- Audio CD (25 Oct. 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: UMC
- ASIN: B000007NZI
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,539 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Pipes of Peace
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But nevertheless, most of his albums still have good tunes enough to make them worthwhile. As in this case. But he could have used "Ode to a koala bear" (B-side of "Say say say" single) instead of one of the duller songs here.
Twenty two years later I will be less generous. It has not really aged very well this collection, with of course a few exceptions. 'Say Say Say' is for example annoyingly lightweight and whilst it was great to see McCartney at No 2 in the singles charts, one feels that there was a touch too much compromise to commercialism in making this happen. It is almost as if Paul had seen the latter Wings efforts sell none too well and then made a conscious decision to collaborate with other stars to regain his rightful position on the hit parade. As if he needed to or as if his fans really wanted him to. The collaborations with Stevie Wonder on 'Tug Of War' at least were either funky or meant something lyrically. Yes I am one of the few who are prepared to stand up for 'Ebony And Ivory' without resorting to cynicism. But here with 'Say Say Say' and the marginally better 'The Man' McCartney collaborates with Michael Jackson on two songs whose lyrics are amongst the most futile and weedy ever to come from his pen. And we won't talk about the annoying video to the former.
'The Other Me' contained what I thought at the time was a really bad line. 'I acted like a dustbin lid', to rhyme with 'treating you the way I did'. God how bad is that? Even after I discovered that dustbin lid might be cockney rhyme for kid, it still seemed an unfortunate attempt at humour to say the least. The track itself is not bad actually and comes as quite a relief after 'Say'. 'Keep Under Cover' is quite interesting musically, if not lyrically. 'Sweetest Show In Town' is mediocre and sounds like the Tug Of War leftover which it is.Read more ›
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I'm not really a great fan of Paul McCartney, but I am a great fan of good music. To me, this album was a departure from most of the mainstream stuff he has done and exhibited his... Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer
Unable to review the product because it has not been received. Advised it was dispatched on the 13th March now 14th April and still not delivered. Read morePublished on 14 April 2009 by Ray Denham
an inconsistant album - some true mccartney classics,and some mediocre fillers.
people know enough about the title track and "say say say".both strong numbers. Read more
It comes to something when Pipes of Peace and Say Say Say are the best things on an album.
This is McCartney at his blandest, the experimentation of McCartney II a distant... Read more