Flowers In The Dirt - The cassette demos

By Paul McCartneyCassette• Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Singles

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Release date:
Apr 22, 2017

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Track list

Disc 1


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

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

About

From paulmccartney.com, March 13, 2017:

RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE 3-TRACK CASSETTE-ONLY RELEASE

With the Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection edition’s March 24th release date via  MPL/Capitol/UMe fast approaching, Paul McCartney has confirmed a very special Record Store Day exclusive.

To commemorate Record Store Day this April 22nd, a limited edition three-song cassette of Paul and Elvis Costello’s Flowers In The Dirt demos will be made available at participating RSD stores.

The limited edition cassette-only release will be the first time these recordings – ‘I Don’t Want To Confess’, ‘Shallow Grave’ and ‘Mistress And Maid’- will be made available in the same form as when Paul and Elvis first cut them directly to tape.

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.”

See below for a sneak peek at the cassette demo experience…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jFfgo2fUrg

From Record Store Day:

There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store. When I recently played Amoeba in LA, I realised what fantastic memories such a collection of music brings back when you see it all in one place. This is why I’m more than happy to support Record Store Day and I hope that these kinds of stores will be there for us all for many years to come. Cheers! – Paul McCartney

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