Thursday, 20 September 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 10 Too Many People

No. 10 Too Many People from Tug of War from Ram (1971)


An angry rock song that was partially directed at John. The vocal has three styles first the 'Too many people...' part, then the 'that was your first mistake...' and the the 'what can be done for you' voice. All great. In fact just buy the Ram album and you will see how great Paul's voice can be. 

Other songs that on another day could have made this top ten (many are elsewhere on this blog so wanted to give others some coverage) are: Maybe I'm Amazed, Dear Friend, The Lovers that Never Were, I'm Carrying, Back Seat Of My Car, Dear Boy, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Wild Life, Lonely Road, Listen to what the man Said, Getting Closer, The Pound is Sinking, So Glad to See You Here.






Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 9 Tug of War

No. 9 Tug of War from Tug of War (1982)

A very slick song produced by Mr. George Martin. A perfect vocal performance that builds to a higher register as the song develops. It is one of those McCartney songs that he gets just right. It is faultless and beautifully sang. It all comes too easy to him.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 8 Winter Rose / Love Awake

No. 8 Winter Rose / Love Awake from Back to the Egg (1979)

A raspy, soulful and haunting vocal on a song that is really two songs. The first is a lovely haunting song and Paul sounds like Rod Stewart at his early understated best. Then the second part is a much more uplifting sweet vocal that exudes optimism and is note perfect.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Paul McCartney and Damon Albarn

Two of my favourite artists together.

Coming Up is now rumoured to have been played. Funky.


Paul playing on the African Express tonight?!

Check out his Twitter feed. Looks like he will play with the Noisettes. Although Damon Albarn plays Goodnight Tonight, so who knows?! Would be nice if he just played bass and gave the spotlight elsewhere, perhaps adding some wonderful harmonies.

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Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 7 Put It There

No. 7 Put It There from the Flowers In The Dirt Album (1989)

A very simple Paul McCartney song that is instantly memorable. The vocal is sung in quite a high key allowing Paul to drop his voice for added effect. A faultless, pure, sweet and heartfelt vocal for a gorgeous acoustic song. Simplicity is sometimes the best option and McCartney makes this sound simple to sing, but it is actually quite difficult to achieve.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 6 Oh Woman, Oh Why

No. 6 Oh Woman, Oh Why from Another Day Single (1971)

This is the kind of McCartney I love. Gritty, raunchy, simple and still very catchy and melodic. A relatively unknown song that needs to be spread to the world. Oh course, the vocal takes it to another level.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 5 That Day Is Done

No. 5 That Day Is Done from Flowers In The Dirt (1989)

Paul's back catalogue is so varied - which is one the reasons why he is so hard to pigeon hole and perhaps fails to maintain that cult 'cool' following that John did. 



That said, this is a very unique song, and there is little that is similar to this in his song book. This was a co-write with the secret Lemonade's drinkers' fruit and is a moving and haunting song about death. Paul does the subject justice with one of the most emotional and soulful performances of his career. Truly heart wrenchingly beautiful. This man has soul and it shows here.


Saturday, 1 September 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 4 No More Lonely Nights

No. 4 No More Lonely Nights from Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

This is one of those songs and vocals that just gets you from the first nano second. "I can wait another day..." with no backing whatsoever shows the pure beauty and sweetness of his voice. I builds up to the fantastic vocal. Faultless pop song, faultless vocal.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 3 Beware My Love

No. 3 Beware My Love from Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976)

Does not need any notes to explain just how good the vocals are. Put some headphones on, turn it up loud and just enjoy.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 2 Junk

No.2 Junk from the McCartney LP (1970)
Simplicity at its best. A wistful, sweet song. The melody and heart achingly touching vocal convey a emotional punch that resonates with a sad, retrospective feel. Paul sings in his higher register and it exudes beauty.


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Paul McCartney: the best voice in rock and pop: Part 1 Monkberry Moon Delight

In all the hoo-haa that has resulted in the media about Paul's fading voice after the Olympics and Jubilee performances, it is very frustrating that it clouds the fact that Paul had probably the best and most versatile voice in rock/pop music.

In our new series we will be looking at some of Paul's best vocal solo performances, in no particular order, here is the first of ten.

