It may look like a collection of old Beatles tunes you already have on LP or CD, but what lifts this recordig out of the ordinary is its clever use of balanced acoustic instrumentation in the hands of a set of consumate professional players who know how to put tigether an entertaining hour of music.
Unlike many 'unplugged' albums, this one uses no electric instruments and the only things plugged in are the microphones that pick up the singers and instruments for the recording. Instrument balance is achieved entirely naturally - for example, Paul uses a loud 12 string guitar to stand out from the combo and a quieter 6 string to blend in to the ensemble.
The band fills out guitar and percussion parts with an accordion that fills in for all the places where original Beatles recordings used part or whole of a 30-piece orchestra. In fact, the early B side We Can Work It Out did feature such an instrument. On this programme it is used to good effect, sometimes providing a ground to the melody and at other times increasing in power to take a leading role.
Like the current solo album, this one includes Paul's solo rerndition of Blackbird, quite a tricky number to play and sing at the same time on our own on stage.
I think the surprise tempo change in Blue Moon of Kentucky sets the tempo for the session and the closing rendition of Junk from Paul's first post-Beatles solo LP rounds off an enjoyable performance that you will want to reprise often.
It's just like having an evening at a small, intimate night club in your own home. what a pity it only lasts just over an hour.