Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (Archive Collection) (1997/2020) [24bit FLAC]

Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (Archive Collection) (1997/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:08:13 minutes | 3,87 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Paul McCartney Catalog

This remaster of 1997’s Flaming Pie is a most pleasant surprise and includes, in addition to the original album, an array of demos, home recordings and acoustic versions. The album, which was as popular with the critics as it was with the public at the time of its release, totals forty-five tracks including plenty of surprises and variations. It’s the tenth album in Sir Paul’s solo discography, coming four years after its predecessor. During his four-year solo hiatus, Paul was preoccupied with The Beatles Anthology project from which he emerged with a renewed energy. In fact, the experience inspired him to record little pop tunes again as had been done during The Beatles era. Upon listening, one can truly feel an atmosphere of freshness and self-enjoyment in which things aren’t taken too seriously. It is not an entire success, but it is convincing overall and several critics hail this album as his most successful since Tug Of War in 1982… On the bluesy Really Love You Paul is joined by his old friend, Ringo Starr, who cowrote the track – in fact, its the first song to ever be cowritten by Paul and Ringo. We also find Starr on Beautiful Night… A special mention should go the outstanding closing track, Great Day, complemented by choirs and little syncopated percussion instruments which accentuate Paul’s beautiful vocal performance rooted in soul. For context, the title Flaming Pie references an anecdote from his friend John Lennon who explained in 1961 to Mersey Beat magazine the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came as a vision… a man appeared on a flaming pie and said to us ‘from this day forward you are The Beatles with an A’”. As for the rest of the album, the demos and preliminary, often acoustic, versions of tracks are real gems which demonstrate the true talent of Paul McCartney, whose pleasant and down to earth personality makes us almost forget that he isn’t just any ordinary guy… A legend through and through.


01. The Song We Were Singing (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne)
02. The World Tonight (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne)
03. If You Wanna (Remastered 2020) (feat. Steve Miller)
04. Somedays (Remastered 2020)
05. Young Boy (Remastered 2020) (feat. Steve Miller)
06. Calico Skies (Remastered 2020)
07. Flaming Pie (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne)
08. Heaven On A Sunday (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne, James McCartney, Linda McCartney)
09. Used To Be Bad (Remastered 2020) (feat. Steve Miller)
10. Souvenir (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne)
11. Little Willow (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne)
12. Really Love You (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr)
13. Beautiful Night (Remastered 2020) (feat. Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr, Linda McCartney)
14. Great Day (Remastered 2020) (feat. Linda McCartney)
15. The Song We Were Singing (Home Recording)
16. The World Tonight (Home Recording)
17. If You Wanna (Home Recording)
18. Somedays (Home Recording)
19. Young Boy (Home Recording)
20. Calico Skies (Home Recording)
21. Flaming Pie (Home Recording)
22. Souvenir (Home Recording)
23. Little Willow (Home Recording)
24. Beautiful Night (1995 Demo)
25. Great Day (Home Recording) (feat. Linda McCartney)
26. Great Day (Acoustic) (feat. Linda McCartney)
27. Calico Skies (Acoustic)
28. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
29. If You Wanna (Demo)
30. Beautiful Night (Run Through) (feat. Ringo Starr)
31. The Song We Were Singing (Rough Mix)
32. The World Tonight (Rough Mix) (feat. Jeff Lynne)
33. Little Willow (Rough Mix) (feat. Jeff Lynne)
34. Whole Life (Rough Mix)
35. Heaven On A Sunday (Rude Cassette)
36. Looking For You (feat. Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr)
37. Broomstick (feat. Steve Miller)
38. Love Come Tumbling Down
39. Same Love
40. Oobu Joobu Pt. 1
41. Oobu Joobu Pt. 2
42. Oobu Joobu Pt. 3
43. Oobu Joobu Pt. 4
44. Oobu Joobu Pt. 5
45. Oobu Joobu Pt. 6


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