14 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With George Martin and Jeff Lynne producing, Flaming Pie is a sympathetic and surprisingly spare piece of Beatle-esque pop from the man who created the sound in the first place. It's filled with gentle acoustics and McCartney’s finest songs in years. Throughout Flaming Pie, the sounds are kept solid and true. The beauty of “Somedays” (with its gentle acoustic guitar, quietly sawing strings, and “Penny Lane”– styled horn) is gripping; it's a song Beatles fans have waited their lives to hear. “Young Boy” features growling guitar and stacked harmonies. The title track drives its point home with pounding piano, crusty electric guitar, and cheery psychedelic lyrics. “Beautiful Night,” with cowriter Ringo Starr on drums, sweeps through with muted strings and keyboards. “Calico Skies” spotlights a sweet, delicate vocal. Blues guitar and soothing harmonies color “Heaven on a Sunday.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

With George Martin and Jeff Lynne producing, Flaming Pie is a sympathetic and surprisingly spare piece of Beatle-esque pop from the man who created the sound in the first place. It's filled with gentle acoustics and McCartney’s finest songs in years. Throughout Flaming Pie, the sounds are kept solid and true. The beauty of “Somedays” (with its gentle acoustic guitar, quietly sawing strings, and “Penny Lane”– styled horn) is gripping; it's a song Beatles fans have waited their lives to hear. “Young Boy” features growling guitar and stacked harmonies. The title track drives its point home with pounding piano, crusty electric guitar, and cheery psychedelic lyrics. “Beautiful Night,” with cowriter Ringo Starr on drums, sweeps through with muted strings and keyboards. “Calico Skies” spotlights a sweet, delicate vocal. Blues guitar and soothing harmonies color “Heaven on a Sunday.”

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