A Review of Paul McCartney's New Album "Kisses on the Bottom"

If a traditional Paul McCartney album is what you are looking for this is not it. Paul has gone from just playing his own music for many years to playing both his music and his Beatles music. We have see him do some classical music has well has some electric music and now this is just another turn in the long and winding road of his awesome and successful music career. He has been talking about doing this album for a few years now, and has finally got it done. This album is a collection of songs that Paul’s father uses to play in his home and with his jazz band.

Paul has taking these old songs and dusted the off and breathe new life into to them by giving them a second chance in the music world. Paul only sings on this album and plays no instruments, he is back by one of the great jazz pianist Diana Krall and her band and also Eric Clapton played acoustic guitar on the song "My Valentine" as well has Stevie Wonder who played harmonica solo on the song "Only Our Hearts". Paul has also got one of the great jazz producer Tommy LiPuma , and it was recorded in Studio 2 at Abbey Road as well has three other Capitol Studios in the U.S.

This may be some kind of nostalgic trip back to his childhood and roots or a great tribute to his father or a bit of both. Many of these songs may have lit the spark in this great songwriter and began his song writing career. Paul has two songs he wrote on this album, three if you get the deluxe album. If you are has old has I am you may have heard some of these songs if not all of them. If you are younger then maybe your grandparents know these songs. The album's title comes from the lead track "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", originally a hit for Fats Waller in 1935. McCartney said in the liner notes, "I worked with Diana Krall, and great jazz musicians like John Clayton. This is an album very tender, very intimate. This is an album you listen to at home after work, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea." You can tell by his singing on the album and talking about it that it is something very dear to his heart. The songs Paul wrote for this album melt right in with the other songs so well that if you didn’t look and see which ones he wrote you could not pick them out. Paul looked at these songs with the point of view of a songwriter and clearly loves the sentimentality these songs thrive on and are built on.

Here is the track list to "Kisses on the Bottom":



01. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
02. Home (When Shadows Fall)
03. It's Only A Paper Moon
04. More I Cannot Wish You
05. The Glory Of Love
06. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)
07. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
08. My Valentine
09. 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
15. Baby's Request (Deluxe Edition)
16. My One And Only Love (Deluxe Edition)


McCartney has set many records in his long and varied career, and "Kisses on the Bottom" won't break any of them, yet it is also a highly listenable set of mellow, lovely tunes that goes perfect with a bottle of wine, whether it’s a evening of romance or just to listen to a album of easy listening tunes to wind down after a hard day.

At this point in time in Paul’s life and music career he has nothing to prove to anyone but himself, he is now doing these types of projects that make him happy and satisfy him. But really if you look back and see many of Paul’s songs are built and structured just like these songs on this album. For me I like the album and have heard these songs before when I was a young boy. I like the nice jazz twist he has giving these songs to refresh them and bring them up to date. Is it album I will listen to every day, no, but I would pop it on my Zune HD when I need some nice mellow jazz songs running through my head, something soft and easy to listen to and chill out to.

You can go on iTunes or Zune music service and listen to thirty seconds of each tune before you buy it.

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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, awesome, and interesting Kash. What a great review. Everything is explained in detail, well presented, and very well written. I really like the Valentine song. The Beatles were before my time and I really never listened to Paul. I heard him sing a song at the music awards and I liked it. Ever since, I have listened more and more. I like the fact that he worked with Eric Clapton, which is one of my favorite artist.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi thelyricwriter nice to see you,so glad to hear you liked my review. Paul is one of my favorites and i was not to sure about this album but had a listen and did like it.I also liked the song My Valentine as well. And he got some great artist to work with him as well, Diana Krall and her band, Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder. Thanks so much for your nice comments and to for your Voted up, awesome, and interesting votes, also thanks so much my friend for stopping by ! Eric Clapton is another on of my favorites to.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

OMG, kashmir56,

This is so cool and I am going to be linking to a hub of mine in the very near future... in my musical A-Z, you know I had to go with Sir Paul for my 'M'.

I love when artists are comfortable enough to veer completely off 'their trademark sounds' and this is a clearcut example. I frankly think, as the expression goes, that McCartney could sing the phone book to me and I would sit there slack jawed!

Amazing review-- Voted UP & UABI. Hugs, mar.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi marcoujor nice to see you my friend,yes i feel the same way with Paul's music, he could be singing anything and i would enjoy it. I was lucky enough to go see him and Linda live in 1990, that was the last tour that Linda did,it was awesome.Thanks so much for the vote up and more! I look forward to reading your musical A-Z hub and thanks for linking this hub to it. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments and great friendship ! Have a great weekend my friend !


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Kashmir, you did a great review of this album and I enjoyed the videos! I will go to iTunes and listen to more now that I know about this album! Paul McCartney has never been a big idol of mine but it feels like I have listen to his music all my life anyway and I like some of his songs. He is a great artist and musician and it is amazing that he is still so good! Thanks for this awesome review, and I hope you have a great weekend! Voted this up and more of course!

