Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie [3LP] (180 Gram, remastered album cut at half speed, booklet, gatefold, unreleased home recordings, hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in slipcase)

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Beloved 10th Solo Album On 180g 3LP!
Remastered & Cut at Half-Speed at Abbey Road Studios!
Includes Unreleased Home Recordings In A Hand-Stamped White Label Sleeve!

Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, 2020, Paul's critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment. 3-LP features remastered album cut at half-speed on two 180-gram vinyl; gatefold sleeve w/ exclusive artwork & booklet, plus one 180-gram LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve, both housed in a slipcase.

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul's involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time "(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles' standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album."

Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener "The Song We Were Singing" to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles' name: "It came in a vision - a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, 'from this day on you are Beatles with an A.'") to the pensive "Calico Skies", and featuring singles "Young Boy", "The World Tonight" and "Beautiful Night", Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul's solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul's most commercially successful release of the '90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the '80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings' 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection's Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 50 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

Features

  • 180g Vinyl
  • 3LP
  • Remastered at Abbey Road Studios
  • Cut at half-speed
  • Original album on 2LP in Gatefold sleeve with exclusive artowrk
  • 1 LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve
  • Booklet
  • Slipcase with debossed art and text
  • Release supervised by Paul McCartney
  • Made in Germany

Selections

Original Album Remastered

SIDE 1:
  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
SIDE 2:
  1. Somedays
  2. Young Boy
  3. Calico Skies
  4. Flaming Pie
SIDE 3:
  1. Heaven On A Sunday
  2. Used To Be Bad
  3. Souvenir
SIDE 4:
  1. Little Willow
  2. Really Love You
  3. Beautiful Night
  4. Great Day

Home Recordings

SIDE 1:
  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
SIDE 2:
  1. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  2. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  3. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  4. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  5. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  6. Great Day [Home Recording]

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