Friday, 24 March 2017

THE 2017 REISSUE OF PAUL´S 1989 INTERNATIONAL #1 ALBUM - FLOWERS IN THE DIRT - IS OUT NOW !

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection release of Flowers In The Dirt was, as always, personally supervised by Paul himself and is available in the following formats: 3CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2CD Special Edition, 2LP Vinyl and Digital.





 





















*Fans can purchase their copy of Flowers In The Dirt via the below links:



Check out the Deluxe Edition in the video below:






















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

FORMATS TO INCLUDE 2CD SPECIAL EDITION, 2LP VINYL AND  3CD+DVD DELUXE EDITION BOX SET FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, UNSEEN ARCHIVAL VIDEO, NOTEBOOK OF PAUL’S HANDWRITTEN LYRICS AND NOTES, LINDA McCARTNEY FLOWERS IN THE DIRT  EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, 112-PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK DOCUMENTING THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM AND MORE 

 




FLOWERS IN THE DIRT
TRACKLISTING:

 
*DELUXE EDITION (3CD/1DVD)
DISC 1 (Plus HD audio download):
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)

 
DISC 2 (Plus HD audio download):

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)
 
DISC 3 (Plus HD audio download):

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)
 
DVD 

Music Videos:
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
9. Distractions
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:
1. Put It There Documentary


DOWNLOAD ONLY:
Original B-sides, remixes and single edits:
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:
1. I Don’t Want To Confess
2. Shallow Grave
3. Mistress And Maid

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*SPECIAL EDITION (2CD)
DISC 1:
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)

 
DISC 2:
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)

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*VINYL (2LP)
Disc 1
Side A:

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)
Side B:
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) (**not on vinyl, this track will be available with the accompanying digital download). 

 
Disc 2
Side A:

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)
Side B:
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) 







Thursday, 23 March 2017

A 2016 CONCERT FROM RINGO & HIS ALL STARR BAND WILL PREMIERE ON AXS TV THIS SUNDAY

A 2016 concert from Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will premiere on AXS TV this Sunday, March 26, at 10 p.m. Eastern /7 p.m. Pacific. In addition to Starr, the six-piece All Starr Band features Todd Rundgren, Santana and Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister frontman and bassist Richard Page, saxophonist Warren Ham, and drummer Gregg Bissonette.
One of the features of the beloved Starr’s ongoing concert tours is having his band members lead the others in renditions of some of their own well known hits.



Filmed at the Foellinger Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN, on June 21, 2016, the concert features the band performing hit after hit. Highlights of Ringo Starr and His 2016 All Starr Band include Ringo’s #1 solo hits “You’re Sixteen” and “Photograph;” Beatles songs where Starr sang lead vocals: “Yellow Submarine” and “With A Little Help From My Friends”; as well as Rundgren’s “Bang The Drum All Day” and “I Saw The Light;” Toto signatures “Africa” and “Rosanna;” Mr. Mister’s “Kyrie” and “Broken Wings;” and the Santana staples “Evil Ways” and “Black Magic Woman” among many others.
Watch Ringo sing “Photograph” from the performance…








JAMES MCCARTNEY COMING TO RICHMOND 28 MARCH

Looking back on his 2013 show at The Camel in Richmond, James remembers “beautiful rivers, a weird dressing room and a street outside that looked like a good skateboard-able surface.”
James, returns to The Camel on Tuesday, March 28, in support of his latest album, 2016’s “The Blackberry Train.” Where his 2013 debut album, “Me” (which followed 2010 and 2011 EP releases), offered gentle, melodic introspection, McCartney rocks quite a bit harder on “The Blackberry Train.”


 
Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies) served as engineer for the recordings. “I called him and asked him if we could meet up,” McCartney said via email. “He was game. Things went from there.” For opening track “Too Hard,” he was joined by Dhani Harrison on guitar and vocals in their first collaboration. Asked if he saw much of George Harrison’s family while growing up, James replied, “Yes and no. Once in a blue moon.”

On his latest album, the singer and songwriter said he played “everything. Conventionally: my vocal cords, guitar, piano, bass and drums. In that order and at the same time. Two at a time usually. I don’t like to be limited and feel oppressed in terms of what ‘instruments’ I play. I like to create (and) play all sounds.”
Mentioning that creating occupies most of his time these days, James’s accomplishments with multiple instruments have developed naturally. “I am driven with music daily,” he added. He played guitar and drums on some of his father’s albums, including 1997’s “Flaming Pie” and 2001’s “Driving Rain,” and was also a guitarist on his mother’s 1998 posthumous collection, “Wide Prairie.”

