Well it's been 20-21 years since McCartney in his mid 50's at the time, released Flaming Pie to critical acclaim & strong sales. Coming fresh on the heels of the only Beatles reunion, it was certainly in the spotlight. How does it fare now, with 20 years of hindsight ? Of The 14 songs I love or like 12. I respect the 2 that aren't my cuppa tea. I did then I still do rank it in his top 5 mainstream studio albums ( pop/rock). Possibly even top 3. The tracks work well together, much of the album embraces writing styles, sounds & textures that embrace his Beatles work. Both George Martin & Ringo Starr feature prominently on the album. As does Jeff Lynne & Geoff Emerick. If I had to sum up my positive feelings in a few words. I love 12 of the 14 tracks, it's Beatley & poigniant being done while wife Linda was succumbing to cancer, & the Beatles reunion still fresh in our minds. I don't have one standard, flag bearing song as a highlight. In the way that Maybe I'm Amazed highlights McCartney 1970 or Uncle Albert highlights Tam imo. I love World Tonight, Song We We're singing, Beautiful Night, Young Boy, Flaming Pie, Little Willow, Souvenir, Calico Skies equally. I find his singing ability had declined a little bit by 97, but the songwriting & arrangements are just superb, & the singing is still really good, if not quite the same as 10-20 years earlier. How do you view Flaming Pie & where do you rank it among McCartneys work during & after The Beatles & Wings.