No.1 Monkberry Moon Delight from the Ram LP (1971)
A fantastic quirky song, that Paul literally sings the arse off of it. Amazing vocals. Try singing this and you will see how hard it is to sing.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Paul McCartney's 70th Birthday

Have a great celebration today, Paul.

Paul has brought to the world more wonderful music than we deserve. Much of his 60's output was of Wings' quality and he has continued ever since to surprise, bring joy, and astound people who care to listen beyond the thumbs aloft and destroy myth that he has done nothing since 1970. He has never really taken a dip.

At his peak, Paul had the best and most varied voice in rock. Listen to anything in the period 1966-1976 for evidence.

Take a bow Paul McCartney of Liverpool, opportunity has truly knocked!

Thank you.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Paul McCartney's video for My Valentine

The new McCartney video for the, erm, not so new McCartney single.

A nice video Paul, but get your timings and activity right and maximise your sales and you could get, finally, another Top 20 hit.

Let me know if you need help next release!

Very classy though, have a look.

Paul McCartney's best unreleased songs

Paul has some great unreleased tracks and here are five of the best.

1. Cage
Would have made 'Back to the Egg' almost faultless if it replaced one of the couple of weaker tracks.



2. I think this would have gone top ten in 1987 if released as planned for the Pepper 20 years ago celebrations.



3. His catchiest unreleased song from 1977.



4. Cool, laid back, bluesy and mysterious. Could have been fantastic.



5. Would have been perfect for Driving Rain. A really great piece - strange, wacky and wonderful.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

When was Lennon and McCartney's last meeting?

When did John and Paul last meet is a question that has fascinated Beatle fans for years. We can identify from John's interview with Playboy, which took place in September 1980, that he states the last time they met was in 1976. Although, there have been rumours of meetings in 1978 and 1980. Paul for his part has always remained very quiet on the subject

In all the hoo-haa this week with Paul's son, James' comments about a son of the Beatles band (clearly this is never going to happen) the much more interesting quote that came from James has been somewhat overlooked. James said:

"I know John held me as a baby. Then I have memories of the Dakota building, very white, lots of sunlight pouring in" See it all here

Now, James was born in September 1977. So the generally accepted last meeting could not have been April 1976.

So, what has gone on here? I think the Dakota quotes can be related to later visits after John's death, probably when Paul and Linda visited Yoko in early 1981 after John's death. However, the first part is fascinating.

Has Paul got mixed up (never great with dates) and innocently misinformed James? Has James got confused and thinks he did, but didn't? Did James meet John, and Paul was not present? Or was there a meeting that we don't know about that happened sometime after September 1977? It would be nice if that was the case.

The best thing about the 1976 meeting is that the date can be confirmed to the date of the 'Saturday Night Live' broadcast in which John mentions in the Playboy interview. See below:

PLAYBOY: "Aside from the millions you've been offered for a reunion concert, how did you feel about producer Lorne Michaels' generous offer of $3200 for appearing together on 'Saturday Night Live' a few years ago?"

LENNON: "Oh, yeah. Paul and I were together watching that show. He was visiting us at our place in the Dakota. We were watching it and almost went down to the studio, just as a gag. We nearly got into a cab, but we were actually too tired."

PLAYBOY: "How did you and Paul happen to be watching TV together?"

LENNON: "That was a period when Paul just kept turning up at our door with a guitar. I would let him in, but finally I said to him, 'Please call before you come over. It's not 1956 and turning up at the door isn't the same anymore. You know, just give me a ring.' He was upset by that, but I didn't mean it badly. I just meant that I was taking care of a baby all day and some guy turns up at the door... But, anyway, back on that night, he and Linda walked in and he and I were just sitting there, watching the show, and we went, 'Ha-ha, wouldn't it be funny if we went down?' but we didn't."

PLAYBOY: "Was that the last time you saw Paul?"

LENNON: "Yes, but I didn't mean it like that."



So, they did meet on 24 April 1976. That was the night they considered going to the SNL studios but were too tired to show. The following day, 25 April, seems to be accepted as the day that he turned up with his guitar and got the reaction about 'taking care of baby' So was this was the last time they saw each other?

