Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie (1997)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer Paul McCartney
Length 53.37
Format CD
Genre Soft Rock
Label Capitol
Index 41
In Collection Yes
Packaging Jewel Case
Songwriter Paul McCartney
Track List
01 The Song We Were Singing 03.54
02 The World Tonight 04.05
03 If You Wanna 04.37
04 Somedays 04.15
05 Young Boy 03.54
06 Calico Skies 02.32
07 Flaming Pie 02.30
08 Heaven On A Sunday 04.26
09 Used To Be Bad 04.12
10 Souvenir 03.41
11 Little Willow 02.57
12 Really Love You 05.17
13 Beautiful Night 05.08
14 Great Day 02.09
Price L. 0,00
Rating 70%
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
UPC 724385650024
Date of US Release May 27, 1997 According to McCartney, working on the Beatles Anthology project inspired him to record an album that was stripped-back, immediate, and fun, one less studied and produced than most of his recent work. In many ways, Flaming Pie fulfills those goals. A largely acoustic collection of simple songs, Flaming Pie is direct and unassuming, and at its best, it recalls the homely charm of McCartney and Ram. McCartney still has a tendency to wallow in trite sentiment, and his more ambitious numbers, like the string-drenched epic "Beautiful Night" or the silly Beatlesque psychedelia of "Flaming Pie," fall a little flat. But when he works on a small scale, as on the waltzing "The Song We Were Singing," "Calico Skies," "Great Day" and "Little Willow," he's gently affecting, and the moderately rocking pop of "The World Tonight" and "Young Boy" is more ingratiating than the pair of aimless bluesy jams with Steve Miller. Even with the filler, which should be expected on any McCartney album, Flaming Pie is one of his most successful latter-day efforts, mainly because McCartney is at his best when he doesn't try so hard and lets his effortless melodic gifts rise to the surface.