Paul McCartney shares rare demo “Twenty Fine Fingers” featuring Elvis Costello — listen

McCartney photo © 1989 MPL Communications Ltd/Bill Bernstein

Many consider Paul McCartney’s 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt something of a return to form for the former Beatle, but he didn’t make the comeback alone. The record featured appearances by George Martin, David Gilmour, and most prolifically, Elvis Costello. McCartney and Costello wrote four of the album’s 12 tracks, including the hit single “My Brave Face”. There were, however, many more collaborative tracks between the pair that didn’t make the final cut.

Today, McCartney is sharing one of those rare demos, “Twenty Fine Fingers”. Previously only available on bootleg albums under the incorrect title “Twenty-Five Fingers”, the track is a driving acoustic song filled with classic Macca-style hooks and structures. Take a listen below.

Part of McCartney’s ongoing Archive Collection, a deluxe reissue of Flowers in the Dirt is due out March 24th via MPL/Capitol/UMe. The remastered album will be available on double-CD, double-LP, or as a deluxe box set. In addition to the nine previously unreleased McCartney/Costello demos found on the standard formats, the box set includes a DVD, a 32-page notebook of McCartney’s handwritten lyrics and notes, a 64-page photobook, a 112-page book featuring exclusive new interviews, and a catalog from Linda McCartney’s photo exhibition for the album.

Find the box set details below, and pre-order all versions of the reissue at McCartney’s website.

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Flowers in the Dirt Reissue Tracklist:
Disc One:
01. My Brave Face
02. Rough Ride
03. You Want Her Too
04. Distractions
05. We Got Married
06. Put It There
07. Figure Of Eight
08. This One
09. Don’t Be Careless Love
10. That Day Is Done
11. How Many People
12. Motor Of Love
13. Où Est Le Soleil?

Disc Two:
01. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
02. Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
03. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
04. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
05. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
06. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
07. Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
08. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
09. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)

Disc Three:
01. The Lovers That Never Were (1988 Demo)
02. Tommy’s Coming Home (1988 Demo)
03. Twenty Fine Fingers (1988 Demo)
04. So Like Candy (1988 Demo)
05. You Want Her Too (1988 Demo)
06. That Day Is Done (1988 Demo)
07. Don’t Be Careless Love (1988 Demo)
08. My Brave Face (1988 Demo)
09. Playboy To A Man (1988 Demo)

B-sides, singles, and single edits downloads:
01. Back On My Feet
02. Flying To My Home
03. The First Stone
04. Good Sign
05. This One (Club Lovejoys Mix)
06. Figure Of Eight (12” Bob Clearmountain Mix)
07. Loveliest Thing
08. Où Est Le Soleil? (12” Mix)
09. Où Est Le Soleil? (Tub Dub Mix)
10. Où Est Le Soleil? (7” Mix)
11. Où Est Le Soleil? (Instrumental)
12. Party Party (Original Mix)
13. Party Party (Club Mix)

Cassette demos downloads:
01. I Don’t Want To Confess
02. Shallow Grave
03. Mistress And Maid

DVD:
Music Videos:
01. My Brave Face
02. My Brave Face (Version 2)
03. This One (Version 1)
04. This One (Version 2)
05. Figure Of Eight
06. Party Party
07. Où Est Le Soleil?
08. Put It There
09. Distractions
10. We Got Married

Creating Flowers in the Dirt featurettes:
01. Paul And Elvis
02. Buds In The Studio
03. The Making Of ‘This One’
04. (The Dean Chamberlain One)

Put It There documentary

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