Tina


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for an enjoyable and informative hub, Tom. I haven't listened to Paul McCartney's music much lately, but I did enjoy the "My Valentine" video. I'll certainly be exploring the other songs on iTunes as you suggest.


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angie ashbourne 4 years ago

Hi! kashmir56 I like Sir Paul McCartney, I enjoyed the video - My Valentine. Great Hub Angie


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi thougtforce nice to see you, glad to hear you liked my review. It nice that you like some of his music and hope you enjoy this album. Hope your weekend is going well with good weather to enjoy. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Thougtforce thanks to for your vote up and more !!!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Alicia nice to see you, glad to hear you enjoyed reading this hub, and liked the video, hope you will enjoy the album just has much.It is sure different from other McCartney albums. Thanks so much for your nice comments and to for stopping by !


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi angie nice to see you, glad to hear you like Paul McCartney has well as my hub,glad you enjoyed the video has well.Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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twentyfive 4 years ago

I'm a fan of The Beatles. Happy that Paul has a new album. My dad would be frickin celebrating. :D Thanks for sharing this. Voted up!!!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi twentyfive nice to see you, glad you enjoyed reading this hub and thanks for the vote up. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

What a great hub but I confess I don't really relate to Paul McCartney. What is it about him? I love the original Beatles music but Paul, for me has let the side down since his first love died. John Lennon for me was the ultimate musician.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi acaetnna nice to see you,glad you liked this hub,glad you like the Beatles music, but not everyone can like Paul. I do like all the other Beatles music as well(John,George and Ringo). Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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Victoria Stephens 4 years ago from London

Hi kashmir56, What a brilliant write up (you have done it justice), I've not really spent much time with my thoughts on Paul McCartney but feel enlightened now. Very much enjoyed both the videos and although 'My Valentine' wouldn't usually be something I would listen to, I actually really liked it and I'm now thinking the album might just make it's way into my CD collection.

I feel all cheery now, thanks for making me smile today! xxx


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Victoria nice to see you,glad you enjoyed my review on this album. It would not be something i would play all the time as well, but just when i needed this kind of music .Glad to hear it made you cheery and smile . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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quicksand 4 years ago

Hi Tom, I am not very much in touch with the "latest" happenings in the music scene but thanks to your article I got to know about Paul McCartney's latest activities.

The last time I noticed Paul was a long long time ago when he released the track "Free As A Bird!"

I am indeed a great fan of the Beatles and the music of yesterday still keeps my interest alive.

Cheers! (I guess by now you've finished your eye drops.)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi quicksand nice to see you, glad you stopped by friend to read my hub about Paul's new album. I am glad to hear you still enjoying listening to Beatles music. Eye drops finished long time ago,thanks for asking .

Thanks so much for dropping by and to for your nice comments !


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Dear Kashmir-Thank you so much for this review of Paul's newest album. I absolutely love the song "my valentine." Paul's musical and artistic ability has always blown my mind and I think this album will do very well. I enjoyed watching the Youtube video about the title. I think the title was brilliant!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Minnetonka Twin nice to see you,glad to hear you enjoyed my review of Paul's new album.And i to was always amazed with his musical and artistic ability,he has always been my favorite. Glad you like the song "my valentine." and also how the title of the album came about,i thought it was pretty cool. Thanks so much for your nice comments and to for stopping by !


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Loved it and listened to his talk too, so great to hear from him and his voice is so good he could sing anything. I listen to 40s music that was my moms so it doesn't bother me that anyone wants to go back to a smooth sound where you can hear the words!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Jackie nice to see you,yes i know what you mean because my brother and I grew up listen to 40s and 50s music my mom and dad would play. So something like Paul has done on this album is a great change from the kind of music i mostly listen to. And i agree with you that Paul still has a great voice. Glad you liked the videos as well.Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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Rusti Mccollum 4 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

What a beautiful song,Kudos! He does great modeling .I loved it.I love Paul anyways. He is a greatly talented man

Also he looked like he was having fun!The song is quiet and comforting if you will.I know I loved it!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Rusti nice to see you,So glad to hear you enjoyed this hub and to the videos. Yes i agree with you Paul is a very talented man. Glad you enjoyed the song My Valentine on the video,i like that one to . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Tom, McCartney is a great talent! I love the song "The Glory Of Love"..totally going to check that out! Voted up!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi iamaudraleigh nice to see you, Yes i do agree Paul is such a awesome talent and hope you enjoy listen to this album. Thanks so much for your nice comments and vote up, and to for stopping by !


stessily 4 years ago

kashmir56, You've written a fine tribute to "Macca". He is an amazing person with talents that he never seems to take for granted. I especially value that you've brought to our attention an album that may not set records but comes straight from Macca's heart. Thank you!

Kind regards, Stessily


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Stessily nice to see you,yes i do agree with you that Paul is a amazingly talented person,and has a great love for many types of music.This is a good album to play if you want to hear something soft and romantic .Thanks so much for your nice comments and to for stopping by !


