Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection

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

Timeline More from year 2017
Release date:
Mar 24, 2017

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions





Demo Sessions with Elvis Costello

September - October 1987





Mixing "Rough Ride"

Oct 06, 1987












Recording "This One"

May 18, 1988


Recording "Good Sign"

Jun 02, 1988









Recording "Don't Be Careless Love"

Friday, October 28-29, 1988















Mixing "Distractions"

Jan 19, 1989


Mixing "Put It There"

Jan 20, 1989


Mixing "This One"

Jan 23, 1989





Mixing "Good Sign"

Feb 27, 1989


"Ou Est Le Soleil?" remixing

April 20-21, 1989


"Put It There" video sessions

April 26-28th, 1989




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Track list

Disc 1


1.

My Brave Face

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:19 • Studio versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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 :
Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

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

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


2.

Rough Ride

Written by Paul McCartney

4:44 • Studio versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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

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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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 :
Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer
Chris Witten :
Drums, Percussion
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Richard Niles :
End orchestration
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

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

Session Mixing:
Jan 16, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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 engineer
Chris Witten :
Drums, Percusson
Clare Fischer :
Orchestration
Arne Frager :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Strings

Session Recording:
May 06, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Mixing:
Jan 19, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


5.

We Got Married

Written by Paul McCartney

4:57 • Studio versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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, Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Chris Witten :
Additional percussion
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards, Producer
Guy Barker :
Trumpet
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 01, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Overdubs:
Dec 01, 1988
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jan 26, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London, 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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Apr 22, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Orchestra overdubs:
Nov 28, 1988
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jan 20, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


7.

Figure Of Eight

Written by Paul McCartney

3:25 • Studio versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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
Neil Dorfsman :
Mixing engineer
Steve Lipson :
Computer programming, Electric guitar, Producer, Recording engineer
Trevor Horn :
Handclaps, Keyboards, Producer
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

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

Session Overdubs:
November 1987 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
January 8, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Glasses, Harmonium, Keyboards, Producer, Rhythm guitar, Sitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Wine glasses
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 engineer
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer
Lance Phillips :
Assistant engineer, Glasses
Judd Lander :
Harmonica
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

Session Recording:
May 18, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Mixing:
Jan 23, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


9.

Don't Be Careless Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:19 • Studio versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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, Mixing engineer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Richard Moakes :
Assistant engineer
Tchad Blake :
Recording engineer
Noel Harris :
Additional mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Bob Lacivita :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
Oct 27, 1988
Studio :
Soundcastle Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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

Session Mixing:
Jan 14, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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 :
Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Nicky Hopkins :
Piano
John Taylor :
Cornet
Tony Goddard :
Cornet
Ian Peters :
Euphonium
Ian Harper :
Tenor horn
Richard Moakes :
Assistant engineer
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Mar 03, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

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

Session Mixing:
Jan 12, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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, Mixing engineer
Steve Lipson :
Drum programming, Electric guitar, Producer, Recording engineer
Trevor Horn :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Producer
Heff Moraes :
Assistant engineer
Jab Bunny :
Tongue styley
Noel Harris :
Assistant mixing engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Sep 08, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
Sept - Oct 1988 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
January 6, 1989
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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 :
Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Noel Rafferty :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 1989
Studio :
Hot Nights Studios, London, UK

Session Recording:
Jan 12, 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Jan 30, 1989
Studio :
Mayfair Studios, London, 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 versionA2017 • 2017 remaster

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, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer
Trevor Horn :
Computered drums, Keyboards, Producer
Heff Moraes :
Assistant engineer
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jun 23, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Disc 2


1.

1987 original demos


1.

The Lovers That Never Were

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:58 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Tommy's Coming Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

4:10 • DemoA • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Twenty Fine Fingers

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:28 • DemoA • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

So Like Candy

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:29 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

You Want Her Too

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:40 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


6.

That Day Is Done

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

4:16 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 23, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


7.

Don't Be Careless Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:44 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 23, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


8.

My Brave Face

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:40 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 23, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


9.

Playboy To A Man

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:57 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 23, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Disc 3


1.

1988 demos


1.

