Flaming Pie

Album Sleeve for 'Flaming Pie'
Album Sleeve for 'Flaming Pie'
PAUL McCARTNEY - Flaming PiePAUL McCARTNEY - Flaming PiePAUL McCARTNEY - Flaming PiePAUL McCARTNEY - Flaming PiePAUL McCARTNEY - Flaming Pie
PAUL McCARTNEY - Flaming Pie
Release date - 5 May 1997


  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

Album Notes

Having been heavily involved in The Beatles’ Anthology project, Paul had time to reflect on the standards he and his bandmates had set during their career, and applied these to what would become his first album in four years. Made in a much more spontaneous style, with songs recorded here and there, mostly on holiday, it's an album that luxuriates in its own sense of fun. Featuring producers George Martin and Jeff Lynne, as well as musicians including Steve Miller, Ringo Starr and his own son, James McCartney, Flaming Pie would go on to become one of Paul's most acclaimed albums. Sales were brisk, with the album only kept from the Number 1 slot on both sides of the Atlantic by the cultural phenomenon that was the Spice Girls' Spice album. Paul didn't tour in support of the album, but did turn his hand to a then-fledgling form of promotion, hosting an online chat party which found its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people in an internet chat room at once.

Performed by:
Paul McCartney - Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocal, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Spanish Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Harmonium, Piano, Hammond Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Mellotron, Wurlitzer Piano, Drums, Percussion, Percussion Effects, Leg Slap
Jeff Lynne - Harmony Vocal, Backing Vocal, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Electric Spinette Harpsichord
Steve Miller - Harmony Vocal, Backing Vocal, Lead Vocal, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James McCartney - Electric Guitar
Linda McCartney - Backing Vocals
Ringo Starr - Drums, Backing Vocals, Additional Percussion
Michael Thompson, Richard Bissill, Richard Watkins, John Pigneguy - French Horns
Kevin Robinson - Trumpet
Chris 'Snake' Davis - Saxophone
Dave Bishop - Baritone Saxophone
Produced by Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne, George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Jon Jacobs, Bob Kraushaar, Peter Cobbin
Assistant Engineers: Keith Smith, Frank Farrell
Orchestral Sessions Assistant Engineers: Geoff Foster, Paul Hicks
Digital sequencing: Marc Mann
All songs composed by Paul McCartney except
Tracks 4 & 13 composed by Paul McCartney, orchestration by George Martin
Track 9 composed by Steve Miller / Paul McCartney
Track 12 composed by Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
All songs published by MPL Communications Ltd/Inc except Track 12 published by MPL Communications Ltd/Inc / Startling Music Ltd.

Photo of Paul playing guitar in 1996. This photo became a polaroid transfer which became the cover for 'Flaming Pie'
Paul playing guitar at home in Sussex, September 1996. This went on to become the album cover photograph.