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  • Summary: The deluxe reissue of the rock artist's 1997 solo release features a disc of home recordings; rough mixes; outtakes; b-sides; the audio documentary, Flaming Pie at the Mill; a DVD of the In the World Tonight documentary and a 128-page book with previously unpublished pictures by Linda McCartney.
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  1. 100
    It’s a lot to delve into. As much a scholarly treatise as serious source material, the relit Flaming Pie is finally served up with the stature it deserves.
  2. Uncut
    Jul 30, 2020
    80
    The whole thing underlines how productive McCartney was during this period. [Sep 2020, p.48]
  3. Jul 30, 2020
    80
    All of the pieces in the box set complete a puzzle that explains how McCartney found himself again and hit the stride that has propelled him to the present day.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 30, 2020
    80
    Flaming Pie saw Paul McCartney critically asserting his place in the Fabbed-up mid-90s landscape. [Sep 2020, p.102]
  5. Aug 10, 2020
    80
    From the off, Flaming Pie sounds like the work of a man comfortable with his past. ... The 2CD and 3LP sets will appeal to those not willing to shell out hundreds – they cherry-pick the best of the home demos, outtakes and B-sides.
  6. Aug 3, 2020
    75
    These sweetly sad songs are the ones that linger, and they’re served well by their earliest incarnations as home recordings and demos that serve as bonus tracks on both the double-disc reissue and companion 5-CD/2-DVD edition.
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