Paul McCartney‘s expanded reissue of his 1997 album, Flaming Pie — set for release this coming Friday — contains previously unreleased demos, outtakes, and rehearsal tapes. But Rolling Stone got hold of a version of one rarity that will not be included.

The sessions for Flaming Pie were not the first time that McCartney and Miller worked together. That came in 1969 when Miller, working in Olympic Studios at the same time as The Beatles, had Paul play drums, guitar and bass on his song, “My Dark Hour.” Paul was credited as Paul Ramon.

Talking exclusively to us in 1997 at the time of Flaming Pie’s release, Miller told us working with Paul is like “being around Mozart.”


Steve Miller on Paul McCartney.

Paul is so talented. He plays drums, he plays bass, he plays guitar and he was in The Beatles, a great band. And, he writes classical music and he’s just an amazingly creative person to be around. Absolutely pleasant, very polite, really fun to work with and we have nothing but a good time every time we get together.”

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