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Tug Of War - Ultimate Archive Collection

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Publisher:
Voo-Doo Records

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Recording "McGear" album

January - February 1974


Home recordings

August 1980


Recording "Rainclouds"

December 8th-9th, 1980









Recording "Get It"

Feb 24, 1981






Tug Of War sessions at AIR Studios, London

March 11, 1981 - March 1982











Mixing "Here Today"

Dec 09, 1981


Mixing "Tug Of War"

Dec 13, 1981





Remixing "Tug Of War" album

March 2nd to March 31st, 2015

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

From "Tug Of War"


1.

Tug Of War

Written by Paul McCartney

4:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Synthesizers, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Campbell Maloney :
Military snares
Kenneth Sillito :
Orchestra lead, Violin
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Keith Harvey :
Cello
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alan John Peters :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
David Ogden :
Violin
Nicolas Reader :
Bassoon

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1981
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK

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

Session Overdubs:
March - December 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 13, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


2.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:16 • Studio versionA

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

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


3.

Somebody Who Cares

Written by Paul McCartney

3:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Spanish guitar, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar, Synthesizer
Stanley Clarke :
Bass
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Gadd :
Drums, Percussion
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Adrian Brett :
Pan pipes
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 09, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

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

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


4.

What's That You're Doing?

Written by Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder

6:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Stevie Wonder :
Synthesizer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Andy Mackay :
Lyricom
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Wonderlove :
Backing vocals

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

Session Overdubs:
March 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

Session Overdubs:
August 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London

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


5.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

2:29 • 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

4:08 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
John Barclay :
Horn
Jack Brymer :
Clarinet gliss
Peter Marshall :
Narration
Chris Spedding :
Guitar
David Ogden :
Violin
David Willis :
Saxophone
Raymond Swinfield :
Saxophone
Thomas Whittle :
Horn

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

Session Overdubs:
Dec 14, 1980
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Mar 17, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


7.

The Pound Is Sinking

Written by Paul McCartney

2:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Synthesizers, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Stanley Clarke :
Bass
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Recording:
Feb 10, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 12, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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


8.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

3:49 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Keith Harvey :
Cello
Adrian Sheppard :
Drums, Percussion
Philip Jones :
Trumpet (?)
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
Alan Peters :
Violin
David Ogden :
Violin
Jeff Bryant :
French horn (?)
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble :
Brass instruments
Paul Archibald :
Trumpet (?)
James Watson :
Trumpet (?)
Michael Thompson :
French horn (?)
John Pigneguy :
French horn (?)
Raymond Premu :
Bass trombone (?)

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

Session Recording:
July 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London

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


9.

Get It

Written by Paul McCartney

2:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Bass, Percussion, Synthesizers, Vocals
Carl Perkins :
Electric guitar, Vocal
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 24, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

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


10.

Be What You See

Written by Paul McCartney

0:33 • Studio versionA • Link

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

2:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Guitars, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar, Synthesizer
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Electric piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Dave Mattacks :
Drums, Percussion
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

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

Session Mixing:
Aug 14, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


12.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:44 • Studio versionA

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

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

Session Mixing:
Jan 19, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


2.

Rainclouds

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

3:12 • 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, Recording assistant engineer
Paddy Moloney :
Uilleann pipes

Session Recording:
December 8th-9th, 1980
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

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3.

I'll Give You A Ring

Written by Paul McCartney

3:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Tony Coe :
Clarinet

Session Recording:
January - February 1974 ?
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey ?

Session Recording:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
March 1981 - March 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


4.

My Old Friend

Written by Carl Perkins

3:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Carl Perkins :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer, Strings arrangement
Geoff Emerick :
Engineer, Mixing engineer
Eddie Klein :
Mixing engineer
Keith Smith :
Mixing engineer
Jon Kelly :
String recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mid-April 1996
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:47 • Studio versionB • Solo version

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

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey


6.

August 1980 demos, from "Tug Of War - Archive Collection"


1.

Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came From

Written by Paul McCartney

1:42 • DemoA

Paul McCartney :
Mixing, Producer
Performed by :
Paul McCartney

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


2.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

2:03 • DemoD

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


3.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

5:36 • DemoC • [demo]

Paul McCartney :
Engineer, Producer

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


4.

Dress Me Up As A Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Demo • /Robber Riff [demo]


5.

The Pound Is Sinking

Written by Paul McCartney

2:34 • DemoC • [demo]

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


6.

Something That Didn't Happen

Written by Paul McCartney

2:16 • DemoA

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


7.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

1:45 • DemoD

Alex Wharton :
Mastering

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


8.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

1:45 • DemoD • [demo]

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


7.

My Old Friend

Written by Carl Perkins

3:27 • Studio versionB • Original version

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Carl Perkins :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer, Strings arrangement
Geoff Emerick :
Engineer, Mixing engineer
Eddie Klein :
Mixing engineer
Keith Smith :
Mixing engineer
Jon Kelly :
String recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat


8.

Juggler

Written by Paul McCartney

0:22 • Studio version • [version 1]

Disc 2


1.

2015 remix, from "Tug Of War - Archive Collection"


1.

Tug Of War

Written by Paul McCartney

4:23 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Remixing, Synthesizers, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Campbell Maloney :
Military snares
Kenneth Sillito :
Orchestra lead, Violin
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
Keith Harvey :
Cello
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alan John Peters :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
David Ogden :
Violin
Nicolas Reader :
Bassoon
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1981
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK

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

Session Overdubs:
March - December 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:16 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

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

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

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

Session Recording:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Somebody Who Cares

Written by Paul McCartney

3:19 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Remixing, Spanish guitar, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar, Synthesizer
Stanley Clarke :
Bass
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Steve Gadd :
Drums, Percussion
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
Adrian Brett :
Pan pipes
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

Session Recording:
Feb 09, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

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

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

What's That You're Doing?

Written by Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder

6:23 • Studio versionC • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Remixing, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Stevie Wonder :
Synthesizer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
Andy Mackay :
Lyricom
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Wonderlove :
Backing vocals
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

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

Session Overdubs:
March 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

Session Overdubs:
August 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

2:29 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Guitar, Remixing, 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
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

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

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


6.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

4:09 • Studio versionC • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Piano, Remixing, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
John Barclay :
Horn
Jack Brymer :
Clarinet gliss
Peter Marshall :
Narration
Chris Spedding :
Guitar
David Ogden :
Violin
David Willis :
Saxophone
Raymond Swinfield :
Saxophone
Thomas Whittle :
Horn
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

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

Session Overdubs:
Dec 14, 1980
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Mar 17, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


7.

The Pound Is Sinking

Written by Paul McCartney

2:56 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Remixing, Synthesizers, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Stanley Clarke :
Bass
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Recording:
Feb 10, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 12, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


8.

Wanderlust

Written by Paul McCartney

3:49 • Studio versionC • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Remixing, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
Keith Harvey :
Cello
Adrian Sheppard :
Drums, Percussion
Philip Jones :
Trumpet (?)
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
Alan Peters :
Violin
David Ogden :
Violin
Jeff Bryant :
French horn (?)
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble :
Brass instruments
Paul Archibald :
Trumpet (?)
James Watson :
Trumpet (?)
Michael Thompson :
French horn (?)
John Pigneguy :
French horn (?)
Raymond Premu :
Bass trombone (?)

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

Session Recording:
July 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


9.

Get It

Written by Paul McCartney

2:28 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Bass, Percussion, Remixing, Synthesizers, Vocals
Carl Perkins :
Electric guitar, Vocal
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

Session Recording:
Feb 24, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


10.

Be What You See

Written by Paul McCartney

0:34 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Guitar, Remixing, Vocals, Vocoder
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer assistant
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

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

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


11.

