PAUL McCARTNEY

FLOWERS IN THE DIRT

LONG AWAITED 10th INSTALLMENT OF THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARCHIVE COLLECTION OUT MARCH 24 VIA MPL/Capitol/UMe 

DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE FROM TODAY – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24

DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS COME WITH INSTANT GRAT TRACKS – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMO VERSIONS OF ‘MY BRAVE FACE’ AND ‘THAT DAY IS DONE’

LINDA MCcARTNEY IN THE STUDIO IMAGES REVEALED TODAY TO LAUNCH THE PRE ORDER

Friday February 24th – With a month to go until the release of the reissue of Paul McCartney’s classic album Flowers In The Dirt (the 10th installment of the Grammy-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection) – Paul has released some photographs taken by Linda McCartney (with the exception of image 9 – taken by Herman Leonard) during the recording of the album.

The photographs show Paul working with Elvis Costello, who he collaborated with on four of the tracks featured on the album (My Brave Face, You Want Her Too, Dont Be Careless Love and That Day Is Done) as well as a shared moment with George Martin, who did the string arrangement for Put It There.

The majority of the album was recorded at Paul’s Hog Hill Mill studio in East Sussex. This is also where some of the tracks were written with Elvis Costello.

Recalling working with Elvis, Paul said: “I was looking for someone to work with, trying to think of something imaginative to do and one day my manager said do you fancy writing with Elvis Costello? It might be a great thing.  I said yeah.  He (Elvis) came down to my studio and we sat opposite each other with our guitars because I had said to him early on that this is how Id written with John, with me being left handed and him being right handed, it was almost like looking in a mirror.  We did virtually what John and I did which was just make up a song a day.

Those who pre-order the album digitally from today will get Instant Grat tracks – previously unreleased original demo versions of My Brave Face and That Day Is Done – both recorded at one of the early writing sessions.

Because we were working above the studio, wed just go downstairs and make the record, just the two of us singing exactly what we had made up.  So there were a few recordings that havent been released.  We keep saying to each other that theyre good because they are raw, its hot off the skillet.

The reissue of Flowers In The Dirt is available from March 24th.

PRE-ORDERS: Super Deluxe (3CD/1DVD), Special Edition (2CD), Vinyl (2LP)

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.