Tug of War & Pipes of Peace – full details

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  1. Unknown says:

    This reissue programme is just painful! Not to mention how long it's taking and the random order they're been released in, and also that the cd boxes aren't the same size, making them look untidy on my shelf! I made a decision not to buy the deluxe editions (with book) because of the over inflated prices. And what I've missed out on so far is negligible (although I think Thrillington should have had its own release), but it looks like on Tug Of War I'll miss out on a great third disc! 🙁 Also I don't like this "digital download only" bonus track thing. The fact that music fans are still buying cds must relay some message… We still want our music on Cd!

    Sorry for this negative post, but when it's the third or fourth time you have bought this music you start to wonder why bother?!

    On a more positive note, thanks for the info and what a great site this is.

  2. Geert says:

    I just want to say completely the opposite of what Beatleleles UK just said 🙂

    Except for the 'more positive note'. I certainly do agree with that! 🙂

    No, I'm really looking forward to these two, and have been enjoying the deluxe editions (neatly stacked on my shelf) immensely! They managed to blow new life in old and sometimes tired albums I've been listening to forever.

    Different people, different minds … 😉

  3. Tom says:

    I'm very happy with the contents and packaging of the Archive sets, although I do wish there were more bonus tracks. The remastering has been superb. I'm curious as to how different the new mix of "Tug Of War" will be.

    The release date of October 2 includes the US, too, since most of the world has moved to Friday as the new release date for all music, as of earlier this month.

  4. Martin says:

    Wish MPL would remaster and reissue Wings Greatest on 180g vinyl…. Just a superb set of songs with a superb album cover. 'Tug Of War' was a great album. 'Pipes' not so much, and I don't think the Jackson collaborations worked at all (still, a better choice than Kanye West though!). In the mid 80s I'd have prefered to hear a Macca/Prince musical summit. I hope 'London Town'and 'Back To The Egg' are done too (and where the hell is 'Red Rose Speedway?!').

    I recall a 'bootleg' mix from some years ago…. It was Paul's 'Tug Of War' vocal with the backing track of Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale.' It actually worked. I think it was called 'A Whiter Shade Of War.'

  5. Unknown says:

    Once again Wog Blog has the scoop before anyone else. Thats why this is the first site I visit every morning! Keep up the great work!

  6. mr.custard says:

    I hope next releases are:
    1. Wild Life/Red Rose Speedway
    2. London Town/Back To The Egg

    3. Sessions & Outtakes 1970-1975
    4. Sessions & Outtakes 1976-1980
    5. Video Collection 1970-1980

    & other live stuff

  7. Brian Fried says:

    Mr. Custard, I'd expect the next releases to be:
    2017 — Wild Life & Red Rose Speedway
    2018 — London Town & Back To The Egg
    2019 — Give My Regards To Broadstreet & Cold Cuts
    2020 — Wingspan (reissue) with a new hits package / Wings 72 and Wings 79
    … and, if the series continues, 2021 — Press To Play / Wings Anthology box set

  8. Unknown says:

    Every year there has been something, and the last two years has seen two packages (2014: "Venus and Mars" and "At the Speed of Sound" so I think perhaps each year will see two releases. It is quite interesting that Paul is doing these in beautiful books and with fascimiles of lyrics and other things, and I really hope all of his albums get this treatment –however long it takes. Really looking forward to diving into both of these sets when I get them!

  9. DiBoLandsTVAndNewsCenter says:

    & Cold Cuts NO is not a Macca Album maybe as Bonus MAterial

  10. Brian Fried says:

    FYI: Tug Of War super deluxe is already sold out.

  11. Anonymous says:

    It's designated as 'Out of Stock', Brian… NOT 'Sold Out'.
    That, as initial buyers of The Beatles in Mono CD box will recall, is quite a distinction.

  12. Unknown says:

    I'm glad the Sweetest Little Show demo is included. That demo eats the studio version for breakfast every single morning.

    I also suppose the lack of inclusion of Ode To A Koala Bear (Australian Mix) will continue the mythology surrounding it's existence.

  13. Unknown says:

    I believe you can catch "Ode to a Koala Bear" on YouTube. I know I've heard it somewhere…..

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