Paul McCartney has announced a special vinyl reissue of his tenth solo studio album Flaming Pie.
The album, which was first released in 1997, was recorded after McCartney’s involvement in the highly successful Beatles Anthology project. “[The Anthology] reminded me of the Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs,” McCartney said previously. “So in a way, it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.”
The record took two years to make and saw McCartney record tracks in numerous different locations during that time. After teaming up with Electric Light Orchestra lead singer and guitarist Jeff Lynne for the production, McCartney also worked with the likes of George Martin, Steve Miller, Ringo Starr, Linda McCartney and more on the record.
The new re-release arrives as the 13th edition in McCartney’s ongoing Grammy Award-winning ‘Archive Collection’. The project, which is supervised by McCartney himself, sees the former Beatle “oversee all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more,” a press release explains.
“The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 50 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.”
The reworking of Flaming Pie, which is due for release on July 31st, will feaure a number of McCartney’s intimate and personal home recordings as well as studio jams, outtakes, audio from his radio show at the time, Oobu Joobu, a documentary about making the record and bonus films.
McCartney has also confirmed that he plans to make the record available on a 5xCD/2xDVD/4xLP Collector’s Edition, a 5xCD/2xDVD Deluxe Edition, and 3xLP, 2xLP and 2xCD editions.
Take a look at the boxset, below.