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Flaming Pie - Ultimate Archive Collection

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

From "Flaming Pie"


1.

The Song We Were Singing

Written by Paul McCartney

3:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Double bass, Electric guitar, Harmonium, Harmony vocal, Lead vocal, Producer
Jeff Lynne:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmony vocal, Keyboard, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer
Marc Mann:
Digital sequencing

Session Recording:
November, 6th-10th, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

The World Tonight

Written by Paul McCartney

4:06 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Harmony vocal, Lead vocal, Percussion, Piano, Producer
Jeff Lynne:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmony vocal, Keyboard, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
November 13th-17th 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

If You Wanna

Written by Paul McCartney

4:37 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
12 string acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Lead vocal, Producer
Steve Miller:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmony vocal
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 11, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

Somedays

Written by Paul McCartney

4:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Lead vocal, Producer, Spanish guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
November 1-3, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Overdubs:
Jun 10, 1996
Studio:
AIR Lyndhusrt Studio

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Young Boy

Written by Paul McCartney

3:54 • Studio versionA


6.

Calico Skies

Written by Paul McCartney

2:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Knee slap, Percussion, Producer, Vocal
George Martin:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


7.

Flaming Pie

Written by Paul McCartney

2:30 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Harmony vocal, Lead vocal, Piano, Producer
Jeff Lynne:
Electric guitar, Harmony vocal, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 27, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


8.

Heaven On A Sunday

Written by Paul McCartney

4:27 • Studio versionA


9.

Used To Be Bad

Written by Paul McCartney, Steve Miller

4:12 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Drums, Lead vocal, Producer
Steve Miller:
Electric guitar, Lead vocal
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


10.

Souvenir

Written by Paul McCartney

3:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocal, Bass guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Lead vocal, Piano, Producer
Jeff Lynne:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocal, Electric guitar, Keyboard, Producer
Kevin Robinson:
Trumpet
Chris 'Snake' Davis:
Saxophone
Dave Bishop:
Baritone saxophone
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 19, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


11.

Little Willow

Written by Paul McCartney

2:58 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocal, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Lead vocal, Mellotron, Percussion effects, Piano, Producer, Spanish guitar
Jeff Lynne:
Backing vocal, Electric spinette harpsichord, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Starting November 21st, 1997
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


12.

Really Love You

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

5:18 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocal, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Lead vocal, Producer, Wurlitzer piano
Ringo Starr:
Drums
Jeff Lynne:
Backing vocal, Electric guitar, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 14, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


13.

Beautiful Night

Written by Paul McCartney

5:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Additional percussion, Backing vocal, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Hammond organ, Lead vocal, Piano, Producer, Wurlitzer piano
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocal
Ringo Starr:
Additional percussion, Backing vocal, Drums
Jeff Lynne:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocal, Electric guitar, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 13-14, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Overdubs:
Feb 14, 1997
Studio:
Abbey Road Studios


14.

Great Day

Written by Paul McCartney

2:10 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Leg slap, Percussion, Producer, Vocal
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocal
George Martin:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 03, 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Looking For You

Written by Paul McCartney

4:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocal, Hammond organ, Hofner bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Ringo Starr:
Congas, Drums
Jeff Lynne:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 14, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Broomstick

Written by Paul McCartney

5:10 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic bass, Acoustic guitar, Drums, Hammond organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Sound effects, Vocals and harmonies
Steve Miller:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 04, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

The Light Comes From Within

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Hofner bass, Piano, Producer, Wurlitzer
Linda McCartney:
Electric piano, Lead vocals
James McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 18, 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

Appaloosa

Written by Linda McCartney

4:44 • Studio version


6.

The Ballad of the Skeletons

Written by Paul McCartney, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass

7:47 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Drums, Guitar, Hammond organ, Maracas
Allen Ginsberg:
Voice
Philip Glass:
Keyboard
Lenny Kaye:
Bass
Marc Ribot:
Guitar
David Mansfield:
Guitar
Scott Ansell:
Engineer
Danny Goldberg:
Executive producer
David Silver:
Executive producer
Hal Willner:
Mixing engineer
Joe Palmaccio:
Mastering

Session Recording:
October 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Disc 2


1.

Oobu Joobu

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 March27 and September 2, 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 six 5” cd-singles – two each for each British 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


1.

Oobu Joobu Part 1

9:54 • Studio version • Containing 'I Love This House', recorded on September 25, 1984 with producer David Foster. Released on April 28, 1997 on the cd singles of 'The World Tonight'


2.

Oobu Joobu Part 2

10:19 • Studio version • Containing 'Atlantic Ocean', recorded in March 1987 with producer Phil Ramone. Released on April 28, 1997 on the cd singles of 'The World Tonight'


3.

