Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom

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Kisses On The Bottom is the fifteenth studio album by British musician and singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, released in February 2012 via MPL Communications and Hear Music.

You are the world’s most successful songwriter; you have written the most-covered song in the history of popular music; and changed the world by the age of 24: you are Paul McCartney. So if you want to record an album of neglected dishes from the great banquet of American popular music, you are fully entitled to do so.

There is much pleasure to be gained from Kisses On The Bottom: the jazzy piano of Diana Krall, for one. There’s some sensitive acoustic playing, and the lush arrangements help to swell familiar titles such as “It’s Only A Paper Moon”, “The Glory Of Love” and “Bye Bye Blackbird”. 

An equal bonus, because all he’s chosen to do is sing, is that there’s a vulnerability to McCartney’s vocals here, a sensitivity in his handling of these all-time classics. “Get Yourself Another Fool” and Irving Berlin’s “Always” remind you just what a good singer the rocking knight can be. And after years of personal and professional earnestness, he sounds like he’s having fun. 

To his credit, McCartney hasn’t gone for an obvious selection of tracks – it’s doubtful that Frank Loesser’s “The Inch Worm” would make it onto many desert islands.

Of course there’s a history here which transcends these songs; this, after all, is an album from a man whose band effectively blew this style of popular music right out of the water half a century ago. But Paul’s music-loving dad Jim would have known these songs, and while thrashing through Hamburg all-nighters or lunchtimes at the Cavern, The Beatles often found room for songs from this showbiz pantheon.

Cynics may cast a jaundiced eye over Kisses On The Bottom – only two new songs out of 14? (Although “My Valentine” stands as a breathtakingly good McCartney original.) And hasn’t Rod Stewart taken a scythe through the Great American Songbook? But what McCartney accomplishes here, in the best possible sense, is an album ideally made for Easy Listening.

Check out the tracks: “My Valentine” and “Only Our Hearts”. 

This double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and digital download code is pressed in Europe on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.

(888072335981)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

2:36

A2

Home (When Shadows Fall)

4:04

A3

It’s Only A Paper Moon

2:35

A4

More I Cannot Wish You

3:04

B1

The Glory Of Love

3:46

B2

We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)

3:22

B3

Ac-Cent=Tchu-Ate The Positive

2:32

B4

My Valentine

3:14

C1

Always

3:49

C2

My Very Good Friend The Milkman

3:04

C3

Bye Bye Blackbird

4:26

D1

Get Yourself Another Fool

4:42

D2

The Inch Worm

3:43

D3

Only Our Hearts

4:21

SKU 888072335981
Record Label MPL Communications
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number HRM-33598-01
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 03 February 2012
Original Release Date (Year) 03 February 2012
Barcode # 888072335981
Shipping Weight 0.6500kg
Shipping Width 0.012m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001183m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Pop
Genre Jazz
Genre Vocal
Genre Stage & Screen
Format VINYL LP

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