Paul McCartneyPipes Of Peace

Label:Odeon – 1C 064 1652301, Odeon – 064 1652301, Odeon – 1652301, MPL (2) – 1C 064 1652301, MPL (2) – 064 1652301, MPL (2) – 1652301
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Soft Rock, Pop Rock


A1Pipes Of Peace3:53
A2Say Say Say
FeaturingMichael Jackson
A3The Other Me3:56
A4Keep Under Cover3:18
A5So Bad3:03
B1The Man
FeaturingMichael Jackson
B2Sweetest Little Show2:56
B3Average Person4:22
B4Hey Hey
B5Tug Of Peace2:52
B6Through Our Love3:29

Companies, etc.



Released with a printed inner sleeve.

Michael Jackson courtesy of Epic Records.
Stanley Clarke courtesy of Epic Records.
Andy Mackay courtesy of E.G. Records (2).
Ringo Starr courtesy of Pyramid Records (3).
'Chair and Pipe' by Vincent Van Gogh reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the National Gallery, London.
'Can Gogh's Chair' chrome sculpture 1966.

A1, A3 to A5, B2, B3, B5, B6 published by MPL Communications Ltd.
A2, B1 published by MPL Communications Ltd./Copyright Control
B4 published by MPL Communications Ltd./Intersong Music Ltd. administered by MPL Communications Ltd.

A1, A3, A5 to B2, B5, B6 ℗ 1983 Original sound recordings made by MPL Communications Ltd.
A2, A4, B3, B4 ℗ 1983 Original sound recordings made by MPL Communications Inc.

Many thanks to the following folks, without whom...
Denny Laine, Dave Mattacks, James Kippen (tabla), The Pestalozzi Children's Village Choir, Ricky Lawson, Bill Wolfer, David Williams (4), Nathan Watts, Chris Smith (harmonica), Jerry Hey, Gary Herbig, Gary Grant, Ernie Watts, Hughie Burns, Gavin Wright, Geoff Whitehorn.

John Hammel, Trevor Jones (8), Steve Shrimpton, Robert Fraser, Bruce Bernard, Roger Huggett, John Kelly (5), Terry Reid, Tom Perry, Nigel Walker, Nick Read (2), David Larkham, Jo Mirowski, Heather, Melinda, June, Pattie, Kim.

[On back sleeve]:
Marketed, manufactured and distributed by EMI.
Printed in Germany by 4P Nicolaus GmbH, Köln

Embossed EMI logo on back sleeve down right

[On label side A]:
Made in Germany

For nearly same release but printed in Holland by EMI Services Benelux B.V. see here: Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace

Catalog numbers:
1C 064 1652301 - spine, back sleeve & labels
064 1652301 - inside gatefold
1652301 - Inner sleeve

The runouts are stamped; the separated number after the "1D"-string is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099916 523012
  • Label Code: LC 0287
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): 1C 064 1652301 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): 1C 064 1652301 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 1652301TA - 1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): 1652301TB - 1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 1652301TA - 1D 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 1652301TB - 1D

Other Versions (5 of 150)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Pipes Of Peace (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Parlophone, MPL (2)PCTC 1652301UK1983
Pipes Of Peace (LP, Album, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing, Gatefold)Columbia, MPL (2), Columbia, MPL (2)QC 39149, 39149US1983
Pipes Of Peace (Cassette, Album)Odeon, MPL (2)1C 264-1652304Europe1983
New Submission
Pipes Of Peace (LP, Album, Gatefold)EMI, Parlophone31C 066 65230Brazil1983
Recently Edited
Pipes Of Peace (LP, Album)Parlophone, Parlophone, MPL (2)PCTC 16523, PCTC. 16523India1983



  • nickaugustsson9's avatar
    Reply if you find any differences between this and
      Edited 8 years ago
      This is the first McCartney LP which has the click-clack 80s production. The production is more dated now but that's the way most artists sounded back then, Linn drums booming away and their bombastic beat at odds with the music. There is some good material here with McCartney leading a line of guest musicians to the calibre of Steve Gadd, Stanley Clark, Eric Stewart and Michael Jackson of which two songs are co-written. The 80s did find McCartney's star on the wane but at this point he had surely his best work under his belt. Some of the lyrics are a bitt naff and you get the feeling he was threading water here. It's not a bad LP but the previous years 'Tug Of War' is much more rewarding and a stronger collection and closer to the McCartney we all love. My copy is a German pressing, a DMM in fact so the sound is excellent.
      • Solgaard's avatar
        Correct barcode is: 5099916523012


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