Paul McCartney Confirms A Very Nice Exclusive

As you know Record Store Day 2017 is fast approaching — April 22nd to be exact. You also may know that vinyl isn’t always the focus of Record Store Day. Paul McCartney has issued an cassette based exclusive that will be released on Record Store Day. According to Paul’s website, “With the Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection edition’s March 24th release date via MPL/Capitol/UMe fast approaching, Paul McCartney has confirmed a very special Record Store Day exclusive. To commemorate Record Store Day this April 22nd, a limited edition three-song cassette of Paul and Elvis Costello’s Flowers In The Dirt demos will be made available at participating RSD stores.” The site goes on, “The limited edition cassette-only release will be the first time these recordings – ‘I Don’t Want To Confess’, ‘Shallow Grave’ and ‘Mistress And Maid’- will be made available in the same form as when Paul and Elvis first cut them directly to tape.”

Speaking on the project Paul said, “The demos are red hot off the skillet and that’s why we wanted to include them on this boxed set. What’s great about these songs is that they’ve just been written. So there’s nothing more hot off the skillet as I say. So that was the kind of great instant thing about them. 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.”

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Below a video can be seen of what to expect. This is the only way to get these there demos physically, they’ll only be made available digitally as part of the deluxe edition of Flowers In The Dirt.

Photo: By Oli Gill (originally posted to Flickr as Paul McCartney) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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