Although John says 'Yes' it does not sound that convincing and later on states in the same interview 'I haven't seen any of the Beatles for I don't know how much time'. It is clear that he can't have seen him recently from that, but he did see quite a bit of Ringo, so it is not 100% truthful.

Anyway, back to the question. It is common knowledge that from 76 until mid 1980 John did not see that many people and became largely a recluse. I seem to remember Jagger stating that he has given up trying to make contact with him. He seemed to spend alot of time with Yoko and Eliot Mintz and a handful of others, but those from his past were mainly ignored. Much of this would be down to raising a child and just life being what happens when you are busy making other plans.

So, it is very likely that John and Paul would not have met or hardly met during this period. Paul was busy being a pop star and raising a family. They did keep good contact on the phone it seems.

It has been stated that Paul was in NY in Jan 1980 and called John asking if he wanted to smoke some great weed that he had? Strange thing to do if they had not met for 4 years. Yoko took the call and Paul never spoke to John and dismissed the idea. Paul then took this weed to Japan...

Paul was in NY in November 1980 for 'Rockshow' which would have been after the Playboy interview. They could have met then. I am sure Paul would have mentioned that he saw John a few weeks ago when the tragic events that followed happened. There is the story from Carl Perkins that Paul's last meeting with John was shortly before his death and that John said "Think of me every now and then, my old friend' However, my understanding is that this was in their last phone conversation on John's birthday October 9th 1980.

So,  do James' comments point to a possible meeting between 78-79 ?. I have heard of a rumour of a 1978 meeting, but can't remember where from. This would tie in with all comments on record as a meeting in 1980 would surely have been mentioned by someone. 18 months to 2 years prior would be far enough back to be harder to date in recollection.

So, has James revealed a little gem here which should be getting more coverage or is it none of our business anyway?

I have always thought that there might have been more meetings than is generally accepted. Remember these are days before camera phones, internet, texting, Twitter etc. I'm sure Linda must have some pictures of John and Paul too after the split. The one above from May Pang from 1974 might not be the last photo either!

So, what are others' views?

Monday, 26 March 2012

Paul McCartney setlist as voted by you, the fans

Well the voting had closed and the votes counted and verified and the new Paul McCartney set list has finally been revealed. Thanks for all your votes. And with a little luck, Paul will listen to what the fans said.


1. Venus and Mars/Rock Show
2. Getting Closer
3. Too Many People
4. The World Tonight
5. Junior's Farm
6. My Brave Face
7. I've Had Enough
8. Old Siam, Sir

9. Wanderlust
10. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
11. Tomorrow
12. House of Wax
13. Beautiful Tonight

14. Bluebird
15. Some People Never Know
16. Every Night
17. Junk
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly
19. Tug of War
20. Picasso's Last Words

21. Listen To What The Man Said
22. This One
23. Take it Away
24. Hope of Deliverance
25. Beware My Love
26. The Pound is Sinking
27. Young Boy
28. Goodnight Tonight
29. No More Lonely Nights
30. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

31. Silly Love Songs
32. Maybe I'm Amazed
33. Nothing too Much, Just Out of Sight

34. With A Little Luck
35. Back Seat of My Car
36. Hi Hi Hi

What do you think of this set list? Comment below.

You Silly Girl

Hold your head up you silly girl
Look at what you've done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you

Silly girl take a good look around you
Take a good look you're bound to see
That you and me were NEVER meant to be

P



This geezer, Albert Hall, who is he and how many holes does it take to fill him?

Answers on a postcard and I will find out on Thursday. The plastic one who goes too far has lent me his brain for the day. Lots of counting. 4000 approx. to be accurate.

If you don't think I've gone too far, then don't pass go, go straight here and you will enjoy.

If you don't think that, then pass go and then collect your thoughts and watch this space for my review!

The best Paul McCartney solo album?

