Flowers In The Dirt

Paul McCartney
 
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Flowers In The Dirt - Rear of Lyric Sheet Flowers In The Dirt - The Inner Bag !
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Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Vinyl Pack
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Vinyl Pack
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Group Poster
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Group Poster
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Family Tree Poster
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Family Tree Poster
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Bumper Sticker
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack - Bumper Sticker
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Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack
'Party Party' Front Cover
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Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack
'Party Party' Label
Flowers In The Dirt World Tour Pack
'Party Party' Etched Disc
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. PCSD 106
Release date 5th June 1989
Total time
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :17th June 1989
Highest Position :1 ... 24th June 1989 for 1 week.
Weeks in Chart :20
Detail : Paul's eighteenth "solo" album release, and the first new album for almost three years.
On the strength of some very favourable reviews it gives Paul his first number one for almost five years !

Recording Sessions
September 1987.
Paul records with Elvis Costello (real name Declan MacManus), the first track is "My Brave Face". Nine other collaboration tracks are recorded ... the other three listed as tracks below, plus "Flying To My Home" which ends up as the B-side of "My Brave Face". Three other collaboration tracks all appear on Elvis Costello's solo album "Mighty Like A rose", these are "Lovers That Never Were", "So Like Candy" and "Playboy To A Man". The final two tracks remain unreleased officially, "Twenty-five Fingers" and "Tommy's Coming Home". For detail of a terrific bootleg of all these tracks see Paul and Elvis - The Studio Collaboration.
December 1987 (21st-24th) and January 1988.
Paul records in Sussex, "Figure Of Eight", "Ou Est Le Soleil", "How Many People" and "Rough Ride".
June 1988.
Recording continues on "The First Stone", "Indigo Moon", "Put It There", "Distractions", "This One", "Flying To My Home", "Don't Break The Promise" and "Same Love". The last two don't appear for 9 years until "Flaming Pie" arrives.
February 1989.
Paul records a new version of "Rough Ride" during sessions for a TV special to be called "Put It There", at the same session Paul records a new version of "The Long And Winding Road" (the third time he has recorded it) which will appear as the B-side of "This One" (special edition) and "Party Party" which will appear in the World Tour Pack.
And finally Paul records a new version of "Figure Of Eight" on September 1st 1989 after the release of this album. This version will appear on singles.

The album cover concept and painting were by Brian Clarke, with the cover photography by Linda. The inner sleeve is a plain bright yellow solid heavy cardboard, and there is also an insert containing the lyrics along with a group photograph taken by Herman Leonard.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
My Brave Face McCartney-MacManus Released one month earlier as a pre-cursor to this album.
Paul : Bass, acoustic guitar, tambourine and vocals
Linda : Backing vocal
Hamish Stuart : Acoustic and electric guitars, and harmonies
Chris Witten : Drums
Robbie McIntosh : Acoustic and electric guitars
Mitchell Froom : Keyboards
David Rhodes : Ebow Guitar
Chris David : Saxophone
Chris White : Saxophone
Dave Bishop : Saxophone
3:16
Rough Ride McCartney
Paul : Synth, guitar, drum overdubs, percussion and vocals
Linda : Backing vocal
Steve Lipson : Bass, Computer & drum programming, guitar
Trevor Horn : Keyboards
4:43
You Want Her Too McCartney-MacManus
Paul : Bass, 12 string guitar, tambourine, electric guitar and vocals
Elvis Costello : Second vocal and Intro keyboards
Hamish Stuart : Guitar, and harmonies
Chris Witten : Drums and percussion
Robbie McIntosh : Guitar
Mitchell Froom : Keyboards
3:13
Distractions McCartney
Paul : Bass, percussion, solo guitar and vocals
Linda : Harmonies
Hamish Stuart : Acoustic guitar, and harmonies
Chris Witten : Drums and percussion
4:38
We Got Married McCartney
Paul : Bass, Mexican guitar, percussion, Tom overdub and vocals
Dave Gilmour : Guitar
Hamish Stuart : Harmonies
Dave Mattacks : Drums
Robbie McIntosh : Acoustic guitar
David Foster : Keyboards
Chris Witten : Additional percussion
Guy Barber : Trumpet
4:55
Put It There McCartney
Paul : Vocals, percussion, and acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart : Bass and percussion
Chris Witten : Hi-hat and percussion
Peter Henderson : Computer programming
George Martin : Orchestration
2:09

