Paul McCartney Announces 'Tug of War,' 'Pipes of Peace' Reissues — Video

Paul McCartney has announced deluxe reissues of his third and fourth post-Wings solo albums, 1982's Tug of War and 1983's Pipes of Peace. You can check out trailers for both albums below.

The reissues, which are set for an October 2 release via MPL/Concord Music Group, can be pre-ordered here.

Both albums have been newly remixed and feature previously unreleased and long-out-of-circulation tracks (including "Rainclouds") plus never-before-seen videos.

Tug of War was McCartney's first collaboration with George Martin since the dissolution of the Beatles more than a decade before. It spawned the hit singles "Ebony and Ivory" (recorded with Stevie Wonder) and "Take It Away," plus "Here Today," his ode to John Lennon, who had been murdered during the recording of the album.

Pipes of Peace featured "Say Say Say," his smash collaboration with Michael Jackson. Both albums feature former Beatle Ringo Starr on drums on several tracks.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.