Showing posts with label Flaming Pie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flaming Pie. Show all posts

Friday, July 31, 2020

Listen to (and download) an acoustic performance of Paul McCartney's "Calico Skies"


Paul McCartney has released another free download of a song from his Flaming Pie sessions. The reissue of the LP is out in several editions today.

You can download the track "Calico Skies ["In The World Tonight" Campfire Acoustic]" for free from Paul's website now.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Another free download from Paul McCartney's "Flaming Pie" sessions

In addition to a 1986 demo version of "Beautiful Night," Paul McCartney has added free download of his song "Somedays" minus strings to his official website. You need to register to download the tracks.

Both tracks stem from the sessions for Paul's Flaming Pie album, which is being reissued in various formats on July 31. You can pre-order the releases from Amazon now.


Friday, July 17, 2020

Paul McCartney "Beautiful Night" "EP" out today, plus download and video premiere


Paul McCartney today is digitally releasing another batch of tracks from his upcoming Flaming Pie deluxe reissue. You can listen to the EP tracks here.

UPDATE: You also can download a 1986 version of "Beautiful Night" now via Paul's website. This version is heard in Oobu Joobu Part 5 included on the digital EP.
  Details:
Paul McCartney today releases the Beautiful Night EP as part of the forthcoming re-release of his acclaimed 1997 album, Flaming Pie. Due for release on July 31st, Flaming Pie marks the thirteenth installment in Paul’s GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection.Beautiful Night marks one of the first collaborations between Paul and Ringo Starr since The Beatles. Speaking of his memories of that time, Paul said: 
“I’d been saying to Ringo for years that it’d be great to do something, because we’d never really done that much work together outside The Beatles. One night Jeff Lynne suggested, “why don’t you get Ringo in?” and I said, “OK!” It just sort of happened.
I had this song Beautiful Night which I’d written quite a few years ago. I’d always liked it but I felt I didn’t quite have the right version of it. 
So I got this song out for when Ringo was coming in, and right away it was just like the old days." 
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.” 
The EP recreates the original 1997 ‘Beautiful Night’ maxi single, featuring the remastered Flaming Pie single, ‘Beautiful Night’, a 1995 demo of the song, an alternate ‘Run Through’ recording, and ‘Oobu Joobu Part 5’ - a medley of Beautiful Night-themed chat, alternate mixes and interview recordings of Paul and Ringo Starr speaking about the song. 
A newly remastered music video for Beautiful Night, originally filmed in 1997, is also released today. 
Beautiful Night - EP Tracklisting
  1. Beautiful Night (Main Album - Remastered)
  2. Beautiful Night (1995 Demo)
  3. Beautiful Night (Run Through)
  4. Oobu Joobu Part 5:
    • And Now (Jingle)
    • Oobu Joobu Main Theme
    • Beautiful Night Chat
    • Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Chat About ‘Beautiful Night’
    • Ringo Starr Chat
    • Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie Mix)
    • Beautiful Night (Original Version)
    • Goodbyes
    • Oobu Joobu Main Theme
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. 
Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Paul McCartney releases "The World Tonight" EP


An update from our earlier post:

Paul McCartney has issued another digital "EP" in advance of the deluxe edition of his 1997 album Flaming Pie, which is out July 31.

You can stream or buy the EP here.

Details:
'The World Tonight' EP shares another slice of the Flaming Pie Archive Collection with three different recordings of 1997 single ‘The World Tonight’. Listen to the brand new remastered single and previously unreleased home recording and rough mix alongside excerpts of ‘Oobu Joobu Part 3'.
Paul also posted two videos for "The World Tonight" on his YouTube channel, one directed by Alistair Donald and the other by Geoff Wonfor.

Heres a look at both:

Friday, June 12, 2020

Listen: More from Paul's Flaming Pie reissue: "Young Boy" remastered and home recordings, more


Some new items on YouTube to promote the upcoming Deluxe Edition reissue of Paul's 1997 Flaming Pie LP. Full details here.


Paul McCartney "Flaming Pie" Deluxe Edition - full details and track lists


Paul McCartney has officially announced the July 31 reissue of his 1997 album Flaming Pie with a video of "Young Boy," a tune off the album, on YouTube and social media posts.

