Paul confirms brand new album title and reveals full tracklisting and artwork
‘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 Originally made a big hit by Fats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 02:36
02. Home (When Shadows
03. It’s Only A Paper Moon
04. More I Cannot Wish
05. The Glory Of
06. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And
07. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The
10. My Very Good Friend The
11. Bye Bye
12. Get Yourself Another
13. The Inch
14. Only Our
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)
16. My One And Only
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.