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Paul McCartney Preps Huge Reissue With Rare Elvis Costello Demos

‘Flowers In the Dirt’ reissue includes multiple discs, unreleased original material

Paul McCartney will reissue his 1989 album, Flowers In the Dirt, with a slew of rare demos with Elvis Costello and never-before-seen video footage March 24th via MPL/Capitol/UMe. The release will be the 10th installment in McCartney’s archive collection, available in three different formats: A three CD/1 DVD set, a two CD set and a double vinyl LP.

All three editions will include a remastered version of the album and a set of McCartney and Costello’s original and previously unreleased demos. Those include early versions of the four songs Costello contributed to Flowers In the Dirt (“My Brave Face,” “You Want Her Too,” “Don’t Be Careless Love” and “That Day is Done”), plus “The Lovers That Never Were,” which ended up on McCartney’s follow-up Off the Ground, and “Playboy to a Man” and “So Like Candy,” which appeared on Costello’s 1991 LP Mighty Like a Rose. The other two demos, “Twenty Fine Fingers” and “Tommy’s Coming Home,” have been bootlegged, but never officially released.

The three CD/1 DVD set of Flowers In the Dirt will also come with an extra set of demos from 1988, as well as a download that includes b-sides, song remixes, single edits and three unheard cassette demos, “Don’t Want to Confess,” “Shallow Grave” and “Mistress and Maid.” The DVD will include three new short films featuring never-before-seen footage from the writing and recording sessions, plus music videos and the documentary, Put It There, originally released on VHS in 1989. Some footage is available to see in a short teaser for the Flowers In the Dirt reissue.

Capping off the four disc deluxe edition will be three books. A 32-page notebook that collects McCartney’s handwritten lyrics and notes, plus a catalog of Linda McCartney’s Flowers in the Dirt photo exhibit; a 64-page book featuring stills from the music video for “The One;” and a 112-page book that delves into the making of Flowers In the Dirt with interviews from McCartney, Costello and other contributors. 

Flowers In the Dirt Reissue Track Lists

Three CD/1 DVD
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'”

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”

Two CD
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 (Two LP)
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)

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