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Record title: Tug Of War - Paul McCartney
Record label: Other / Apple PCTC 259
Medium: CD
Year recorded: 1981

Performer(s):

Conductor(s):

Orchestra(s):
PJBE
Composer(s):
Paul McCartney
Track listing:
Tracklisting:
A1 Tug Of War (Momento Culminante) (4:20)
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Backing Vocals - Linda McCartney
Directed By [Orchestra] - Kenneth Sillito
Drums [Military Snares] - Campbell Maldney*
Electric Guitar - Denny Laine
Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals - Eric Stewart
Written-By - McCartney*
A2 Take It Away (Llévatelo) (3:50)
Backing Vocals - Eric Stewart , Linda McCartney
Drums - Ringo Starr , Steve Gadd
Electric Piano - George Martin
Piano, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Written-By - McCartney*
A3 Somebody Who Cares (Alguien Que Se Interese) (3:13)
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spanish], Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Backing Vocals - Eric Stewart , Linda McCartney
Bass - Stanley Clark*
Drums, Percussion - Steve Gadd
Pipa - Adrian Brett
Synthesizer [Guitar Synth] - Denny Laine
Written-By - McCartney*
A4 What's That You're Doing? (¿Qué Es Esp Que Estás Haciendo?) (6:13)
Backing Vocals - Eric Stewart , Linda McCartney
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Lyricon - Andy Mackay
Synthesizer, Vocals - Stevie Wonder
Written-By - McCartney* , Wonder*
A5 Here Today (Hoy Aqui) (2:24)
Cello - Keith Harvey
Guitar, Vocals - Paul McCartney
Viola - Ian Jewel
Violin - Jack Rothstein
Written-By - McCartney*
B1 Ballroom Dancing (Salón De Baile) (4:06)
Backing Vocals - Eric Stewart , Linda McCartney
Clarinet - Jack Brymer
Electric Guitar - Denny Laine
Narrator - Peter Marshall
Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Written-By - McCartney*
B2 The Pound Is Sinking (La Libra Se Está Hundiendo) (2:49)
Acoustic Guitar - Denny Laine
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Backing Vocals - Eric Stewart , Linda McCartney
Bass - Stanley Clarke
Written-By - McCartney*
B3 Wanderlust (Delirio) (3:47)
Backing Vocals - Eric Stewart , Linda McCartney
Bass - Denny Laine
Brass - Philip Jones Ensemble*Paul McCartney piano, bass, acoustic guitars, vocal; Adrian Sheppard drums, percussion; Denny Laine bass; Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Eric Stewart backing vocals; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble - Philip Jones, Elgar Howarth trumpet; Ifor James horn; John Iveson trombone; John Fletcher tuba)
Drums, Percussion - Adrian Sheppard
Piano, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Written-By - McCartney*
B4 Get It (Tómalo) (2:28)
Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer [Vocoder], Bass, Vocals - Paul McCartney
Electric Guitar, Vocals - Carl Perkins
Written-By - McCartney*
B5 Be What You See (Link) (Se Lo Que Ves (Interludio)) (0:32)
Synthesizer [Vocoder], Guitar - Paul McCartney
Written-By - McCartney*
B6 Dress Me Up As A Robber (Vísteme Como Un Ladrón) (2:40)
Backing Vocals - Linda McCartney
Drums, Percussion - Dave Mattacks
Electric Piano - George Martin
Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Synthesizer, Electric Guitar - Denny Laine
Written-By - McCartney*
B7 Ebony And Ivory (Ébano Y Marfil) (3:41)
Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Vocals [Duet], Backing Vocals - Paul McCartney
Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Vocals [Duet], Backing Vocals - Stevie Wonder
Written-By - McCartney*



Comment:
Label Apple
Catalogue No. PCTC 259
Release date 26th April 1982
Total time 41:12
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date : 8th May 1982
Highest Position : 1 ... for 2 weeks from 8th May 1982.
Weeks in Chart : 27
Detail : Paul's thirteenth "solo" album release, and almost two years after "McCartney II".
With "Ebony and Ivory" doing so well in the singles chart, the timely release meant that the album entered the L.P. chart straight into the highest position. After two weeks it had sold 20,000 copies in the U.K. and had passed the 100,000 sales mark before August. It remained in the chart for over 6 months.

The production of "Tug Of War" spanned a year and a half, starting in October 1980, and not being completed until March 1982. During this period, on 27th April 1981, it was officially announced that Denny had left the group, and that Wings had disbanded. "Tug Of War" had an initial official release date of 15th February 1982, then 12th March, but did not appear in the shops until the end of April.

Tug Of War - Recording Sessions
28th June 1980 - Finston Manor, Tenterton, Kent. - Rehearsals which included "Ballroom Dancing" and the unreleased song, "Call Of Nature"
16th July 1980 - Super Bear studios, Paris, France - During Ringo's sessions for "Stop And Smell The Roses", an 8 minute Linda song, "Love's Full Glory" is recorded ... which remained unreleased until the 1998 album "Wide Prairie", but then at only 3' 46" long. 2nd-25th October 1980 - Finston Manor, Tenterton, Kent. - The final Wings sessions, produce many initial demo's for the album "Tug Of War", which include :
"Take It Away", "Ballroom Dancing", "The Pound Is Sinking", "Wanderlust", "Dress Me Up As A Robber", and "Ebony And Ivory".
AND the next album, "Pipes Of Peace" which include :
"Keep Under Cover", "Average Person", and "Sweetest Little Show".
Also recorded are, "Rainclouds" (B-side of the single "Ebony And Ivory"), "Old Man Lovin", "Sure To Fall", "Movie Magg", "Blue Moon Of Kentucky", "Summertime", "Good Rockin' Tonight - Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Cut Across Shorty", "Stealin' Back To My Same Old Used To Be", "Singing The Blues", "Johnny B. Goode", "Twenty Flight Rock", and "Cage".
plus a number of unreleased tracks which are :
"Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came From", "Take Her Back, Jack", "The Unbelievable Experience", "Here's The Chord, Roy (sic)", "Seems Like Old Times" and a further version of "Boil Crisis" first started in 1977.
27th October - 3rd November 1980 - AIR Studios, London - The Rupert The Bear tracks are recorded.
9th December 1980 - AIR Studios, London - The Day after John's murder, Paul, and Denny with George Martin record a small piece of "Rainclouds" before being unable to continue.
2nd February - 3rd March 1981 - Air Studios, Montserrat - "Somebody Who Cares", "The Pound Is Sinking", "Hey Hey" and "Rainclouds". During these sessions on 16th/17th February, Ringo joins Paul to record "Take It Away", on 21st February Carl Perkins joins Paul for "Get It", and 26th February Stevie Wonder joins Paul to record "What's That You're Doing" and finally, "Ebony And Ivory" in the final days on Montserrat.
Summer 1981 - Paul's Scottish Studios - "Dress Me Up As A Robber", "Tug Of War", "Ballroom Dancing", "Be What You See", "Wanderlust", "Here Today", "I'll Give You A Ring", "The Man", "Average Person", "Keep Under Cover", "Sweetest Little Show", "Ode To A Koala Bear" and with Michael Jackson, "Say Say Say".
Plus the unreleased track "Blackpool" planned to be the B-side of "The Man".
14th-16th April 1982 - Westlake Studios, L.A. - "The Girl Is Mine" with Michael Jackson.

The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis and Sinc., with photography by Linda, and artwork by Brian Clarke.
The label on the disc is in the same blue and red style and colouration as the front cover.

4th February 1985, the first C.D. release, on Parlophone using an international number of, CDP 7 46057 2. This has the same tracks and running time as the standard album release.

17th October 1988, the Fame label re-release the album on FA 3210, with a cassette TCFA 3210 and C.D. CDFA 3210, once again no bonus tracks.

June 1993, a "Re-master" re-issue C.D. has catalogue number CDPMCOL 12 (+ TCPMCOL 12),
(international number CDP 7 89266 2),
Although (alledgedly) remastered it has the same tracks as all the above releases.



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