For his career in music, James shared his father’s simple advice that undoubtedly serves in other aspects of his life as well: “To enjoy and have fun.”





source:.richmond.com

LISTEN "THIS ONE" (DEMO) BY PAUL

Paul McCartney - This One (Demo) 

From reissue 'Flowers In The Dirt'  March 24th,2017. Written and composed by Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney: Lead Vocal, Harmony vocals, Piano, Emulator 2, Bass Drum, Linn Drum. Recorded and mixed by Eddie Klein at Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex, 29th December 1986 ℗ 2017 MPL Communications Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


      

        


    

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

PAUL, ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS

Paul's "Flowers in the Dirt" box is as much an archeology project as a reissue, in which listeners can discover the bones of a landmark album that could have been made but wasn't.
Two of the reissue's three audio discs are devoted to Paul's songwriting collaboration with Elvis Costello in 1987 and 1988, which produced some 15 songs. Listening to the work, some of it first made available this week, it's hard not to wonder why they didn't make a duet album like Costello later did with Burt Bacharach. Instead, they decided not to alter their original plan.
The mythical disc could have started with "My Brave Face" and "Veronica," two of each man's biggest hits of the 1980s. And that was only the beginning.

In this combination photo, musicians Elvis Costello, left, performs at "The Music of Prince" tribute concert on March 7, 2013, in New York and Paul performs during his "Out There Tour 2015" on June 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. A new Paul McCartney reissue of "Flowers in the Dirt" offers two audio discs that are devoted to Paul's songwriting collaboration with Elvis Costello in 1987 and 1988. (Photo by Evan Agostini, left, and Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, Files)
"Looking back, you could say that," Paul told The Associated Press. "If we'd just done a few more of these demos, we could have made a crazy album. But we didn't. That was as far as we got."
Paul initiated the partnership at the suggestion of his manager. The former Beatle was looking for varied sounds, styles and producers as he began work on a new album. Paul and Elvis Costello worked for a few weeks in a room above McCartney's studio in Sussex, England, where they'd write a song a day and immediately go downstairs to record it, sitting with acoustic guitars and singing together.
"There were many echoes, working with Elvis and working with John (Lennon), because I know Elvis is a big Beatles fan," Paul said. "He was a John fan, he wears glasses, he plays guitar right-handed."
They're all from Liverpool, too. Paul worked with Costello as he did with John Lennon, two men with acoustic guitars sitting across from one another. With Paul left-handed, it felt to him like looking into a mirror.
"I think the key was not to turn up in short trousers with my Fan Club card sticking out of my top pocket," Costello said. "I'd been asked to write songs in 1987, knowing what I know, having done what I'd done for that whole 10 years, which seemed like a long time then. Paul knows what he's done and he knows I love him.

"That said, you're bound to look up sometimes and think, 'Bloody hell, it's him!'," he said.
In this week's reissue, one disc contains nine of those 15 songs, recorded the day they were written. Another disc features the same songs produced by the two men later with a band added, primarily sung by McCartney since it was his album, after all.
To a certain extent, something is lost in translation.
Take the song "Tommy's Coming Home," for instance. Inspired fun with Paul and Costello singing together, the tempo slows and the song drags in the full band version.
"I didn't realize until looking back later that these demos had a special groove and a freshness and, I think on a few of the recorded versions, we lost some of that freshness," Paul said. "It gives an idea of the spontaneity of the writing. There's a time that you regret that we didn't just say, 'This is it, this is good enough.' Often when you don't think you're making the final record, you're a bit looser ... I think some of those performances are better than the ones on the record."
The two-man recordings "have a lot of charm and a good deal of cheek," Costello said. "You can almost hear us laughing at loud at what I call, 'the Mersey cadences.' It's in the blood. It's in the water. It's in him and it's got to come out."
Since both are strong-willed men used to being in charge of their music, you'd have to wonder whether the easy creativity of the songwriting sessions would have lasted through the grunt work of making polished recordings. The two dismiss the suggestion that there would have been trouble, or that they would have needed another producer to referee. Costello said it wouldn't have been as much fun as producing it themselves.
The songs they wrote were dispersed between the two men, or left on the shelf. Four were included on "Flowers in the Dirt," including the stately "That Day is Done" and the call-and-response "You Want Her Too." Costello later recorded "So Like Candy" and "Pads, Paws & Claws." Some demos creeped out through the years.
"My Brave Face" could have been as big as anything he and Lennon had written, Paul said. His pride in some of the songs he had written without Costello is one reason "Flowers in the Dirt" took shape the way it did. But you can hear another reason between the lines listening to him talk. Perhaps he didn't want to pull Costello into the weight of comparisons that he felt for all of his post-Beatles career.
"Because John and I had such a successful collaboration and all the work we did was when we were young, often your first output like that can be your best," he said. "I wouldn't say it worries me, or I wouldn't continue to write. But I do get the feeling that it would have been very hard to come up to the standards of the ones I wrote with John, like 'It's Getting Better' or 'She's Leaving Home.'"
Costello, for his part, doesn't look back with regret at the album that never was. He points to Paul's reissue.
"You could say, 'this is it,'" he said. "There's a whole disc of me and Paul singing together. What can you say about that?"





