18-03018 Take It Away
Produced by George Martin
Released on June 1982
UK CHART POSITION #15 . . . US CHART POSITION #10
Find it at GEMM
18-03018 picture sleeve  

T he second single from Paul’s popular Tug of War. “Take It Away” ingratiated itself into the hearts (and charts) of many with its patented PM magic, heir to the hoary crown of pop classics worn by “Another Day,” “Silly Love Songs” and “Londontown” (not to mention 10cc’s own “I’m Not In Love”). “I’ll Give You A Ring” is a nonalbum track that suggests Queen at rest, leaning on music hall and May’s liquid guitar licks but lightly. It’s not a bad track at all, humble but not without charm, and worth a few bucks as a flyer. The 12-inch adds the album track, “Dress Me Up As A Robber.”

18-03018 back cover
18-03018 back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. TAKE IT AWAY    (Paul McCartney)    3:59
  2. I'LL GIVE YOU A RING    (Paul McCartney)    3:05
  3. (12-inch bonus track) DRESS ME UP AS A ROBBER

CREDITS

PAUL McCARTNEY -- piano, bass, acoustic guitar, vocal, backing vocals
LINDA McCARTNEY -- backing vocals, photographs
ERIC STEWART -- backing vocals
Tony Coe -- clarinet (2)
Steve Gadd -- drums (1)
George Martin -- electric piano (1)
Ringo Starr -- drums (1)
MTI -- photo tinting
Hipgnosis/A.P.P. -- cover co-ordination

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK June 1982 Parlophone 7" R6056 picture sleeve
US/CAN June 1982 Columbia 7" 18-03018 picture sleeve
UK June 1982 Parlophone 12 MPL2 w. bonus track
US June 1982 Columbia 12 03019 w. bonus track
GER/NET 1982 Odeon 7" 664 845 picture sleeve
JPN 1982 Toshiba 12YEL EPS-10004 lyric sleeve

 

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