The release is out July 31 in multiple formats, including a 5-CD, 2-DVD Deluxe Edition; 2-CD edition; 2-LP vinyl edition, and 3-LP vinyl edition.

Details:
Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

All digital pre-orders for the Archive Collection release of Flaming Pie will include YOUNG BOY. Also available as a stand-alone for digital download & streaming, the EP recreates the 1997 “Young Boy” maxi single and features the remastered Flaming Pie single “Young Boy," a home-recorded version of the song, the original B-side “Looking For You,” and excerpts of “Oobu Joobu Part 1,” also from the original single. The two music videos for the track have been restored and will also be published on the same day.

Two additional EPs will be available with “The World Tonight” arriving on June 26 and “Beautiful Night” on July 17.

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.

As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Flaming Pie will be available in formats including a numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set comprised of 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, a 128-page book containing previously 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, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.

A 4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition — strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies issued in a cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box — will feature everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a marbled art print portfolio of six silkscreened Linda McCartney art prints, exclusive vinyl versions of the remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs in an exclusive gatefold sleeve, an LP of home recordings in a hand-stamped white label sleeve, and “The Ballad of the Skeletons” – Paul’s 1996 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, also featuring Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye – released for the first time on vinyl and cut at 45 RPM with vinyl etching and poster.

Additional Flaming Pie Archive Collection formats will include 2CD (remastered album + 21 tracks of bonus audio), 2LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet), and 3LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet, plus single 180g LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in a slipcase). The release will also be available on streaming platforms.

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.

DELUXE EDITION
  • Numbered cloth wrapped clam shell box
  • CD portfolio containing 5CDs and 2DVDs
  • 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, written by Chris Heath.
  • Facsimiles of John Hammel studio notebook, Club Sandwich Magazine, Flaming Pie plectrum, and envelope containing handwritten lyrics for 8 tracks and The Flame newspaper
CD1 – Remastered Album
  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day
CD2 – Home Recordings
  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]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]
CD3 – In The Studio
  1. Great Day [Acoustic]
  2. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  3. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  4. If You Wanna [Demo]
  5. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  6. The Song We Were Singing [Rough Mix]
  7. The World Tonight [Rough Mix]
  8. Little Willow [Rough Mix]
  9. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  10. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]
CD4 – Flaming Pies
  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons
  2. Looking For You
  3. Broomstick
  4. Love Come Tumbling Down
  5. Same Love
  6. Oobu Joobu Part 1
  7. Oobu Joobu Part 2
  8. Oobu Joobu Part 3
  9. Oobu Joobu Part 4
  10. Oobu Joobu Part 5
  11. Oobu Joobu Part 6
CD5 – Flaming Pie At The Mill

DVD1 – In The World Tonight

DVD2 - Bonus Film
  1. Beautiful Night
  2. Making Of Beautiful Night
  3. Little Willow
  4. The World Tonight [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  5. The World Tonight [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  6. Young Boy [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  7. Young Boy [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  8. Flaming Pie EPK 1
  9. Flaming Pie EPK 2
  10. In The World Tonight EPK
  11. Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting
  12. TFI Friday Performances
Plus downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio

COLLECTOR’S EDITION

All the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus:
  • Numbered cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box
  • 4LPs including: exclusive remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs; hand-stamped white label vinyl featuring home recordings; exclusive “The Ballad Of The Skeletons” 12” single with vinyl etching and poster
  • Exclusive marbled art print portfolio housing six Linda McCartney art prints
LP1 – Remastered Album
LP2 – Remastered Album

LP3 – 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]
LP4 – The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 1
  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons
Side 2
  • Vinyl etching
3LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album
LP2 – Remastered Album

LP3 – 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]
2LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album
LP2 – Remastered Album

2CD FORMAT

CD1 – Remastered Album

CD2 – Bonus Audio
  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]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]
  12. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  13. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  14. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]
  15. Great Day [Acoustic]
  16. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  17. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  18. Looking For You
  19. Broomstick
  20. Love Come Tumbling Down
  21. Same Love