Out today (July 31st) is Paul McCartney's archival collection version of his 1997 Flaming Pie album. The set has been released in a four-LP / five-CD / two-DVD “Collector’s Edition,” strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies. The “Collector's Edition” includes the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks — including unheard home recordings and demos — alternative studio recordings, rough mixes, and much more.
Flaming Pie was co-produced by ELO's Jeff Lynne and featured contributions from Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, James McCartney, Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick, and “Fab Four” producer George Martin. The album also featured Linda McCartney's final appearance on a McCartney album.
With The Beatles Anthology — and the group's work process — still very fresh in his mind, Paul McCartney didn't set out to create a Beatles-sounding album so much as one with a Beatles-like vibe: “I thought I should do this with this album. I should make sure that I like every single song, and I think they're all strong, they're simple and direct — and they're all recorded with a good humor.”