The Paul McCartney Project

Flowers In The Dirt

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

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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

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My Brave Face

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single


My Brave Face

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This One

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Related bootlegs


Related songs


Distractions

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Figure Of Eight

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How Many People

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Motor Of Love

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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


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #7

Sept - Oct 1988, then Jan 30th - Feb 4th 1989 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #6

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


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #5

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


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #4

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


"Flowers In The Dirt" session #3

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


Sessions with David Foster

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


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