One of the highlights of the year for all music fans. Possibly his best album, certainly the most enjoyable. It just works. Even the lesser tracks seem to fit. Save your pennies and if you have to buy any of the remasters, buy this one.
PSM

UK Release: 21st May 2012 - US Release: 22nd May 2012

Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 album will be released across a variety of formats with new and exclusive content including a beautifully packaged Deluxe Edition Box Set - the ultimate collectable

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different. This is an album that is part of my history - it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed. It's an album called RAM. It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which was created. I hope you're going to like it, because I do!" Paul McCartney, 2012

Following the successful recent reissues of McCartney, McCartney II, and this year's Grammy winner for Best Historical Album Band on the Run, RAM is the latest album from Paul's iconic back catalogue to get the deluxe Paul McCartney Archive Collection treatment. As with the previous releases in the series, Paul has personally overseen every aspect of the project and the result is spectacular. In keeping with the reissue campaign to date, the Deluxe Edition Box Set is the ultimate collectable for any fan of this album. Its stunningly presented 112-page book, photo prints, handwritten lyrics and notes, four CDs and a bonus film DVD, tells the full story of a classic album that has gone down in music history as one of the most revered in McCartney's catalogue.

RAM, originally released in May of 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and was Paul's second post-Beatles LP. It was overshadowed at the time by the drama of the dissolution of The Beatles, as played out in the world's media. The album topped the charts hitting #1 in the UK and #2 in the US. While RAM polarized critics upon its release, music fans and critics alike since have overwhelmingly embraced it, with Rolling Stone, for example, revising their original review up to 4 stars. Recently RAM has enjoyed even further re-appraisal and acknowledgement including a number of tribute albums.

RAM was written by Paul and Linda, mostly at their Scottish farm on the Mull of Kintyre. In the autumn of 1970 they flew to New York to start the recording process. Without a band in place they auditioned and drafted musicians, who included future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken.

The band completed the album in early 1971 along with non-album tracks 'Another Day' and 'Oh Woman, Oh Why' which were released together as Paul's first post-Beatles single ahead of the release of RAM and became a Top 5 global hit. The multi-disc editions of the RAM reissue include both songs as bonus tracks. The album also gave Paul his first solo US number 1 single with 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' and a Grammy win for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.

RAM was also issued in mono with alternate mixes, which were only made available to radio stations at the time. This version has gone on to become one of the most sought after McCartney collectables. It will now be commercially available for the first time ever on CD as part of the Deluxe Edition as well as a limited run on vinyl.

1977 saw the release of Thrillington, an instrumental interpretation of RAM, which was originally recorded in 1971 at London's Abbey Road Studios and was arranged by Richard Hewson. It was released under the pseudonym Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington, an unknown eccentric socialite who often cropped up in mysterious newspaper classifieds. In reality Percy was a character devised by Paul and Linda. The idea behind it was simply to have some fun and the concept of doing a full orchestral album was an ambition long held by Paul.

The additional film content features previously unreleased and exclusive content including the brand-new documentary, "Ramming' narrated by Paul, as well as the original music videos for 'Heart Of The Country' and '3 Legs'.

The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles' catalogue.

RAM will be available across a variety of different formats:

Standard Edition: 1 CD digipak Single disc, digitally remastered 12- track standard edition

Special Edition: 2 CD digipak Remastered album and 8-track bonus audio CD including rarities, b-sides and the hit single, 'Another Day'.

Deluxe Edition Box Set: 4 CD/1 DVD box set & download Remastered album, bonus audio CD, remastered Mono album, Thrillington CD, bonus film DVD, 112 page book, 5 prints in vintage style photographic wallet, 8 full size facsimiles of Paul's original handwritten lyric sheets and mini photographic book of outtakes from the original album cover photo shoot.

Hi-Res: 24bit 96kHz files of the remastered and bonus audio CD, accessed via a download code inserted on a card within the deluxe edition package

Vinyl: 2LP 180gm, gatefold vinyl with download Remastered album, bonus audio disc plus digital download of all 20 tracks

Limited Edition Mono Vinyl: 1LP, Remastered mono album

Digital: RAM will be available for download across a variation of digital configurations including Mastered for iTunes and High Resolution

Taken from www.paulmccartney.com

Paul McCartney does not know what he is talking about...

Well I am exaggerating a little to make my point, but sometimes I really do wonder at the thumbs-a-loft one. He once said that he hit a kind of creative block until Band on the Run and after the split of that band he was lost musically. Something like that anyway.

