Kisses on the Bottom An aging rocker paging through the Great American Songbook: It's a cash grab as old as its intended audience. But working here with jazz star… Kisses on the Bottom An aging rocker paging through the Great American Songbook: It's a cash grab as old as its intended audience. But working here with jazz star… 2012-02-07 Paul McCartney Hear Music
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Kisses on the Bottom (2012)

RUGGED ROCKER McCartney pairs up with jazz singer Diana Krall to revisit timeless hits
RUGGED ROCKER McCartney pairs up with jazz singer Diana Krall to revisit timeless hits
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Feb 07, 2012; Lead Performance: Paul McCartney; Production: Hear Music

An aging rocker paging through the Great American Songbook: It's a cash grab as old as its intended audience. But working here with jazz star Diana Krall and her band, McCartney, now 69, refreshes ''Bye Bye Blackbird'' and Irving Berlin's ''Always'' like a cool spring breeze; Kisses on the Bottom might be his lowest-key effort since 1970's McCartney, with mercifully little of the orchestral treacle we've grown to expect from the September-years standards set. It's de-lovely. A

Best Tracks:
Sprightly It's Only a Paper Moon
Charming original My Valentine
Originally posted Feb 08, 2012 Published in issue #1194 Feb 17, 2012 Order article reprints