- Timeline More from year 1983
Featuring songs initially recorded during sessions for the Tug Of War album, Pipes Of Peace continued Paul’s rich vein of song-writing form and included two massive hits, the Michael Jackson duet ‘Say Say Say’ and the title track. The collaboration with Jackson – then the biggest star on the planet thanks to the success of his Thriller album – extended to another track, the breezy ‘The Man’. Lyrically, the album features Paul’s thoughts on love, peace and the future, centred around the symbol of the pipes of peace. In 1993 the album was reissued to include the hit ‘We All Stand Together’ from the Rupert the Bear project, as well as two other previously unreleased songs – ‘Twice In A Lifetime’ and ‘Simple As That’.
It was supposed to be the ‘Tug Of War’ album, and then a sort of answer album. So then I thought of the idea of ‘Pipes Of Peace: What would be the opposite of a tug of war? Peace pipes, pipes of peace and stuff. Then I got the idea to play the pipes of peace instead of smoking them! So it kind of developed from all of that.Paul McCartney, from Club Sandwich N° 31, 1983
Last updated on February 23, 2020
Jan 02, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War
Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 8, 1980 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace