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Tug of War Import
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|1. Tug Of War|
|2. Take It Away|
|3. Somebody Who Cares|
|4. What's That You're Doing|
|5. Here Today|
|6. Ballroom Dancing|
|7. The Pound Is Sinking|
|9. Get It|
|10. Be What You See (Link)|
|11. Dress Me Up As A Robber|
|12. Ebony And Ivory|
Jolted by John Lennon's murder in 1980, McCartney mostly kept mum on the subject until 1982's Tug of War, which contained "Here Today," a belated admission of love for his old chum, who McCartney says would have probably laughed it off were he still alive. George Martin's production makes this McCartney's most unabashedly Beatlesque effort. Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins stops by for a cameo, while Stevie Wonder appears on two songs, the funky "What's That You're Doing" and the simplistic (but massively successful) hit single "Ebony and Ivory." --Daniel Durchholz
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I bought this because of the poppy "Take It Away", whose video I saw on MTV long ago. The backing harmonies, piano, and especially that brass ensemble make for an upbeat pop number that made it to the Top Ten. His producer George Martin does electric piano and old bandmate Ringo does drums. My third favourite song here.
"Somebody Who Cares" is a sweet ballad sympathizing with someone who's lonely. He likens it to "somebody who has taken the wheels of your car/when you had somewhere to go" but he injects a note of hope, that "there's always someone, somewhere/you should know by now/always somebody who cares."
Stevie Wonder's familiar funky synthesizer sets the backbeat for the first Wonder/McCartney duet, "What's That You're Doing." While it's a catchy engaging number I like, it's more at home on a Stevie Wonder album.
"Here Today" is a "I Will"-type ballad, enhanced with a string quartet as in "Yesterday."
However, two songs from here were reprised in the Give My Regards To Broadstreet movie two years later.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Absolutely fabulous package and impeccable sound on this amazing reissue. A bit on the pricey side, but absolutely worth it. Read morePublished 3 months ago
I just love this album - great music lyrics - Paul at another peak - he has had a fewPublished 3 months ago by tintin
I have all of these box sets. I crave the extras. This was also a great albumPublished 3 months ago by Tom Boyle
Excellent album have the original remixed version is excellent great book true masterpiece.Published 3 months ago by John Higney