Dress Me Up As A Robber

Written by Paul McCartney

2:43 • Studio versionB • 2015 remix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Guitars, Remixing, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar, Synthesizer
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Electric piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Dave Mattacks :
Drums, Percussion
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering
Steve Orchard :
Remixing

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

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

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


12.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:46 • Studio versionC • 2015 remix

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

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 2015
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Tug Of War

Written by Paul McCartney

4:05 • Studio versionA1 • Single edit

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Synthesizers, Vocal
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Electric guitar
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Campbell Maloney :
Military snares
Kenneth Sillito :
Orchestra lead, Violin
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Keith Harvey :
Cello
John Underwood :
Viola
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Laurie Lewis :
Violin
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer
Alan John Peters :
Violin
Galina Solodchin :
Violin
Michael Rennie :
Violin
George Turnlund :
Viola
Ken Essex :
Viola
Alexander Kok :
Cello
Peter Willison :
Cello
David Ogden :
Violin
Nicolas Reader :
Bassoon

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1981
Studio :
Parkgate Studio, Sussex, UK

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

Session Overdubs:
March - December 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 13, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


3.

Take It Away

Written by Paul McCartney

4:03 • Studio versionA • Single edit

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

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


4.

Wings rehearsals in Pugin's Hall (October 20, 1980 and November 7, 1980)


1.

No Values

Written by Paul McCartney

3:18 • Studio rehearsal


2.

Ballroom Dancing

Written by Paul McCartney

3:22 • Studio version • [rehearsal]


3.

Rainclouds

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

4:11 • Studio version • [rehearsal]


4.

I'm Gonna Love You Too

Written by Norman Petty, Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan

3:26 • Studio version • [rehearsal]


5.

Average Person

Written by Paul McCartney

4:07 • Studio version • [rehearsal]


5.

Fabulous

Written by Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann

2:16 • Studio version • /Teddy Bear [rehearsal]


6.

Wings rehearsals in Pugin's Hall (October 20, 1980 and November 7, 1980)


1.

Lend Me Your Comb

Written by Kay Twomey, Fred Wise, Ben Weisman

3:09 • Studio version • [rehearsal]


2.

Keep Under Cover

Written by Paul McCartney

2:52 • Studio version • [rehearsal]


3.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:14 • Studio version • [rehearsal]


7.

Juggler

Written by Paul McCartney

0:21 • Studio version • [version 2]

About

From the liner notes:

In October 1980, Paul started working again with George Martin – for the first time since ‘Live And Let Die’ in 1973. It was a special project: the soundtrack for an animation film around Rupert Bear, and especially the song ‘We All Stand Together’.

The collaboration went well, and Paul asked Martin to produce the next Wings album. He handed him a tape with 16 demo’s, prepared in August 1980 with the help of Denny Laine. Martin was happy with some of the songs, but less impressed with others.

Furthermore, George Martin had a suggestion for Paul. He was preparing his next book: George Martin’s Making Music: The Guide to Writing, Performing & Recording. The book is a collection of essays on writing and arranging music, performing music, recording music, and on the music business. For each chapter, Martin approached someone who he admired for his area of expertise: Paul Simon about songwriting and melody, Steven Sondheim about words, Quincy Jones on producing…
So, Martin suggested Paul should take a similar approach: instead of working with a band, why not choose some musician you admire and work with each of them on one song. Who needs Wings when you can work with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson or Ringo Starr?

Recordings started on October 31, 1980 in Martin’s A.I.R. Studios, London, but came to a halt shortly after the murder on Lennon. ’Ode to a Koala Bear’, ‘Rainclouds’, ‘Ballroom Dancing’, ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Take It Away’ were at least partly by then.

When proceedings started again, in February 1981, it was far from the spotlights, on the Isle of Montserrat, where A.I.R. had opened a brand new studio. It was there that Paul invited selected guests to work with him for a few days in a tropical surrounding. Tracks recorded there are: ‘Ebony and Ivory’, ‘What’s that You’re Doing’, ‘Dress Me up as a Robber’, ‘Average Person’, ‘The Pound Is Sinking’, ‘Somebody Who Cares’, ‘Hey Hey’, ‘Get It’ and ‘My Old Friend’.

