Paul McCartney digs into vaults for reissue of 1989 'Flowers in the Dirt' album
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A massive reissue of Paul McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt album will be released March 24. The reissue, personally supervised by Paul McCartney and announced on Dec. 15, will be issued in in a 2-CD special edition, a 2-LP vinyl version and a deluxe version with 3 CDs and a DVD plus books, highlighted by unreleased demos done by McCartney and collaborator Elvis Costello, who wrote several tracks on the original album with him. The audio tracks will also be available through digital downloads.

The deluxe edition will include 18 bonus audio tracks across two discs with nine previously unreleased demos done with Costello in their original and 1988 versions. An added 16 tracks  of B-sides, remixes and single edits along with three more unheard cassette demos, will be available through downloads. A DVD in the deluxe edition will feature all of the music videos from the album, the "Put it There" documentary and three new pieces of unseen archive material. The deluxe edition will also feature an 112-page book on the making of the LP, a 32-page notebook of McCartney's handwritten lyrics and notes, a 64-page photo book with images from the music videos for “This One,” and a 32-page catalog from Linda McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt London exhibition from 1989.

The 2-CD Special Edition and the 2-LP vinyl version will feature the remastered album and the nine original unreleased McCartney-Costello demos for “The Lovers That Never Were,” “Tommy's Coming Home,” “Twenty Fine Fingers,” “So Like Candy,” “You Want Her Too,” “That Day Is Done,” “Don't Be Careless Love,” “My Brave Face” and “Playboy To a Man” also on the deluxe edition. These will also be available in high-res downloads.

The album, released originally in 1989, peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard Album Charts. “My Brave Face,” released from the album, was the album's biggest U.S. single hitting No. 25 on the Billboard Singles chart. In the UK, the album hit the top spot on the UK Record Retailer album chart, while both “My Brave Face” and “This One” hit No. 18 on the singles chart.

 

TRACK LISTINGS:

 

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)