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"Flowers In The Dirt" is 23 years old today !! jun

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      23 years today since "Flowers In The Dirt" came out !!!!!

        Ok.

        Now officially starting to feel old. I work with some co workers who range in age from 5 to not yet born when Flowers came out.

        Really great album and I was glad to see Paul the first time in my life during that tour.

          That marked the end of an era as Flowers was the last of his new releases I bought in vinyl. Since then, everything has been CD.

            John Mackintosh:That marked the end of an era as Flowers was the last of his new releases I bought in vinyl. Since then, everything has been CD.

            That's funny John--Flowers was his first that I bought in CD form.

              Great pop album by Paul. Just wish he had done the whole album with Elvis.

                Tired of waiting around for the reissue of this album -- which may never happen -- I finally bought this on iTunes.

                Here are my favorites:
                My Brave Face (couldn't get that one out of my head for weeks before Ram arrived!)
                You Want Her Too
                Put it There
                This One (I especially LOVE this one, too)
                Don't be Careless Love

                  LOVE this album! To bits!

                  And for me the best song by a mile is We Got Married. Feckin adore this song. It rocks hard!

                    Happy days

                      An album that took a while for me to get into. I don't think it is one of Paul's easiest listens. I think it is still a little bit too 80's in production but I still think it is a very good album.

                        A very good album with some of his finest songs. Wish his singles had done better as they deserved it.

                        My Brave Face and This One are utter pop perfection and under The Beatles name would have topped the charts easily.

                        Put It There is beautiful, Figure of Eight is a great track and would fit in brilliantly with his current tours.

                        Love the majority of this album especially Distractions, Don't Be Careless Love, You Want Her Too, That Day Is Done, Rough Ride, We Got Married (I Like it but not massively).

                        Flying to My Home is a fantastic track that would have improved the album.

                          My first Paul album, my parents bought it to me in July 1990 (in cassette). I was 10 back then. This album introduced me to Paul's solo career and I have very fond feelings on it.

                          "My Brave Face" (which was the song that we entered to our wedding party with), "This One" and "Figure Of Eight" are my favourites. Their video clips (that I used to watch on a VHS tape that I had recorded from TV) are very special for me as well, I could tell them from memory. I used to watch them when I was a little kid, and I now I watch them with my daughter sitting on my knees. That's the kind of magic that Paul can achieve.

                            Great album, one of his best. "This One" is brilliant, great lyrics and catchy tune, Paul at his best. "Put It There" and "Figure of Eight" are my other favs.

                              I have a video of my (then) 2 year old daughter in 1989 singing My Brave Face in the bathtub!

                                FlowersInTheGround:My first Paul album, my parents bought it to me in July 1990 (in cassette). I was 10 back then. This album introduced me to Paul's solo career and I have very fond feelings on it.

                                Very funny, I could have written this myself. I also bought the cassette in 1990 and I completely wore it down..the only thing I had before this was my mom's original Please Please Me cassette..so it was an introduction for me as well..

                                  I can remember all the attention at the time ,with Elvis & the Tour looming large , great times to be a Macca fan & such a great album, yeah there is the odd clunker, but overall a true latter day classic.

                                    Nancy R:I have a video of my (then) 2 year old daughter in 1989 singing My Brave Face in the bathtub!

                                    That is funny, especially as I will always remember our three year old thought the line in My Brave Face that goes "breaking up dirty dishes and throwing them away" was hilarious. He would jump up and down, laughing. Guess he wanted to break up our dirty dishes. Apparently, given the response of our children, THAT is the Paul song little kids like rather than Mary Had A Little Lamb.

                                      Macca Mad:I can remember all the attention at the time ,with Elvis & the Tour looming large , great times to be a Macca fan & such a great album, yeah there is the odd clunker, but overall a true latter day classic.

                                      That was a very exciting time, we knew the tour was coming but he waited a long time to announce specific dates which added to the suspense. Anyone in the States remember that VH-1 did an all Paul videos weekend when Flowers came out? Some guy with them interviewed Paul for the network, can't remember his name now. So much has changed since then.

                                        John Mackintosh:

                                        Macca Mad:I can remember all the attention at the time ,with Elvis & the Tour looming large , great times to be a Macca fan & such a great album, yeah there is the odd clunker, but overall a true latter day classic.

                                        That was a very exciting time, we knew the tour was coming but he waited a long time to announce specific dates which added to the suspense. Anyone in the States remember that VH-1 did an all Paul videos weekend when Flowers came out? Some guy with them interviewed Paul for the network, can't remember his name now. So much has changed since then.

                                        I remember that very well. They covered pretty much everything that is now on the McCartney years dvd.

                                        It was really amazing. Sad to think that classic artists won't get played on tv like that anymore.

                                        Then again, the dvd collections do satisfy me now.

                                          edcrawf:

                                          John Mackintosh:
                                          Macca Mad:I can remember all the attention at the time ,with Elvis & the Tour looming large , great times to be a Macca fan & such a great album, yeah there is the odd clunker, but overall a true latter day classic.

                                          That was a very exciting time, we knew the tour was coming but he waited a long time to announce specific dates which added to the suspense. Anyone in the States remember that VH-1 did an all Paul videos weekend when Flowers came out? Some guy with them interviewed Paul for the network, can't remember his name now. So much has changed since then.

                                          I remember that very well. They covered pretty much everything that is now on the McCartney years dvd.

                                          It was really amazing. Sad to think that classic artists won't get played on tv like that anymore.

                                          Then again, the dvd collections do satisfy me now.

                                          Somewhere, I still have an old VHS tape of that weekend. It was fun to look forward to something like that on TV at the end of a work week. Like you say though, we are much better off with the Macca Years DVD

                                            John Mackintosh:

                                            edcrawf:
                                            John Mackintosh:
                                            Macca Mad:I can remember all the attention at the time ,with Elvis & the Tour looming large , great times to be a Macca fan & such a great album, yeah there is the odd clunker, but overall a true latter day classic.

                                            That was a very exciting time, we knew the tour was coming but he waited a long time to announce specific dates which added to the suspense. Anyone in the States remember that VH-1 did an all Paul videos weekend when Flowers came out? Some guy with them interviewed Paul for the network, can't remember his name now. So much has changed since then.

                                            I remember that very well. They covered pretty much everything that is now on the McCartney years dvd.

                                            It was really amazing. Sad to think that classic artists won't get played on tv like that anymore.

                                            Then again, the dvd collections do satisfy me now.

                                            Somewhere, I still have an old VHS tape of that weekend. It was fun to look forward to something like that on TV at the end of a work week. Like you say though, we are much better off with the Macca Years DVD

                                            Agreed. I like the fact I can just put a dvd in and watch the videos anytime.

                                            They can keep their notMTV.

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