The Paul McCartney Project

Flowers In The Dirt (1993)

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

Timeline More from year 1993

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Sessions with David Foster

September - October 1984




"Flowers In The Dirt" session #1

December 21st-24th, 1987


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #2

January 2nd-21st, 1988


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #3

January - March 1988



"Flowers In The Dirt" session #5

September - November 1988



"Flowers In The Dirt" session #7

Sept - Oct 1988, then Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

My Brave Face

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Harmonies, Lead vocal, Producer, Tambourine
Robbie McIntosh :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmonies
Dave Bishop :
Saxophone
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Mitchell Froom :
Keyboards, Producer
David Rhodes :
Ebow guitar
Chris Davis :
Saxophone
Chris White :
Saxophone
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer, Recording engineer
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
October 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Jan 28, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


2.

Rough Ride

Written by Paul McCartney

4:44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Drum overdubs, Guitar, Lead vocal, Percussion, Producer, Synth
Linda McCartney :
Harmonies
Steve Lipson :
Bass, Computer and drum programming, Guitar, Producer, Recording engineer
Trevor Horn :
Keyboards, Producer
Heff Moraes :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 05, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Oct 06, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

You Want Her Too

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
12-string acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Guitars, Harmonies
Elvis Costello :
Intro keyboards, Producer, Second vocal
Mitchell Froom :
Keyboards, Producer
Chris Davis :
Saxophone
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer, Recording engineer
Chris Witten :
Drums, Percussion
Robert Niles :
End orchestration
Richard Niles :
End orchestration

Session Recording:
January - February 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Oct 31, 1988
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


4.

Distractions

Written by Paul McCartney

4:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmonies, Lead vocal, Percussion, Producer, Solo guitar
Linda McCartney :
Harmonies
Hamish Stuart :
Acoustic guitar, Harmonies
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Neil Dorfsman :
Mixing
Chris Witten :
Drums, Percusson
Clare Fischer :
Orchestration
Arne Frager :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
April - July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
Nov 01, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK ?


5.

We Got Married

Written by Paul McCartney

4:57 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmonies, Lead vocal, Mexican guitar, Percussion, Producer, Tom overdub
Robbie McIntosh :
Acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Harmonies
David Gilmour :
Guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Additional production
Chris Witten :
Additional percussion
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards, Producer
Guy Barker :
Trumpet
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
September - October 1984
Studio :
Location unknown

Session Overdubs:
June - July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios & AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Sept - Oct 1988 or Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


6.

Put It There

Written by Paul McCartney

2:10 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Harmonies, Lead vocal, Orchestra lead, Orchestration, Percussion, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Bass, Percussion
George Martin :
Orchestra lead, Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Neil Dorfsman :
Additional production
Chris Witten :
Hi hat, Percussion
Peter Henderson :
Computer programming, Recording engineer
Lance Phillips :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
April - July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Sept - Oct 1988 or Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK


7.

Figure Of Eight

Written by Paul McCartney

3:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Celeste, Electric guitar, Handclaps, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Handclaps, Mini moog
Chris Whitten :
Drums, Handclaps
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer
Steve Lipson :
Computer programming, Electric guitar, Producer, Recording engineer
Trevor Horn :
Handclaps, Keyboards, Producer

Session Recording:
December 21st-24th, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
January 2nd-21st, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


8.

This One

Written by Paul McCartney

4:10 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Glasses, Harmonium, Keyboards, Producer, Sitar, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Chris Whitten :
Drums, Percussion
Neil Dorfsman :
Mixing
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer
Lance Phillips :
Assistant engineer, Glasses
Judd Lander :
Harmonica
Tessa Niles :
Backing vocals (?)

Session Recording:
April - July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Sept - Oct 1988 or Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK


9.

Don't Be Careless Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Finger snaps, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Tambourine
Chris Whitten :
Backing vocals, Drums
Elvis Costello :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Producer
Mitchell Froom :
Keyboards, Producer
Neil Dorfsman :
Additional production
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Richard Moakes :
Assistant engineer
Tchad Blake :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
January - February 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September 1988
Studio :
Unknown location

Session Overdubs:
October 28th-29th, 1988
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Sept - Oct 1988 or Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


10.

That Day Is Done

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

4:20 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Producer, Vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Chris Whitten :
Drums, Tambourine
Elvis Costello :
Backing vocals, Producer
Mitchell Froom :
Keyboards, Producer
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer, Recording engineer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Nicky Hopkins :
Piano
John Taylor :
Horn
Tony Goddard :
Horn
Ian Peters :
Euphonium
Ian Harper :
Trumpet
Richard Moakes :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
January - February 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Sept - Oct 1988 or Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


11.

How Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

4:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Flugelhorn, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Vocals
Chris Whitten :
Backing vocals, Cymbals, Drums synth
Neil Dorfsman :
Additional production
Steve Lipson :
Drum programming, Electric guitar, Producer, Recording engineer
Trevor Horn :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Producer
Heff Moraes :
Assistant engineer
Jab Bunny :
Percussion

Session Recording:
January 2nd-21st, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Sept - Oct 1988 or Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


12.

Motor Of Love

Written by Paul McCartney

6:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Greg Hawkes :
Keyboards
Chris Hughes :
Computer programming, Drums, Producer
Ross Cullum :
Producer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
January 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, or AIR Studios, or Metropolis Studios, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


13.

Ou Est Le Soleil?

Written by Paul McCartney

4:54 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bongos, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Violin keyboard, Vocals, Woodsaw
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Chris Whitten :
Tom-toms
Eddie Klein :
Computer programming
Steve Lipson :
Bass, Computer and drum programming, Keyboards, Producer, Recording engineer
Trevor Horn :
Computered drums, Keyboards, Producer
Heff Moraes :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
January 2nd-21st, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 10, 1988
Studio :
Sarm West Studios, London, UK


14.

Bonus tracks


1.

Back On My Feet

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

4:24 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Tim Renwick :
Electric guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 09, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

Flying To My Home

Written by Paul McCartney

4:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Chris Whitten :
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Loveliest Thing

Written by Paul McCartney

3:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Piano, Vocals
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Neil Jason :
Bass
David Brown :
Electric guitar
Liberty Devitto :
Drums
David Lebolt :
Synthesizer
Steve Rinkoff :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Dave O'Donnell :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Aug 21, 1986
Studio :
The Power Station, New York, USA

Session Mixing:
Aug 22, 1986
Studio :
The Power Station, New York, USA


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