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Flowers in the Dirt [Special Edition - 2CD] [Slipcase]
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Album: Flowers in the Dirt [Special Edition - 2CD] [Slipcase]
# Song Title   Time
1)    My Brave Face
2)    Rough Ride
3)    You Want Her Too
4)    Distractions
5)    We Got Married
6)    Put It There
7)    Figure of Eight
8)    This One
9)    Don't Be Careless Love
10)    That Day Is Done
11)    How Many People
12)    Motor of Love
13)    O? Est le Soleil?
1)    Lovers That Never Were, The - (previously unreleased)
2)    Tommy's Coming Home - (previously unreleased)
3)    Twenty Fine Fingers - (previously unreleased)
4)    So Like Candy - (previously unreleased)
5)    You Want Her Too - (previously unreleased)
6)    That Day Is Done - (previously unreleased)
7)    Don't Be Careless Love - (previously unreleased)
8)    My Brave Face - (previously unreleased)
9)    Playboy to a Man - (previously unreleased)
1)    Lovers That Never Were [1988 Demo], The
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)    O? Est Le Soleil?
8)    Put It There
9)    Distractions
10)    We Got Married
11)    Paul and Elvis
12)    Buds in the Studio
13)    Making of This One, The (The Dean Chamberlain One)
14)    Put It There Documentary
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Paul McCartney (vocals, bass, guitar, tambourine, percussion, synthesizer, celeste, sitar, harmonium, mellotron, flugelhorn), Elvis Costello (vocals, keyboards), Hamish Stuart (guitar, vocals), Robbie McIntosh, David Gilmour (guitar), David Rhodes (e-bow guitar), Judd Lander (harmonica), Chris Davis, Chris White, Dave Bishop (saxophone), Guy Barker (trumpet), John Taylor, Tony Goddard (cornet), Ian Peters (euphonium), Ian Harper (horn), Nicky Hopkins (piano), Greg Hawks, David Foster, Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn (keyboards), Steve Lipson (bass, programming, guitar), Dave Mattacks (drums), Chris Whitten (drums, percussion, tambourine), Chris Hughes, Peter Henderson (programming), Linda McCartney (background vocals, miniMoog).
  • Producers: Paul McCartney, Mitchell Froom, Neil Dorfsman, Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello, David Foster, Chris Hughes, Ross Cullum.
  • Engineers: Neil Dorfsman, Steve Lipson, Geoff Emrick, Arne Frager, Jon Kelly, Jon Jacobs, Peter Henderson, Tchad Blake, Ross Cullum.
  • All songs written by Paul McCartney except "My Brave Face", "You Want Her Too", "Don't Be Careless Love" and "That Day Is Done" (McCartney/MacManus).
  • This includes the "Flowers In The Dirt" CD, a family tree poster for the current line-up going back to The Quarrymen days, a tour itinerary, post cards, a bumper sticker and a CD3 of "Party, Party, Party" available only in this set.
  • Audio Remasterers: Sam O'Kell; Alex Wharton.
  • Recording information: Air Studios, London; Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex; Hot Night Ltd, London; Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles; Olympic Studios, London; Soundcastle Studios, Los Angeles.
  • Photographers: Herman Leonard; Linda McCartney.
  • FLOWERS IN THE DIRT is arguably McCartney's finest album of the '80s (and '90s, for that matter). A large part of the credit is due to Elvis Costello, who cowrote several of the album's tracks. Costello provided the necessary artistic contrast that had been missing in McCartney's compositional process ever since his parting with Lennon. It doesn't hurt either that McCartney's melodic bass figures are at the heart of many arrangements here, a crucial element lacking in much of his previous solo work.
  • The Costello collaborations are predictably the strongest offerings: the opening "My Brave Face" is a cheeky, upbeat post-breakup tune, and "You Want Her Too" is an infectious expression of romantic rivalry. McCartney's own tunes are none too shabby, though. The warm, sentimental "Put It There" and the rocking "Figure of Eight" are among the solo-composed standouts.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very Good

Q - 4 Stars - Excellent
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