Paul McCartney "Flowers In The Dirt"

Paul McCartney - Flowers In The Dirt

Long awaited 10th installment of the Grammy-winning archive collection is on sale now via MPL/Capitol/UMe

Formats include a 2CD Special Edition, 2LP Vinyl and 3CD+DVD Deluxe
Edition Box Set featuring previously unreleased demos, unseen archival
video, notebook of Paul’s handwritten lyrics and notes, Linda McCartney
Flowers In The Dirt Exhibition Catalogue, 112-Page Hardcover Book
documenting the making of the album and more

On Sale Now: Super Deluxe (3CD/1DVD), Special Edition (2CD), Vinyl (2LP)

 

Check out the teaser here.

The long awaited 10th release in the multiple-Grammy Award-winning Paul
McCartney Archive Collection is out now, March 24, 2017.
Paul’s 1989 international #1 album, Flowers In The Dirt, will be the
latest classic solo work from one of the world’s most revered catalogues
to get the special treatment across a multi-format reissue released by
MPL/Capitol/UMe.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection release of Flowers In The Dirt
was, as always, personally supervised by Paul himself.

One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated
for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw McCartney team
up with Elvis Costello to co-write a third of the album (My Brave Face,
You Want Her Too, Don’t Be Careless Love and That Day is Done) as well
as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom,
Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul
McCartney himself. Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an
appearance on We Got Married and George Martin’s string arrangement on
Put It There is amongst the many album highlights.

The Flowers In The Dirt Deluxe Edition Box Set will undoubtedly be yet
another crown jewel in the collection of any Paul McCartney fan. In
addition to its wealth of audio and video content, exclusive features of
the Deluxe Edition include a 32-page notebook of Paul’s handwritten
lyrics and notes, a catalogue for Linda McCartney’s 1989 Flowers In The
Dirt photo exhibition, a 64 page photobook featuring the music videos
for This One, and a stunning, custom-created 112-page book telling the
complete story of the album through exclusive in-depth interviews with
Paul, Elvis Costello and other key contributors. Along with expanded
track-by-track information, the book contains album and single artwork
as well as previously unpublished photographs by Linda McCartney.

Sessions for Flowers In The Dirt began in 1987 and the majority of the
album was recorded at Paul’s Hog Hill Mill studio in East Sussex.
During the sessions Costello convinced Paul to dig out his iconic Höfner
bass for the first time in years—a suggestion McCartney recalls as
“unusual because I had sort of parked it. I had thought I had outgrown
it. I started playing it again and never really looked back. It’s great
that Elvis encouraged me to take it out.” In preparation for his first
major world tour in years Paul was looking to capture songs he could
take on the road with him. Paul told his band that he wouldn’t go out
on tour unless he really liked the album. Looking back Paul recalls,
“You’re always thinking, ‘Let’s get some new songs and take them on
tour’ and you hope your new songs are going to work. Something like ‘My
Brave Face’ would be a song that nobody knew at the start at the
beginning of the tour and then everybody knew it at the end and it was
the high spot of the whole tour.”

The original 13-track album was remastered for all the new
configurations at Abbey Road Studios. The Deluxe Edition contains 18
bonus audio tracks across two discs, featuring previously unreleased
demos, written and performed by Paul with Elvis Costello. Speaking about
these tracks Paul said: “The demos are red hot off the skillet and
that’s why we wanted to include them on this boxed set. What’s great
about these songs is that they’ve just been written. So there’s nothing
more hot off the skillet as I say. So that was the kind of great instant
thing about them. I hadn’t listened to them in ages but when I did I
knew we had to put them out. We made a little tape of them and sent them
to Elvis, who loved them too. We said we should put out an EP or
something and now the moment’s finally arrived.”

The Deluxe Edition also includes, as digital downloads only, three
unheard cassette demos, I Don’t Want To Confess, Shallow Grave and
Mistress And Maid.

The DVD that comes with the Deluxe Edition includes all the music videos
from the album, three new short films with unseen archive material that
show some of the creation process of the album and the documentary Put
It There originally released on VHS in 1989 – a behind the scenes look
at the making of Flowers In The Dirt as well as featuring live
performances from his 1989 World Tour.

The 2 CD Special Edition includes the remastered version of the album on
the first disc. The second disc includes Paul and Elvis’s previously
unreleased original demos.

The 2 LP Edition also comes with a digital download version. The first
LP includes the remastered album but in keeping with the original vinyl
release doesn’t include Où Est Le Soleil? (this track will be available
with the accompanying digital download). The second LP includes Paul
and Elvis’s previously unreleased original demos.


Full Format Information/Tracklisting:

Special Edition (3CD/1DVD)

DISC 1:
1. My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
2. Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
3. You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
4. Distractions (2017 Remaster)
5. We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
6. Put It There (2017 Remaster)
7. Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
8. This One (2017 Remaster)
9. Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
10. That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
11. How Many People (2017 Remaster)
12. Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
13. Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster)

DISC 2:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
4. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
8. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)

DISC 3:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (1988 Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (1988 Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (1988 Demo)
4. So Like Candy (1988 Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (1988 Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (1988 Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (1988 Demo)
8. My Brave Face (1988 Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (1988 Demo)

DVD
Music Videos:
1. My Brave Face
2. My Brave Face (Version 2)
3. This One (Version 1)
4. This One (Version 2)
5. Figure Of Eight
6. Party Party
7. Où Est Le Soleil?
8. Put It There
9. Distractions
10. We Got Married

Creating Flowers in the Dirt:
1. Paul And Elvis
2. Buds In The Studio
3. The Making Of ‘This One’
(The Dean Chamberlain One)

Put it There:
1. Put It There Documentary

Download Only:

Original B-sides, remixes and single edits:
1. Back On My Feet
2. Flying To My Home
3. The First Stone
4. Good Sign
5. This One (Club Lovejoys Mix)
6. Figure Of Eight (12” Bob Clearmountain Mix)
7. Loveliest Thing
8. Où Est Le Soleil? (12” Mix)
9. Où Est Le Soleil? (Tub Dub Mix)
10. Où Est Le Soleil? (7” Mix)
11. Où Est Le Soleil? (Instrumental)
12. Party Party (Original Mix)
13. Party Party (Club Mix)

Cassette demos:
1. I Don’t Want To Confess
2. Shallow Grave
3. Mistress And Maid

Special Edition (2CD)

DISC 1:
1. My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
2. Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
3. You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
4. Distractions (2017 Remaster)
5. We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
6. Put It There (2017 Remaster)
7. Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
8. This One (2017 Remaster)
9. Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
10. That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
11. How Many People (2017 Remaster)
12. Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
13. Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster)

DISC 2:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
4. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
8. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)

VINYL (2LP)

Side 1:
1. My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
2. Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
3. You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
4. Distractions (2017 Remaster)
5. We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
6. Put It There (2017 Remaster)
7. Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
8. This One (2017 Remaster)
9. Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
10. That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
11. How Many People (2017 Remaster)
12. Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
13. Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster) (**not on vinyl, this track will
be available with the accompanying digital download).

Side 2:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
4. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
8. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)