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Figure Of Eight McCartney
Paul : Bass, celeste, electric and acoustic guitars, tambourine, hand-claps and vocals
Linda : Mini moog and hand-claps
Steve Lipson : Computer programming, guitar
Trevor Horn : Keyboards and hand-claps
Chris Witten : Drums and hand-claps
3:23
This One McCartney
Paul : Bass, acoustic and rhythm guitars, keyboards, tambourine, sitar, wine glasses, harmonium and vocals
Linda : Harmonies
Hamish Stuart : Acoustic and rhythm guitars, and vocals
Chris Witten : Drums and percussion
Robbie McIntosh : Acoustic and electric guitars
Judd Lander : Harmonica
4:10
Don't Be Careless Love McCartney-MacManus
Paul : Bass, acoustic guitar, tambourine, finger snaps and vocals
Elvis Costello : Keyboards and harmonies
Hamish Stuart : Guitar, tambourine and harmonies
Chris Witten : Drums and harmonies
Mitchell Froom : Keyboards
3:17
That Day Is Done McCartney-MacManus
Paul : Bass, and vocals
Elvis Costello : Harmonies
Hamish Stuart : Guitar, and harmonies
Chris Witten : Drums and tambourine
Robbie McIntosh : Electric guitar
Mitchell Froom : Keyboards
Nicky Hopkins : Piano
John Taylor : Cornet
Tont Goddard : Cornet
Ian Peters : Euphonium
Ian Harper : Tenor horn
4:18
How Many People McCartney
Paul : Bass, guitar, mellotron, piano, tambourine, flugel horn and vocals
Linda : Harmonies
Hamish Stuart : Second vocal
Steve Lipson : Computer & drum programming, guitar
Trevor Horn : Keyboards and harmonies
Chris Witten : Synth drums, cymbals and harmonies
Jah Bunny : Tongue styley
4:14
Motor Of Love McCartney
Paul : Bass, electric guitar, piano and vocals
Hamish Stuart : Guitar and harmonies
Greg Hawkes : Keyboards
Chris Hughes : Computer & drum programming
6:18


Further Issues of "Flowers In The Dirt"

There is also a cassette version released on the initial release date, TCPCSD 106,
and a CD with catalogue number CDPCSD 106 (international number CDP 7 91653 2)
The C.D. had a running time of 53:44 as it has one extra track :
Ou Est Le Soleil McCartney 4:46
The Bonus track for the vinyl purchasers later appears remixed on single.

23rd November 1989, A "World Tour Pack" edition, PCSDX 106 (CD version, CDPCSDX 106) is issued.
These special editions are limited and numbered, mine is vinyl (of course) and numbered 06155.
The vinyl edition contains the original version of the album, PLUS ...
A one-sided picture cover single of the previously unreleased "Party Party" with catalogue number R 6238. The other side of the single has large flowers etched into the vinyl (see scans above).
The CD edition contains the original version of the CD, PLUS ...
A 3" one track CD single of the previously unreleased "Party Party" with catalogue number CD3R 6238 and a 12" copy of the album cover.
Both versions of this limited edition pack also include :
A giant 36" x 24" poster of the band, a thick card 12" x 8" one-sided World Tour itinerary which covers the tour from 26th September through to 26th January, a Rock "family tree" of the band members by Pete Frame on a giant 36" x 24" poster, a bumper sticker which says, "I'd Rather Be Listening to McCartney" and a set of six postcards.

June 1993, a "Re-master" re-issue C.D. has catalogue number CDPMCOL 16 (+ TCPMCOL 16),
(international number CDP 7 89138 2),
This has a running time of 66:31, and (alledgedly) remastered, it includes the same tracks as the C.D. release above (with the extra track) PLUS adds three MORE bonus tracks :
Back On My Feet McCartney-MacManus 4:21
Flying To My Home McCartney 4:13
Loveliest Thing McCartney 3:58
The extra tracks are :
"Back On My Feet" - B-side of "Once Upon A Long Ago".
"Flying To My Home" - Only appearred on B-side of "My Brave Face"
"Loveliest Thing" - was included as extra track on CD single "Figure Of Eight".



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