Flowers In The Dirt

Timeline More from year 1989
UK release date:
Jun 05, 1989
US release date:
Jun 05, 1989



Mixing technology with traditional instruments such as brass, strings and organ, Flowers In The Dirt featured several tracks composed with fellow musician Elvis Costello. The album – seen by many as a strong return to form – also featured musicians that Paul would come to use regularly like Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh and Chris Whitten, and production from the likes of Trevor Horn, Mitchell Froom and Steve Lipson. The album crashed into the UK charts at Number 1 in June 1989 and spent nearly a year in the US charts. Specifically recorded with a view to live performance (the huge Paul McCartney World Tour started in September of that year), the album has a strongly cohesive feel to it. But it was a personal album, too, with the single ‘Put It There’ inspired by Paul’s father. “’Put it there’ was an expression my dad used to say when we were kids. He used to hold his hand out and say, ‘Put it there if it weighs a ton.’ My dad died a long time ago now, but you remember those things with affection. And so I wrote a song about that, which I think will become one of my favourites.”

From B35199 – Paul McCartney 1989 Flowers In The Dirt Promotional Press Kit (UK) – Tracks – An original UK promotional press kit for the 1989 album Flowers In The Dirt by Paul McCartney. The kit consists of 3 black and white promotional photographs, a 9 page biography about the album and a 4 page chronology of Paul’s life. Also included is a CD with the album along with the booklet. The contents are housed in an orange gatefold sleeve bearing the Flowers In The Dirt album artwork. The press kit measures 28cm x 28cm (11 inches x 11 inches).

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