Paul McCartney‘s Archive Collection series continues today with arguably his best album of the last 23 years.

Flaming Pie, originally released on May 5th, 1997, was his 10th solo album and first in four years. It came on the heels of The BeatlesAnthology series, and borrows its title from an article John Lennon wrote for Mersey Beat in 1961.

Paul McCartney on an article John Lennon wrote and how it inspired the title of his 1997 album, Flaming Pie:

“He wrote this piece called On the Dubious Origins of The Beatles. At one point in it it says, ‘When I was 12 I had a vision. A man appeared unto me on a flaming pie and said, ‘You shall be The Beatles with an A,’ something like this, ‘And so it was.’ And that was it. That was John’s official explanation. And then when looking for an album title, this album has come off the back of the Anthology, so any of those connections I’m quite comfortable with.”

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