The Paul McCartney Project

1981 highlights

Recording of Tug Of War

What happened for Paul in 1981

1981 has been the first year since 1962 that Paul McCartney didn’t release any new song. Paul has been however active recording his first really post-Wings album, “Tug Of War“, to be released in 1982.

Last updated on January 26, 2020

Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 1981




Somewhere in England

By George Harrison • Official album


Stop and Smell the Roses

By Ringo Starr • Official album

Sessions


Recording and mixing "Be What You See"

Dec 29, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


Mixing "Here Today"

Dec 09, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


Recording "Here Today"

Nov 30, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


Mixing "Christian Bop"

Nov 11, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace - Archive Collection


Mixing "Get It", "Wanderlust", "Ballroom Dancing", "What's That You're Doing"

Oct 01, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


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


Tug Of War sessions at AIR Studios, London

March - December 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


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 "Average Person"

Feb 04, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace


Recording "Dress Me Up As A Robber", "The Pound Is Sinking"

Feb 04, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


Tug Of War sessions at AIR Studios, Montserrat

February - March 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War


"Cold Cuts" overdubs and mixing

January 12th - 23th, 1981


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

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


Recording "Christian Bop"

Circa 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Pipes Of Peace - Archive Collection