|Tug Of War - Front Cover||Tug Of War - Rear Cover|
|Tug Of War - Front of Inner Sleeve||Tug Of War - Rear of Inner Sleeve|
|Catalogue No.||PCTC 259|
|Release date||26th April 1982|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||Paul's thirteenth "solo" album release, and almost two years after "McCartney II".
With "Ebony and Ivory" doing so well in the singles chart, the timely release meant that the album entered the L.P. chart straight into the highest position.
After two weeks it had sold 20,000 copies in the U.K. and had passed the 100,000 sales mark before August.
It remained in the chart for over 6 months.
The production of "Tug Of War" spanned a year and a half, starting in October 1980, and not being completed until March 1982.
Tug Of War - Recording Sessions
The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis and Sinc., with photography by Linda, and artwork by Brian Clarke.
|Tug Of War||McCartney||The grunting and groaning at the start of this track is an actual Tug-of-war contest
recorded in Huddersfield at the annual championships.
|Take It Away||McCartney||Ringo backs Paul on his favourite drums.
|Somebody Who Cares||McCartney||
|What's That You're Doing||Wonder-McCartney||This track originated out of a studio jam session.
|Here Today||McCartney||Paul's tribute to John
|The Pound Is Sinking||McCartney||
|Wanderlust||McCartney||"Wanderlust" was the name of one of the boats hired in the Virgin Islands
|Get It||McCartney||This includes Carl laughing at the end of the track. The laughter is in respect of a
rude joke Paul told him, but the joke had to be removed from the released version.
Released as the B-side of the single "Tug Of War".
|Be What You See (Link)||McCartney||
|Dress Me Up As A Robber||McCartney||Appeared on the 12" issue of "Take It Away"
|Ebony And Ivory||McCartney||The smash hit single.
4th February 1985, the first C.D. release, on Parlophone using an international number of, CDP 7 46057 2. This has the same tracks and running time as the standard album release.
17th October 1988, the Fame label re-release the album on FA 3210, with a cassette TCFA 3210 and C.D. CDFA 3210, once again no bonus tracks.
June 1993, a "Re-master" re-issue C.D. has catalogue number CDPMCOL 12 (+ TCPMCOL 12),
(international number CDP 7 89266 2),
Although (alledgedly) remastered it has the same tracks as all the above releases.
2nd October 2015 - Tug Of War - The Paul McCartney Archive Collection is released (3 CD/1 DVD + book + extras)
17th November 2017 - Blue Vinyl version (578 3680) - Nothing new, no bonus tracks.
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