Admit One

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Label: Black Cat, BC 007/008
Date: 2001.
2-CDs set.
Total Playing Time CD1 : 56:25
Total Playing Time CD2 : 72:27
Sound quality : good audience recording, wonderful audience atmosphere.

" 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 0 Sole Mio 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, "Testa 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 News gives us Paul 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! " (CD Notes)

Track List CD1:

 Cliffs Pavilion,  Westcliff-On-Sea, July 19, 1991
1  Mean Woman Blues  De Metruis 3:20
2  Be Bop A Lula  Vincent / Davis 3:45
3  We Can Work It Out  Lennon / McCartney 2:48
4  San Francisco Bay Blues  Fuller 3:23
5  Every Night  Paul McCartney 3:48
6  Here, There And Everywhere  Lennon / McCartney 2:51
7  That Would Be Something  Paul McCartney 2:51
8  Down To The River  Paul McCartney 3:53
9  And I Love Her  Lennon / McCartney 3:34
10  She's A Woman  Lennon / McCartney 3:56
11  I Lost My Little Girl  Paul McCartney 1:54
12  Ain't No Sunshine  Whiters 4:47
13  Hi Heel Sneakers  Higginbottom 4:01
14  I've Just Seen A Face  Lennon / McCartney 2:42
15  Maybe May Time (Singalong Junk) 
 With Guest Poet Adrian Mitchell
 Mitchell 2:36
16  Hot Pursuit With Guest Poet Adrian Mitchell  Mitchell 2:14
17  Good Rockin' Tonight  Brown 3:55


Track List CD2:

 Cliffs Pavilion,  Westcliff-On-Sea, July 19, 1991
1  Twenty Flight Rock   Fairchild / Cochran 3:07
2  Band On The Run  Paul McCartney 5:30
3  Ebony And Ivory   Paul McCartney 4:17
4  I Saw Her Standing There   Lennon / McCartney 3:21
5  I Saw Her Standing There (Reprise)  Lennon / McCartney 1:01
6  Coming Up  Paul McCartney 4:37
7  Get Back  Lennon / McCartney 3:47
8  The Long And Winding Road  Lennon / McCartney 4:20
9  Ain't That A Shame  Domino / Bartholomew 3:45
10  Let It Be  Lennon / McCartney 4:04
11  Can't Buy Me Love  Lennon / McCartney 2:54
12  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  Lennon / McCartney 6:39
13  Prisma June 9, 1991  Paul McCartney 0:47
Bonus Tracks 
14  Naples, Italy News Report #1 June 6, 1991   1:04
15  Naples, Italy News Report #2 June 6, 1991   0:39
16  We Can Work It Out
 (Festa Per Una Scudette #1 June 9, 1991)
 Lennon / McCartney 2:55
17  San Francisco Bay Blues
 (Festa Per Una Scudette #2 June 9, 1991)
 Fuller 3:33
18  Entertainment Tonight June 12, 1991   3:09
19  TVS News July 23, 1991   0:37
20  MTV Europe News July 23, 1991   3:00
21  Copenhagen, Denmark Press Conference,
 July 24, 1991
22  Mean Woman Blues
I Koebenhaven #1 July 24, 1991 
 De Metruis  3:56
23  We Can Work It Out
I Koebenhaven #2 July 24, 1991  
 Lennon / McCartney  2:37