Saturday, December 16, 2006

Paul McCartney - The Official Unplugged Bootleg (1991)

Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) is a live unplugged performance by Paul McCartney, recorded and released in 1991. Following the enormity of his world tour recently captured on Tripping the Live Fantastic, McCartney relished the opportunity to strip back his songs and appear on the newly-launched acoustic-only show. Consequently, McCartney was among the first in a long line of artists to release an unplugged album.
Using the same line-up that recently backed him (save for Blair Cunningham who replaced Chris Whitten on drums more late), McCartney used the opportunity to dust off some of his more rare tracks, including three from his 1970 debut album McCartney, alongside some obscure covers amid a helping of familiar Beatles hits.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great post. ;) I had bought this album on cassette back in 1991, but have since misiplaced it. It's great to be able to relive the performance Paul gave on MTV that night.

Just an FYI. The original had 17 tracks, ending with Junk, a song Paul had released in 1970.

Thanks again for sharing!