The Paul McCartney Project

Pipes Of Peace

Timeline More from year 1983

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From paulmccartney.com:

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

The album


Pipes Of Peace

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Special editions


Pipes Of Peace (1993)

By Paul McCartney • Official album


Related singles


Pipes Of Peace

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single


Say Say Say

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Related bootlegs



Pipes Of Peace Sessions

By Paul McCartney • Unofficial album

Related songs


Average Person

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


Hey Hey

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


Keep Under Cover

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


Pipes Of Peace

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


Say Say Say

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


Sweetest Little Show

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


The Man

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


The Other Me

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


Through Our Love

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace


Tug Of Peace

Officially appears on Pipes Of Peace

Related sessions


Recording "The Man"

Aug 25, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Sweetest Little Show"

Jul 11, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "Tug Of Peace", "The Other Me"

Jul 06, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "Through Our Love"

Jul 04, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "Pipes Of Peace"

Jun 30, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "The Man"

Jun 08, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "Say Say Say"

Feb 15, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "Hey Hey"

Feb 01, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "Sweetest Little Show", "Keep Under Cover"

Jan 25, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "The Other Me"

Jan 11, 1983 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "So Bad"

Sep 16, 1982 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Through Our Love"

Sep 14, 1982 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Pipes Of Peace"

Sep 10, 1982 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Say Say Say"

April 1982 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Tug Of Peace"

Jan 29, 1982 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Mixing "Average Person"

Sep 01, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Average Person"

July 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Say Say Say", "The Man"

May 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Keep Under Cover"

Mar 23, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Hey Hey"

Mar 01, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Average Person"

February 16-18, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Keep Under Cover"

Feb 11, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Tug Of War", "Ballroom Dancing", "Wanderlust", "Sweetest Little Show"

Jan 02, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


Recording "Ode To A Koala Bear", "Keep Under Cover"

Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 8, 1980 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


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