Flowers In The Dirt

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

About

From paulmccartney.com:

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.”

The album


Flowers In The Dirt

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Related bootlegs


Related songs


Distractions

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt



Figure Of Eight

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


How Many People

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


Motor Of Love

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


My Brave Face

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


Ou Est Le Soleil?

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


Put It There

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


Rough Ride

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


That Day Is Done

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


This One

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


We Got Married

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt


You Want Her Too

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt

Related films


Figure of Eight (version 1)

1989 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Andy Morahan


Figure of Eight (version 2)

1989 • For Paul McCartney


Figure of Eight (version 3)

1989 • For Paul McCartney


My Brave Face

1989 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Roger Lunn


Ou Est Le Soleil?

1989 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by David Lodge


Party Party

1989 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Peter Brookes


This One (version 1)

1989 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Tim Pope


This One (version 2)

1989 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Dean Chamberlain


Distractions

1990 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Geoff Wonfor


Put it There

1990 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Neil Mackenzie Matthews


We Got Married

1990 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Aubrey Powell


How Many People

1992 • For Paul McCartney

Related Concerts, TV & radio shows


The Paul McCartney World Tour

Shows: 61 • Countries: 4


The Paul McCartney World Tour

Shows: 43 • Countries: 11

Related sessions


Recording and mixing "Party Party"

Oct 11, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Party Party


Mixing "Figure Of Eight"

Sep 14, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Figure of Eight


"Put It There" video sessions

April 26-28th, 1989


"Ou Est Le Soleil?" remixing

April 20-21, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ou Est Le Soleil?


Mixing "Good Sign"

Feb 27, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on This One


Mixing "'Motor Of Love"

Jan 30, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "My Brave Face"

Jan 28, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "We Got Married"

Jan 26, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "This One"

Jan 23, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "Put It There"

Jan 20, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "Distractions"

Jan 19, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "You Want Her Too"

Jan 16, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "Don't Be Careless Love"

Jan 14, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "That Day Is Done"

Jan 12, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Motor Of Love"

Jan 12, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "Figure Of Eight"

Jan 08, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "How Many People"

Jan 06, 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" sessions with Chris Hughes / Ross Cullum

January 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "Flowers In The Dirt"

January 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "Ou Est Le Soleil?"

Dec 10, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "We Got Married"

Dec 01, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Orchestra overdubs for "Put It There"

Nov 28, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Orchestral overdubs for "Distractions"

Nov 01, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "You Want Her Too"

Oct 31, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Don't Be Careless Love"

Friday, October 28-29, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Don't Be Careless Love"

Oct 27, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "How Many People"

Sep 08, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" sessions with Mitchell Froom & Neil Dorfsman

September - November 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #7

Sept - Oct 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Ou Est Le Soleil?"

Jun 23, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "This One"

May 18, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Distractions"

May 06, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Put It There"

Apr 22, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" sessions at Hog Hill Mill

April - July 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "That Day Is Done"

Mar 03, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "You Want Her Too", "Don't Be Careless Love"

Feb 01, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" sessions with Elvis Costello

January - March 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #2

January 2nd-21st, 1988 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #1

December 21st-24th, 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Figure Of Eight"

Nov 09, 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Mixing "Rough Ride"

Oct 06, 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "Rough Ride"

Oct 05, 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #1 with Trevor Horn & Steve Lipson

October - November 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Recording "We Got Married"

Oct 01, 1984 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


Sessions with David Foster

September - October 1984 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt

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Kozo Date 6 months ago

Hi,
I purchased the archive collection in 2017. I downloaded the high resolution immediately after the purchase. However, I lost all the data due to the failure of hdd. I tried to download it again and went to the web, but the code was already invalid. Is it impossible to get it again? I still have the download number card now.


The PaulMcCartney Project 6 months ago

Hello Kozo, indeed paulmccartney.com has changed their redeem mechanism ; however, I don't know how to recover past high-res versions. I would suggest to contact the support at paulmccartney.com. All the best.


kozodate 6 months ago

Thank you for your reply. I had a little hope. I will ask a question on the official site.


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