It was 25 years ago today (May 5th, 1997) that Paul McCartney released his Flaming Pie album. The collection, which was hailed as a return to form, followed closely on the heels of the Grammy Award-winning The Beatles Anthology project and marked McCartney's final album recorded and released during his wife Linda McCartney's lifetime and the last set to feature new contributions from her. Linda McCartney died of cancer on April 17th, 1998 at age 56.
Flaming Pie peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marking his first solo Top 10 album since 1982's Tug Of War.
The album 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.