The next installment of Paul McCartney‘s ongoing Archive Collection reissue campaign is a remastered and expanded version of his 1997 album Flaming Pie that will be released on July 31.
The reissue will be available in multiple formats and configurations, including a five-CD/two-DVD/four-LP Collector’s Edition, a five-CD/two-DVD Deluxe Edition, and three-LP, two-LP and two-CD
Flaming Pie was co-produced by Paul, George Martin and Jeff Lynne. The record, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, included contributions from McCartney’s wife, Linda, his son, James, Ringo Starr and Steve Miller.
The Collector’s Edition CDs feature a remastered version of the original album, plus 32 bonus tracks, including previously unheard demos, rough mixes, B-Sides and Flaming Pie at The Mill — an hour-long spoken-word CD featuring McCartney giving a tour of his home studio.
The LPs include a half-speed-mastered version of Flaming Pie; an LP of home recordings; and a disc featuring “The Ballad of the Skeletons” -– Paul’s 1996 collaboration with poet Allen Ginsberg, which also featured Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye.
The DVDs feature the In the World Tonight documentary, music videos, interviews, performances, behind-the-scenes footage and more.
Also included in the package are six silkscreened Linda McCartney art prints, and a 128-page book containing unpublished photos by Linda, an essay about the making of the album, track-by-track information, and new interviews with McCartney, Starr, Lynne, Miller and others.
Fans who pre-order the Flaming Pie reissue digitally will receive an instant download of a digital re-creation of McCartney’s four-track 1997 Young Boy maxi-single. Restored versions of two videos made for the Flaming Pie track “Young Boy” will premiere today at Paul’s official YouTube channel.
By Matt Friedlander
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