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Paul McCartney’s Tug of War & Pipes of Peace Vinyl plus Deluxe Sets

Released in 1982, Tug of War was Paul’s first album following the break-up of Wings and his third solo LP overall. It featured McCartney’s duet with Stevie Wonder, Ebony and Ivory, Take It Away and of course Here Today.

Pipes of Peace, his fourth solo album, followed in 1983 and included the title track and the duet with Michael Jackson with Say Say Say.

McCartney has personally supervised all aspects of these releases and their various formats, which include:

Tug of War will be issued as a 2CD 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 3CD/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. Tug Of War Deluxe Edition will include a 112-page essay book and 64-page scrapbook, while the 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.

The Pipes of Peace 2CD Special Edition is made up of the original album plus a 9-track bonus disc with such exclusives such as a 2015 remix of Say Say Say by Spike Stent, unearthed demos of three album tracks and outtakes It’s Not On and Simple As That, the previously unreleased Christian Bop and more. The 2-CD/1-DVD Pipes of Peace Deluxe Edition features a bonus video disc comprised of the original promo clips for all three of the album’s singles plus previously unreleased clips from Paul’s film archives. The Deluxe configuration will also include a 112-page essay book and 64-page book that takes the reader behind the scenes on the Pipes of Peace title track video shoot.

Both albums and their companion bonus audio discs will also be released as 2LP 180gm vinyl editions complete with gatefold sleeves and download cards. The newly remixed and mastered Tug of War and remastered Pipes of Peace will also receive standard and HiRes digital releases, as well deluxe digital and HiRes releases featuring all bonus audio.

Release date is 2 October 2015. You can pre-order at paulmccartney.com

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