‘Tough On A Tightrope’ was one of three bonus tracks on the compact disc edition of Paul McCartney’s sixth solo album Press To Play.

The vinyl and cassette editions of Press To Play contained 10 songs, ending with ‘However Absurd’. The CD version contained the bonus tracks ‘Write Away’, ‘It’s Not True’, and ‘Tough On A Tightrope’.

‘Only Love Remains’ was the fourth and final single released from Press To Play, on 1 December 1986. The b-side of the 7″ vinyl edition was ‘Tough On A Tightrope’.

A 12″ single was also issued, which contained the Jim Boyer remix of ‘Only Love Remains’, a Julian Mendelsohn remix of ‘Tough On A Tightrope’ lasting 7:03, and a 5:56 remix of ‘Talk More Talk’ by McCartney and Jon Jacobs.

‘Only Love Remains’, with ‘Tough On A Tightrope’ on the b-side, was included in the 2022 box set The 7″ Singles Box, with its UK artwork.

Paul McCartney’s mixing notes for Tough On A Tightrope

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