Label: Black Cat, BC 007/008
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK July 19, 1991
1. Mean Woman Blues
2. Be Bop A Lula
3. We Can Work It Out
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Every Night
6. Here There and Everywhere
7. That Would Be Something
8. Down to the River
9. And I Love Her
10. She's A Woman
11. I Lost My Little Girl
12. Ain't No Sunshine
13. Hi Heeled Sneakers
14. I've Just Seen A Face
15. Maybe May Time (Singalong Junk)*
16. Hot Pursuit*
17. Good Rocking Tonight
(* With guest poet Adrian Mitchell)
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK July 19, 1991
1. Twenty Flight Rock
2. Band on the Run
3. Ebony and Ivory
4. I Saw Her Standing There
5. I Saw Her Standing There (Reprise)
6. Coming Up
7. Get Back
8. The Long and Winding Road
9. Ain't That A Shame
10. Let It Be
11. Can't Buy Me Love
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Bonus Tracks: "Surprise Gigs" Tour Scrapbook
13. Prisma, June 9, 1991
14. Naples, Italy News Report #1 June 6, 1991
15. Naples, Italy News Report #2 June 6, 1991
16/17. Festa Per Una Scudette June 9, 1991
18. Entertainment Tonight June 12, 1991
19. TVS News July 20, 1991
20. MTV Europe News July 23, 1991
21. Copenhagen, Denmark Press Conference July 24, 1991
22/23. I Kobenhaven July 24, 1991
It's a surprise gig and you're invited! Here's your ticket to relive Paul McCartney's July 19, 1991 performance at Cliffs Pavilion, located in scenic Westcliff-On-Sea, just a few miles down the coast from Southend.
More than 1000 fans have packed their way onto the dance floor, many having consumed a pint or two! And tonight, we are in for a treat, for not only will Paul perform a selection of treasured songs, but he has also brought along a friend: acclaimed poet Adrian Mitchell! This evening marks a rare occasion in which Paul will back a non-musical act.
A few other surprises are in store for us: a performance of the then-unreleased song Down To The River and a special, choreographed reprise to I Saw Her Standing There (reprised because they forgot to do it the first time around!).
But wait, there's more! As a special bonus, a scrapbook of memories from the "Surprise Gig" tour rounds out the second disc.
From the Italian TV program Prisma, Paul fills us in on why he chose Naples as the Italian stop on this 1991 mini-tour. Not being able to resist, he treats us to brief versions of O Sole Milo and Volare! A pair of news reports provides us with inline excerpts of Mean Woman Blues and We Can Work It Out from the June 5th performance at the Teatro Tendo in Naples. Another Italian TV program, "Festa Per Una Scudette", yields complete recordings of We Can Work It Out and San Francisco Bay Blues.
Next stop on our itinerary is the Cornwall Coliseum in St. Austell, UK. The American TV program Entertainment Tonight caught up with Paul before the June 7th concert where he reminisces about playing small clubs. The show offers us a long excerpt of We Can Work It Out.
Returning to Westcliff-On-Sea, a report from TVS News provides a bit of Be Bop A Lula, while a report from MTV Europe gives us hamming it up on "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside" and bits of We Can Work It Out and Get Back.
Moving on to Copenhagen, Denmark, a local news report offers a glimpse of Paul's press conference before the July 24th show at the Falkoner Theater, while the TV program "Paul McCartney I Kobenhaven" treats us to complete performances of Mean Woman Blues and We Can Work It Out.
So, sit back, grab a pint (or two) and join Paul and friends on the 1991 "Surprise Gig" Tour!