After the dissolution of Wings, Paul began a period of working with individual artists rather than his band. This led to wonderful collaborations with exceptional artists; Carl Perkins, who wrote My Old Friend, Steve Gadd, Ringo Starr, and Stevie Wonder, with whom Paul recorded Ebony and Ivory at George Martin’s recording studio AIR Montserrat.
The Tug of War Collection is comprised of a 112-page smyth sewn plus soft cover Essay Book with a red vinyl sleeve affixed to the front cover to hold an iconic photograph of Paul McCartney. With 6-5/8” cover flaps and red linen quarter-binding on the spine, the Essay Book contains a myriad of photographs of Paul and various music artists in the AIR Montserrat recording studio and surrounding environs.
A 64-page smyth sewn plus soft cover Sketch Book is also included in the collection with candid photos and many lyric sheet reproductions including Ebony and Ivory and Take It Away.
And lastly, a 3-CD + 1-DVD Wallet to hold an original album, a re-mastered album CD, a bonus audio CD and a bonus film DVD that accompany this collection.
These books are housed in a sequentially numbered, fabric-covered slipcase with album cover tip-on mounted in a de-bossed well on the face of the slipcase.
In addition, and for this collection only, ICLA produced a super deluxe limited edition set of 1,000 copies housed in a sequentially numbered red acrylic translucent slipcase decorated with a spot dull silkscreen graphic that recalls the Tug of War graphic on the original album and provides a translucent view of Paul McCartney’s image through the red acrylic.
The super deluxe set offers a set of 5 sequentially numbered limited edition photographs in a glassine envelope and an individual shipping carton with 6-sided black foam protection for the red acrylic slipcase.