Listening Booth – Paul McCartney, “Take It Away”
While Band on the Run gets the most acclaim of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles work, the album I keep coming back to is 1982’s Tug of War. The songs, which were all very good to start with, get that extra push thanks to producer George Martin, who along with Ringo Starr makes a cameo in this video for “Take It Away”.
The “Take It Away” single cracked the Top 10 Stateside, and the album went platinum and earned a Grammy nomination. If you even think you like Macca, this is an essential release.