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Paul McCartney Unveils Artwork and Track Listing for ‘Kisses on the Bottom’

Paul McCartney, "Kisses on the Bottom"
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It was rumored to be titled ‘My Valentine,’ but when it came time to give a name to his upcoming collection of pop standards, Paul McCartney opted for something a little more eyebrow-raising: ‘Kisses on the Bottom.’

But lest you think Paul’s trying to tell us something about his sex life, think again — it’s actually a quote from the Fats Waller song that opens the album.

The title comes from the opening lines of ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,’ originally recorded by Waller in 1935:

“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.” Clever, no?

McCartney worked with producer Tommy LiPuma for the album, which features Diana Krall and her band as well as guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.

‘Kisses on the Bottom’ is scheduled to arrive in stores on Feb. 7, with the regular version packing 14 tracks and the deluxe package tacking on a pair of bonus tracks, three postcards, and a download code for a McCartney live set from Capitol Studios. Take a look at the track listing below, which includes a pair of McCartney originals: ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts.’

Paul McCartney ‘Kisses on the Bottom’ Track Listing:

‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter’
‘Home (When Shadows Fall)’
‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’
‘More I Cannot Wish You’
‘The Glory Of Love’
‘We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)’
‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive’
‘My Valentine’
‘My Very Good Friend The Milkman’
‘Bye Bye Blackbird’
‘Get Yourself Another Fool’
‘The Inch Worm’
‘Only Our Hearts’

bonus tracks
‘Baby’s Request’
‘My One and Only Love’

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