Out Now: Paul McCartney Releases Anticipated ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Available in a Variety of Formats (Listen/Stream)

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Sir Paul McCartney has spent much of the past few weeks readying the release of a lavish reissue of Flaming Pie, his 1997 solo album that incorporated recordings made by the Beatles legend in 1995 and 1997.

(The reissue is now available — click here to pick up the 2-CD set, click here for the 2-LP set and click here for the Deluxe Edition from our Rock Cellar Store). 

The Flaming Pie set is the 13th addition to the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection, and packs quite a punch for Macca fans of varying levels of enthusiasm:

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.

Stream the new reissue of Flaming Pie below, via Spotify:

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