The Lovers That Never Were

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:49 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Guitar
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Elvis Costello :
Producer
Matt Butler :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 02, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Tommy's Coming Home

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

5:03 • DemoB • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Guitar
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Elvis Costello :
Producer, Vocals
Matt Butler :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 26, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Twenty Fine Fingers

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:46 • DemoB • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Vocals
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Elvis Costello :
Producer, Vocals
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Kevin Armstrong :
Electric guitar, Vocals
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

So Like Candy

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:48 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Guitar, Producer, Vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Guitar, Vocals
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Elvis Costello :
Producer, Vocals
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Kevin Armstrong :
Guitar
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

You Want Her Too

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:19 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
12 string guitar, Bass, Harmony vocal, Lead vocal, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Guitar, Harmony vocal
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Elvis Costello :
Acoustic guitar, Lead vocal, Producer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Kevin Armstrong :
Electric guitar
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


6.

That Day Is Done

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

4:21 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead vocal, Percussion, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Guitar
Chris Whitten :
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion
Elvis Costello :
Producer
Matt Butler :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 03, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


7.

Don't Be Careless Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:24 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals
Chris Whitten :
Backing vocals, Drums
Elvis Costello :
Backing vocals, Producer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


8.

My Brave Face

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

3:29 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead vocals, Piano, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Semi acoustic guitar
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Elvis Costello :
Backing vocals, Lead vocals, Producer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Kevin Armstrong :
Electric guitar
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


9.

Playboy To A Man

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:55 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Guitar, Höfner bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Elvis Costello :
Backing vocals, Guitar, Lead vocal, Producer
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Kevin Armstrong :
Electric guitar
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Disc 4


1.

Original B-sides, remixes and single edits

Disc 4 was shamefully not available as a physical support. Those who purchased the Deluxe version were entitled to download those tracks.


1.

Back On My Feet

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

4:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Guitars, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Tim Renwick :
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

4:13 • 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 :
Mixing engineer, 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.

The First Stone

Written by Paul McCartney, Hamish Stuart

4:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Guitars, Producer, Vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Guitars
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Chris Whitten :
Drum samples, Drums
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 13, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

Good Sign

Written by Paul McCartney

6:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Harmony, Vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Backing vocals, Harmony, Rhythm guitar
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Matt Butler :
Assistant recording engineer
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
Duncan Bridgeman :
Producer
Joe Dworniak :
Mixing engineer
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Jun 02, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Orchestral overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Feb 27, 1989
Studio :
PRT Studios, London, UK

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


5.

This One

Written by Paul McCartney

4:10 • Studio versionB • Club Lovejoys Mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Glasses, Harmonium, Keyboards, Producer, Rhythm guitar, Sitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Wine glasses
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
Eddie Klein :
Assistant mixing engineer
Matt Butler :
Mixing engineer
Lance Phillips :
Assistant engineer, Glasses
Judd Lander :
Harmonica

Session Recording:
May 18, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Mixing:
Jul 25, 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


6.

Figure Of Eight

Written by Paul McCartney

5:16 • Studio versionB • 12” Bob Clearmountain Mix

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
Bob Clearmountain :
Remixing

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

Session Overdubs:
November 1987 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Sep 14, 1989
Studio :
The Hit Factory, New York, USA

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


7.

Loveliest Thing

Written by Paul McCartney

4:02 • 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


8.

Ou Est Le Soleil?

Written by Paul McCartney

7:05 • Studio versionB • 12" Mix

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
Trevor Horn :
Computered drums, Keyboards, Producer
Goh Hotoda :
Remixing
Tony Shimkin :
Further production work
Shep Pettibone :
Producer

Session Recording:
Jun 23, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Mixing:
Apr 20, 1989
Studio :
Sound Works, New York, USA

Session Mixing:
Apr 21, 1989
Studio :
Prime Cuts, New York, USA


9.

Ou Est Le Soleil?

Written by Paul McCartney

4:29 • Studio versionC • Tub Dub Mix

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
Trevor Horn :
Computered drums, Keyboards, Producer
Goh Hotoda :
Remixing
Tony Shimkin :
Further production work
Shep Pettibone :
Producer

Session Recording:
Jun 23, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Mixing:
Apr 20, 1989
Studio :
Sound Works, New York, USA

Session Mixing:
Apr 21, 1989
Studio :
Prime Cuts, New York, USA


10.

Ou Est Le Soleil?

Written by Paul McCartney

4:53 • Studio versionD • 7" mix

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
Trevor Horn :
Computered drums, Keyboards, Producer
Goh Hotoda :
Remixing
Tony Shimkin :
Further production work
Shep Pettibone :
Producer

Session Recording:
Jun 23, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Mixing:
Apr 20, 1989
Studio :
Sound Works, New York, USA

Session Mixing:
Apr 21, 1989
Studio :
Prime Cuts, New York, USA


11.

