MCCARTNEY,PAUL - FLAMING PIE[DELUXE EDITION BOXSET]
Format: CD Box Set
5 CD + 2 DVD
The album title is a reference to John Lennon‘s anecdote about how The Fab Four got their 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”) and the record saw something of a revival of Paul's commercial fortunes, particularly in the US, where with the benefit of riding on the coattails of the three chart-topping Beatles Anthology albums, it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 200. Flaming Pie reached the same position in the UK and interestingly (or probably annoyingly, if you're Paul) the very same album - the Spice Girls‘ debut, Spice - was the record that held it off the top spot both sides of the Atlantic.
The numbered, limited box set features the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul's hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material. This box comes with a download card for 24bit/96kHz high-resolution audio.
In terms of printed matter, you get a 128-page book with unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath - including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel. Also included is a facsimile of John Hammel's studio notebook, a copy of Club Sandwich Magazine, Flaming Pie plectrum and envelope containing handwritten lyrics for 8 tracks and The Flame newspaper
CD 1 - Flaming Pie (2020 remaster) The Song We Were Singing 3:55 The World Tonight 4:05 If You Wanna 4:37 Somedays 4:15 Young Boy 3:54 Calico Skies 2:32 Flaming Pie 2:30 Heaven On A Sunday 4:26 Used To Be Bad 4:12 Souvenir 3:41 Little Willow 2:58 Really Love You 5:18 Beautiful Night 5:08 Great Day 2:09 CD2 - Demos and Home Recordings The Song We Were Singing 5:25 The World Tonight 2:26 If You Wanna 3:00 Somedays 4:15 Young Boy 2:22 Calico Skies 2:31 Flaming Pie 1:40 Souvenir 2:54 Little Willow 2:26 Beautiful Night 4:27 Great Day 3:30 CD3 - Studio tracks Great Day [Acoustic] 2:17 Calico Skies [Acoustic] 2:06 C'mon Down C'mon Baby 1:23 If You Wanna [Demo] 1:54 Beautiful Night [Run Through] 4:09 The Song We Were Singing [Rough Mix] 3:50 The World Tonight [Rough Mix] 3:47 Little Willow [Rough Mix] 2:59 Whole Life [Rough Mix] 5:34 Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette] 4:43 CD4 - B-sides The Ballad of The Skeletons Looking For You 4:41 Broomstick 5:10 Love Come Tumbling Down 4:23 Same Love 3:55 Oobu Joobu Part 1 (8:47) Oobu Joobu Part 2 (8:27) Oobu Joobu Part 3 (7:57) Oobu Joobu Part 4 (5:31) Oobu Joobu Part 5 (8:48) Oobu Joobu Part 6 (9:16) CD 5 - Flaming Pie at the Mill Spoken word documentary
DVD 1 In The World Tonight (Documentary)
DVD 2 Beautiful Night Making Of Beautiful Night Little Willow The World Tonight [directed by Alistair Donald) The World Tonight [directed by Geoff Wonfor) Young Boy [directed by Alistair Donald] Young Boy [directed by Geoff Wonfor] Flaming Pie EPK 1 Flaming Pie EPK 2 In The World Tonight EPK Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting TFI Friday Performances David Frost Interview