Demo Sessions with Elvis Costello

September - October 1987 • For Paul McCartney

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection Official album.
Timeline More from year 1987
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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From unknown “Flowers In The Dirt” session – Photo credit: 1988 © Paul McCartney / Photo by Linda McCartney.

I don’t have anything more against the major corporations than I do against people who are wilfully stealing other people’s work through the Internet. I mean, they’re all pirates and brigands to my way of thinking, y’know? Unless it’s a fair deal on both sides. And Paul and I, of course, discussed releasing those recordings at one point, but we’re both going forward with new work and the opportunity to do so hasn’t presented itself. On the other hand; recordings that were sketches for the writers that may have somehow slipped out and become available, I don’t think that there’s any obligation on our part to release them because somebody did steal ’em.

Elvis Costello, about the bootleg of the Flowers In The Dirt demos – From BigO

Last updated on February 2, 2020

Related sessions

Recording batch 2 of demos with Elvis Costello

Oct 23, 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection

Recording batch 1 of demos with Elvis Costello

Sep 03, 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection

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