WTF!!!! Who are you kidding Mr. McCartney?! The music you made between 1970 and 1973 (before Band on the Run) is probably my favourite period of his song writing and with the release of Paul and Linda McCartney's RAM, it is an opportune time to tell the mullet head (better than mop top!!) that as a football crowd would sing 'You don't know what you're doing!'

He had fun. The harmonies came back. He was in love. He became rustic. He showed his acoustic side. He rocked.

It was simplistic genius that was also as complex as they come. Complexity is often shown in its most intelligent state through simplicity. He also showed signs of complete and utter spaced out madness that somehow made perfect sense - just ask Billy Budapest - he knows all about it.

Sadly, Paul's and the other three almost complete state of ignorance of this period rubbed off on the critics. John and George got all the plaudits and Paul was left with his critical reputation in tatters - he possibly never recovered.

In fact, he was producing music that was in a different league. People are only just catching up. Paul needs to look back, go way back, and realise that he was always in front. For once with Paul the history books need to be rewritten and Paul needs to read and believe.

Take a little look at some of the songs.
  • Maybe I'm amazed
  • Every Night
  • Junk
  • Man We Was Lonely
  • Oo You
  • Another Day
  • Oh Woman, Oh Why
  • Too Many People
  • Uncle Albert
  • Monkberry Moon Delight
  • Ram On
  • Dear Boy
  • Back Seat of My Car
  • Heart of the Country
  • Dear Friend
  • Wild Life
  • Some People Never Know
  • Tomorrow
  • Get on the Right Thing
  • Big Barn Bed
  • The Mess
  • Single Pigeon
  • Little Lamb Dragonfly
  • Soily
So, Paul, do yourself a favour. Big yourself up. This was possibly best and most interesting part of your career. Not the most commercial, but the part when the critics should have listened.

Go and buy the new version of RAM. Out in May.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

McCartney set list from Rotterdam 24.3.12

Hello Goodbye 
Junior's Farm 
All My Loving 
Venus and Mars / Rock Show / Jet 
Drive My Car 
Sing the Changes 
The Night Before 
Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady 
Paperback Writer 
The Long and Winding Road 
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five 
My Valentine 
Maybe I'm Amazed 
I've Just Seen a Face 
I Will 
Blackbird 
Here Today 
Dance Tonight 
Mrs Vanderbilt 
Eleanor Rigby 
Ram On 
Something 
Yellow Submarine 
Band on the Run 
Ob La Di, Ob La Da 
Back in the USSR 
I've Got a Feeling 
A Day in the Life / Give Peace a Chance 
Let It Be 
Hey Jude 
Live and Let Die 
The Word / All You Need is Love 
Day Tripper 
Get Back 
Yesterday 
Helter Skelter 
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Silly Love Songs live...It isn't so silly at all...

This was a massive hit everywhere in 1976. Huge. It is; feel good, joyous, everyone knows it and has a killer bass line. It needs to come back to the set list after over 35 years, it isn't so silly is it, it isn't so silly at all...

Make you point of the official Macca forum or comment on this Blog. Your views will get through.

Sign the petition NOW! Click here

And here is a reminder...

Monday, 6 February 2012

Paul McCartney Live Online


For anyone who is interested.

Free Worldwide Live Streaming Performance From Famed Capitol Studios February 9 at 7 p.m. PST Exclusively On iTunes




Paul will commemorate the release of his forthcoming Kisses On The Bottom (out February 7 on Hear Music/Concord) with a once in a lifetime free streaming performance taking place live at 7:00 p.m. PST Thursday 9th February, from the famed Capitol Studios where much of the new album was created. Fans can watch the intimate concert through iTunes on their Mac or PC.

Kisses On The Bottom is a collection of standards Paul grew up listening to, as well as two brand new McCartney compositions "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts" (which feature guest turns, respectively, from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder). Recorded with the aid of Grammy-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band--who will back Paul for the Capitol live stream event--Kisses On The Bottom is a deeply personal journey through songs that, in some cases, a young Paul first heard his father perform on the family piano.

The 9th February Capitol Studios streaming event will be the first time ever that the reverent and adventurous performances of Kisses On The Bottom will be brought to life in a live setting.

