Flowers In The Dirt is coming in March

Paul McCartney has announced details of his latest archival release.

Flowers In The Dirt is due on March 24, 2017 as a 2-LP vinyl set, a 2-CD edition and a Deluxe Edition Box Set as well as a digital download version.

The original album was partly co-written with Elvis Costello and includes a guest appearance from David Gilmour and strong arrangement from George Martin.

Of the various editions available, the Deluxe Edition Box Set features a 32-page notebook of McCartney’s handwritten lyrics and notes, a catalogue for Linda McCartney’s 1989 Flowers In The Dirt photo exhibition, a 64 page photo book featuring the music videos for This One, and a 112-page book telling the complete story of the album through exclusive in-depth interviews with McCartney, 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 Along with expanded track-by-track information, the book contains album and single artwork as well as previously unpublished photographs by Linda McCartney.

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 McCartney with 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 McCartney and Costello’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 previously unreleased original demos.

Full Format Information & Track-listing:

SPECIAL EDITION (3CD/1DVD)
DISC 1:

My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
Distractions (2017 Remaster)
We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
Put It There (2017 Remaster)
Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
This One (2017 Remaster)
Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
How Many People (2017 Remaster)
Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster)

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

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

DVD
Music Videos:

My Brave Face
My Brave Face (Version 2)
This One (Version 1)
This One (Version 2)
Figure Of Eight
Party Party
Où Est Le Soleil?
Put It There
Distractions
We Got Married

Creating Flowers In The Dirt doc

Put it There doc

DOWNLOAD ONLY:
Original B-sides, remixes and single edits:
Back On My Feet
Flying To My Home
The First Stone
Good Sign
This One (Club Lovejoys Mix)
Figure Of Eight (12” Bob Clearmountain Mix)
Loveliest Thing
Où Est Le Soleil? (12” Mix)
Où Est Le Soleil? (Tub Dub Mix)
Où Est Le Soleil? (7” Mix)
Où Est Le Soleil? (Instrumental)
Party Party (Original Mix)
Party Party (Club Mix)

Cassette demos:
I Don’t Want To Confess
Shallow Grave
Mistress And Maid

SPECIAL EDITION (2CD)
DISC 1:

My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
Distractions (2017 Remaster)
We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
Put It There (2017 Remaster)
Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
This One (2017 Remaster)
Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
How Many People (2017 Remaster)
Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster)

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

VINYL (2LP)
LP 1:

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

LP 2:
The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
So Like Candy (Original Demo)
You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
My Brave Face (Original Demo)
Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)

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