The holdout is over. After being stuck in the vault for over 20 years, a rocking duet between Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello is finally being released. Back in 1988, McCartney and Costello teamed up to write a few tracks for McCartney's hit album Flowers in the Dirt (1989).
The two music legends collaborated on three songs for the album -- including the single "My Brave Face". But that's a fraction of the 18 demos that the two recorded but later cut from the album's final playlist - including the duet "Twenty Fine Fingers." But you'll be able to hear all of them when the Flowers in the Dirt deluxe box set is released on March 24th. The rerelease features three CD's, a DVD and a 112-page hardcover book commemorating the album.
"The [Costello] demos are red hot off the skillet and that’s why we wanted to include them on this boxed set," McCartney said in a recent statement. "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."
Here's a sneak peak at what's in store when the boxed set's released next month.