|Flaming Pie - The Archive Collection Box Front||Flaming Pie - The Archive Collection Rear|
|Flaming Pie - The Archive Collection Box - Opened|
|Catalogue No.||086 1769 (Barcode: 6 02508 61769 0)|
|Release date||31st July 2020|
|Total time||6 hours 49 minutes and 43 seconds
C.D. 1 - 53:48
C.D. 2 - 35:54
C.D. 3 - 34:34
C.D. 4 - 74:55
C.D. 5 - 60:32
D.V.D. 1 - 73:13
D.V.D. 2 - 76:47
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||Originally in 1997 Paul's twenty-sixth "solo" album release - this version was the thirteenth in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection
For detail of the original 1997 album see here: Flaming Pie
The July 2020 archive re-issue was released in multiple formats:
7th August 2020 - Entered the album chart at a very impressive number 14.
The longest set in the Archive Collection so far at almost seven hours.
|1||The Song We Were Singing||McCartney||Recording began 6th November 1995
Paul - lead vocal, harmony vocal, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, double bass, harmonium.
Jeff Lynne - harmony vocal, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard.
Written in Jamaica in early January 1995, this was the first number taped by Paul in his initial album sessions with
Jeff Lynne. Among the instruments Paul plays here is the standup bass originally owned by Bill Black and used on Elvis
Presley's earliest and greatest hits - including "Heartbreak Hotel", the recording that seized the soul and assaulted the
senses of a schoolboy Paul McCartney in 1956.
|2||The World Tonight||McCartney||Recording began 13th November 1995
Originally entitled, "I Saw You Sitting".
Paul - lead vocal, harmony vocal, drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, percussion
Jeff Lynne - harmony vocal, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard
The second song from Paul's initial sessions (there were four in all) with Jeff Lynne took what had been an acoustic,
folk-tinged demo and imbued it with a progressively heavier treatment. "The World Tonight" was written while on holiday in
America in 1995 - of the 14 songs on Flaming Pie only the title track, "Somedays" and "Great Day" were composed in England,
for the muse tends to strike Paul most often when he's on holiday.
|3||If You Wanna||McCartney||Recording began 11th May 1995
Paul - lead vocal, drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar
Steve Miller - harmony vocal, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Having renewed their friendship - and musical kinship - working on "Young Boy", Paul and Steve Miller combined again, in
similar fashion, with this. The song was already a couple of years old at the point of recording, having been composed when
Paul's "New World Tour" reached Minneapolis, and a day off, in May 1993, which resulted in numerous hours inside a
skyscraper hotel room that extended its head into the clouds. Inspired by being in (still then The Artist Known As) Prince's
home city, Paul sat with a guitar and wrote a "driving across America" song.
|4||Somedays||McCartney||Recording began 1st November 1995
Paul - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, spanish guitar, bass guitar
At first, one session was all it took to commit "Somedays" on to tape, but Paul felt that it could be enhanced by an
arrangement. At this time he was occasionally meeting with George Martin at Abbey Road, sifting through unissued archive
Beatles recordings for the Anthology albums (and still nervous, 30 years on, that he would not be the cause of any musical
breakdowns ...), and Paul asked George if he would listen to "Somedays" and consider scoring it for an orchestra.
|5||Young Boy||McCartney||Recording began 22nd February 1995
Paul - lead vocal, drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, Hammond organ
Steve Miller - backing vocal, electric guitar, rhythm guitar
The emerging talent of young guitarist James McCartney had been prompting son-to-father questions about "early days".
Among the pieces re-played from the vinyl years had been 'My Dark Hour', recorded by Steve Miller and (hiding under the
pseudonymous surname Ramon) Paul McCartney in May 1969, after a Beatles Abbey Road session had broken up following a
business quabble. Listening again to 'My Dark Hour' Paul was minded to resume the double-act after a 25 year pause,
venturing out to Miller's studio in snowbound Idaho after the Beatles had completed 'Real Love'. The two musicians set to
work in the same manner as before, Paul drumming while Steve wound up the lead guitar. Paul and Steve then played guitar
tracks, Paul added bass and the lead vocal, and Steve contributed harmonies.
|6||Calico Skies||McCartney||Recorded 3rd September 1992
Paul - vocal, acoustic guitar, knee slap/percussion
While it wreaked havoc in the north-east US, the category-three storm Hurricane Bob that made landfall in August 1991
prompted Paul (then staying in Long Island) to sit with an acoustic guitar and write what he describes as "a gentle love
song that becomes a Sixties protest song". Paul invited George Martin to co-produce the piece, which - owing to its
instrumental simplicity - was started, finished and mixed within a single session. The earliest recording on Flaming Pie.
