Paul McCartney releasing #10 in Archive Collection

Paul McCartney releasing #10 in Archive Collection

Newest edition covers 1989’s Flowers in the Dirt

By David Sands
December 20, 2016

It’s official! The tenth installment of Paul McCartney’s Archive Collection, has been announced… and it’s his 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt.

The latest addition to the archive series, which consists of multi-format reissues of McCartney’s classic solo recordings, is scheduled to come out March 24, 2017. It’ll be available as a 2-CD special edition, a 2-LP vinyl version and a 3-CD+DVD Deluxe Box Set, all of which include special bonus audio tracks.

Flowers in the Dirt hit #1 on the U.K. and Norwegian charts when it was originally released by Parlophone at the tail end of the 1980s; it was also nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards.

A follow-up to 1986’s Press to Play, about a third of the album was co-written with Elvis Costello (“My Brave Face,” “You Want Her Too,” “Don’t Be Careless Love” and “That Day is Done”). The recording also featured a guest appearance by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on “We Got Married” and a string arrangement by George Martin on “Put It There.” It’s also notable as being the album that, at Costello’s urging, had the Beatle taking his classic Höfner bass out of retirement.

Supervised by McCartney himself, the original 13-track recording has been remastered for the archive release. And heads up McCartney enthusiasts, in addition to the remastering the Deluxe Box Set set will also feature 18 bonus audio tracks spread over two discs, containing previously unreleased demos written and performed by McCartney with Costello.

“The demos are red hot off the skillet and that’s why we wanted to include them on this boxed set,” says McCartney. “What’s great about these songs is that they’ve just been written…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 box set will also include three unheard cassette demos (Don’t Want To Confess, Shallow Grave and Mistress And Maid) as digital downloads. The DVD that comes with the package will include all the music videos from the album, three short archival films and the documentary “Put It There,” which offers a look at the making of the album and live performances from McCartney’s 1989 World Tour. Along with all this, the deluxe set will also come with a notebook of Paul’s handwritten lyrics and notes, a catalog from Linda McCartney’s Flowers in the Dirt Exhibition and a 112-page book documenting the making of the recording.

The 2-CD Special Edition will include the remastered album on the first disc and previously unreleased demos on the second. The 2-LP offering will feature the album minus “Où Est Le Soleil” (which wasn’t included on the original vinyl) on the first record and the demos on the second, but fans who purchase also get access to a complete digital download of the remastered album.

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)

Title: Paul McCartney’s Archive Collection: Flowers in the Dirt
Artist: Paul McCartney
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Label: MPL/Capitol/UMe

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