The Paul McCartney Project

Timeline More from year 2012
UK release date:
Feb 06, 2012
US release date:
Feb 07, 2012
Publisher:
Hear Music/Concord Records
Reference:
HRM-33369-02

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions





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Track list

Disc 1


1.

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

Written by Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young

2:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA


2.

Home (When Shadows Fall)

Written by Harry Clarkson, Jeff Clarkson, Peter Van Steeden

4:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Mike Mainieri :
Vibraphone
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
October 2011 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


3.

It's Only a Paper Moon

Written by Harold Arlen, Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Billy Rose

2:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Bucky Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Andy Stein :
Violin
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


4.

More I Cannot Wish You

Written by Frank Loesser

3:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Mike Mainieri :
Vibraphone
Eddie Karam :
Orchestra conductor
Assa Drori :
Concertmaster
Johnny Mandel :
Orchestra arrangement
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


5.

The Glory of Love

Written by Billy Hill

3:46 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Mike Mainieri :
Vibraphone
John Clayton :
Bass
Jeff Hamilton :
Drums
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


6.

We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)

Written by Dick Robertson, Sammy Mysels, Nelson Cogane

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Mike Mainieri :
Vibraphone
Bucky Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Eddie Karam :
Orchestra conductor
Assa Drori :
Concertmaster
Johnny Mandel :
Orchestra arrangement
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


7.

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

Written by Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

2:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA


8.

My Valentine

Written by Paul McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Eric Clapton :
Guitar
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
Oct 05 - 06, 2011
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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9.

Always

Written by Irving Berlin

3:49 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
October 2011 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


10.

My Very Good Friend the Milkman

Written by Johnny Burke, Harold Spina

3:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
John Clayton :
Bass
Jeff Hamilton :
Drums
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Ira Nepus :
Trombone
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


11.

Bye Bye Blackbird

Written by Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon

4:26 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
October 2011 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


12.

Get Yourself Another Fool

Written by Ernest Monroe Tucker, Frank A. Heywood

4:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Anthony Wilson :
Rhythm guitar
Eric Clapton :
Guitar
Christian McBride :
Bass
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
October 2011 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


13.

The Inch Worm

Written by Frank Loesser

3:43 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Acoustic guitar
Eddie Karam :
Orchestra conductor
Assa Drori :
Concertmaster
Johnny Mandel :
Orchestra arrangement
Chloe Arzy :
Children's choir
Evyn Johnson :
Children's choir
Makiah Johnson :
Children's choir
Michael Johnson :
Children's choir
Delany Meyer :
Children's choir
Ilsey Moon :
Children's choir
Sabrina Walden :
Children's choir
Sasha Walden :
Children's choir
Scottie Haskell :
Children's choir conductor
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


14.

Only Our Hearts

Written by Paul McCartney

4:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Stevie Wonder :
Harmonica
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Assa Drori :
Concertmaster
Johnny Mandel :
Orchestra conductor, Rhythm and orchestra arrangement
Vinnie Colaiuta :
Drums
Chuck Berghoffer :
Bass
John Chiodini :
Guitar
Tamir Hendelman :
Piano
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA

About

From paulmccartney.com, December 19, 2011:

While many a musician is often asked about the tunes that have influenced their songwriting, it is not a question Paul McCartney ordinarily gets to answer – until now. Paul is about to offer a glimpse into “the songs which inspired the songs” with the upcoming release of a brand new album of those standards he grew up listening to in his childhood—plus two brand new McCartney compositions: the album, which is currently untitled, will be released on Hear Music/Concord Records on February 7th 2012.

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. As authentic and daring a musical statement as he could make, this is the album Paul has been thinking about making for more than 20 years – and probably the last thing his fans are expecting. “In the end, it was ‘Look, if I don’t do it now, I’ll never do it,” he says.

In short, Paul believes it is about time “the songs me and John based quite a few of our things on” received the recognition they deserve. Moreover, the record also features a couple of new original McCartney compositions in the spirit of those classics.

When I kind of got into songwriting, I realised how well structured these songs were and I think I took a lot of my lessons from them,” Paul explains. “I always thought artists like Fred Astaire were very cool. Writers like Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, all of those guys – I just thought the songs were magical.  And then, as I got to be a songwriter I thought it’s beautiful, the way they made those songs.

Determined to approach the record in a new and unique manner, Paul enlisted the help of LiPuma and Krall and her band—who delivered ultra-high quality musicianship and were completely in tune with Paul’s restraint and feel for the music. In the studio, the recording of this album was also a new challenge for Paul who, for the first time ever, performed exclusively in the vocal booth without no instrument – no guitar, no bass, no piano – which led to a vocal performance like no other in his career.

He adds, “It was very spontaneous, kind of organic, which then reminded me of the way we’d work with The Beatles. We’d bring a song in, kick it around when we found a way to do it we’d say ‘Okay, let’s do a take now’ and by the time everyone kind of had an idea of what they were doing, we’d learnt the song. So that’s what we did, we did the take live in the studio.

It was important for me to keep away from the more obvious song choices so, many of the classic standards will be unfamiliar to some people.  I hope they are in for a pleasant surprise.

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’. 

From paulmccartney.com, January 8, 2012:

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.

Paul's cover shoot for 'Kisses On The Bottom' in 2012. Photo by Mary McCartney
Paul’s cover shoot for ‘Kisses On The Bottom’ in 2012. Photo by Mary McCartney

Last updated on November 1, 2020


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