Published Dec 15, 2016Paul McCartney has been keeping up with online trends, so it only makes sense that the former Beatle is delving into his myriad past achievements to give them a modern revamp. He's just announced that Flowers in the Dirt will be the latest album to be given the Archive Collection treatment.
The deluxe reissue will arrive on March 24 via MPL/Capitol/UMe, in super deluxe (3-CD/1-DVD), special edition (2-CD) and vinyl (2-LP) formats.
The album was originally released in 1989, though recording sessions for it began at Hog Hill Mill studios in East Sussex in 1987. A third of the album was co-written with Elvis Costello, who can be heard on "My Brave Face," "You Want Her Too," Don't Be Careless Love" and "That Day is Done." Pink Floyd's David Gilmour also contributed to the record on "We Got Married," while legendary Beatle producer George Martin's string arrangement can be heard on "Put It There."
In addition to the remastered album itself, the deluxe edition will feature a 32-page notebook of McCartney's own notes and handwritten lyrics, a catalogue for Linda McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt photo exhibition, a 64-page photo book from the video shoot for "This One," and a 112-page book that delves into the making of the album with interviews from McCartney, Costello and other collaborators.
Additional musical gifts include digital downloads of B-sides, remixes and single edits, as well as three previously unreleased cassette demos for "I Don't Want to Confess, " "Shallow Grave" and "Mistress and Maid."
The DVD, meanwhile, contains music videos from the album, three short films of unseen archive material and the documentary Put It There, which was originally released on VHS in 1989.
Find the full tracklisting for the super deluxe edition of Flowers in the Dirt below, and head here to find all pre-order options.
Flowers in the Dirt marks the tenth release in McCartney's Archive Collection, following releases for Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, Ram, Wings Over America, Venus and Mars, At the Speed of Sound, Tug of War and Pipes of Peace. As with all previous releases, the Flowers in the Dirt reissue was personally supervised by Macca himself.
Flowers in the Dirt (Special Edition - 3CD/1DVD)
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)
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)
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)
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
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:
Put It There Documentary
Original B-sides, remixes and single edits (download only):
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 (download only):
1. I Don't Want To Confess
2. Shallow Grave
3. Mistress And Maid