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Paul McCartney Flowers In The Dirt Reissue

Monday, May 8, 2017
Listen: Elvis Costello shares demo from Flowers in the Dirt

Paul McCartney's 1989 Flowers in the Dirt album received the deluxe treatment March 24. Last week, Elvis Costello shared the audio of the "Back on My Feet" demo, a composition he co-wrote with McCartney. The album, which reached #21 in Billboard, is the 10th release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Review: Paul McCartney's neglected masterpiece

Unlike John Lennon, Paul McCartney has always been guarded about his interior life, rarely using his songs to deliver the gossip about what it's like being Paul McCartney. Yet on his 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt, McCartney showed, in the track "Don't Be Careless Love," a tormented side. And it isn't even one of the five best songs on the album.

Source: National Review
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Music Review: Flowers In The Dirt Deluxe Archive Collection

Flowers In The Dirt, the tenth entry in Paul McCartney's Archive Collection reissue series is easily the best in terms of quantity and, most importantly, quality of extra material. What's great about the new deluxe, four-disc Archive Collection set is that it presents a far fuller picture of the McCartney/Elivis Costello partnership.

Source: Blogcritics
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Paul McCartney answers fan question from Australia

On his official website, a fan from Australia asked Paul McCartney, "I always wondered what the song 'That Day Is Done' is about. It sounds to me like it is someone talking from the grave?" Paul answered Elvis Costello told him about a funeral of a favourite relative of his and it became the inspiration for the song.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Review: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt reissue

Following a rough patch in the mid-'80s with albums that weren't met with great critical acclaim, Paul McCartney sought to close out the decade on a higher note. Partnering with Elvis Costello, that helped to yield Flowers In The Dirt, which hit #1 in the UK but just barely missed out on the top 20 on the Billboard 200 at #21.

Source: Paste Magazine
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Paul McCartney Elvis Costello collaboration guide

When Paul McCartney teamed with Elvis Costello for sessions that would ultimately yield his 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt, armed with nothing more high-tech than a pencil, paper and acoustic guitar, two of the world's most influential composers climbed the steps to a small office tucked above the studio and pulled tunes out of thin air.

Source: People
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Paul McCartney releases another unheard Flowers in the Dirt demo

In 1988, as he was preparing to go on his first ever solo tour and his first major live tour in a decade, Paul McCartney wanted to new songs to perform. One such song was This One, you can listen to the previously unreleased demo version of the song now streaming on YouTube, teasing the upcoming Flowers in the Dirt reissue.

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Paul McCartney unveils unheard Flowers in the Dirt demo

To celebrate the upcoming reissue of Paul McCartney's 1989 Flowers In The Dirt album an exclusive demo of the album track "Distractions" has been made available for download on PaulMcCartney.com. Paul said, "It's always nice to be in the mood to write a ballad and that was the case when I sat down to write this."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Paul McCartney answers fan's question about Flowers in the Dirt song

On his official website, a fan asked Paul McCartney, what inspired him to write the song "Distractions." Paul answered, "It just occurred to me that if you love someone, one of the problems is that you don't always spend enough time with that person. Because...you've got work or you've got other obligations to other people or whatever."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, March 13, 2017
Inside Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello's prolific late-eighties team-up

For Paul McCartney, it was an all-too-familiar feeling. There he was, paired with an acerbic, rough-voiced co-writer with Liverpudlian roots, Elvis Costello, sitting face to face as they strummed acoustic guitars, finishing each other's musical phrases and lyrics, singing in comfortable harmony. Paul said, "I figured, in a way, he was being John."

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Paul McCartney answers fan question about Flowers in the Dirt song

On his official website, a fan asked Paul McCartney, "Is the song 'Put It There' about your father, brother and you, or is it about your relationship with your children?" Paul answered his that was a phrase his father used the expression regularly, so it is about his father, but also the next generation, and parents and kids.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, February 24, 2017
Paul McCartney shares studio footage from '80s-era Elvis Costello session

Paul McCartney has released a video featuring a demo of the track My Brave Face which he recorded with Elvis Costello in 1987. The song features on McCartney's Flowers In The Dirt, which is being reissued on March 24. About Costello, Paul said, "We did virtually what John and I did which was just make up a song a day."

More Info: Pictures  Source: Team Rock
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Flowers in the Dirt
Listen: Paul McCartney shares rare Flowers in the Dirt demo

Ahead of Paul McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt reissue, the rollicking "Twenty Fine Fingers," an unreleased demo featuring McCartney singing alongside Elvis Costello, has been unveiled. The track, often bootlegged but never officially released, is presented twice on the Flowers in the Dirt reissue, the track sneaked today and the song's 1988 demo.

Source: Rolling Stone

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