Sir Paul McCartney to reissue Flowers in the Dirt album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2016
Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney has announced he will reissue his 1989 album 'Flowers in the Dirt' on March 24

Sir Paul McCartney is to reissue his 1989 album 'Flowers in the Dirt'.

The former Beatles star has announced he will be releasing a remastered version of his eighth solo studio album on March 24, which will also include some bonus demo tracks recorded with Elvis Costello.

He said: "I hadn't listened to them in ages but when I did I knew we had to put them out.

"We made a little tape of them and sent them to Elvis, who loved them too. We said we should put out an EP or something and now the moment's finally arrived."

And the DVD edition of the album will also feature three short films with some never-before-seen footage from McCartney's writing and recording sessions as well as music videos and the 'Put It There' documentary, which was originally released in 1989. This edition will also include a number of b-sides, remixes and edits as well as another set of demos.

McCartney is also releasing a deluxe edition, which comes complete with a 32-page notebook that features some handwritten lyrics and a catalogue from his ex-wife Linda McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt photo exhibit.

Fans will also get their hands on a 64-page book, which contains photographs from McCartney's 'The One' music video and another book which includes interviews from McCartney and Costello as well as other contributors that help to document the process of making of the album.

Meanwhile, Paul previously admitted he almost ended his career with The Beatles because of stage fright.

Asked what his biggest fear is, he said: "Performing, it was always the idea that the audience didn't like you and you had to prove yourself. I think that's why a lot of people get stage fright and get nervous. You think, 'Oh my god, I'm gonna be terrible, they hate me, and it's all terrible.'

"And so I think that was one of the earliest fears. I remember nearly giving it all up when we were doing a concert in Wembley - which was a Poll-Winners concert - in the really early days of The Beatles. And I remember feeling physically sick with a knot in my stomach thinking, 'I should give this up, this is just too painful, what am I doing?' I got over it. And as you can see I didn't give it up! So that's two different kinds of fears."

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