Listen to Paul McCartney’s Remastered ‘Pipes of Peace’
The remaster, which you can listen to (courtesy of Stereogum's premiere) while looking at previously unpublished shots from the photo session for the cover artwork, comes in advance of the album's Oct. 2 release, which is scheduled to coincide with a similarly remastered and expanded version of Pipes of Peace's predecessor, Tug of War.
As previously reported, both albums now include additional discs of bonus material. Tug of War has been expanded to fill four discs, starting with a "2015 Mix" of the original record, a remaster of the original mix, a disc of previously unreleased audio and a DVD featuring music videos and a behind-the-scenes documentary.
The Pipes of Peace reissue, meanwhile, runs across three discs — a remastered version of the original LP, a separate CD of demos, remixes and previously unreleased audio, and a DVD featuring videos, home movie footage and a documentary featurette. Both albums will also be available as as 180-gram two-LP vinyl sets with digital download cards, and McCartney's site promises standard and hi-res digital versions of the standard and deluxe packages.
The expanded editions of Tug of War and Pipes of Peace continue McCartney's ongoing Archive Collection reissues, which started in 2010 with a Grammy-winning deluxe version of his 1973 release with Wings, Band on the Run. McCartney remains on the road in support of his most recent release, 2013's New, with five North American dates scheduled for October.
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