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Paul McCartney releasing cassette for Record Store Day featuring three demos recorded with Elvis Costello

1988 © Paul McCartney/Photo by Linda McCartneyPaul McCartney has whipped up a special treat for fans in conjunction with the 2017 Record Store Day event, which takes place April 22.

The rock legend will be releasing a limited-edition cassette that day featuring demos of three songs he and Elvis Costello wrote and recorded together during the sessions for Paul's 1989 studio album Flowers in the Dirt.  The tape, titled Flowers in the Dirt -- The Cassette Demos, will feature stripped-down versions of the songs "I Don't Want to Confess," "Shallow Grave" and "Mistress and Maid."

This will mark the first time these tunes will be made available in the format on which they were originally recorded. The tracks first will be released digitally as bonus tracks as part of the deluxe reissue of Flowers in the Dirt, which is due out Friday, March 24.

As with all Record Store Day releases, the cassette will be available at select independent record shops across the U.S.

Flowers in the Dirt featured several songs that McCartney co-wrote with Costello, including the hit "My Brave Face." The deluxe reissue is a three-CD/one-DVD set containing a remastered version of the original album; demos of a variety of songs on which McCartney and Costello collaborated for the project, music videos, short films, a documentary and many more goodies.

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