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Posted by Kestrel

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      I have been listening to the bonus tracks on the flowers in the dirt album and the collaborations with Elvis Costello are amazing. They sound pure and exciting. Does anyone know why songs like, Tommy's coming home and Twenty Fine Fingers were never officially released by any of them, until the archive collection. 

      Personally I think it would have made flowers a stronger more consistent album. 

        alcatrazkidz wrote:

        I have been listening to the bonus tracks on the flowers in the dirt album and the collaborations with Elvis Costello are amazing. They sound pure and exciting. Does anyone know why songs like, Tommy's coming home and Twenty Fine Fingers were never officially released by any of them, until the archive collection. 

        Personally I think it would have made flowers a stronger more consistent album. 

        A great album

        also "VERONICA" composed by M/M sung by Elvis Costello is great!  VERONICA

          Flowers in the dirt is such a great album that I don't think it needed improvement, but yes, those tracks mentioned are excellent. Mr. Costello's autobiography is well worth checking out for lots of reasons, not least for the bits on Paul. I wish they'd done more together, because Declan provided the sort of 'edge' that John Lennon used to give to Paul's songs with the Beatles.

            alcatrazkidz wrote:

            I have been listening to the bonus tracks on the flowers in the dirt album and the collaborations with Elvis Costello are amazing. They sound pure and exciting. Does anyone know why songs like, Tommy's coming home and Twenty Fine Fingers were never officially released by any of them, until the archive collection. 

            Personally I think it would have made flowers a stronger more consistent album. 

            This is just a personal hunch, so I may be wrong, but I wonder if Paul was careful to not have too many Elvis collaborations and have the narrative become something like 'Paul needed Costello to revive his career'.  While I like Flowers In The Dirt, I agree it could have been so much better.  

              Iowa Hawkeye Beatlefan wrote: While I like Flowers In The Dirt, I agree it could have been so much better.  

              The only songs I would personally replace would be the final two, How Many People and Motor of Love.