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Pipes Of Peace - Ultimate Archive Collection

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Pipes Of Peace

Written by Paul McCartney

3:56 • Studio version


2.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

3:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?), Electric piano (?), Percussion (?), Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Michael Jackson :
Backing vocals, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Jerry Hey :
Horns
Nathan Watts :
Bass
Bill Wolfer :
Keyboards, Synthesizers
David Williams :
Electric guitar
Chris Smith :
Harmonica
Ricky Lawson :
Drums
Ernie Watts :
Horns
Gary E. Grant :
Horns
Gary Herbig :
Horns

Session Recording:
May 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK ; Odyssey Studios, London, UK

Session Recording:
April 1982
Studio :
Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, USA ; Sigma Sound Studios, New York City, USA

Session Mixing:
Feb 15, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

The Other Me

Written by Paul McCartney

3:58 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass (?), Electric guitar (?), Keyboards (?), Piano (?), Tambourine (?), Vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 11, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jul 06, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


4.

Keep Under Cover

Written by Paul McCartney

3:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Drums (?), Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Tambourine (?)
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Electric guitar (?)
Stanley Clarke :
Bass
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineer, Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
? :
Strings

Session Recording:
Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 8, 1980
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Feb 11, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

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

Session Mixing:
Jan 25, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

So Bad

Written by Paul McCartney

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano (?), Piano (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards (?)
Ringo Starr :
Drums
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
? :
Strings

Session Recording:
Sep 16, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Mixing :
Unknown
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


6.

The Man

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

3:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar (?), Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass (?), Drums (?), Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Vocals
Michael Jackson :
Backing vocals, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
? :
Flutes, Strings

Session Recording:
May 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Overdubs ? :
April 1982 ?
Studio :
Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Recording:
Aug 25, 1983
Studio :
Sigma Sound Studios, New York City, USA

Session Mixing:
Jun 08, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


7.

Sweetest Little Show

Written by Paul McCartney

2:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Castanets (?), Drums (?), Electric guitar, Piano (?), Shaker (?), Synthesizers (?), Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 02, 1981
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
Jul 11, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jan 25, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


8.

Average Person

Written by Paul McCartney

4:34 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar (?), Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar (?), Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Electric guitar (?)
Ringo Starr :
Drums
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Mike Stavrou :
Recording engineer assistant
? :
Horns

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

Session Recording:
July 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Sep 01, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


9.

Hey Hey

Written by Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke

2:54 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Keyboards (?), Synthesizer (?)
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar (?)
Stanley Clarke :
Bass
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Gadd :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant
Mike Stavrou :
Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Mixing:
Feb 01, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


10.

Tug Of Peace

Written by Paul McCartney

2:54 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar (?), Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass (?), Drums (?), Electric guitar (?), Garden canes, Keyboards (?), Shaker (?), Tambourine (?), Vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Garden canes, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 29, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jul 06, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


11.

Through Our Love

Written by Paul McCartney

3:30 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar (?), Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Shaker (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Bicycle wheel, Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Geoff Whitehorn :
Acoustic guitar
? :
Horns, Strings

Session Recording:
Sep 14, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jul 04, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


12.

Ode To A Koala Bear

Written by Paul McCartney

3:46 • Studio version


13.

Twice In A Lifetime

Written by Paul McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Electric guitar (?), Mellotron, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?)
Jon Kelly :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Jackson :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
? :
Sax

Session Recording:
Mar 14, 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Mar 22, 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


14.

The Girl Is Mine

Written by Michael Jackson

3:43 • Studio version


15.

It's Not On [demo]

2:54 • Studio version


16.

Simple As That

Written by Paul McCartney

3:15 • Studio version • [demo]


17.

Christian Bop

Written by Paul McCartney

2:02 • Studio versionA

Performed by :
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jon Kelly :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Danny Dawson :
Mixing engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1981
Studio :
I.C.C Studios, Eastbourne, UK

Session Mixing:
Nov 11, 1981
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


18.

On The Wings Of A Nightingale

Written by Paul McCartney

2:29 • Studio version • [demo]


19.

We All Stand Together

Written by Paul McCartney

4:02 • Studio version • [demo]


20.