|7||Flaming Pie||McCartney||Recorded 27th February 1996
Paul - lead vocal, harmony vocal, piano, drums, bass guitar, electric guitar
Jeff Lynne - harmony vocal, electric guitar
The "pie" lyric that had arrived unto Paul on horseback fitted perfectly with some funky riffs he and Jeff Lynne had evolved
days earlier while waiting to overdub guitars onto 'Souvenir'. With lyric and music suddenly fashioned, 'Flaming Pie' was
recorded quickly - for, entirely appropriately, Paul suggested that the song be taped with the speed that the Beatles often
worked, cutting three songs in a day. Setting themselves a four hour deadline, the track came together with relative ease,
Paul singing live to his own piano accompaniment with Jeff on guitar before adding drums and bass, and then, guitars and
|8||Heaven On A Sunday||McCartney||Recording began 16th September 1996
Paul - lead vocal, backing vocals, drums, bass guitar, electric guitar and acoustic solo, acoustic guitar, Fender Rhodes, harpsichord, vibraphone, percussion
Jeff Lynne - backing vocals, acoustic guitar
James McCartney - electric guitar solo
Linda - backing vocals
Michael Thompson, Richard Bissill, Richard Watkins, John Pigneguy - French horns
Paul's son, 19 year old James makes his first guitar appearance on disc. Paul said, "I played the acoustic stuff and left
the Young Turk to play the hot electric stuff." When proud Dad suggested formal lessons, James's response, "Well you didn't,
Dad", echoed down the decades from 1950s Liverpool. Like father, like son. Or, as Paul puts it, "The saga continues..."
|9||Used To Be Bad||Miller-McCartney||Recorded 5th May 1995
Paul - lead vocal, drums, bass guitar Steve Miller - lead vocal, electric guitar
Having enjoyed 'Young Boy' Steve Miller was keen to extend the collaboration, wanting to get Paul singing some
"Texas blues". As a consequence, he arrived at their second set of sessions with dozens of guitar riffs. This prompted
Paul to climb behind the drum kit and the pair played away for some time, kicking around ideas, until Miller began adding
words to the jam, utilising blues lines like "I used to be bad but I don't have to be bad no more". Once the piece had
gelled Paul overdubbed bass and Steve added some solos before they traded the vocal lines.
|10||Souvenir||McCartney||Recording began 19th February 1996
Paul - lead vocal, backing vocal, drums, piano, harpsichord, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar
Jeff Lynne - backing vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard
Kevin Robinson - trumpet
Chris 'Snake' Davis - saxophone
Dave Bishop - baritone saxophone
Written during a relaxing holiday in Jamaica in January 1995, the later studio recording of 'Souvenir' saw Paul anxious to
replicate the easy atmosphere of his original demo, which carried the additional sounds of a ringing telephone and tropical
downpour. So the demo was laid into the multi-track tape as a guide for the studio recording and each element of the
original was carefully listened to and replicated. The 78-rpm-like coda was added after Jeff and Paul saw co-engineer
Jon Jacobs carrying a key-fob with a built-in sound sampler. The end vocal effect was added using this as the medium.
|11||Little Willow||McCartney||Recording began 21st November 1995
Paul - lead vocal, backing vocal, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, Spanish guitar, electric guitar, piano, harpsichord, harmonium, mellotron, percussion effects
Jeff Lynne - backing vocal, electric spinette harpsichord
'Little Willow' was written after Paul learned of the death of a dear friend. He created the song not only as an immediate
personal response to the sadness but, hopefully, as a salve for his late friend's children. The studio recording, begun ten
months later (on the day that The Beatles Anthology 1, with 'Free As A Bird', was released), is an eloquent combination of
voice and instrumentation, Paul's work being augmented by Jeff Lynne.
|12||Really Love You||McCartney-Starkey||Recording began 14th May 1996
Paul - lead vocal, backing vocal, bass guitar, electric guitar, Wurlitzer piano
Jeff Lynne - backing vocal, electric guitar
Ringo Starr - drums
The day after Ringo and Paul recorded 'Beautiful Night' the pair returned to the studio and began a jam session, Paul
plucking his Hofner Violin bass, Ringo beating the drums and Jeff Lynne playing guitar. Three pieces evolved inside half an
hour, 'Really Love You' best charting the desired R&B groove, with Paul adding an off-the-cuff vocal. Credited to
McCartney/Starkey - a first-ever credit for a released tune - the jam was completed by some guitar and vocal overdubs and
mixed after Ringo had returned home. Played to him over the telephone by Paul, Ringo's response - "It's relentless!" -
remains the best description of the finished result.
|13||Beautiful Night||McCartney||Recording began 13th May 1996
Paul - lead vocal, backing vocal, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond organ, additional percussion
Jeff Lynne backing vocal, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Ringo Starr drums, backing vocal at end, additional percussion
Linda - backing vocals
Working on the Anthology prompted Paul to suggest that he and Ringo renew a collaboration not experienced for ten years.
