Paul McCartney confirms new album title, reveals track listing and artwork

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Many assumed, after Paul McCartney streamed a new song called “My Valentine” in December, that it would be the title track for his forthcoming new studio album of standards. Instead, McCartney confirmed a different title this morning: Kisses On The Bottom.

The phrase actually comes from the album’s opener, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter.” Originally made a hit by Fats Waller in 1935, the song opens with these lines: “I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter, and make believe it came from you.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.”

McCartney also unveiled the new album art and full track listing for Kisses On The Bottom, a collection of beloved songbook favorites that Paul grew up listening to, as well as two new McCartney compositions — “My Valentine” and “Only Our Hearts.” The project is helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, and will feature Diana Krall and her band — as well as guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder. Kisses is set for release in February.

My Valentine – Paul McCartney by PaulMcCartney

Here’s the complete track listing for ‘Kisses On The Bottom’–

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)
7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
8. My Valentine
9. Always
10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman
11. Bye Bye Blackbird
12. Get Yourself Another Fool
13. The Inch Worm
14. Only Our Hearts

[SOMETHING ELSE! REWIND: S. Victor Aaron, Nick DeRiso and Beverly Paterson reconsider ‘Back to the Egg,’ with a track-by-track review of this overlooked gem from Paul McCartney and Wings.]

The deluxe CD will also feature two bonus tracks (“Baby’s Request” and “My One And Only Love”), plus access to a download of the Capitol Studios show (available from Tuesday, February 14, via paulmccartney.com), plus longer liner notes and expanded packaging featuring three postcards.

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Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has written for USA Today, American Songwriter, All About Jazz, and a host of others. Honored as columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section named Top 10 in the U.S. by the AP before co-founding Something Else! Nick is now associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock.
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