Flowers In The Dirt (2017)

By Paul McCartneyOfficial album • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney Archive Collection

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Release date:
Mar 24, 2017

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

My Brave Face

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 2017 remaster


2.

Rough Ride

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


3.

You Want Her Too

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 2017 remaster


4.

Distractions

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


5.

We Got Married

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


6.

Put It There

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


7.

Figure Of Eight

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


8.

This One

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


9.

Don't Be Careless Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 2017 remaster


10.

That Day Is Done

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 2017 remaster


11.

How Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


12.

Motor Of Love

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster


13.

Ou Est Le Soleil

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 2017 remaster

Disc 2


1.

The Lovers That Never Were

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


2.

Tommy's Coming Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


3.

Twenty Fine Fingers

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


4.

So Like Candy

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


5.

You Want Her Too

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


6.

That Day Is Done

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


7.

Don't Be Careless Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


8.

My Brave Face

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo


9.

Playboy To A Man

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • Original Demo

Disc 3


1.


2.

Tommy's Coming Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 1988 Demo


3.

Twenty Fine Fingers

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 1988 Demo


4.

So Like Candy

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 1988 Demo


5.

You Want Her Too

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 1988 Demo


6.

That Day Is Done

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 1988 Demo


7.


8.

My Brave Face

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 1988 Demo


9.

Playboy To A Man

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

Studio version • 1988 Demo

Disc 4


1.

Original B-sides, remixes and single edits



2.

Flying To My Home

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


3.

The First Stone

Written by Paul McCartney, Hamish Stuart

Studio version


4.

Good Sign

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


5.

This One

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • Club Lovejoys Mix


6.

Figure Of Eight

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 12” Bob Clearmountain Mix


7.

Loveliest Thing

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version


8.

Ou Est Le Soleil

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 12” Mix


9.

Ou Est Le Soleil

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • Tub Dub Mix


10.

Ou Est Le Soleil

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • 7” Mix


11.

Ou Est Le Soleil

Written by Paul McCartney

Studio version • Instrumental




2.

Cassette Demos




About

From paulmccartney.com, December 15th, 2016:

LONG AWAITED 10th INSTALMENT OF THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARCHIVE COLLECTION OUT MARCH 24 VIA MPL/Capitol/UMe

FORMATS TO INCLUDE 2CD SPECIAL EDITION, 2LP VINYL AND  3CD+DVD DELUXE EDITION BOX SET FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, UNSEEN ARCHIVAL VIDEO, NOTEBOOK OF PAUL’S HANDWRITTEN LYRICS AND NOTES, LINDA McCARTNEY FLOWERS IN THE DIRT  EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, 112-PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK DOCUMENTING THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM AND MORE

The long awaited 10th release in the multiple-Grammy Award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection has been confirmed: On March 24, 2017, Paul’s 1989 international #1 album, Flowers In The Dirt, will be the latest classic solo work from one of the world’s most revered catalogues to get the special treatment across a multi-format reissue released by MPL/Capitol/UMe.  

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection release of Flowers In The Dirt was, as always, personally supervised by Paul himself.

One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw Paul team up with Elvis Costello to co-write a third of the album (‘My Brave Face’, ‘You Want Her Too’, ‘Don’t Be Careless Love’ and ‘That Day is Done’) as well as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul himself.  Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an appearance on ‘We Got Married’ and George Martin’s string arrangement on ‘Put It There’ is amongst the many album highlights.

The Flowers In The Dirt Deluxe Edition Box Set will undoubtedly be yet another crown jewel in the collection of any Paul McCartney fan. In addition to its wealth of audio and video content, exclusive features of the Deluxe Edition include a 32-page notebook of Paul’s handwritten lyrics and notes, a catalogue for Linda McCartney’s 1989 Flowers In The Dirt photo exhibition, a 64 page photobook featuring the music videos for ‘This One’, and a stunning, custom-created 112-page book telling the complete story of the album through exclusive in-depth interviews with Paul, Elvis Costello and other key contributors. Along with expanded track-by-track information, the book contains album and single artwork as well as previously unpublished photographs by Linda McCartney.

Sessions for Flowers In The Dirt began in 1987 and the majority of the album was recorded at Paul’s Hog Hill Mill studio in East Sussex. During the sessions Costello convinced Paul to dig out his iconic Höfner bass for the first time in years — a suggestion McCartney recalls as, “unusual because I had sort of parked it. I had thought I had outgrown it. I started playing it again and never really looked back. It’s great that Elvis encouraged me to take it out.”  In preparation for his first major world tour in years Paul was looking to capture songs he could take on the road with him. Paul told his band that he wouldn’t go out on tour unless he really liked the album. Looking back Paul recalls, “You’re always thinking, ‘Let’s get some new songs and take them on tour’ and you hope your new songs are going to work. Something like ‘My Brave Face’ would be a song that nobody knew at the start at the beginning of the tour and then everybody knew it at the end and it was the high spot of the whole tour.”

The original 13-track album was remastered for all the new configurations at Abbey Road Studios. The Deluxe Edition contains 18 bonus audio tracks across two discs, featuring previously unreleased demos, written and performed by Paul with Elvis Costello. Speaking about these tracks Paul said: “The demos are red hot off the skillet and that’s why we wanted to include them on this boxed set. What’s great about these songs is that they’ve just been written. So there’s nothing more hot off the skillet as I say. So that was the kind of great instant thing about them. I hadn’t listened to them in ages but when I did I knew we had to put them out. We made a little tape of them and sent them to Elvis, who loved them too. We said we should put out an EP or something and now the moment’s finally arrived.” 

The Deluxe Edition also includes, as digital downloads only, three unheard cassette demos, ‘I Don’t Want To Confess’, ‘Shallow Grave’ and ‘Mistress And Maid’ as well as a collection of original B-sides, remixes and single edits.

The DVD that comes with the Deluxe Edition includes all the music videos from the album, three new short films with unseen archive material that show some of the creation process of the album and the documentary ‘Put It There’ originally released on VHS in 1989 – a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Flowers In The Dirt as well as featuring live performances from his 1989 World Tour.

The 2 CD Special Edition includes the remastered version of the album on the first disc. The second disc includes Paul and Elvis’s previously unreleased original demos.

The 2 LP Edition also comes with a digital download version. The first LP includes the remastered album but in keeping with the original vinyl release doesn’t include ‘Où Est Le Soleil?’ (this track will be available with the accompanying digital download). The second LP includes Paul and Elvis’s previously unreleased original demos.

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