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2 August 2016
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I find

  • 'Young Blood' is very average pop (a major let down when i first heard it as it was Paul's first UK single after the Beatles Anthology and there was a lot of anticipation). 
  • 'The Songs We Were Singing' to be meh (i hate the change to the chorus).
  • the line "I go back so far I'm in front of me' ('The World Tonight') always reminds of a smug, sanctimonious McCartney interview from the time of the albums release: Paul was doing his fake downplaying act that is very evident in the Anthology documentary when he talked about the Beatles.
  • that looking at the track listing reveals that 'If You Wanna' exists, I detest the song - did on first listen, still do now.

Throw away 'Really Love You' and 'Used To Be Bad' as well and that's 6 out of 14 i very rarely ever want to play or remember.

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5 August 2016
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The first four tracks I'm not huge on, but from Young Boy on, (except for Used To Be Bad) I think flaming pie offers some of Pauls best, wisest, and most mature music of his career. 

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5 August 2016
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@sir walter raleigh said
The first four tracks I'm not huge on, but from Young Boy on, (except for Used To Be Bad) I think flaming pie offers some of Pauls best, wisest, and most mature music of his career.   

Really? I love the first 3 tracks.

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5 August 2016
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They're not bad songs... But for me the album doesn't settle in until Young Boy. That's when it really starts rolling. 

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5 August 2016
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@owenladner  said
They're not bad songs... But for me the album doesn't settle in until Young Boy. That's when it really starts rolling.   

I get pumped at the start of TSWWS.  Also after Young Boy are the tracks that drag.

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"We could sit, smoke a pipe, and talk about the vast intricacies of life"

Not a fan of that lyric. Especially coming from a genius like Paul. 

But you think Calico Skies, Flaming Pie , Souvenir, Little Willow are tracks that drag? That's some of Pauls best work right there.

Not to mention Beautiful Night featuring Ringo, one of my all time favorite songs. 

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5 August 2016
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sir walter raleigh said
"We could sit, smoke a pipe, and talk about the vast intricacies of life"

Not a fan of that lyric. Especially coming from a genius like Paul. 

But you think Calico Skies, Flaming Pie , Souvenir, Little Willow are tracks that drag? That's some of Pauls best work right there.

Not to mention Beautiful Night featuring Ringo, one of my all time favorite songs.   

those are the tracks that don't drag.

Used to Be Bad, Really Love You, and Heaven on a Sunday(ish) drag.  I didn't say I didn't like the tracks that come after Young boy, I was just saying that the tracks that drag are after young boy.  I do love pretty much all the tracks on this album, I was just trying to say that i love the first 3 tracks.

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5 August 2016
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Ok. I concur. Used To Be Bad drags a bit, but no less that If You Wanna. Either way, I think we are both driving home the point that Flaming Pie is a great album. 

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5 August 2016
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@sir walter raleigh said
Ok. I concur. Used To Be Bad drags a bit, but no less that If You Wanna. Either way, I think we are both driving home the point that Flaming Pie is a great album. 

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Yeah pretty much.  Beautiful Night is probably my second favorite Solo Paul song

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Amazing song. 

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I almost NEVER skip tracks, but I almost always do for 'If You Wanna'. It's just so repetitititititive, man

My favourite song is 'Souvenir', though-- don't know why, 'cause the lyrics are eh.

Times I find it hard to say / With useless words getting in my waySuprised about this one.Sad about this one

7 August 2016
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@pepperland said
I almost NEVER skip tracks, but I almost always do for 'If You Wanna'. It's just so repetitititititive, man.

I'm always tempted to skip "Really Love You" when I listen to the album.

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It's been a long time since I listened to this album but just by chance I heard Beautiful Night today and I'd forgotten what a good song it is. As with a lot of Paul's solo stuff if the lyrics were better it would have elevated the song much more and I'm not overly keen on all of them. I love the outro and Ringo's vocal works so well to add to the real Beatle rock out.

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Bought this via download when the deluxe archive came out, no interest in paying for any physical version, and was reminded of how much I detest some of the songs. The first three are instantly to be missed; I might have been able to bear 'The World Tonight' but I am forever reminded of seeing Paul being so overwhelming smug explaining how pleased he was over the line "I go back so far, I'm in front of me" so I instantly hate it, the first and third are dull and, well, crap and you throw in the atrocious 'Really Love You'. 

What I do like are 'Souvenir', 'Great Day', 'Calico Skies', 'Some Days' and 'Beautiful Night'. 'Flaming Pie ' and 'Heaven On A Sunday' are ok but not aged well, 'Little Willow' is alright. The rest I can do without hearing again which is half an album. I actually prefer some of the b-sides like 'I Love This House',' Same Love' and 'Love Come Tumbling Down'.

Not got around to the demos etc.

 

And fair play to Paul for having almost all of the tracks available for download at a sensible price. I know one or two are missing being exclusive to the uber-expensive boxes that come with the recipe for a flaming pie, a replica bag of flour (but no flour itself) and your own gas supply, but I will support the project if made available sensibly and priced properly.

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Yeah, I was disappointed by the supplemental content for the album. How many different minor variant rough/home recordings of these tracks did we need? Those '80s castoffs that appeared on Oobu Joobu (along with "Love Come Tumbling Down" and "Same Love") should've been saved for either the eventual Press To Play or Back in the U.S.S.R. Archive Collection releases (since none of them appeared on the Flowers In The Dirt set). Also disappointed "Tropic Island Hum" wasn't included despite being initially recorded during this era. I will say, "Looking for You" would've been the better obviously-ad libbed song to have been included on the final album rather than "Really Love You." Of course, "Broomstick" is better than both, but is tonally different from those two.

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