Paul McCartney – The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Beatles Master Works BMW029 A/B)

The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Beatles Master Works BMW029 A/B)

Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, England – June 7th, 1991

Disc 1 (48:42):  Mean Woman Blues, Be-Bop-A-Lula, We Can Work It Out, San Francisco Bay Blues, Every Night, Here There And Everywhere, That Would Be Something, Down To The River, And I Love Her, She’s A Woman, I Lost My Little Girl, Ain’t No Sunshine, Hi Heel Sneakers, I’ve Just Seen A Face, The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise, Good Rockin’ Tonight

Disc 2 (51:14):  My Brave Face, Twenty Flight Rock, Band On The Run, Ebony And Ivory, I Saw Her Standing There, Coming Up, Get Back, The Long And Winding Road, Ain’t That A Shame, Let It Be, Can’t Buy Me Love, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Paul McCartney played in Corwall on the fourth show of the short “Unplugged” tour in 1991.  Occuring two days after playing in Naples, Italy, this was the first visit by a Beatle to Corwall since they were there in September 1967 to video tape “Magical Mystery Tour.”

BMW use a fair to good audience recording.  It sounds like it was taped from the back of the venue.  While it is listenable, it’s far below the standards one can expect of a tape made so recently.  This is the only recording of the show available pressed onto silver disc from a poorly documented tour in general.  There are small cuts in “And I Love Her” and in the inroduction to “I Lost My Little Girl.”  There are tape speed problems in “My Brave Face,” sounding as if there is deterioration at that point. 

Like the other shows, it is divided into the “Unplugged” part at first, followed by an electric set taken from the setlist of the Flowers In The Dirttour.  Two oldies, “Mean Woman Blues” and “Be-Bop A Lulu” opens the show.  McCartney praises the wonderful Corwall weather between the songs.

“We Can Work It Out” was embarrassingly performed on “Unplugged,” but comes off without a hitch.  The show becomes more loose and silly as the evening continues.  He calls on John to play harmonica for “Down To The River,” a song he just “made up” according to Paul. 

“And I Love Her” is played in a new arrangement and “She’s  A Woman” slowed down greatly.  McCartney speak about “I Lost My Little Girl” as the first song he wrote back when he was fourteen, “which was yesterday.”  He teaches the crowd the chords for the song before they play.  It is pretty but very short and over with after ninety seconds. 

Paul sings the jazz standard “The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise” before the final song of the first half “Good Rockin’ Tonight.” 

After a ten minute break they come on to play the electric set starting with “My Brave Face,” the only song from the new album played in the show.  “Ebony And Ivory” is introduced as a song he did with Stevie Wonder and truly rocks in this recording.  

Paul continues the silliness in introducing the new new arrangement of “Coming Up.”  But the ending half hour of the show is more solomn starting with “The Long And Winding Road” and an emotional “Let It Be.”  The set ends with the long “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” encore which is played int he same arrangement employed on the tour.  Overall this is a competent release by BMW.  There are few titles for these shows, so any of them are worth having.   

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