Paul McCartney releases his album produced by George Martin : ‘Tug of War’ featuring ‘Ebony & Ivory’ (1982)

Paul McCartney’s ‘Tug of War’ feat. ‘Ebony & Ivory’ is his third solo studio album produced by George Martin and released on April 26, 1982 by Parlophone.

Track Listing : 1.Tug Of War (Paul McCartney) – 04:22 . 2.Take It Away (Paul McCartney) – 04:14 . 3.Somebody Who Cares (Paul McCartney) – 03:19 . 4.What’S That You’Re Doing? (Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder) – 06:19 . 5.Here Today (Paul McCartney) – 02:27 . 6.Ballroom Dancing (Paul McCartney) – 04:07 . 7.The Pound Is Sinking (Paul McCartney) – 02:54 . 8.Wanderlust (Paul McCartney) – 03:49 . 9.Get It (Paul McCartney) – 02:29 . 10.Be What You See (Paul McCartney) – 00:34 . 11.Dress Me Up As A Robber (Paul McCartney) – 02:41 . 12.Ebony And Ivory (Paul McCartney) – 03:46


Brian Clarke

Musicians : Paul McCartney – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synthesizers, Drums, Bass, Vocoder, Percussions . Stevie Wonder – Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer, Vocals On (4 – 12) . Carl Perkins – Guitar (Electric), Vocals On (9) . Denny Laine – Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Bass On (8) . Eric Stewart – Guitar, Background Vocals . Campbell Maloney – Military Snares On (1) . Ringo Starr – Drums On (2) . Steve Gadd – Drums . Stanley Clarke – Bass . George Martin – Electric Piano . Adrian Brett – Pan Pipes . Andy Mackay – Lyricon . Adrian Sheppard – Drums . Dave Mattacks – Drums . Carl Perkins – Vocals, Guitar On (9) . Stevie Wonder – Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Drums, Vocals . Jack Brymer – Clarinet . Keith Harvey – Cello . Ian Jewel – Viola . Bernard Partridge – Violin . Jack Rothstein – Violin . Linda McCartney – Background Vocals . Peter Marshall – Narrator

Production : Produced By George Martin . Paul McCartney . Geoff Emerick – Engineer . Jon Jacobs – Assistant Engineer . John Kelly – Engineer . Eddie Klein – Engineer . Terry Reed – Engineer . Mike Stavrou – Engineer

Arrangements : Paul McCartney

Package : Brian Clarke asterisques RVM – Painting . Linda McCartney – Photography
Recorded October 1980 – December 1981.

Released On April 26, 1982 By Parlophone.

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PopMatters
The best tracks on Tug of War are those that tone down the bombastic production stylings favored at the time and focus instead on the craftsmanship of McCartney’s lyrics and deft wordplay. […]

Rolling Stone
McCartney’s little tune is the ivory half of a matched pair. The ebony counterpart, “What’s That You’re Doing,” is a red-hot pop-funk feast that’s served up on Stevie Wonder‘s roiling and squiggling synthesizer. […]

Goldmine
But, as always, the star of the show is Paul McCartney, who dressed up this, his first post-Wings album with a bundle of solid tunes that are by turns elegant, rocking and emotionally charged (the gentle, elegiac “Here Today” was McCartney’s musical tribute to Lennon, and to this day, it never fails to elicit tears). […]

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