'Beautiful Night' was a decade old itself, and a recording made in New York had been on the shelf, unused, since 1986. With
Paul at the piano and Ringo on drums (playing, incidentally, a replica arrangement of his own kit, which Paul had bought and
modelled on Ringo's set up after the 'Real Love sessions) the song came together comfortably. Wanting to play some guitar on
the end, Paul also introduced a new element to his composition, the uptempo finale. Finally, the recording was enhanced by
an orchestral arrangement scored by George Martin and overdubbed at Abbey Road on St Valentine's Day 1997.
|14||Great Day||McCartney||Recorded 3rd September 1992
Paul - vocal, acoustic guitar, leg slap/percussion
Linda - backing vocals
Seeking a short, simple song to close Flaming Pie, Paul McCartney has searched back 25 years to find 'Great Day', an
acoustic number that he and Linda used to perform "sitting around the kitchen or when the children were dancing". The
candlelit evenings in Long Island, enforced by Hurricane Bob in August 1991, not only led Paul to write 'Calico Skies' but
also found him plucking this one from the memory vault. So, a year later, in the same session that he recorded his new
number with George Martin, Paul also committed 'Great Day' to tape for the first time (despite its years), not changing a
hair of the arrangement or lyric.
|1||The Song We Were Singing||Home Recording c. 1995||5:22|
|2||The World Tonight||Home Recording c. 06/1993||2:24|
|3||If You Wanna||Home Recording c. 06/1993||2:57|
|4||Somedays||Home Recording c. 03/1994||4:12|
|5||Young Boy||Home Recording c. 1994||2:21|
|6||Calico Skies||Home Recording c. 06/1993||2:29|
|7||Flaming Pie||Home Recording c. 1996||1:39|
|8||Souvenir||Home Recording c. 1995||2:52|
|9||Little Willow||Home Recording c. 1995||2:24|
|10||Beautiful Night||1995 Demo||4:24|
|11||Great Day||Home Recording c. 06/1993||4:20|
|1||Great Day||Acoustic studio version - 20th February 1997||2:16|
|2||Calico Skies||Acoustic studio version - 20th February 1997||2:06|
|3||C'mon Down C'mon Baby||Acoustic studio version - 20th February 1997||1:21|
|4||If You Wanna||Demo - 5th May 1995||1:51|
|5||Beautiful Night||Run through 13th May 1996||4:08|
|6||The Song We Were Singing||Rough Mix c. 11/1995||3:49|
|7||The World Tonight||Rough Mix c. 11/1995||3:45|
|8||Little Willow||Rough Mix c. 11/1995||2:56|
|9||Whole Life||Rough Mix c. 1995||5:31|
|10||Heaven On A Sunday||Rude Cassette c. 1996||6:26|
The highlight of this disc is the Oobu Joobu official release, originally from cd singles, the origin of which is;
In January 1995, Eddy Pumer, producer at Capital Radio (London), was contacted by Paul’s promotion man Joe Reddington to make a radio series titled, “Oobu Joobu”.
Originally it was to be 6 one-hour shows, but it grew to 17 hours !
This radio series was transmitted by American radio network Westwood One, between 27th March and 2nd September 1995.
As a bonus on the cd singles from Flaming Pie, Eddy Pumer compiled a series of home demos, interviews, and unreleased songs into
six long tracks, that were over the six 5" cd-singles – two each for each of the U.K. singles from the album.
They were distributed in the UK and continental Europe, but not in the US.
The main point of attraction were the unreleased songs, taken from the mid-Eighties sessions.
The six segments were originally separated thus:
Oobu Joobu Part 1 (9:54)
Contains "I Love This House", recorded on 25th September 1984 with producer David Foster. Released on 28th April 1997 on the cd singles of "Young Boy".
Oobu Joobu Part 2 (10:19)
Contains "Atlantic Ocean", recorded in March 1987 with producer Phil Ramone. Released on 28th April 1997 on the cd singles of "Young Boy".
Oobu Joobu Part 3 (9:48)
Contains "Squid", recorded 12th November 1986. Released on 7th July 1997 on the cd-singles of "The World Tonight".
