Friday 8/27/21 12pm ET: Feature LP: Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983)

Pipes of Peace is the fourth solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, released October 17, 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.

“Pipes of Peace” – 3:56
“Say Say Say” – 3:55
“The Other Me” – 3:58
“Keep Under Cover” – 3:05
“So Bad” – 3:20
“The Man” – 3:55
“Sweetest Little Show” – 2:54
“Average Person” – 4:33
“Hey Hey” – 2:54
“Tug of Peace” – 2:54
“Through Our Love” – 3:28
“Twice in a Lifetime” – 2:59
“We All Stand Together” – 4:22
“Simple as That” – 4:17

Paul McCartney – bass guitar, guitars, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, vocals
Linda McCartney – keyboards, backing vocals
Michael Jackson – vocals, percussion on “Say Say Say” and “The Man”
Eric Stewart – guitar, backing vocals
Denny Laine – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Hughie Burn, Geoff Whitehorn – guitar
David Williams – guitar on “Say Say Say”
George Martin – garden canes on “Tug of Peace”; bicycle wheel, piano on “Through Our Love”
Stanley Clarke – bass guitar, vocals on “Keep Under Cover” and “Hey Hey”
Nathan Watts – bass guitar on “Say Say Say”
Chris Hammer Smith – harmonica on “Say Say Say”
Bill Wolfer – keyboards on “Say Say Say”
Gavyn Wright – violin
Jerry Hey – strings, French horn
Gary Herbig – flute
Chris Hammer Smith – harmonica
Andy Mackay, Ernie Watts – saxophone

Gary Grant – horns
Ringo Starr – drums on “So Bad” and “Average Person”
Ricky Lawson – drums on “Say Say Say”
Steve Gadd, Dave Mattacks – drums
James Kippen – tabla on “Pipes of Peace”
Pestalozzi’s Children’s Choir – backing vocals on “Pipes of Peace”