Thanks to paulmccartney.com for the above announcement.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

A crazy mind is content with underachievement

Or is it a cover (or a jacket) as in days gone by - at least to a circle of musical interludes it could be considered that way. 

You were all warned prior to questioning the sanity of oneself.  This SOS came on the date a week forward rather than backwards of the twenty zero in the month known in Nancy, France as août.

http://mccartnetgoestoofar.blogspot.com/

What happens next is a bout, but not a boxing match, of sense filled ramblings with creative finger fish. The alternative and misunderstood side is threatening to come up after being kept under cover by herds of fragranced pie - noticed and unwanted but still desired somewhat.

Reviews, shoes, world turning vinyl, vibrant dancing beats of ancient youngness will follow and then explode a shy and retired man of fire to the overground of the sedative underground. He will be forced through (in a peacefully way) a batch of smoking hot fibre away from wandering lustful ships that sail through the day.

A critical and much praiseful look at a hidden world is now all set....just as soon as the Plastic man reveals his intentions.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Paul McCartney album full details


Not particularly fussed about this album, but down at the bottom 2 bits to get a little excited about - a new version of Baby's Request perhaps? Certainly at 3.30 it is 30 seconds longer than the Back to the Egg version. And what is this more exclusive album new? More on 'Kisses' or something else....the rock album? the Ram remaster?
PSM
Taken from Paulmmcartney.com. Thanks.
‘Kisses On The Bottom’
Paul’s tribute to personal favourites & two new self penned compositions out February 6th/7th 
On December 19th 2011 Paul announced that February 2012 would see the release of his brand new studio album. Scores of fans then streamed the new original track ‘My Valentine’, many assuming it would be the new record’s title track.  While a few Twitter hints have been dropped and rumours have run rampant, Paul puts an end to speculation today, confirming that the album will indeed be titled ‘Kisses On The Bottom’.
Paul has apparently had some fun with his choice of album title—while causing some confusion amongst those who have historically subjected his every move to microscopic scrutiny (with many fixating on an anatomical interpretation!). The phrase ‘Kisses On The Bottom,’ however, actually comes from the album’s opener ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter’. Originally made a big hit by Fats Waller in 1935, the song opens with the lines ‘I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter and make believe it came from you.  I’m gonna write words oh so sweet.  They’re gonna knock me off of my feet.  A lot of kisses on the bottom , I’ll be glad I got ‘em’.
‘Kisses On The Bottom’ is a collection of standards Paul grew up listening to in his childhood as well as the two new McCartney compositions ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’.  With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band—as well as guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, McCartney’s new album is a deeply personal journey through classic American compositions that, in some cases, a young Paul first heard his father perform on piano at home.  The full tracklisting reveals that Paul has been both reverent and adventurous in his song choices.
Kisses On The Bottom
01. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter                              
02. Home (When Shadows Fall)                                                                       
03.  It’s Only A Paper Moon                                                                              
04. More I Cannot Wish You                                                                             
05. The Glory Of Love                                                                                       
06. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)                                               
07. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive                                                                   
08. My Valentine                                                                                                
09. Always                                                                                                            
10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman                                                          
11. Bye Bye Blackbird                                                                                        
12. Get Yourself Another Fool                                                                           
13. The Inch Worm                                                                                             
14. Only Our Hearts                                                                                            
Deluxe CD Album will feature two bonus tracks plus access to a download of an exclusive live show (available from Tuesday 14th February via paulmccartney.com), plus longer liner notes and expanded packaging featuring three postcards)
15.  Baby’s Request                                                                                            
16.  My One And Only Love                                                               
The album will also be available digitally. You will be able to pre-order the album directly from PaulMcCartney.com soon!
The album was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, New York and London throughout 2011.  It also features guest musicians Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, respectively, on the original compositions  ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’.  Eric also appears on the track ‘Get Yourself Another Fool’.
The album artwork concept was conceived by Jonathan Schofield (Visual Director at Stella McCartney) and designed by Matthew Cooper (who has worked with artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand).  Paul was photographed by his daughter Mary McCartney for the album sleeve.
Stay tuned for more exclusive album news in the coming weeks.