Kisses on the Bottom

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Way back in 1963, Paul McCartney sang "A Taste of Honey" on the Beatles' debut album, and "Til There Was You" on their second LP, establishing that his tastes ran far beyond the world of rock & roll and R&B. Over the years, he touched upon pre-rock & roll pop -- writing pastiches like "Honey Pie" with the Beatles and, crucially, snatching up the publishing rights to many of these tunes, thereby building his MPL empire -- but he never devoted a full record to the style until 2012's Kisses on the Bottom, a cheekily titled pun not only intentional but solicited collection of songs you know by heart. He's not the first Beatle to sing songs his mother ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Way back in 1963, Paul McCartney sang "A Taste of Honey" on the Beatles' debut album, and "Til There Was You" on their second LP, establishing that his tastes ran far beyond the world of rock & roll and R&B. Over the years, he touched upon pre-rock & roll pop -- writing pastiches like "Honey Pie" with the Beatles and, crucially, snatching up the publishing rights to many of these tunes, thereby building his MPL empire -- but he never devoted a full record to the style until 2012's Kisses on the Bottom, a cheekily titled pun not only intentional but solicited collection of songs you know by heart. He's not the first Beatle to sing songs his mother should know: Ringo's first step outside the Fab Four was 1970's Sentimental Journey, a record of standards produced by George Martin. Sentimental Journey may share a tune with Kisses on the Bottom -- Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon's "Bye Bye Blackbird" -- but its splashy, show biz sensibility differs greatly from McCartney's intimate stroll through the past. Macca hired Diana Krall's band as his support, enlisted veteran vocal producer Tommy LiPuma, and then set up shop at Los Angeles' famed Capitol Studios, along with spots in N.Y.C. and London, to cut faithful, loving versions of songs he's always sung. Overachiever that he is, Macca throws in two new originals -- the quite good "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts," the former featuring guitar by Eric Clapton, the latter harmonica by Stevie Wonder -- that fit right into the soft-shoe shuffle of the rest of the record, enhancing its casual charm. And since McCartney is no longer quite the vocal powerhouse he used to be -- something the spare setting makes all too clear -- the chief appeal is its leisurely vibe, how McCartney settles into his surroundings, savoring each melody and every witty turn of phrase. As a vocalist, this may not be his natural forte, but he takes great care with the songs, and that palpable love is enough to make Kisses on the Bottom worth a spin or two.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Hear Music
  • UPC: 888072333697
  • Catalog Number: 33369
  • Sales rank: 10,136

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul McCartney Primary Artist, Vocals
Alan Broadbent Conductor
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
John Chiodini Guitar
Robert Hurst Bass
Eric Clapton Guitar
John Clayton Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Assa Drori Concert Master
Scottie Haskell Choir Conductor
Eddie Karam Conductor
Mike Mainieri Vibes
Johnny Mandel Conductor
Christian McBride Bass
Ira Nepus Trombone
John Pizzarelli Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Andy Stein Violin
Stevie Wonder Harmonica
Diana Krall Piano
Anthony Wilson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Karriem Riggins Drums
Michael Johnson Children's Chorus
Tamir Hendelman Piano
Chuck Berghoffer Bass
Makiah Johnson Children's Chorus
Evyn Johnson Children's Chorus
Sabrina Walden Children's Chorus
Sasha Walden Children's Chorus
Chloe Arzy Children's Chorus
Delany Meyer Children's Chorus
Roman Simovic Concert Master
Ilsey Moon Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Billy Hill Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Alan Broadbent Orchestration
Harold Arlen Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Johnny Burke Composer, Lyricist
Geoff Clarkson Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer, Lyricist
Frank Haywood Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Johnny Mandel Orchestration, rhythm arrangement
Johnny Mercer Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Elliot Scheiner Engineer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Diana Krall rhythm arrangement
Dick Robertson Composer
Peter Van Steeden Composer
Joseph Young Composer, Lyricist
Steve Genewick Engineer, Pro-Tools
Mort Dixon Composer, Lyricist
Harold Spina Composer
Harry Clarkson Composer
Nelson Cogane Composer
Ernest Tucker Composer
Brian Montgomery Engineer, Pro-Tools
Sammy Mysels Composer
Paul Du Noyer Interviewer
Billy Rose Composer, Lyricist
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering
John Hammel Images
M.J. Kim Images
Mary McCartney Cover Photo
Jonathan Schofield Art Conception
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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    Very Disappointing Paul McCartney music cd

    I had read a bad review by someone in a major newspaper which I didn't want to believe; but it is true. This cd is awful what happened to Paul's voice..where is his sweet voice. He sounds 100 yrs old in this cd...I guess he can't sing these types of songs...or something. He sounds so lifeless. Didn't anyone have the heart to tell him how badly he sounded....I am very disappointed I am sorry that I ever purchased this cd. I would not recommend this cd to anyone. I have been his life-long fan.

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    I love this recording! I saw the video of Paul and other great m

    I love this recording! I saw the video of Paul and other great musicians like Diana Krall and Joe Walsh recording the cd, and just kept hearing one of the songs in my head. After I got the cd and learned the songs I enjoyed it more and more. The musicianship is excellent, and Paul's voice is subtle and beautiful.

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    Posted February 15, 2012

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