Paul McCartney ‎– Tug Of War

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Parlophone ‎– PCTC 259, MPL (2) ‎– PCTC 259, Parlophone ‎– 0C 064-64 750
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A1 Tug Of War
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals – Paul McCartneyBacking Vocals – Eric Stewart, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyDrums [Military Snares] – Campbell MaloneyElectric Guitar – Denny Laine, Eric StewartLeader [Orchestra] – Kenneth Sillito
4:20
A2 Take It Away
Backing Vocals – Eric Stewart, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyDrums – Ringo Starr, Steve GaddElectric Piano – George MartinPiano, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Paul McCartney
3:50
A3 Somebody Who Cares
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spanish], Vocals – Paul McCartneyBacking Vocals – Eric Stewart, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyBass – Stanley ClarkeDrums, Percussion – Steve GaddFlute [Pan Pipes] – Adrian BrettGuitar [Guitar Synthesizer] – Denny Laine
3:13
A4 What's That You're Doing?
Backing Vocals – Eric Stewart, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyBass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals – Paul McCartneyLyricon – Andy MackaySynthesizer, Vocals – Stevie WonderWritten-By – Wonder*
6:13
A5 Here Today
Cello – Keith HarveyGuitar, Vocals – Paul McCartneyViola – Ian JewelViolin – Bernard Partridge, Jack Rothstein
2:24
B1 Ballroom Dancing
Backing Vocals – Eric Stewart, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyClarinet [Clarinet Gliss] – Jack BrymerElectric Guitar – Denny LaineNarrator – Peter Marshall (3)Piano, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Vocals – Paul McCartney
4:06
B2 The Pound Is Sinking
Acoustic Guitar – Denny LaineAcoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals – Paul McCartneyBacking Vocals – Eric Stewart, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyBass – Stanley Clarke
2:49
B3 Wanderlust
Backing Vocals – Eric Stewart, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyBass – Denny LaineDrums, Percussion – Adrian SheppardEnsemble – Philip Jones Brass EnsemblePiano, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Paul McCartney
3:47
B4 Get It
Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Synthesizer, Bass – Paul McCartneyElectric Guitar, Vocals – Carl Perkins
2:28
B5 Be What You See (Link)
Guitar, Vocoder – Paul McCartney
0:32
B6 Dress Me Up As A Robber
Backing Vocals – Linda McCartney, Paul McCartneyDrums, Percussion – Dave MattacksElectric Piano – George MartinGuitar, Vocals, Bass – Paul McCartneySynthesizer, Electric Guitar – Denny Laine
2:40
B7 Ebony And Ivory
Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals, Vocoder, Percussion, Piano, Backing Vocals – Paul McCartneyElectric Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Vocals [Additional], Backing Vocals – Stevie Wonder
3:41

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Recorded in Montserrat and England.
This album was mixed digitally.

A1, A5, B1, B3, B5: ℗ 1982 Original sound recordings made by MPL Communications Ltd.
A2 to A4, B2, B4, B6, B7: ℗ 1982 Original sound recordings made by MPL Communications Inc.
Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited.
Issued with a printed glossy inner sleeve containing lyrics and credits.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped then etched, variant 1): PCTC 259 A-7U 4 PCTC 259A-1AD PUSHING + PULLING SG♡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped then etched, variant 1): PCTC 259 B-9U 1 5 PCTC 259B-1L PUSHING + PULLING SG♡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): PCTC 259 A-10U PUSHING + PULLING G♡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): PCTC 259 B-10U PUSHING + PULLING S♡
  • Other (Sleeve, printed date, compnay): TM 8204 GL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped then etched, variant 3): PCTC 259 A-8U PCTC 259A-1J PUSHING + PULLING SG♡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped then etched, variant 3): PCTC 259 B-8U PCTC 259B-1H PUSHING + PULLING SG♡
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped then etched, variant 4): PCTC 259 A-6U PUSHING + PULLING S♡ 5 PCTC 259 A-1AA 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped then etched, variant 4): PCTC 259 B-6U PCTC 259 B-1AB 2 PUSHING + PULLING S♡

Other Versions (5 of 114) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
П94 RAT 30736 Paul McCartney Tug Of War(LP, Album, Unofficial) Santa Records П94 RAT 30736 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
1C 064-64 750 T Paul McCartney Tug Of War(LP, Album) Odeon, MPL (2), EMI Electrola 1C 064-64 750 T Europe 1982 Sell This Version
302-0155 Paul McCartney Simulacro de Guerra (Tug Of War)(LP, Album, Promo) Parlophone, MPL (2), Odeon 302-0155 Ecuador 1982 Sell This Version
none Paul McCartney Tug Of War(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) MPL (2) none Europe 2016 Sell This Version
HRM-37563-02ADV Paul McCartney Tug Of War - Advance Release(2xCD, Album, Promo, RE, RM + DVD) Concord Music Group, MPL (2) HRM-37563-02ADV US 2015 Sell This Version

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Ericred1892

Ericred1892

February 19, 2018
Matrix variation :
PCTC 259 A-6U PCTC 259A-1AA PUSHING + PULLING S♡
PCTC 259 B-9U 1 5 PCTC 259B-1L PUSHING + PULLING S♡
GOODGROOVECIRCLE

GOODGROOVECIRCLE

April 20, 2015
Tug Of War was McCartney's return to full on production with George Martin and a host of guest musicians after 1980s introverted and experimental McCartney II LP. This was also his first album after John Lennon's untimely death in 1980 and you get the impression he was throwing himself into his music full throttle as the album is a mix of styles from the masterly ballads such as Tug Of War and Wanderlust, a great track because it simply reminds you of 'The Long And Winding Road' and that's not a bad thing. The orchestra and brass are powerful and well scored. The are novelty songs too which is Paul just simply having fun in a show tune sort of way. Stevie Wonder appears on the hard funk of 'What's That You're Doing?' and the lovely duet 'Ebony And Ivory' which was a hit on the charts. 'Take It Away' another single and is a great track and so is 'Dress Me Up as a Robber' and one wonders Was Paul was listening to Earth, Wind And Fire and Level 42 perhaps, and this is one of the best songs here as it's a style he hadn't ventured into until now. There are weak songs but the good ones outweigh them. The guests also include high profile players such as Steve Gadd, Stanley Clarke, Carl Perkins, Denny Laine, Eric Stewart and Ringo Starr. 1982 is the dark ages now when you look back, but this was the album that gave Paul the courage to face the next phase of his fascinating musical career.
RenatoS

RenatoS

July 23, 2014
I've got a copy from Philippines, by DYNA PRODUCTS INC. under license from EMI
Solgaard

Solgaard

February 15, 2014
Comes with printed inner sleeve
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

December 10, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
I'm surprised at the relatively low rating for this album. This is quite easily Paul McCartney's finest moment. Everything from the songwriting to the performance to the production is absolutely stellar. There is precisely zero filler here, with each track being quite memorable and each having a distinct theme and sound.

When McCartney's gone, this is the record by which I'll remember him. Though he will forever be perhaps unfavourably compared with his former bandmate John Lennon, Macca is leaps and bounds over Lennon in terms of composing skill and musicianship. This record demonstrates that in every way possible.