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The Macca video jukebox: part ten

SONG:
PIPES OF PEACE

DEFINITION:
Paul reconciles two world powers over Christmas dinner

THINGS TO KNOW:
a) It’s Macca’s one and only solo number one single. No More Lonely Nights might have followed it to the top, had it not been for Chaka Khan and Jim Diamond. Sequentially (sadly).
b) A 25th anniversary version of the song, entitled ‘Pipes Of Peace (Bring Our Boys Back Home, Gordon)’, scheduled for release next year with guest backing vocals from Annie Lennox, Chris Martin and one of the ex-Sugababes, has since been dismissed as a rumour.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
a) Paul’s best acting performance in a video. Understated, subtle, even touching – and he’s playing two people to boot!
b) Some Sgt Pepper-esque electronic noodling at the beginning.
c) The fact, once again, that Macca looks younger here than he did during the entire 1970s.
d) The explosions.
e) Paul goes to sleep at the end.

VERDICT: It’s all we long to hear

BONUS FEATURE
The making of Pipes Of Peace!

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

a) A very famous person turning up with the tea, 30 seconds in.
b) Paul’s description of the very famous person.
c) The bit where it sounds like they’re doing a 12″ mix. Why wasn’t this released?!
d) Paul describing what a tabla is, and doing an unfortunately stereotyped Indian-wobbly-head impression.
e) The somewhat esoteric question “It’s the first time I’ve been really close to you…” as the clip frustratingly fades out.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Drbendy

    October 11, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    ‘Will the human race be run in a day’

    Not in a pair of converse trainers it won’t paul, not enough bounce.

    You’re right about the video being quite touching.

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