Ou Est Le Soleil?

Written by Paul McCartney

4:28 • Studio versionE • Instrumental Mix

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
Trevor Horn :
Computered drums, Keyboards, Producer
Goh Hotoda :
Remixing
Tony Shimkin :
Further production work
Shep Pettibone :
Producer

Session Recording:
Jun 23, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Session Mixing:
Apr 20, 1989
Studio :
Sound Works, New York, USA

Session Mixing:
Apr 21, 1989
Studio :
Prime Cuts, New York, USA


12.

Party Party

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart, Paul Wickens, Chris Whitten

5:36 • Studio versionA • Original Mix

Paul McCartney :
Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Bass
Paul Wickens :
Keyboards
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Pete Henderson :
Recording engineer
Bruce Forest :
Producer, Remix
Robin Hancock :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 26-28, 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Oct 11, 1989
Studio :
Sarm West Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Oct 11, 1989
Studio :
Sarm West Studios, London, UK

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


13.

Party Party

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart, Paul Wickens, Chris Whitten

5:36 • Studio versionA2 • Club Mix

Paul McCartney :
Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Bass
Paul Wickens :
Keyboards
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Pete Henderson :
Recording engineer
Bruce Forest :
Producer, Remix
Robin Hancock :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 26-28, 1989
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Oct 11, 1989
Studio :
Sarm West Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Oct 11, 1989
Studio :
Sarm West Studios, London, UK

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


2.

Cassette Demos

Disc 4 was shamefully not available as a physical support. Those who purchased the Deluxe version were entitled to download those tracks. The cassette demos have also been released on a cassette for Record Store Day.


1.

I Don't Want To Confess

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:21 • DemoA • Taken from a cassette demo recorded at Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello

Session Recording:
September - October 1987 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Shallow Grave

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:14 • DemoB • Taken from a cassette demo recorded at Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello

Session Recording:
September - October 1987 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Mistress And Maid

Written by Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus / Elvis Costello

2:28 • DemoB • Taken from a cassette demo recorded at Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello

Session Recording:
September - October 1987 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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.

Disc 4 was shamefully not available as a physical support. Those who purchased the Deluxe version were entitled to download those tracks. Scott Rodger, Paul McCartney’s manager, talked to Paul Sinclair from SuperDeluxeEdition, to discuss the matter. Below are fake Q&A created by Paul Sinclair about this conversation with Scott Rodger:

Why not include the ‘download-only’ content on a physical fourth CD in the Flowers in the Dirt box set?

The main reason why there is not a fourth physical CD is because Paul didn’t want any more than four discs in the set. What Paul says, ultimately goes. He wants to look to the future and embrace new technology and drive people to streaming. 100m people are signed up to streaming services right now and that is projected to double in the next three to four years. This is seen as the future. Paul’s team want to look to the future and their research shows that more people are excited about the streaming catalogue. If that wasn’t the case then many more box sets would be sold. […]

Doesn’t Paul realise that there’s some great music amongst those B-sides, remixes and cassette demos?

The physical discs in the deluxe set (Flowers in the Dirt remastered, Elvis Costello demos and band demos) are considered to be the crème de la crème. The other audio in the opinion of Paul and MPL is of interest, but not considered to be central to the narrative of the making of Flowers in the Dirt. […]

Will the 16-tracks being supplied as downloads be MP3, CD quality or high-resolution?

The additional tracks will be 16-bit standard WAVs since they were sourced from EQ’d CD production master Umatic tapes, which are limited to 16-bit 44.1 kHz. So they aren’t hi-res but neither are they MP3s. […]

Last updated on April 28, 2021

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Gerbrand 1 years ago

It is confusing that you mention Disc 4 (Original B-sides, remixes and single edits) and the cassette demos here, as they were (regrettably; notoriously; shamefully) no part of the DeLuxe Archive Collection. Disc 4 only as digital release, the cassette demos only as Record Store Day cassette.


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

hi @gerbrand . I've added a sentence ("Disc 4 was shamefully not available as a physical support. Those who purchased the Deluxe version were entitled to download those tracks.") to avoid the misleading.

The cassette demos were also available as downloads, as stated in the press release. True that I could have added the Record Store Day cassette as well - added to my todo list !! Thanks


Gerbrand 1 years ago

Thanks for a great website ! Thanks for the update to disc 4 (“physical release” maybe better than “physical support”). Feel free to delete my comments now you’ve made the changes.


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