Paul McCartney has released the second teaser EP from his upcoming “Super Deluxe Edition” of his 1997 Flaming Pie album. The new digital single features three versions of the album's lead single — “The World Tonight” — including the remastered original album track, a bare-bones rough mix, and a previously unheard demo.
Also featured is “Oobu-Joobu Pt. 3.,” which includes a snippet of “Macca's” then-popular syndicated radio show, with the unreleased 1986 outtake “Squid.” The four-track digital EP is the second in a series of three EP's preceding the box set's release. The third and final EP — “Beautiful Night” — is scheduled for July 17th. The “Paul McCartney Archives” multi-disc editions of Flaming Pie will be released on July 31st.
Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie received raves from critics, most of whom — still high on The Beatles Anthology fever — heard distinct Beatle-esque qualities in the album. McCartney explained at the time that despite the heightened interest in the Beatles' music, he was pretty much carrying on as he always had done: “I didn't, kind of, consciously start off to try and make a Beatle sound — although these days, I don't try to avoid it, 'cause there are a lot of other people trying to make that same sound. And with great success, too; a lot of younger bands. It just makes a great sound. It makes the sound you wanna hear. So, I didn't really try to avoid the Beatles' sound, but at the same time, I didn't go for it. It's the sound that I was part of the birth of. So it comes naturally to me.”