Paul McCartney Tug Of War on 180g 2LP + Download
Newest Installment in the Acclaimed Paul McCartney Archive Collection!
Comprised of the 2015 Remix of the Entire Album + 2nd Companion LP of Bonus Audio featuring 8 Previously Unreleased Demos of Both Album Tracks and B-Sides!
As with the Grammy-Winning Band on the Run & Wings Over America Archive Editions, Paul Personally Supervised All Aspects of this Reissue!
MPL and the Concord Music Group are proud to announce two more landmark installments in the multiple Grammy-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection. In October 2015, Paul’s early ‘80s back-to-back classics Tug of War and Pipes of Peace will receive the lavish reissue treatment on 180-gram double vinyl including exclusive 2015 remixes plus a treasure trove of previously unreleased tracks.
Released in 1982, Tug of War was Paul McCartney’s first album following the break-up of Wings and his third solo LP overall. Hailed upon its release as “exquisitely crafted” by The New York Times and a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, Tug of War shot to #1 in no less than nine countries. Tug of War yielded such classic tracks as Paul’s #1 duet with Stevie Wonder "Ebony and Ivory," the top 10 single "Take It Away," and of course "Here Today," the conversation Paul never had with the late John Lennon that remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day.
As with the Grammy-winning Band on the Run and Wings Over America Archive editions, Paul personally supervised all aspects of this reissue. Tug of War will be issued as an audiophile grade 180-gram vinyl 2LP-set in gatefold packaging comprised of the 2015 remix of the entire album, plus a second companion LP 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.
Tug of War and Pipes of Peace are the newest installments in the acclaimed and ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection. The inaugural release in the series, the Deluxe Edition of the McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, while the Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic live collection Wings Over America took the 2013 Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.
Previous releases in this ambitious reissue program encompassing 41 years of timeless material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist of all time include solo works McCartney and McCartney II, Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM, and Wings’ Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound.
• 2 disc 180 gram audiophile vinyl edition
• Includes the newly remixed album, 8 unreleased demos plus b-sides
• Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
• Downloadable audio of all tracks included