Paul McCartney Tug of War [Deluxe Edition] (4-CD)

Tug of War [Deluxe Edition] (4-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: October 2, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Label: Hear Music

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Tug of War Paul McCartney [4:22]
  • 2.Take It Away Paul McCartney [4:16]
  • 3.Somebody Who Cares Paul McCartney [3:19]
  • 4.What's That You're Doing? Paul McCartney [6:22]
  • 5.Here Today Paul McCartney [2:28]
  • 6.Ballroom Dancing Paul McCartney [4:07]
  • 7.The Pound Is Sinking Paul McCartney [2:56]
  • 8.Wanderlust Paul McCartney [3:49]
  • 9.Get It Paul McCartney [2:28]
  • 10.Be What You See (Link) Paul McCartney [0:33]
  • 11.Dress Me Up As a Robber Paul McCartney [2:41]
  • 12.Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney [3:44]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Tug of War Paul McCartney [4:22]
  • 2.Take It Away Paul McCartney [4:14]
  • 3.Somebody Who Cares Paul McCartney [3:19]
  • 4.What's That You're Doing Paul McCartney [6:19]
  • 5.Here Today Paul McCartney [2:26]
  • 6.Ballroom Dancing Paul McCartney [4:50]
  • 7.The Pound Is Sinking Paul McCartney [2:53]
  • 8.Wanderlust Paul McCartney [3:49]
  • 9.Get It Paul McCartney [2:28]
  • 10.Be What You See (Link) Paul McCartney [0:33]
  • 11.Dress Me Up As a Robber Paul McCartney [2:41]
  • 12.Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney [3:44]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came from Paul McCartney [1:41]
  • 2.Wanderlust Paul McCartney [1:44]
  • 3.Ballroom Dancing Paul McCartney [2:02]
  • 4.Take It Away Paul McCartney [5:34]
  • 5.The Pound Is Sinking Paul McCartney [2:31]
  • 6.Something That Didn't Happen Paul McCartney [2:14]
  • 7.Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney [1:43]
  • 8.Dress Me Up As a Robber / Robber Riff Paul McCartney [3:40]
  • 9.Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney [3:47]
  • 10.Rainclouds Paul McCartney [3:10]
  • 11.I'll Give You a Ring Paul McCartney [3:07]

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Tug of War (DVD) Paul McCartney [4:23]
  • 2.Tug of War Paul McCartney [4:08]
  • 3.Take It Away Paul McCartney [4:10]
  • 4.Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney [3:50]
  • 5.Fly Tia - Behind the Scenes on Take It Away Paul McCartney 19:05
  • 6.Menu / Paul McCartney / Tug of War Paul McCartney [0:29]
  • 7.Menu / Paul McCartney / Tug of War Paul McCartney [0:29]

Product Description:

Personnel: Paul McCartney (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, bass, drums); Carl Perkins (vocals, guitar); Stevie Wonder (vocals, synthesizer); Peter Marshall (spoken vocals); Denny Laine, Eric Stewart (guitar); Jack Rothstein, Bernard Partridge (violin); Ian Jewel (viola); Keith Harvey (cello); Adrian Brett (pan pipes); Jack Brymer (clarinet); George Martin (piano); Andy Mackay (lyricon); Stanley Clarke (bass); Steve Gadd, Ringo Starr, Adrian Sheppard, Dave Mattacks (drums); Campbell Maloney (percussion); Linda McCartney (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Alex Wharton.
Recording information: AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (01/02/1981); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (01/02/1981); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (01/02/1981); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (01/02/1981); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (01/02/1981); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (02/04/1981); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (02/04/1981); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (02/04/1981); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (02/04/1981); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (02/04/1981); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (02/28/1981); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (02/28/1981); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (02/28/1981); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (02/28/1981); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (02/28/1981); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (03/01/1981); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (03/01/1981); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (03/01/1981); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (03/01/1981); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (03/01/1981); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (03/12/1981); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (03/12/1981); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (03/12/1981); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (03/12/1981); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (03/12/1981); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (08/1980); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (08/1980); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (08/1980); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (08/1980); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (08/1980); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (11/30/1981); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (11/30/1981); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (11/30/1981); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (11/30/1981); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (11/30/1981); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (12/07/1980); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (12/07/1980); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (12/07/1980); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (12/07/1980); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (12/07/1980); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (12/14/1980); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (12/14/1980); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (12/14/1980); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (12/14/1980); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (12/14/1980); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (12/1980); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (12/1980); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (12/1980); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (12/1980); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (12/1980); AIR Studios, 214 Oxford Street, London, UK (12/29/1981); Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies (12/29/1981); National Indoor Tug of War Championships, Huddersfield, (12/29/1981); Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sus (12/29/1981); Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland (12/29/1981).
Photographers: Jamie Kirkham; Henry Diltz; Mark Allan; Nick Read; Linda McCartney.
Publishers: Nancy Jeffries ; Dave Bogart; Patricia O'Hearn.
Like 1970's McCartney, 1980's McCartney II functioned as a way for Paul McCartney to clear the decks: to experiment and recalibrate in the aftermath of his band falling apart. This means 1982's Tug of War is, in many ways, the very first Paul McCartney solo album, a record recorded not at home but in a studio, a record made without Wings and not co-credited to Linda, who nevertheless is present as a backing vocalist. McCartney recognized this album as something of a major opportunity, so he revived his relationship with Beatles producer George Martin and brought in several heavy-hitters as guests, including his hero Carl Perkins, his Motown counterpart Stevie Wonder, fusion star Stanley Clarke, prog rock refugees Eric Stewart and Andy Mackay, and his old bandmate Ringo Starr, whose presence was overshadowed by "Here Today," an elegy written for the murdered John Lennon. Tucked away at the end of the first side, "Here Today" is bittersweet and small when compared to all the show pieces elbowing each other for attention throughout Tug of War: the grave march of the title track, the vaudevillian "Ballroom Dancing," the stately drama of "Wanderlust," and sincere schmaltz of "Ebony and Ivory," the Wonder duet that helped turn this album into the blockbuster it was intended to be. As good as some of these numbers are -- and they are, bearing an ambition and execution that outstrips latter-day Wings -- much of the charm of Tug of War lies in the excess around the edges, whether it's the rockabilly lark of the Perkins duet "Get It," the later-period Beatles whimsy of '"The Pound Is Sinking," the electro-throwaway "Dress Me Up as a Robber," or the long, electro-funk workout of "What's That You're Doing?," a track that's a fuller collaboration between Paul and Stevie than "Ebony and Ivory." Such crowd-pleasing genre-hopping finds its apotheosis on "Take It Away," a salute to eager performers and the crowds who love them, which means it summarizes not only the appeal of Tug of War in general -- it is, by design, a record that gives the people old Beatle Paul -- but McCartney in general. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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