (Melvin Endsley) - 3:47  
  17  Junk (McCartney) - 2:26 Lyrics
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Credits

Recorded Live January 25, 1991 at Limehouse Studios Wembley, London, England

Recorded and Mixed: Geoff Emerick
Cover Design: Mike Ross, Normal Service

Paul McCartney - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, drums on "Ain't No Sunshine"
Linda McCartney - harmonium, percussion, background vocals
Hamish Stuart - acoustic bass guitar, background vocals, second vocal on "And I Love Her", lead vocal and acoustic 6-string guitar on "Ain't No Sunshine"
Robbie McIntosh - acoustic 6-string guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, dobro, background vocals, piano on "Ain't No Sunshine"
Paul "Wix" Wickens - piano, accordion, shaker, background vocals, acoustic bass guitar on "Ain't No Sunshine"
Blair Cunningham - drums, percussion on "Ain't No Sunshine"

Label: Capitol CDP 7 96413 2

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9/10 Bruce Beatlefan (April 19, 2006)
One of the most enjoyable albums imaginable from Sir Paul McCartney, who creates an unforgettable evening by performing superb songs with great zest and reverence, and by bantering with the audience in a way which certainly must have made them feel like part of the show. This CD is full of treasures, including the only recording of a song Paul wrote when he was fourteen (\"I Lost My Little Girl\"), surprisingly novel (yet faithful) renditions of two Beatles classic (\"She\'s a Woman\" and \"And I Love Her\"), Paul laughingly apologizing and re-starting \"We Can Work it Out\" when he flubs the second line.

The greatest treasure of all, perhaps, is the realization that Paul had NOT lost his ability to sing with great feeling and from the depths of his soul. These performances, however, come on the songs that he chooses to cover (\"Be-Bop-a-Lula\", \"Blue Moon of Kentucky\", \"Hi-Heel Sneakers\", \"Ain\'t No Sunshine\", and \"Good Rocking Tonight\" are all sung with power and soul. For this Paul McCartney fan, this raises some troubling questions about much of his post-Beatles work, which contains few if any such moments. Did he lose his ability or willingness to write songs like this? If so, he would have saved himself many years of stinging comments and negative reviews if he had spiced his solo albums and Wings albums with more covers like this ones in this collection.
7/10 Samy (March 28, 2006)
This was my first unplugged album tio be heard by me... actually this was the best unplugged album ever, paul ofcourse always a step ahead... many other sonwritters and artist did unplugged albums after this on... this particular album joint me for a long time... a big one

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