Flaming Pie

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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby ringo7165 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:37 am

Very good album, suffers from not having edited out 2-3 tunes. A great album flows from track to track, creating a mood that does not veer off track, or disappoint.
Back to form in many cases, but not all.
Three and a half to four stars (not sure) listened recently though and enjoyed a lot of it...ran out of emotional steam though. "Really Love You" is an ideal B side, but has no place on
this album, and I could say the same for perhaps 1-2 other tracks.

One of my beefs with Paul is that he often includes 1-2 many tracks on an album, and the consequences are that the albums as a whole suffer. ( BTTE, London Town, Flaming Pie. Pipes of Peace)

I adore London Town ( bought it when I was 12, and a year and a half into THE FABS etc etc etc...) Love the production and precision and whimsy. Tight and "slick", and a pop gem is London Town.
( he could have made it better by losing Children Children ( not bad) and either Cuff Link or Girlfriend might have had to go if I were at the helm, although both have their own merits.
Just trim the fat Paul. He can be a little over ambitious on albums, no ???
Do we need to have " She's My Baby" on "Speed of Sound".....
I'd place NEW in the top 5. I think.
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby Mattal1958 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:45 am

Amazing how we Paul fans don't see things the same way.

"She's My Baby" and "San Ferry Anne" are the ONLY songs on that album I return to. If I never heard the rest of that album for as long as I live, I wouldn't care.

Agree on "Children, Children." but "Cuff Link" is great, I think. I'd toss "Deliver Your Children" from that album, and (sorry Mr. H) "Morse Moose."

"Really Love You" is not FLAMING PIE worthy. I think, only because Ringo is on it, did he include it.
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby mhnso » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:05 pm

Preferences about certain songs are personal things. There are songs that most people seem to agree on like Maybe Im amazed. But that s not the rule. Me for instance like Ebony and Ivory and never understod why so many people hate it. I also like We all stand together. But that s me
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby garrystanton » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:05 pm

On the subject of London Town, I've always loved Backwards Traveller- ok its ridiculously short (1:09) but what a great little tune with a fabulous feel!
The production on it is rough as a badger's bum though....would have been good if he could have finished the track but maybe it wasnt meant to be.
Bit of focus-loss...mmm, wonder what caused that? :lol:
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Sucking monkberry moon delight.
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby james1985 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:36 pm

I LOVE She's My Baby. Funk. E.
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby jgkojak » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:01 pm

Yes, I agree FP has 3 too many songs--

Used To Be Bad should really have been a b-side
Really Love You I could take as a hidden bonus track at the end of the album

I wonder what happened to In Liverpool - which was written around 1992 and would have fit wonderfully into the theme and sound, and I'm sure Jeff Lynne would have done wonders with it production-wise.

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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby jgkojak » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:02 pm

And note, wow, this is really the forerunner to "On My Way To Work"
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby efghijiloveyou » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:27 pm

Hmm... :-? You may be on to something, jg.
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby Mattal1958 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:14 pm

definitely sounds like "On My Way To Work" is a reworking of this song.
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Re: Flaming Pie

Postby efghijiloveyou » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:29 pm

I write songs myself and sometimes there is a gestation period, and sometimes it ends up being quite different from it's original incarnation.
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