Paul McCartney announces ‘Flowers in the Dirt’ reissue

The new edition will feature unreleased Elvis Costello demos

Paul McCartney has announced a reissue of his 1989 album ‘Flowers in the Dirt’.

The new, remastered version of the former Beatles’ eighth solo album will be released on March 24. The reissue includes previously unreleased demos written and performed by McCartney and Elvis Costello, who contributed to the album.

“I hadn’t listened to them in ages but when I did I knew we had to put them out,” say McCartney of the demos in a press release. “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.”

The new DVD edition of the album comes with an extra set of demos as well as b-sides, song remixes, single edits. It also includes three new short films featuring never-before-seen footage from the writing and recording sessions, plus music videos and the documentary, Put It There, originally released on VHS in 1989. Watch some footage from the DVD in a short teaser below.

Finally, the deluxe edition comes with a 32-page notebook that collects McCartney’s handwritten lyrics and notes, plus a catalog of Linda McCartney’s Flowers in the Dirt photo exhibit; a 64-page book featuring stills from the music video for ‘The One’; and a 112-page book that details the making of ‘Flowers In the Dirt’ with interviews from McCartney, Costello and other contributors.

Last month, a scathing letter from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Paul McCartney and wife Linda was sold at auction for $30000 (£23,853.9). Read it here.