Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace (New Vinyl LP)
Limited 180gm vinyl LP repressing. Pipes of Peace is the fourth studio album by Paul McCartney under his own name, released in 1983. As the follow-up to the popular Tug of War, the album came close to matching the commercial success of it's predecessor in Britain and peaked at #15 on America's Billboard 200 albums chart. Pipes of Peace was the source of international hit singles such as "Say Say Say" (recorded with Michael Jackson) and the title track. Many of the songs released on Pipes of Peace were recorded during the 1981 sessions for Tug of War, with "Pipes of Peace", "The Other Me", "So Bad", "Tug of Peace" and "Through Our Love" being recorded afterwards, in September-October 1982. Accordingly, the album has many things in common with it's predecessor - it was produced by George Martin, it featured two collaborations with the same artist (this time with Michael Jackson; the Tug of War collaborations being with Stevie Wonder), and continued McCartney's alliance in the studio with Ringo Starr, former 10cc guitarist Eric Stewart and his last session work with Wings guitarist Denny Laine.