Boil Crisis

Written by Paul McCartney

4:06 • Studio version • [demo]


21.

Give Us A Chord, Roy

Written by Paul McCartney

4:01 • Studio version • [demo]


22.

Seems Like Old Times

Written by Paul McCartney

4:15 • Studio version • [demo]

Disc 2


1.

Average Person

Written by Paul McCartney

4:03 • Studio version • [demo]


2.

Keep Under Cover

Written by Paul McCartney

3:44 • Studio version • [demo]


3.

Sweetest Little Show

Written by Paul McCartney

3:00 • Studio version • [demo]


4.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

5:41 • Studio version • [12' version]


5.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

7:01 • Studio version • [instrumental]


6.

Ode To A Koala Bear

Written by Paul McCartney

3:44 • Studio version • [Austrailian Mix]


7.

Pipes Of Peace

Written by Paul McCartney

3:26 • Studio version • [7' edit]


8.

That'll Be The Day

Written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison

1:54 • Studio version • [6-7-84]


9.

The Girl Is Mine

Written by Michael Jackson

3:14 • Studio version • [demo]


10.

The Girl Is Mine

Written by Michael Jackson

3:36 • Studio version • [promo edit]


11.

The Girl Is Mine

Written by Michael Jackson

3:11 • Studio version • [2008 Mix]


12.

The Girl Is Mine

Written by Michael Jackson

3:26 • Studio version • [2008 Club Mix]


13.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

7:31 • Studio version • (Waiting 4 U) [Original Mix]


14.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

2:53 • Studio version • (Waiting 4 U) [Radio Mix]


15.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

5:51 • Studio version • (Waiting 4 U) [Tocadisco's Not Guilty Mix]


16.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

3:19 • Studio version • (Waiting 4 U) [Beats 4 U]


17.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

6:58 • Studio version • [2015 remix]


18.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

3:40 • Studio version • [2015 radio edit]


19.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

3:40 • Studio version • [2015 instrumental]

About

From the liner notes:

On Christmas eve 1980 Paul was surprised to receive a phonecall from Michael Jackson, who suggested to “write some hits together”. For some reason, the young man who’s solo album Off The Wall had made him a star, couldn’t make it to Montsearrat. Instead he visited Paul at home in April 1981. They wrote two together: ‘The Man’ and ‘Say Say Say’, and which were further developped and recorded in November of that year and March-April 1982 in Los Angeles. 

Around that time, in May and June, Paul started wording again with George Martin and Eric Stewart on new material, to fleshen out the surplus material that wasn’t used on the previous album. Originally Tug of War II was planned for February 7, 1983, but the recording and filming for Broad Street got in the way. Mork work was tob e done on the tracks in June-July 1983 and the album was postponed until Autumn of that year. 

CD 1 1-11 – Pipes of Peace, released on October 22, 1983 in the USA and on October 31 in Europe.

12 – Ode to a Koala Bear – released on October 3, 1983 as the b-side of ‘Say Say Say’. 

13 – Twice in a Lifetime – recorded on March 14, 1985, with Paul , Eric Stewart and Martin Chamber (of the Pretenders). Sax was probaly added by Andy McKay of Roxy Music. It was meant to be the titletrack for movie, starring Gene Hackman and directed by Bud Yorkin, but went unused. Released in February 1993 as a bonus track on the remastered cd Pipes of Peace.

14 – The Girl Is Mine – duet from Michael Jackson with Paul McCartney, based on an idea from Quincy Jones. Recorded on April 14-16, 1982 in Westlake Studios, Los Angeles. Produced by Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson. First released as a single on October 18, 1982 and on November 30, 1982 on Michael Jackson’s Thriller. 

15 – It’s Not On – demo recorded by Paul and Denny Laine, in August 1980 in Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sussex. Released on October 2, 2015 on Pipes of Peace – Paul McCartney Archive Collection

16 – Simple as That – see 15 – nothing to do with the track with the same title Paul receorded during the Press To Play sessions. 

