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4.0 out of 5 stars Back To Basics, 12 Nov 2013
This review is from: Flaming Pie (Audio CD)
Coming after the Beatles' Anthology project, Paul produces some sublime music. If not as always uniformally. Here goes:
The Songs We Were Singing Nice wistful opener, but lacking a little variety (eg a middle eight) to make it truly memorable. 7/10
The World Tonight the second single and it has it moments. But as a song it's not too special 7/10
If You Wanna Pleasant but nothing special 6.5/10
Somedays McCartney classic,sublime 10/10
Young Boy Good first single,I really like this. Nice guitar solo. But the ending goes on too long (a bit like Back Seat Of My Car) 8.5/10
Calico Skies Very nice ballad, especially the melody 8.5/10
Flaming Pie Amusing lyric and good sound,if not much as an actual song 7/10
Heaven On A Sunday Nice but too derivative to be a classic 7/10
Used To Be Bad Pretty bad 5/10
Souvenir Lost little gem right here, nice production from J Lynne 8/10
Little Willow Classic, especially the middle section when the piano comes in 9.5/10
Really Love You featured Ringo but should have NOT have been released 3/10
Beautiful Night I love it,and Ringo's singing on the last chorus is a delight 9/10 :-)
Great Day Reflective closer 6.5/10

The best moments here lift this album above most of Paul's output post Wings for me.
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Initial post: 12 Nov 2013 21:53:22 GMT
Mister Kite says:
4 stars is high praise, and I agree that this IS a 4 star album, and that's not damning it with faint praise either. 5 stars should really only go to those top notch classics - the sixties and seventies albums we know and love - the original classics of the Beatles, the Stones and Dylan.... For me Flaming Pie was great, not only for the wonderful music, but also because it was so authentic and honest - not the McCartney hiding behind characters, but really showing his pain, fragility and grief, in a way that Lennon had written the manual for. Sad at times, but quite wonderful.
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