Paul McCartney Details Lavish Re-Release of ‘Flaming Pie,’ Out 7/31 in a Variety of Formats

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Sir Paul McCartney has unveiled plans for an elaborate reissue of his 1997 album Flaming Pie, the product of recording sessions in 1995 and 1997 and featuring some songs originally written in 1992.

The new reissue is set to come out via MPL/CAPITOL/UMe on July 31, and is the thirteenth addition to the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

As is custom with most Macca reissues, Flaming Pie will be released in a number of formats, catering to fans of all levels:

5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition
5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition

Some context regarding Flaming Pie, per a press release:

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.

Here’s a preview of the Flaming Pie reissue in the form of a video for “Young Boy,” the first single released from the album by Paul McCartney and featuring Steve Miller on guitar: