The Paul McCartney Project

Tug Of War - Archive Collection

By Paul McCartneyOfficial album • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney Archive Collection

Timeline More from year 2015
UK release date:
Oct 02, 2015

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Home recordings

August 1980



Mixing "Here Today"

Dec 09, 1981


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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Tug of War

Written by Paul McCartney

4:23 • Studio version • 2015 remix


2.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:16 • Studio version • 2015 remix


3.

Somebody Who Cares

Written by Paul McCartney

3:19 • Studio version • 2015 remix


4.

What's That You're Doing?

Written by Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder

6:22 • Studio version • 2015 remix


5.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

2:28 • Studio versionA • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Jack Rothstein :
Violin
Bertrand Partridge :
Violin
Ian Jewel :
Viola
Keith Harvey :
Cello
Jon Kelly :
Engineer
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Alan John Peters :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
Renate Blauel :
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 09, 1981
Studio :
Odyssey Studios, London


6.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

4:08 • Studio version • 2015 remix


7.

The Pound Is Sinking

Written by Paul McCartney

2:55 • Studio version • 2015 remix


8.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

3:49 • Studio version • 2015 remix


9.

Get It

Written by Paul McCartney

2:28 • Studio version • 2015 remix


10.

Be What You See

Written by Paul McCartney

0:34 • Studio versionA • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording and mixing:
Dec 29, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


11.

Dress Me Up as a Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

2:42 • Studio version • 2015 remix


12.

Ebony and Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:46 • Studio version • 2015 remix

Disc 2


1.

Tug of War

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


2.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


3.

Somebody Who Cares

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version



5.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Jack Rothstein :
Violin
Bertrand Partridge :
Violin
Ian Jewel :
Viola
Keith Harvey :
Cello
Jon Kelly :
Engineer
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Alan John Peters :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
Renate Blauel :
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 09, 1981
Studio :
Odyssey Studios, London


6.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


7.

The Pound Is Sinking

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


8.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


9.

Get It

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


10.

Be What You See

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording and mixing:
Dec 29, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


11.

Dress Me Up as a Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


12.

Ebony and Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version

Disc 3


1.

Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came From

Written by Paul McCartney

Demo

Session Recorded:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Produced:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixed:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


2.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

Demo


3.


4.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

5:34 • Demo

Paul McCartney :
Engineer, Producer

Demo :
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown



6.

Something That Didn’t Happen

Written by Paul McCartney

Demo

Session Recorded:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Produced:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixed:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


7.


8.

Medley



2.

Robber Riff

Demo


9.

Ebony and Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:47 • Studio version • Solo version

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals, Vocoder
Stevie Wonder :
Drums, Electric piano, Percussion, Synthesizers
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

10.

Rainclouds

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Spanish guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing assistant engineer
Paddy Moloney :
Uilleann pipes

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


11.

I'll Give You a Ring

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version

About

From paulmccartney.com, July 30th 2015:

Released in 1982, Tug of War was Paul’s first album following the break-up of Wings and his third solo LP overall. Hailed upon its release as “exquisitely crafted” by The New York Times and a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, Tug of War went to #1 in no less than nine countries. Tug of War yielded such classic tracks as Paul’s #1 duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony and Ivory,‘ the top 10 single ‘Take It Away,‘ and of course ‘Here Today,‘ the conversation Paul never had with the late John Lennon that remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day. […]

Tug of War will be issued as a 2-CD Special Edition comprised of the 2015 remix of the entire album, plus a second disc of bonus audio featuring eight previously unreleased demos of both album tracks and outtakes ‘Stop, You Don’t Know Where She Came From‘ and ‘Something That Didn’t Happen,‘ as well as demo and solo versions of ‘Ebony and Ivory‘ and more. The Tug Of War 3-CD/1-DVD Deluxe Edition adds the original 1982 album mix and a DVD featuring original music videos for the album’s singles and the brand new 18-minute documentary ‘Fly TIA—Behind The Scenes on Take It Away‘ featuring previously unseen archival footage. In keeping with the award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection standards, the Tug of War Deluxe Edition will include a 112-page essay book and 64-page scrapbook, while the strictly limited run of 1000 Super Deluxe sets will arrive in a limited edition acrylic slipcase with five hand numbered prints of images from the Linda McCartney archive.

 

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