As Spinner previously reported, celebrated songwriter Paul McCartney will release his latest solo album, 'Kisses on the Bottom,' on Feb. 6. The record will contain mostly covers of Sir Paul's favorite standards from the Tin Pan Alley era.
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According to the Beatle's website (via NME), the anatomical moniker for McCartney's album is not about his fascination with rear ends, but rather a quote from Fats Waller's 1935 hit, 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.'
"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."
This very song begins McCartney's 14-track album of classic American standards from the likes of Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, showcasing the music that helped turned McCartney into a modern music mainstay. Two new original tracks, 'My Valentine' and 'Only Our Hearts,' will also be featured on the record with guest appearances from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Diana Krall. Check out 'My Valentine' featuring Clapton right here.
'Kisses on the Bottom' tracklisting:
1. 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter'
2. 'Home (When Shadows Fall)'
3. 'It's Only A Paper Moon'
4. 'More I Cannot Wish You'
5. 'The Glory Of Love'
6. 'We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)'