Paul McCartney - Tripping the Live Fantastic

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Posted on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:21pm
by Ron Wallace

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Live Album

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Capitol Records/MPL


Album Overview

Tripping the Live Fantastic is Paul McCartney's first official live album and his first release of concert material since Wings' 1976 Wings over America live package. It was released in 1990 as triple LP, double cassette and double CD. Tripping the Live Fantastic reached number 17 in the UK and number 26 in the US. It was also simultaneously released in an abridged form, entitled Tripping the Live Fantastic: Highlights!


1-02Figure Of Eight5:33
1-04Rough Ride4:48
1-05Got To Get You Into My Life3:24
1-06Band On The Run5:10
1-08Ebony And Ivory4:01
1-09We Got Married6:38
1-10Inner City Madness1:23

Written-By: Chris Whitten
Written-By: Hamish Stuart
Written-By: Linda McCartney
Written-By: Paul McCartney
Written-By: Paul Wickens
Written-By: Robbie McIntosh

1-11Maybe I'm Amazed4:42
1-12The Long And Winding Road4:18
1-13Crackin' Up0:30

Written-By: Ellas McDaniel

1-14The Fool On The Hill5:01
1-15Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band6:34
1-16Can't Buy Me Love2:17

Written-By: Carl Perkins

1-18Put It There2:44

Written-By: Chris Whitten
Written-By: Hamish Stuart
Written-By: Linda McCartney
Written-By: Paul McCartney
Written-By: Paul Wickens
Written-By: Robbie McIntosh

2-01Things We Said Today5:01
2-02Eleanor Rigby2:36
2-03This One4:28
2-04My Brave Face3:09

Written-By: Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus

2-05Back In The U.S.S.R.3:16
2-06I Saw Her Standing There3:26
2-07Twenty Flight Rock3:09

Written-By: Eddie Cochran
Written-By: Ned Fairchild

2-08Coming Up5:18

Written-By: Harry Leon
Written-By: Leo Towers
Written-By: Will E. Haines

2-10Let It Be3:53
2-11Ain't That A Shame2:41

Written-By: Dave Bartholomew
Written-By: Fats Domino

2-12Live And Let Die3:11
2-13If I Were Not Upon The Stage0:36

Written By: Sutton/Turner/Bowsher

2-14Hey Jude8:04
2-16Get Back4:11
2-17Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End6:41
2-18Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying4:31

Written-By: Joe Greene


A document of the huge success of The Paul McCartney World Tour, Tripping the Live Fantastic encompasses McCartney's entire musical career from his famed Beatles hits to his recent hit album, Flowers in the Dirt, while also including some unique covers. Interspersed throughout the package are occasional soundcheck recordings as well. The title is an allusion to the phrase "tripping the light fantastic", meaning to dance or move to musical accompaniment, originally from the poem L'Allegro by John Milton.

Despite reversing the famed Lennon–McCartney credits on Wings over America, McCartney left the credits for his Beatles songs contained on Tripping the Live Fantastic in their original form.

This album spawned a few singles which contained live B-sides from this tour. These B-sides were live songs that were not featured on the live album, which made the singles collectors items.


  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, piano, keyboards
  • Linda McCartney – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Hamish Stuart – acoustic, electric and bass guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Ebony and Ivory"
  • Robbie McIntosh – electric guitars, backing vocals
  • Paul 'Wix' Wickens – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris Whitten – drums, percussion


Art Direction: Peter Saville
Engineer [Assistant]: Eddie Klein
Engineer [Assistant]: Geoff Foster
Engineer [Assistant]: George Cowan
Engineer [Assistant]: Matt Butler
Engineer [Assistant]: Paul Rushbrook
Engineer [Assistant]: Scott Hull
Mastered By: Bob Ludwig
Mixed By: Bob Clearmountain
Photography By: Alan Silfen
Photography By: Dave Modell
Photography By: Donald Christie
Photography By: Guido Harari
Photography By: Jorie Graven
Photography By: Ross Halfin
Photography By: Shoichiro Kataoka
Producer: Bob Clearmountain
Producer: Paul McCartney
Producer: Peter Henderson
Recorded By: Jeff Cohen
Written-By: Lennon-McCartney
Written-By: Paul McCartney


Recorded live during the 1989-1990 World Tour. 1-02: Rotterdam, 10.11.1989 1-03: Wembley 17.1.1990 1-04: Paris 10.10.1989 1-05: Dortmund 17.10.1989 1-06 & 1-09: Wembley 16.1.1990 1-07: Knebworth 30.6.1990 1-08 & 1-11: Rotterdam 8.11.1989 1-10: Birmingham 2.1.1990 1-12: Rio 19.4.1990 1-13 & 1-15: Los Angeles 23.11.1989 1-14 & 2-07: Wembley 13.1.1990 1-16: Munich 21.10.1989 1-17: Wembley 21.1.1990 1-18 & 2-12: Gothenberg 28.9.1989 1-19: Chicago 5.12.1989 2-01: Madrid 2.11.1989 2-02: Worcester 8.2.1990 2-03: Detroit 1.2.1990 2-04: Wembley 19.1.1990 2-05: Montreal 9.12.1989 2-06: Tokyo 5.3.1990 2-08: Tokyo 3.3.1990 2-09: Wembley 21.1.1990 2-10: Miami 14.4.1990 2-11: Tokyo 9.3.1990 2-13 & 2-14: Cincinatti 12.2.1990 (date for 2-13 printed wrong in the booklet) 2-15: Worchester 9.2.1990 2-16: Tokyo 13.3.1990 2-17: Toronto 7.12.1989 2-18: Montreal 9.2.1990 Printed In The U.S.A.



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