17 – Christian Bop – recorded in August 1981 in the International Christian Community Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex. Mixed on November 11, 1981 and released on October 2, 2015 on Pipes of Peace – Paul McCartney Archive Collection

18 – On the Wings of a Nightingale – demo written for the reunited Everly Brothers. Recorded around October 1983.

19 – The Unbelievable Experience – more demo’s from the same period. These were not officially released.

20 – We All Stand Together

21 – Boil Crisis

22 – Give Us a Chord Roy

23 – Seems Like Old Times

CD 2

1-3 – even more Park Gate Studio demo’s from August 1980. These were, speed corrected, released in October 2015 on Pipes of Peace – Paul McCartney Archive Collection

1 – Average Person

2 – Keep Under Cover

3 – Sweetest Little Show

‘Say Say Say’ was mostly written by Michael Jackson after jamming with Paul. Paul helped him finished the lyrics the next day. Recording began as an acoustic demo at AIR Studios in London in May 1981. Michael recorded a new demo with studio musicians in April 1982 in Los Angeles. Paul liked this version so much that he only had to add his vocals in February 1983. Following the release of Thriller and most of its singles, ‘Say Say Say’ was released on October 3, 1983. – see CD 1, track 2.

4 – Say Say Say – Special Version – remix by John “Jellybean” Benitez, released on the 12″ vinyl single

5 – Say Say Say – Instrumental – released on the 12″ vinyl single

6 – Ode to a Koala Bear – alternate mix, with Paul singing ‘Koala style bear’ instead of ‘Koala type bear’. This was released in Australia, on the 7″ of ‘Say Say Say’. 

7 – Pipes of Peace – single edit – December 5, 1983 as the second UK single of Pipes of Peace. This edit can also be found on All The Best!, released on November 2, 1987. In the US ‘So Bad’ was the a-side. 

8 – That’ll Be The Day – a Buddy Holly cover, recorded live with Tracey Ullman, on June 7, 1984 for the TV-show Aspel & Company.

9 – The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson’s original demo, recorded in 1980 or ’81 in the Allen Zentz Studio, Los Angeles, with engineer John VanNest. There’s no involvement from Paul at all-in this version. Released on January 25, 2008 on the cd-single ‘The Girl is Mine 2008’.

10 – The Girl Is Mine – ‘New Edited Promo’ – a US promo of the album/single version, with just 9 seconds removed!

11 – The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will.i.am – in November 2007, Black Eyed Peas’s singer will.I.am (William Adams) remixed Jackson’s demo and added own his vocals and a new verse written with the aid of Keith Harris. This ‘New Edited Version’ was released on January 25, 2008, to promote the album Thriller 25.

12 – The Girl Is Mine 2008 Club Mix with will.i.am – in December 2007will.I.am remixed what he had done with the song once more. This was released as the second song of the cd-single. 

13-16 – Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) – Dutch producers Koen Groeneveld and Addy van der Zwan sampled ‘Say Say Say’and released the result asa new song by the house group Hi_Tack, on December 6, 2005. It peaked at number three in Finland. The three versions were all on the cd-single. 

17 – Say Say Say 2015 – a remix by Steve Orchard and Mark “Spike” Stent, released on October 6, 2015 to accompany a new videoclip. On the new version, which is over three minutes longer than the original, the opening of the first verse is sung by Jackson instead of McCartney. Also released on 12” vinyl on November 27, 2015 for Record Store Day backed with the instrumental mix

18 – Say Say Say 2015 Radio Edit – A radio edit of the remix, released for streaming on October 30, 2015 and on a UK promo.

19 – Say Say Say 2015 Instrumental – an instrumental version of the remix, available for download at paulmccartney.com.

Note

In Feb 1984, Parlophone and CBS were ready to issue a third single & maxi single from Pipes of Peace: 

7” single: ‘The Man’ / ‘Blackpool’

12” single: ‘The Man (Long Version)’ / ‘The Man (Instrumental )’

The single was cancelled at the last minute, and replaced with the Linda McCartney 12” single ‘Love’s Full Glory’ + 2 tracks.

‘The Man’ did get a release on 7” – in Peru, backed with ‘Through Our Love’. There were also 7″- promo singles in Peru and Spain.

Last updated on December 26, 2019


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