The Paul McCartney Project

Flaming Pie

Timeline More from year 1997

Related interviews





Ringo Starr interview about "Flaming Pie"

Sep 01, 1997 • From Club Sandwich


Paul McCartney Talks about Family Life and Songwriting

Jul 08, 1997 • From The Today Show (NBC)


Interview on BBC Radio 1

Jun 15, 1997 • From BBC Radio 1


Gray in a Golden Voice

Jun 09, 1997 • From Time


Meet The New P.M.

Jun 01, 1997 • From Q Magazine


Paul McCartney exclusive interview

Jun 01, 1997 • From Record Collector Magazine


A nostalgic slice of "Pie"

May 27, 1997 • From USA Today


Flaming Pie Webcast

May 17, 1997 • From E! Online


Fab? If you say so, pop pickers

Apr 25, 1997 • From The Times


McCartney Turns Back the Clock

Apr 12, 1997 • From Billboard


Good News Exclusive

Jul 01, 1996 • From Club Sandwich

About

From paulmccartney.com:

Having been heavily involved in The Beatles’ Anthology project, Paul had time to reflect on the standards he and his bandmates had set during their career, and applied these to what would become his first album in four years. Made in a much more spontaneous style, with songs recorded here and there, mostly on holiday, it’s an album that luxuriates in its own sense of fun. Featuring producers George Martin and Jeff Lynne, as well as musicians including Steve Miller, Ringo Starr and his own son, James McCartney, Flaming Pie would go on to become one of Paul’s most acclaimed albums. Sales were brisk, with the album only kept from the Number 1 slot on both sides of the Atlantic by the cultural phenomenon that was the Spice Girls’ Spice album. Paul didn’t tour in support of the album, but did turn his hand to a then-fledgling form of promotion, hosting an online chat party which found its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people in an internet chat room at once.

There’s no way round it, Anthology’s been good to us. I mean, shit! It’s thirty years later and we’re more successful than ever! And it means I can get back to just recording, playing without any pressure.

I’m working on a new album right now, which won’t be released until 1997 because of Anthology, which suits me fine. I’m enjoying just making music without all the farting. I’m working to my own deadlines. I’ve even been working with my old Beatles buddy, Ringo. We got together again, he came down and did a bit of drumming with me… and it felt good. I fit together with him like an old glove. Oh, he’s gonna love me calling him an old glove!

Paul McCartney, Q Magazine, October 1996

Rather than collect a band and make the whole album like the last album, this new album is more intimate, based on the theory of McCartney. So I’m mainly the drummer on Flaming Pie, except for my mate Ringo – who’s on a couple of tracks

Paul McCartney, from Club Sandwich N°82, Summer 1997

Last updated on September 27, 2020

The album


Flaming Pie

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Related songs


(Sweet Home) Country Girl

Unreleased song


Beautiful Night

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Calico Skies

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Cello In The Ruins

Unreleased song


Flaming Pie

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Great Day

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Heaven On A Sunday

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


If You Wanna

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Little Willow

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Really Love You

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Somedays

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Soul Boy

Unreleased song


Souvenir

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


The Song We Were Singing

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


The World Tonight

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Used To Be Bad

Officially appears on Flaming Pie


Young Boy

Officially appears on Flaming Pie

Related Concerts, TV & Radio shows


The Oprah Winfrey show

Nov 20, 1997 • USA • New York • Manhattan Studio Center • TV show


TFI Friday

Jun 27, 1997 • United Kingdom • London • Riverside Studios • TV show


McCartney's Town Hall Meeting

May 17, 1997 • Bishopsgate Town Hall • TV show


Flaming Pie Radio Special

May 05, 1997 • Radio show


Mini-concert on the roof of the MPL building

Apr 10, 1997 • United Kingdom • London • MPL building, Soho Square

Related sessions


Orchestral overdubs for "Beautiful Night"

Feb 14, 1997 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Heaven On A Sunday"

Started Sep 16, 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Overdubs for "Somedays"

Jun 10, 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Really Love You", "Looking For You", "Beautiful Night"

May 14, 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Beautiful Night"

May 13, 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


"Flaming Pie" sessions with Jeff Lynne at Hog Hill Mill #3

May 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Flaming Pie"

Feb 27, 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


"Flaming Pie" sessions with Jeff Lynne at Hog Hill Mill #2

February 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Souvenir"

Started Feb 19, 1996 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Little Willow"

Started Nov 21, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "The World Tonight"

Nov 13-17, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "The Song We Were Singing"

Nov 06-10, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


"Flaming Pie" sessions with Jeff Lynne at Hog Hill Mill #1

Nov 01 to Dec 05, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Somedays"

Nov 01-03, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "If You Wanna"

Started May 11, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Used To Be Bad"

Starting May 05, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Flaming Pie sessions with Steve Miller at Hog Hill Mill

May 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Overdubs for "Young Boy"

Mar 21-22, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Young Boy"

Started Feb 22, 1995 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Flaming Pie sessions at Steve Miller's home studio

Feb 18, 1995 till end of month • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


Recording "Great Day", "Calico Skies"

Sep 03, 1992 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flaming Pie


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