Tug of War is the third solo studio album by Paul McCartney, released in April 1982. It was McCartney's first album released after the dissolution of Wings in April, 1981. Overall it was his 11th album since the break up of the Beatles. It was also McCartney's first album after the murder of former songwriting partner John Lennon. The album was produced by former Beatles producer George Martin and was a number one hit in many countries. Some critics hailed it as a return to form for McCartney
Pipes of Peace', Paul’s fourth solo album was released in 1983 and continued Paul’s early '80s run of platinum records. Singles from 'Pipes of Peace' included the title track and of course Paul and Michael Jackson’s timeless 'Say Say Say,' a multi-format global chart-topping smash continually cited as a landmark of that or any year - as recently as 2007, Vibe magazine rated 'Say Say Say' as one of the greatest duets of all time. Tug of War' and 'Pipes of Peace are the newest instalments in the acclaimed and ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection.
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By Paul McCartney, Official album, Part of the collection Paul McCartney Archive Collection. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of such covers qualifies as fair use. Timeline See what happened in 2015. UK release date: Oct 02, 2015. Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions.
Lyrically, the album features Paul’s thoughts on love, peace and the future, centred around the symbol of the pipes of peace. In 1993 the album was reissued to include the hit ‘We All Stand Together’ from the Rupert the Bear project, as well as two other previously unreleased songs – ‘Twice In A Lifetime’ and ‘Simple As That’.
Paul McCartney's team-up with Rihanna and Kanye West on "FourFiveSeconds" earlier this year was met with surprise and bewilderment by some, but if you go back far enough you'd see it's just par for the course in the mind of Macca. Smokey Robinson was like God in our eyes," he once said. In McCartney's solo material, however, you have to fast forward to 1982's Tug of War and 1983's Pipes of Peace to hear how that R&B influence evolved in his distinctive sound.
Paul McCartney operates on a different level than any other artist out there. His life and experiences are incomprehensible to us. He could just kick back and bask in the glow of his past achievements, yet he has such a love of music and performance that he remains driven not just to tour (and put on a great show) but to record new music. This album has the feel of something new and fresh, while the influence of glorious past forebearers can be felt throughout (think mid to late period Beatles, Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album and Abbey Road). The music sounds fresh and contemporary but rich in history. A new album from any legend such as Sir Paul is reason to be happy; a really good one like this is reason to be giddy. My neighbors are going to think that something is wrong with my stereo because I’m going to be playing this one over and over.
|A1||Ballroom Dancing (Demo)|
|A2||Take It Away (Demo)|
|A3||Dress Me Up As A Robber (Demo)|
|A4||The Pound Is Sinking (Demo)|
|A5||Keep Under Cover (Demo)|
|A6||Average Person (Demo)|
|A8||Sweetest Little Show (Demo)|
|B1||Ebony And Ivory (Demo)|
|B2||Hear Me, Lover (Demo)|
|B3||Keep Under Cover (Demo)|
|B4||Dress Me Up As A Robber (Demo)|
|B6||Take Her Back Jack (Demo)|
|B7||We All Stand Together (Demo)|
|B8||Boil Crisis (Demo)|