Whether it’s a sassy quip to your text, expressing that fist pump moment or just for the LOLs, GIFs are always there for you when you need them most.
Here at PaulMcCartney.com HQ we love a good GIF, so we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the forthcoming re-issue of Flowers In The Dirt than working with Paul on a brand new collection, created using music videos and behind-the-scenes footage from the album.
If you’re unfamiliar with GIFs they are short looping images that can be used to express your reactions and emotions in messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or social media platforms like Tumblr and Twitter.
'Flowers In The Dirt' - Less Than A Month To Go...
LONG AWAITED 10th INSTALLMENT OF THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARCHIVE COLLECTION OUT MARCH 24 VIA MPL/Capitol/UMe
DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW - ‘THIS ONE’ AVAILABLE AS AN INSTANT GRAT FROM TODAY – MARCH 3
DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS ALSO COME WITH INSTANT GRAT TRACKS - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMO VERSIONS OF ‘MY BRAVE FACE’ AND ‘THAT DAY IS DONE’
Friday March 3 – With less than a month to go until the release of the reissue of Paul McCartney’s classic album Flowers In The Dirt (the 10th installment of the Grammy-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection) – Paul has released some photographs taken from the video shoots for the song ‘This One’.
In 1989 Paul shot two videos for the song, taken from the album Flowers In The Dirt.
The first, directed by Tim Pope, was filmed in June (1989) at the Albert Wharf Studio in Battersea, London. Referred to as the ‘Eastern’ promo the video featured scenes with meditation as well as featuring Paul, Linda and the band. The promo also includes Indian dancers. Photographer Eugene Adebari was on set to capture still photographs on the day.
The second video was directed by ‘light painting’ photographer Dean Chamberlain and was filmed in a rehearsal barn in the South-East of England in July (1989).
Today, Paul has released a selection of images from both video shoots to coincide with the song, ‘This One’, being available as an Instant Grat track for people who have digitally pre-ordered Flowers In The Dirt.
Those who pre-order the album digitally will also get Instant Grat tracks – previously unreleased original demo versions of 'My Brave Face' and 'That Day Is Done' – both recorded at one of the early writing sessions.
It’s competition time! With the release of Flowers In The Dirt on the horizon, we thought we’d give fans the opportunity to get their hands on a copy of the remastered album with a new GIF caption contest!
We’d like you to come up with a brilliant/funny/witty/clever/entertaining caption to go with the GIFs below…
- We will pick our three favourite entries and each will win a Deluxe Edition of Flowers In The Dirt plus a copy of the album on vinyl - We will also select three runners up who will each win a copy of the album on CD
How to enter:
We’ll be running the competition here on PaulMcCartney.com and Twitter. If you’d like to enter here, please quote the GIF – for example GIF1 – and then write your caption. If you’re entering on Twitter, keep your eyes out for the GIFs and leave your captions by replying to the post. If you’re entering via Twitter, please remember to ensure you’re following Paul so we can Direct Message you!
Winners will be notified at mid-day (BST) on Friday 31st March, so please remember to check your inboxes!
Any questions, please let us know in the comments below…