- Audio CD (Oct. 25 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: EMI
- ASIN: B000007NZI
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
|1. Pipes Of Peace|
|2. Say Say Say|
|3. The Other Me|
|4. Keep Under Cover|
|5. So Bad|
|6. The Man|
|7. Sweetest Little Show|
|8. Average Person|
|9. Hey Hey|
|10. Tug Of Peace|
|11. Through Our Love|
What's the problem with this album?
it is well produced (george martin).it continues his way of pop-soul-rock era.Michael Jackson saved this album from forgetting with hit "Say say say" sung with Macca.
but sadly Even if the naive pop songs on "tug of war" sounded nice and interesting here they shine half less than of his previous album.
"So bad","Keep under cover","Through our love" are good songs but they all are lacking something...maybe some madness or freshness? (haha -"Average person" sound exactly like many songs from band called Madness...)
i don't really know what's wrong with it - i like this album and i love the title track but it is not enough - compared to "Back to the Egg","Flowers in the dirt" or "Press to play" it is a bit boring and pretentious.
in the end - a good album but it has much more weaker melodies than on any of his other albums.anyway you can check it out.
Like Stevie Wonder did on Tug Of War, Michael Jackson shows up for two songs here, and one of them became a big hit. "Say Say Say" is a more effective number than "The Girl Is Mine," featuring harmonica and a brass section and computerized voices. Things would not be so cozy between McCartney and Jackson, as the latter outbid McCartney for the rights to the Beatles songs. But that line, "baptised in all my tears" really caught my eye.
"The Other Me" is a mid-paced apology to a sig. other for really bad behaviour--"I acted like a dustbin" and asks for a second chance--"I wish I could take it back/I'd like to make a different mood/and if you let me try again/I'll have a better attitude." That's the other me he sings of.
Quick Vivaldi-type strings and quick guitar pop distinguish the chorus of "Keep Under Cover." There's some nice electric Wings-type guitar reminiscent of his early days. It's a promise to share life with someone despite the uncertain journey ahead, but without that special one, one might as well "keep under cover." Or play ostrich, in other words. And as DLR said, you know what happen to ostrich's hind ends.
OK, my favourite track here. "So Bad", later to be done live in Give My Regards To Broadstreet is a nice slow ballad with Paul and Linda singing together in the chorus. Paul's falsetto makes this all the more better.Read more ›