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Flowers In The Dirt
11 April 2011
1.33am
Ph.D.
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I'm just listening to this album for the first time, and I must say, so far it's much better than I expected. Any other opinions?

11 April 2011
4.38am
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One of my favorite McCartney albums. He wrote very meaningful songs on this album including: 'We Got Married', 'Put It There' and 'This One'

After 'Pipes Of Peace' and 'Press To Play' he really needed to have a strong album and this one delivers.

The further one travels, the less one knows
11 April 2011
11.35am
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I've not listened to it since the early 90s, but I *wish* he'd issued the original Elvis Costello collaboration tapes instead of polishing up the songs with his band. Apparently the first recordings were a lot more basic and instant-sounding.

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11 April 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together
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Oh, I love this album!!! It has a great opening 6. But I love the Costello duet.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
11 April 2011
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A friend of mine loves this album so much, that her nickname on internet is FlowersintheDirt.  Another Paul album I need to get. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
11 April 2011
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You really do. I'm listening to it now.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
11 April 2011
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paulsbass said:

My brave face (Smash opener!!)

I love that song! It's probably a hereditary thing. My mom loves Elvis Costello, so the McCartney-McManus songwriting credit was too much to resist…. 

Sort of related: Once we heard "My Brave Face" playing in the grocery store. We started dancing along, of course. I'm lucky enough to have a family of hardcore Beatles fans. 

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11 April 2011
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MMM, what does your mom think of You Want Her Too? It features them duetting, after all!

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
12 April 2011
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I especially like This One, it almost reminds me of Calico Skies, my favorite Paul song.

9 July 2011
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I keep noticing that people think that "My Brave Face" sounds like a Go-Go's song, if you know who they are. They were fronted by singer Belinda Carlisle. 

 

The promo video for MBF, co-written by Elvis Costello (the pair also wrote "Veronica" for Costello's 1989 album, Spike), features at the beginning a speech by a Japanese Beatles fanatic (who claims to want to collect everything the Beatles ever did), who in the end is arrested. Am I led to think this Japanese Beatles fan is Issei Sagawa (or one of his relations), who is one of the subjects of the Rolling Stones' 1983 song, "Too Much Blood"?

 

~Ben

8 March 2012
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I agree it's really much better than I expected! I really enjoy listening to it from time to time, so why not? :) btw I think ClassicTVMan's comment about Issei Sagawa and Too much Blood is really interesting… I have to agree!

And I love the name! "Flowers in the Dirt" is such a hopeful name, don't you think? This is the reason why postal flowers always give people much hope :)

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