Oobu Joobu Part 3

9:49 • Studio version • Containing 'Squid', recorded on November 12, 1986. Released on July 7, 1997 on the cd-singles of 'Young Boy'


4.

Oobu Joobu Part 4

7:07 • Studio version • Containing 'Don't Break the Promise', written with Eric Stewart and recorded on June 9, 1988. Released on July 7, 1997 on the cd-singles of 'Young Boy'


5.

Oobu Joobu Part 5

10:11 • Studio version • Containing the original version of 'Beautiful Night', recorded on August 21, 1986 with producer Phil Ramone. Released on December 15, 1997 on the cd-singles of 'Beautiful Night'.


6.

Oobu Joobu Part 6

9:15 • Studio version • Containing 'Love Come Tumbling Down', recorded in March 1987 with producer Phil Ramone. Released on December 15, 1997 on the cd-singles of 'Beautiful Night'.


2.

Young Boy

Written by Paul McCartney

3:55 • Rough mix • Early mix. Written on a Sunday, August 28 1995. Linda was preparing a veggy meal at the home of chef Pierre Franey, on Long Island, with a photgrapher and the New Yorker writer Bryan Miller watching. Paul was waiting in another room and had his guitar brought with him. The version released on the Capitol 3 track album sampler has the final chord intact.


3.

Somedays

Written by Paul McCartney

4:26 • Rough mix • Early mix. Written on Friday March 18, 1994 , while Paul accompanied Linda to a photo session for her vegetarian cooking book. To pass the time he wrote ‘Somedays’. This is the early mix, released on January 30, 1997 on the Capitol 3 track album sampler. The differences become most apparent in the second verse with alternate orchestration, variations in the Mellotron (some answering flute “laughs” on the first line where Paul sings “laugh”) and the line “Somedays, I look, I look at you with eyes that shine” is repeated at the end.


4.

The Light Comes from Within

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

2:56 • Studio versionA1 • Censored version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Hofner bass, Piano, Producer, Wurlitzer
Linda McCartney:
Electric piano, Lead vocals
James McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Keith Smith:
Engineer
Gregg Baggott:
Editing

Session Recording:
Mar 18, 1998
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Editing:
Jan 22, 1999
Studio:
Abbey Road Studios, Room 13


5.

The Ballad of the Skeletons

Written by Paul McCartney, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass

4:09 • Studio versionA1 • Edit

Paul McCartney:
Drums, Guitar, Hammond organ, Maracas
Allen Ginsberg:
Voice
Philip Glass:
Keyboard
Lenny Kaye:
Bass
Marc Ribot:
Guitar
David Mansfield:
Guitar
Scott Ansell:
Engineer
Danny Goldberg:
Executive producer
David Silver:
Executive producer
Hal Willner:
Mixing engineer
Joe Palmaccio:
Mastering

Session Recording:
October 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


6.

Ballad of the Skeletons

Written by Paul McCartney, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass

7:47 • Studio versionA2 • Clean

Paul McCartney:
Drums, Guitar, Hammond organ, Maracas
Allen Ginsberg:
Voice
Philip Glass:
Keyboard
Lenny Kaye:
Bass
Marc Ribot:
Guitar
David Mansfield:
Guitar
Scott Ansell:
Engineer
Danny Goldberg:
Executive producer
David Silver:
Executive producer
Hal Willner:
Mixing engineer
Joe Palmaccio:
Mastering

Session Recording:
October 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

About

From the liner notes:

[…] Indeed “Soon” means SOON, and in this case, it means RIGHT NOW! Yes, it is time for a further installment of the not-quite-a-year-old Ultimate Archive Collection series. That is if you wanna, if you wanna, if you wanna do it again! This title was a long time coming, and up until a few weeks ago, it looked like this title wasn’t going to come out at all! I do take the work I put into making these as good as they can be quite seriously, and I didn’t want to have a flawed version of this out there with shitty sounding early mixes on it. I let Speed Of Sound go out like that only because at the time those were the best versions of those songs to appear. However, thanks to nando (hi, nando! ) and his incredible generosity, we now have the Speed Of Sound roughs in fantastic quality. Yes, I will at some point be upgrading the UAC of that title at some point! And now, we have yet another incredibly generous gentleman to thank for an extremely rare upload! This time, it was carose who came up with the goods – the goods in question being the extremely rare (30 copies made) 3-track promo sampler of Flaming Pie! According to ‘Eight Arms’, all three tracks are early mixes, different to what wound up on Flaming Pie. Not quite true. I’ve a/b-ed The World Tonight from both the cassette and the regular version, and they are absolutely identical! No mix variants to be found at all! So scratch that one from the list! It makes one wonder if the supposed early mix of Beautiful Night is different as well… At any rate, I am extremely happy to finally be able to offer excellent versions of the early mixes of both Young Boy and Somedays from that tape. I’ve cleaned both up (slight hiss reduction, light eq and speed correction) as best as I can. I’m also happy to include the extremely rare “censored” version of Linda’s The Light Comes From Within, taken directly from the original cd-r acetate. Add to that all six installments of the Oobu Joobu series that was doled out on the Flaming Pie CD singles, all three versions of The Ballad Of The Skeletons (the track Paul recorded with Allen Ginsberg), the two contemporary b-sides and Linda’s final two recordings (which means that the entire Wide Prairie LP is now available on various volumes of the UAC series), and that adds up to two completely packed CDs! I was going to include a cobbled together version of Beautiful Night as a placeholder, should the true early mix ever pop up, but there was just no room here. So, it will appear on Rarities, along with many other orphaned tracks of this sort! But let’s not worry about that just yet. Right now, I’m very proud to offer my version of one of Paul’s very best albums. Enjoy!

