Release Date: Oct 2, 2015
Record label: Universal
Eighteen months after the release Tug Of War, Paul McCartney’s follow-up album hit shelves. Leading off with the huge smash single with Michael Jackson “Say Say Say,” expectations were high for Pipes Of Peace. The single, which spent six weeks at the top of the chart starting in mid-October of ‘83, had been recorded in 1981. However, it didn’t see release until nearly two years later.
Paul McCartney's team-up with Rihanna and Kanye West on "FourFiveSeconds" earlier this year was met with surprise and bewilderment by some, but if you go back far enough you'd see it's just par for the course in the mind of Macca. Ever since the Beatles covered the Cookies back in '63, McCartney has been testifying to his love of R&B. "Smokey Robinson was like God in our eyes," he once said.
It’s funny how the roads to greater discovery oftentimes present themselves. Many years ago, as a youngster quickly developing an affinity for rock ‘n’ roll sounds greater and wiser than the chart toppers of my middle-school era, my gateway to the Beatles proved to be two well-worn copies of Paul McCartney solo albums filed away unobtrusively in the cabinet located below our rarely used LP player that remained anchored to our family’s living room stereo system. Rather than unearthing old copies of Sgt.