2015 exclusive downloads

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This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions

Tug Of War sessions at AIR Studios, London

March 11, 1981 - March 1982

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Disc 1


Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:07 • Studio versionA1.2015 • Single edit (2015 remaster)

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangements, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Martin :
Arrangements, Electric piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Gadd :
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Unknown musician(s) :

Session Recording:
Feb 16-18, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 23, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
December 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


As part of the marketing plan to launch the Tug Of War and Pipes Of Peace remasters, some unheard tracks have been published on paulmccartney.com as free download.

On August, 24th 2015:

To celebrate the October reissues of Paul’s early ‘80s classic albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace – the latest additions to the GRAMMY award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection – PaulMcCartney.com is giving fans an exclusive free download of ‘Take It Away [Single Edit] (2015 Remaster)’. The track does not feature on the Tug of War 2015 reissue and is only available through Paul’s website.


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