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“Cello In The Ruins” is song recorded by Paul McCartney during the Flaming Pie sessions, which is still unreleased (officially and unofficially).
One song recorded during the Flaming Pie sessions that went unissued was apparently almost issued as a one-off single for ‘War child,’ the charity that assisted in assembling the Help album in 1995. Other than the title, Cello In The Ruins, precious little additional information exists regarding the track save for its copyright registration date of October 23, 1995.From Eight Arms To Hold You – The Solo Beatles Compendium, Chip Madinger and Mark Easter October
In the book included in the 2020 “Flaming Pie Archive Collection“, it is mentioned:
Before the first Flaming Pie sessions, McCartney and [Jeff] Lynne actually worked together on a song, ‘Cello In The Ruins’, at some point intended for the 1995 War Child charity album. […]
“It does ring a bell,” says McCartney now, reminded of the song’s title, “but god knows where the bell is.” […]
“That’s what happens when you write a lot of stuff. On some of the albums, there are tracks, I’ve no idea how they go.“From the Flaming Pie Archive Collection, 2020
Cello in the Ruins, was planned at one stage as a single for War Child’s The Help Album in 1995, but shelved.From Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra – Before and After, by John Van der Kiste
Last updated on September 20, 2020
Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.