NOTES:

There’s a four year gap between Off The Ground (1993) and Flaming Pie (1997). That’s mainly due to a world tour and the work on The Beatles Anthology. The album was recorded in several locations over two years, 1995 and 1997.

Nevertheless, there’s two songs that were recorded in 1992, even before the release of his last studio album. On September 3 Paul recorded the basic tracks with George Martin, in his Hog Hill Mill Studio. ‘Calico Skies’ was written in August 1991, in Long Island, during a power cut caused by Hurricane Bob. With nothing better to do, Paul wrote the song on an acoustic guitar. The other song, ‘Great Day’ was much older: written in 1972.

Fast forward to two years later.

In February 1995, while The Treetles put the finishing touches on the second new Beatles single ‘Real Love’, Paul hands over a cassette to the producer Jeff Lynne. It’s a compilation with some demos, mostly recorded during a recent stay in Jamaica. While Jeff remembers there were ten songs on it, some reports talk of at least twelve songs that wouldn’t be used on Flaming Pie. One of them titled ‘Give Me The Right To Freedom’.

Later that month, Paul and his family, plus engineer Geoff Emerick fly to Idaho, where thet have a meeting with Steve Miller. 25 years after ‘My Dark Hour’ they renew their collaboration in Miller’s farm in Sun Valley. There they work for three days on some songs. On February 22 the basic track of ‘Find Love’ is recorded. Later it twill be recristened to ‘Young Boy’. Paul will finish the song on his own on March 21 with some overdubs, with mixing the day after.

In May Miller and McCartney reconvene in the Hog Hill Mill studios to record more songs. In about two weeks six songs are put to tape, beginning with ‘Broomstick’, which ends up as a b-side. Two more songs will find a place on Flaming Pie: ‘If You Wanna’ and the jam track “’Used to Be Bad’. ‘(Sweet Home) Country Girl’, ‘Soul Boy’ and one more title remain in the archives.

While the world is getting Beatle crazy once more with the release of the first Anthology cd-box and the television series, Paul starts working with producer Jeff Lynne. ‘Somedays’ is recorded on November 1, followed by ‘The Song We Were Singing’ on the 6th, ‘The World Tonight’ on the 13th and ‘Little Willow’ on the 21st. They are all one-day sessions at Hog Hill Mill.

On November 18-19 there’s some diversion, as Paul works at The Church, the studio of Dave Stewart, to finish ‘Whole Life’, a track they started working on together in May.

There’s a two-month break while Linda has chemo.

On February 19, 1996 Paul and Lynne start working again. ‘Souvenir’ is the first song, followed by ‘Flaming Pie’ – a song wrote only a few days earlier, while riding horse. It is recorded in a 4 hour session on the 27th.

After another three-month gap, Paul and Jeff continue the collaboration, this time with the aid of Ringo Starr. On May 13 they record a new version of ‘Beautiful Night’, a song Paul first attempted in August 1986 with Phil Ramone. The day after they record ‘Looking For You’ and a jam: ‘Really Love You’.

A 14-piece ensemble overdubbed their contribution to ‘Somedays’ on June 10, 1996. George Martin wrote the arrangement.

The songs are finished and mixed in September 1996. On the 16th, a last song is recorded by Paul and Jeff: ‘Heaven on Sunday’, for which son James adds a guitar solo.

On January 30, 1997 Capitol Records makes a 3-track sampler cassette – allegedly only 30 copies are made. This contains early mixes of ‘World Tonight’, ‘Young Boy’ and ‘Somedays’. However, on February 14 more work is done on ‘Beautiful Night’, which receives a 38-piece orchestra in Abbey Road, again in an arrangement by George Martin.

Last updated on May 16, 2018


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