Album This song officially appears on the Mighty Like a Rose Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1991
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1987 (Paul McCartney was 45 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

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Officially appears on

Mighty Like a Rose

Official album • Released in 1991

4:37 • Studio versionA

Marc Ribot :
Electric guitar, Spanish guitar
Elvis Costello :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Mitchell Froom :
Celeste, Chamberlain, Mellotron, Producer
Jim Keltner :
Larry Knechtel :
Tack piano
Jerry Scheff :
T-Bone Wolk :
Intro/outro bass figures
Kevin Killen :

Recording :
Late 1990 - early 1991
Studio :
Ocean Way, Hollywood & Westside Studios, London

Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2017

3:29 • DemoB • Original Demo

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello
Paul McCartney :
Eddie Klein :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2017

3:48 • DemoC • 1988 Demo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Guitar, Producer, Vocals
Hamish Stuart :
Guitar, Vocals
Chris Whitten :
Elvis Costello :
Producer, Vocals
Peter Henderson :
Recording engineer
Kevin Armstrong :
Richard Moakes :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.21

Unofficial album

3:28 • Studio version

The McCartney - MacManus Collaboration

Unofficial album • Released in 1998

3:26 • Demo


Unofficial album • Released in 2004

3:29 • Demo • McCartney & Costello demo

Recording :
Spring-Summer '87

Flowers In The Dirt - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:28 • Studio version • [demo]

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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