Pipes of Peace is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, released in 1983. As the follow-up to the popular Tug of War, the album came close to matching the commercial success of its predecessor in Britain but peaked only at number 15 on America's Billboard 200 albums chart.
Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace (1983).
Pipes of Peace is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, released in 1983. As the follow-up to the popular Tug of War, the album came close to matching the commercial success of its predecessor in Britain but peaked only at number 15 on America’s Billboard 200 albums chart. While Pipes of Peace was the source of international hit singles such as Say Say Say (recorded with Michael Jackson) and the title track, the critical response to the album was less favourable than that afforded to Tug of War. Background and structure. Sounes views Pipes of Peace and its predecessor as abounding with well-crafted tunes that almost match the standard of McCartney’s work with the Beatles; yet, he adds, the two albums must be marked down for a surfeit of love ballads with lamentable lyrics.
Lyrically, the album features Paul’s thoughts on love, peace and the future, centred around the symbol of the pipes of peace. In 1993 the album was reissued to include the hit ‘We All Stand Together’ from the Rupert the Bear project, as well as two other previously unreleased songs – ‘Twice In A Lifetime’ and ‘Simple As That’.
Paul McCartney 1983 Pipes Of Peace 13 We All Stand Together (Bonus Track). Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace 17. Say Say Say. Ameritz Pipes of Peace (In the Style of Paul Mccartney). Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace 04. Keep Under Cover. Paul McCartney 1983 Pipes Of Peace 08 Average Person. PAUL McCARTNEY ("Pipes of Peace", 1983) 12. Twice In A Lifetime (Bonus Track).
Pipes Of Peace is a very well mastered and refined production, once again thanks to the profitable Martin/McCartney partnership. As for Tug Of War, many songs are performed by Paul with the help of some famous guest musicians. Among them, Michael Jackson who writes two duets on this album in collaboration with Paul. Pipes Of Peace is released in October 1983. Paul is playing at the piano and the whole song is backed up by perfect harmonies and by a good orchestration. This song provide the album with a strong introduction. One of the best songs ever released by Paul. Say Say Say follows next as the first duet co-written by Paul and Michael Jackson on this album. Paul had already worked with Jackson when singing on Michael's composition The Girl Is Mine.
Pipes Of Peace (LP, Album, Gat). Parlophone, MPL (2), Fálkinn. 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.
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- Photography By – Linda McCartney
- Producer – George Martin
- Written-By – McCartney*
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