source:AssociatePress

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

PICTURES FROM PAUL´S VIDEO SHOOT FOR "THIS ONE" -Part II

More pics - Paul´s video shoot for "This One", 1989.










PICTURES FROM PAUL´S VIDEO SHOOT FOR "THIS ONE" -Part I

See photos from Paul McCartney's 1989 Video Shoot for 'This One' and rehearsals.








 

LOUISE HARRISON CANCELS VISIT TO RICHMOND

Louise Harrison, has had to cancel her planned visit to Richmond that had been set for Wednesday night. Louise was to give a free talk that evening at Indiana University East. However, she was forced to cancel because of health issues. It's unclear if her appearance will be rescheduled.

Louise, who lived in Illinois in the early 1960s, helped the Beatles gain radio and TV play in the United States before they were known here.
Her appearance was planned to help promote Richmond Symphony Orchestra's "Twist and Shout" Beatles-themed gala, which takes place April 29 at Kuhlman Center on the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The concert will feature musical entertainment from Beatles tribute band Liverpool Legends and the orchestra.
Louise hand-picked the members of Liverpool Legends and has managed the band for 10 years. Her involvement makes them the only Beatles tribute group with a direct family link to the original Fab Four. The Branson, Mo.-based band travels the world, headlining at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and performing at Carnegie Hall.
Before the gala, free lessons will help area residents learn 1960s dances including the Twist, The Swim and the Mashed Potato. Lessons will be 7-8 p.m. April 11 and 18 at the Springwood Hall Gym at IU East.
Tickets are available for "Twist and Shout." The cost is $100 per person, with $65 of that being a tax-deductible donation. For more information, call (765) 966-5181 or go to richmondsymphony.org.

Monday, 20 March 2017

PAUL ON CHUCK BERRY

Paul On Chuck Berry
Paul on the passing of Chuck Berry: "Chuck Berry sadly passed away over the weekend. He was one of rock 'n' roll's greatest poets. He will be missed but remembered by everyone who ever loved rock 'n' roll.
"From the first minute we heard the great guitar intro to ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’ we became fans of the great Chuck Berry. His stories were more like poems than lyrics – the likes of ‘Johnny B Goode’ or ‘Maybellene’. To us he was a magician making music that was exotic yet normal at the same time. We learnt so many things from him which led us into a dream world of rock ‘n’ roll music.
"Chuck was and is forever more one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends all over the world. I was privileged to meet him in his home town St Louis when I played there on tour and it’s a memory I will cherish forever. It’s not really possible to sum up what he meant to all us young guys growing up in Liverpool but I can give it a try.
Long live rock ‘n’ roll!

Love you Chuck.
Paul"



 

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Distractions (Demo)
Distractions (Demo) Free Download:
'Distractions (Demo)'


"I like a good love song, you know. And it’s always nice to be in the mood to write a ballad and that was the case when I sat down to write this. It just occurred to me that if you love someone, one of the problems is that you don’t always spend enough time with that person…”

Find out Paul’s motivation for writing the song 'Distractions' and download his demo for free HERE!
Record Store Day
Record Store Day Paul confirms a very special
Record Store Day release


On April 22nd Paul will celebrate Record Store Day with a limited edition three-song cassette of Flowers In The Dirt demos. The cassette will include 'I Don’t Want To Confess', 'Shallow Grave' and 'Mistress And Maid', available in the same form as when Paul and Elvis Costello first cut them directly to tape.

Click here for a sneak peek at the cassette!
 

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