Mixing technology with traditional instruments such as brass, strings and organ, Flowers In The Dirt featured several tracks composed with fellow musician Elvis Costello. The album also featured Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd on guitar, as well production from the likes of Trevor Horn, Mitchell Froom and Steve Lipson. The album crashed into the UK charts at number 1 in June 1989 and despite not breaking the top twenty, spent nearly a year in the US charts. Recorded specifically with the knowledge that it would be supported by a huge world tour (The Paul McCartney World Tour started in September of that year), the album has a much more cohesive feel to it. It was also a personal album, with single Put It There inspired by Paul's dad. "'Put It There' was an expression my Dad used to say when we were kids. He used to hold his hand out and say, ‘Put it there if it weighs a ton.' My Dad died a long time ago now, but you remember those things with affection. And so I wrote a song about that, which I think will become one of my favourites."
Producers: Paul McCartney, Mitchell Froom, Neil Dorfsman, Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello, David Foster, Chris Hughes, Ross Cullum, Phil Ramone
Flowers In The Dirt
Studio - Paul McCartney / Parlophone/EMI / 05 Jun 1989