Paul McCartney's Tug of War and Pipes of Peace Set For Reissue

(NLM) Paul McCartney's Tug of War and Pipes of Peace albums will be the subject of new deluxe reissues that are set to be released on October 2nd. We were sent the following details:

Released in 1982, Tug of War was Paul'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 went 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. Pipes of Peace, Paul's fourth solo album, followed in 1983 and continued Paul's early '80s run of platinum records. Singles from Pipes of Peace included the title track and of course Paul and Michael Jackson's timeless "Say Say Say," a multi-format global chart-topping smash continually cited as a landmark of that or any year--as recently as 2007, Vibe magazine rated "Say Say Say" as one of the greatest duets of all time.

As with the GRAMMY-winning Band On The Run and Wings Over America Archive editions, Paul personally supervised all aspects of these releases and their various formats, which include:

Tug of War will be issued as a 2-CD 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 3-CD/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. In keeping with the award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection standards, the Tug Of War Deluxe Edition will include a 112-page essay book and 64-page scrapbook, while the strictly 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 2-CD Special Edition is made up of the original album plus a 9-track bonus disc with such exclusive gems 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 2-LP 180-gram audiophile 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 Hi Res digital releases, as well deluxe digital and Hi Res releases featuring all bonus audio.

Tug of War Tracklisting:
Disc 1: Remixed album
01. Tug of War (Remixed 2015)
02. Take It Away (Remixed 2015)
03. Somebody Who Cares (Remixed 2015)
04. What's That You're Doing? (Remixed 2015)
05. Here Today (Remixed 2015)
06. Ballroom Dancing (Remixed 2015)
07. The Pound Is Sinking (Remixed 2015)
08. Wanderlust (Remixed 2015)
09. Get It (Remixed 2015)
10. Be What You See (Link) (Remixed 2015)
11. Dress Me Up As a Robber (Remixed 2015)
12. Ebony and Ivory (Remixed 2015)

Disc 2 - Original album
01. Tug of War
02. Take It Away
03. Somebody Who Cares
04. What's That You're Doing?
05. Here Today
06. Ballroom Dancing
07. The Pound Is Sinking
08. Wanderlust
09. Get It
10. Be What You See (Link)
11. Dress Me Up As a Robber
12. Ebony and Ivory

Disc 3 - Bonus Audio
01. Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came From [Demo] (previously unreleased)
02. Wanderlust [Demo] (previously unreleased)
03. Ballroom Dancing [Demo] (previously unreleased)
04. Take It Away [Demo] (previously unreleased)
05. The Pound Is Sinking [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
06. Something That Didn't Happen [Demo] (previously unreleased)
07. Ebony and Ivory [Demo] (previously unreleased)
08. Dress Me Up As a Robber/Robber Riff [Demo] (previously unreleased)
09. Ebony and Ivory [Solo Version] (B-side of Ebony and Ivory 12" single)
10. Rainclouds (B-side of Ebony and Ivory 7" single)
11. I'll Give You a Ring (B-side of Take It Away single)

Disc 4 - Bonus Film
01. Tug of War Music Video (Version 1)
02. Tug of War Music Video (Version 2)
03. Take It Away Music Video
04. Ebony and Ivory Music Video
05. Fly TIA - Behind The Scenes on Take It Away (new 18 minute documentary using previously unreleased archive footage)

Pipes of Peace Tracklisting:
Disc 1 - Remastered Album (Stereo)
01. Pipes of Peace
02. Say Say Say
03. The Other Me
04. Keep Under Cover
05. So Bad
06. The Man
07. Sweetest Little Show
08. Average Person
09. Hey Hey
10. Tug of Peace
11. Through Our Love

Disc 2 - Bonus Audio
01. Average Person [Demo] (previously unreleased)
02. Keep Under Cover [Demo] (previously unreleased)
03. Sweetest Little Show [Demo] (previously unreleased)
04. It's Not On [Demo] (previously unreleased)
05. Simple As That [Demo] (previously unreleased)
06. Say Say Say [2015 Remix] (previously unreleased)
07. Ode to a Koala Bear (B-side of 'Say Say Say' single)
08. Twice in a Lifetime (bonus track from 1993
09. Christian Bop (previously unreleased)

Disc 3 - DVD
01. Pipes of Peace Music Video
02. So Bad Music Video
03. Say Say Say Music Video
04. Hey Hey in Montserrat (previously unreleased home movie footage, 3 mins)
05. Behind the Scenes at AIR Studios (previously unreleased 6 min edit)
06. The Man (previously unreleased home movie footage, 4 mins)

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