After a month on the isle, everyone flew back home. More work was done in March and April in AIR London. New songs started were ‘Sweetest Little Show’, ‘Wanderlust’, ‘Keep Under Cover’ and ‘No Values’. George Harrison agreed to add a guitar solo to ‘Wanderlust’, but wanted Paul, Linda en Denny to add backing vocals to his tribute to John first: ‘All
These Years Ago’. Finally, there was no time left to play the solo. At some time in this period, Denny Laine left and on April 28 it was officially announced that Wings was split.

After another break for a few months, McCartney and Martin continued their work (September until November 1981 in A.I.R. Studios, London), now joined by Eric Stewart from 10cc. ‘Here Today’ was added.

Tug of War was the first album by Paul McCartney that was mixed digitally.

CD 1
1-12 – Tug Of War was released on vinyl on April 26, 1982 – The first cd –release was in Japan, in June 1983 followed by the USA, in February 1984.
1 – Tug of War – with Campbell Maloney from The Campbeltown Pipe Band on military snares and an orchestral arrangement by Kenneth Sillito.
2 – Take It Away – with Ringo Starr and Stan Gatz on drums and George Martin on electric piano.
3 – Somebody Who Cares – with Denny Laine, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Steve Gadd
4 – What’s That You’re Doing? – a jam with Stevie Wonder
5 – Here Today – with a string quartet
6 – Ballroom Dancing – with Denny Laine
7 – The Pound Is Sinking – with drummer Dave Mattacks and Denny Laine, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Steve Gadd
8 – Wanderlust – with Denny Laine
9 – Get It – duet with Carl Perkins
10 – Be What You See (Link)
11 – Dress Me Up as a Robber – with drummer Dave Mattacks and Denny Laine
12 – Ebony and Ivory – duet with Stevie Wonder
13 – Rainclouds – with Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) on Irish bagpipes – released on March 29, 1982 as the b-side of ‘Ebony and Ivory’.
14 – I’ll Give You a Ring – released on June 21, 1982, as the b-side of ‘Take It Away’.
15 – My Old Friend – written by Carl Perkins to thank Paul for the invitation to Montserrat. Recorded on February 25, 1981, and released fifteen years later – after some sweetening – on Carl’s album Go Cat Go (October 15, 1996). On this album Carl presents collaboration with all of the Fab Four.
16 – Ebony and Ivory – solo version – released on March 29, 1982, on the 12” version of ‘Ebony and Ivory’.
17-24 –demo’s recorded by Paul and Denny Laine, in August 1980 in Park Gate Studios, 38 Mount Street, Catsfield, East Sussex. The purpose of these demo’s was to present them to George Martin as a start for the collaboration. The demo’s were speed corrected and released on October 2, 2015 on the Tug Of War – Paul McCartney Archive Collection.
25 – My Old Friend – the original version, as the songs tood on February 25, 1981.
26 – Juggler Version 1 – a little ditty recorded during the Tug of War sessions. A juggler playing with a moon and some planets is the company logo of MPL – McCartney Productions Limited.

CD 2
1-12 – a rather harsh, dry sounding remix of the entire Tug Of War album, made by Paul and Steve Orchard in March 2015 in Hog Hill Mill Studios in Sussex, and presented on October 2, 2015 on the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, alongside the original mixes.
13 – Tug of War – 7″ mix, released on September 8, 1982, with edited intro and outro.
14 – Take It Away – singlemix, released on June 21, 1982, with edited intro and outro.
15-23 – Wings rehearsals recorded on October 30, 1980 and November 7, 1980 in Pugin’s Hall, Tenterden, Kent. These are presented here in edited form, especially made for VooDoo Records.
24 – Juggler Version 2 aka ‘Juggler Fanfare’

Last updated on April 3, 2020


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