Tug Of War Album Songbook
Author: Paul McCartney
Publication Date: 1982
Publisher: Distributed by Music Sales Limited
TRACK LISTING: TUG OF WAR; TAKE IT AWAY; SOMEBODY WHO CARES; WHAT'S THAT YOU'RE DOING?; HERE TODAY; BALLROOM DANCING; THE POUND IS SINKING; WANDERLUST; GET IT; BE WHAT YOU SEE; DRESS ME UP AS A ROBBER; EBONY AND IVORY.
The official album songbook to accompany 'Tug Of War', released in 1982, 'Tug Of War' was Paul's first solo album post-Wings and the first released since the death of John Lennon (initial sessions for the album were abandoned following Lennon's death). While the title hints at an album about power struggles, Paul saw it more as an album "of opposites". As he says, it focuses on "duality. Yes and No, Up and Down, Man and Woman. Always some kind of conflict, even if you're married and in love, she's still a girl, you're still a boy…Blacks and whites. Dualities, it's not easy to bring together two sides of a coin." The album saw him reunite with producer George Martin and included two duets with Stevie Wonder, one of which, Ebony and Ivory, was number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic.