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Old March 30th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Paul McCartney's new album??

I heard a small bit of NPR's interview with Paul McCartney today. He's got a new album out called "Kisses on the bottom" I think. From what I heard I liked it more than I usually like new albums these days.

Anyone have it yet?

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Old March 31st, 2012, 05:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have it. i like those old tunes and Paul does a nice job singing them. nothing spectacular, but it's a good entry in the "Great American Songbook" bandwagon that a lot of artists are jumping on.

as a sidelight, i made myself a mix cd of the songs by their "original" artists (Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, etc) and i like it much better.

as albums of oldies go, i much prefer Paul's Run Devil Run and Choba b CCCP (the Russian album)
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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the review. I'll likely pick it up the next time I'm in town.
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One reviewer said 'this is the album John always warned us Paul would make'.

I'm going with that.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 09:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A musician who once had created one of the very tallest mountains of credibility - and rightly so. I wish he'd stopped chipping away at it so diligently ever since.
There is very little left to look at now.

No, I have not heard the new album, so unfair comment? well .. the concept alone here is warning enough.
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If you like jazz and the old big band standards you will like the CD. Diana Krall and her band serve as his backup band. Clapton also plays on a couple of the songs. It's OK, not one of my favorite CDs but worth listening to a few times.
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