Oobu Joobu Part 4 (7:06)
Contains "Don't Break the Promise" written with Eric Stewart and recorded on 9th June 1988. Released on 7th July 1997 on the cd-singles of "The World Tonight".
Oobu Joobu Part 5 (10:15)
Contains the original version of "Beautiful Night", recorded 21st August 1986 with producer Phil Ramone. Released on 15th December 1997 on the cd-singles of "Beautiful Night"
Oobu Joobu Part 6 (8:33)
Contains "Love Come Tumbling Down", recorded in March 1987 with producer Phil Ramone. Released on 15th December 1997 on the cd-singles of "Beautiful Night".
|1||The Ballad Of The Skeletons||1996 collaboration with Alan Ginsberg||7:48|
|2||Looking For You||B-side of the 1997 single Young Boy||4:39|
|3||Broomstick||Included on the 2nd CD single of Young Boy||5:08|
|4||Love Come Tumbling Down||B-side of the 1997 single Beautiful Night||4:21|
|5||Same Love||Included on the 2nd CD single of Beautiful Night||3:53|
|6||Oobu Joobu Part 1||Includes "I Love This House" and talking about Young Boy||8:47|
|7||Oobu Joobu Part 2||Includes "Atlantic Ocean" and talks about dad's trumpet||8:27|
|8||Oobu Joobu Part 3||Includes "Squid" and talks about The World Tonight||7:57|
|9||Oobu Joobu Part 4||Includes "Don't Break The Promise"||5:31|
|10||Oobu Joobu Part 5||Talks about Beautiful Night and Ringo||8:48|
|11||Oobu Joobu Part 6||Talks about Wings, the mellotron, Strawberry Fields, German "Hans" and includes "Love Mix"||9:15|
|1||Intro - Paul chats about instruments from Abbey Road Studios - Vibraphone||2:34|
|2||Mellotron and Synthesizer/Mini Moog||This is all included in Oobu Joobu Pt.6 above !||7:41|
|6||Bill Black Bass||3:05|
|7||Drums (a copy of Ringo's drums)||3:57|
|9||Guitars (Epiphone like Cochran, & Spanish Guitar)||6:06|
|10||Electric Spinet ("Because")||2:15|
|11||Bells (toilet paper and groovy lighting)||3:19|
|12||Control Room - Neeves Desk & Studer 4-track
Geoff Emerick, Flaming Pie, Standing Stone,
Metronome, Lenny Craddock.
Finish in the kitchen.
16 Chapters (73:13)
13th May 1997 Paul's documentary The World Tonight was released to coincide with his new album.
This new remastered DVD can be accessed by 16 chapters as separated below .....
|1||Intro, discussing the artwork, "Somedays" and out riding.||6:04|
|3||The World Tonight||3:47|
|4||Heaven On A Sunday (out sailing)||5:42|
|6||Oobu Joobu (again from part 6 above)||5:44|
|7||Tropic Island Hum
(this documentary included the first showing of any of this cartoon)
|9||"Town Hall Meeting" Live in Bishopsgate for VH-1
17th May 1997 with John Fugelsang
|10||The World Tonight||6:59|
|11||Buckingham Palace scenes
(Paul had his investiture on 11th March 1997).
Plus in this chapter;
Calico Skies (Paul by a campfire in the woods)
|12||Record breaking Live concert in Rio 21st April 1990||3:26|
Paul by the campfire in the woods
|14||Abbey Road adding strings for Beautiful Night
Filmed 14th February 1997
EPK's (Electronic Press Kits)
Behind The Scenes Material
15 Chapters (76:47)
7 Chapters (28:08)
Promotional Video - Shot late October 1997
|2||Making of Beautiful Night||2:56|
|4||The World Tonight
This is actually the second version - made some months after the first, which follows.
|5||The World Tonight
This is actually the first version directed by Geoff Wonfor and filmed in February 1997
This is actually the second version - made some months after the first, which follows.
Two videos were created to promote “Young Boy“, the first single (in the UK) from the “Flaming Pie” album.
6 Chapters (42:51)
|1||Flaming Pie EPK 1
2 Chapters (8:02 & 9:11)
|2||Flaming Pie EPK 2
2 Chapters (8:02 & 8:15)
|3||In The World Tonight EPK
2 Chapters (5:32 & 3:50)
1 Chapter (5:48)
|1||Flaming Pie Artwork Meeting||5:48|
2 Chapters (7:16)
2 Chapters (9:26)
|1||Talking, amongst other things, about Linda's health||4:29|
|2||Includes talk of how the world would be different if The Beatles didn't exist
(inspiration for Richard Curtis's "Yesterday" movie ?!)
For all Paul's albums in date order: McCartney LP Discography
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