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Deep dive box set of the album with demos, outtakes, and rehearsal tapes set for release on July 31st
Paul McCartney felt invigorated after working on the Beatles’ Anthology project in the mid-Nineties, and that spilled over into his 1997 album, Flaming Pie, which remains his second-highest-charting album of the past 25 years. An upcoming box set will contain previously unreleased demos, outtakes, and rehearsal tapes, offering a holistic look at the LP.

One of the collection’s more interesting curios is “Broomstick,” a tune McCartney cut with Steve Miller, who played guitar on most of the album. It came out as a B side to Flaming Pie’s “Young Boy” (which Miller also sang and played guitar on) but has since drifted into obscurity. On the released version of “Broomstick,” McCartney sings, “As long as we’re together, it’s gonna be just fine/Well, I heard it on the broomstick, dashing through the middle of the night.” It’s a smooth, easy jam on which Miller plays a bluesy solo.

The previously unreleased version of “Broomstick” premiering here, is an all-acoustic instrumental jam that features just McCartney and Miller. As he did on both of his McCartney albums — on which he tracked the guitar, bass, and drums himself — McCartney handles most of the heavy lifting, while Miller plays guitar. This version also lacks the sound effects that closed out the more-familiar version.
The massive Flaming Pie reissue, due out July 31st, contains dozens more previously unreleased recordings that McCartney made in the mid-Nineties, in addition to a newly remastered version of the album. One disc contains his personal home recordings, providing sketches of each of the songs from the album. Another features studio takes on the songs, varying from acoustic interpretations to live run-throughs. The fourth disc focuses on B sides, including “Broomstick,” and clips from McCartney’s Oobu Joobu radio show at the time. And the final disc of audio is a tour through McCartney’s studio, on which he plays several instruments that he’s used going all the way back to his time with the Beatles.

“[The Anthology] reminded me of the Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs,” McCartney said around the time of Flaming Pie’s original release. “So in a way, it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.”



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Check it out The Beatles duvet sets.


There are other Beatles duvet covers (click on the images ) with wonderful collage.

There are various sizes too. Those are single, double, king and super king, which should cover most bed sizes.


Each one a duvet cover and two pillowcases (apart from the single which has just one), with the design digitally printed on both.


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Craig Brown’s One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time explores how, in less than a decade, the band redefined not just pop music but fame.
The Beatles walked into EMI’s studio at Abbey Road via the goods entrance in 1962. They left it through the front door and across the zebra in 1969. That’s a mere seven years, during which time they redefined not just pop music but also fame.
They walked in as nonentities. Two years later they were the most famous people on Earth. Two years after that they were so famous they could no longer function in normal life. Much as Craig Brown’s previous book about Princess Margaret dealt with the impossibility of being royal, One Two Three Four, which follows a similar structure of viewing its subject largely through other people’s eyes, deals with the impact of fame arriving with fearful suddenness.
If you meet one of the two surviving Beatles today he may act as though you’ve met before. This is natural for a Beatle because they seemed to meet everybody in the world. One Two Three Four leans heavily on the fact that everybody who ever met the Beatles wrote about it. Thus it seems that every icon of the age flits across its pages, from Muhammad Ali, who pretended to knock them out in Miami in 1964 despite not knowing who they were, from Brigitte Bardot, whose lunch date with John Lennon was spoiled by his having swallowed some acid to calm his nerves, to Elvis Presley, in whose presence even they could only stand and gawp. Some of these meetings, such as the time in 1961 they looked down from the stage of the Top Ten Club in Hamburg and saw Malcolm Muggeridge in the audience, seem more like gags from the parodic Rutles film, but apparently they took place.
Brown writes perceptively on how famous people behave when they’re suddenly in the presence of somebody whose fame outranks theirs. There’s a good section on the Beatles tour with the 16-year-old Helen Shapiro in 1963. As their career takes off hers is to all intents and purposes over. When they meet Bob Dylan it’s to exchange their blithe energy for his calculated cool and vice versa. Then there are the civilians whose lives could never be the same again after they were caught up in the Beatles’ fearful headlights; people such as the girl whose story inspired “She’s Leaving Home”, the man whose car killed Lennon’s mother Julia, and the drummer who replaced Ringo for a week and never recovered.
Brown is as reliable as anyone who’s reliant on already-published sources can be. In recounting the incident in 1963 when Lennon attacked Liverpool DJ Bob Wooler for teasing him about his holiday a deux with Brian Epstein, he lays out the widely differing accounts of even those who were eyewitnesses. As Paul McCartney says, “in an earthquake you get many different versions… and they’re all true”.
Even at 600-plus pages this is a condensed version of a uniquely fascinating story. It’s characterised by a nicely British dryness. Brown refers to Lenny the Lion as “the distinguished glove puppet” and makes the trenchant observation of Yoko Ono that “her own particular talents were more difficult to pinpoint”.
If you want a one-volume primer that explains the fuss and what it was all about, this does the job. It hits the appropriate notes of wonder, tragedy and, particularly in the Apple days, farce.

Brown’s book is a diverting reminder of seven years that will never be matched and what they did to the people who lived through them.



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Paul McCartney made sure to take a time out from his as he walked hand-in-hand with his wife Nancy while running errands in The Hamptons on Tuesday, both of the couple donning protective face masks.
Paul sported a blue baseball cap, oversized shades and donned a paisley-print protective face mask. Nancy kept things casual,while she held onto their adorable dog’s lead.