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub. The Beatles were fantastic musicians. We have a lot of their music. God Bless You.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi stars nice to see you,glad you have enjoyed reading this hub. Hope you listen to your Beatles music often .Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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ethel smith 4 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Funny how as they age these pop stars often turn to old music. Rod Stewart etc went for stuff which pre dated him too. Enjoyed the review thanks


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi ethel nice to see you,glad you enjoyed the review,yes i know, but i think that is some of the music they may have grown up with . And maybe it is a way for them to get back to their roots . Thanks so much for your nice comments and to for stopping by !


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

I love Paul's old stuff but haven't been impressed with any of his new music. I think his troubled marriage with the second wife cooled his creative juices. Hopefully with wife number three he can find his muse.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Pamela nice to see you,Yes i know what you mean. I have also liked Paul's music to, but i think what he is doing right now is something that he fancy and needs to get done. I'm sure he no longer worries about record sales or need to for that matter. So i guess he is doing these music projects that he feel he would like to do and maybe would give him a bit of a challenge as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Yeah I love Eric Clapton. "Wonderful Tonight", awesome song. I agree with you and Pamela, I like his older music much better. That is just like Rod Stewart. I liked his old songs, "Maggie May" or "Forever Young". Now, it just isn't the same. But when you like an artist for so long, you like the music more from when you was first attracted to their music. Still appreciate him now. He still has mad talent.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi thelyricwriter nice to see you, yes i do agree with you his older music is the best . Paul does have a endless pool of talent. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

That is one enjoyable read, K. Voted up. anyway, stop at my hub if you have time..made a thank you note for you :) part 4.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi M. nice to see you, So glad to hear you enjoyed reading this hub about Sir Paul McCartney's new album . And i have read your hub part 4 and i thank you for your friendship and kind words, you rock my friend ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Just wanted to stop back and say HI, Tom... on this fabulous hub!

Happy 70th Birthday to Sir Paul... (yesterday, I believe...), still going strong!

Hope you are having a lovely week. Hugs, Maria


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Maria nice to see you, hi sweet friend yes Paul turned 70 and still going strong, if everything goes well i will be putting together another hub about Paul soon. Hope your week is a great one and your weekend is a awesome one ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


oceansider 4 years ago

Hi kashmir, just want to say I loved this hub about Paul McCartney!

Your article is wonderful and so are the two videos....I like how Paul explains why the title is "Kisses on the bottom", and I really loved the photo-shoot & the song Valentine....so beautiful. Of course I am a bit biased when it comes to anything about the Beatles, so for me that carries over to Paul even nowadays in his career! I have always loved the Beatles music and always will love it! In the past, I don't remember where I read this, but I read that John Lennon and Paul McCartney were thought of as "musical geniuses", and I agree!

I am glad I read this....it is well done!

Take care,

Helen


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi oceansider nice to see you, so glad you did enjoy those two videos . Nice to know you are a great Beatles fan, so am I , I to think John and Paul were "musical geniuses" and the best songwriters we will ever see in our life time . The Beatles music always sounds to me as good has the first day i heard it, i think it always well be timeless . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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tonymead60 4 years ago from Yorkshire

Kash

Hi there my friend, I hope you are doing well.

Rod Stewart took a similar journey, do you think it is their age. I'm surprised he's made this album, I think since Lennon's demise he has been a bit lost musically.

I read above you are a Beatles fan, I saw them in Bradford in about 1964, my friends dad was incharge of security and he managed to get us into the theatre.

nice hub, all the votes

take care

Tony


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Tony my friend nice to see you, That is so cool that you saw the Beatles, i have never seen the Beatles live . But i did see Paul in 1990 it was the last tour Linda did. I think Paul is doing these types of music just to challenge himself musically. I am doing well now,we had a bit of a heat wave but it is passed for now. Hope you are well and enjoying the summer. Thanks for the vote up and more ! Thanks to for your nice comments and to for stopping by !


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Awesome hub kashmir, huge fan of his work with the Beatles, as well as some of his solo material. I enjoyed this, great work! Voted up, awesome, useful, and interesting :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi James nice to see you my friend, Paul has proving himself has a awesome songwriter and a successful one at that. I think now when he is doing these types of albums it is now to make himself happy . Thanks so much for your voted up, awesome, useful, and interesting ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Have a great week my friend !


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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Hi Tom,

This is a really great hub! You really did a great job of putting all the info together. Rated up, useful, awesome, and interesting. I also am going to tag it on facebook! Yes, it is that good!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi my friend nice to see you, yes i did put some effort into putting together this hub,has i do to most of the hubs i write. Thanks so much for the facebook share and vote up, useful, awesome, and interesting ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this fine review in your excelent Hub. I enjoyed the journey. And I'll give it a listen.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi James my friend, nice to hear that you enjoyed reading this review of Paul's latest album and also enjoyed the journey. Happy listening ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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ignugent17 4 years ago

It is very interesting! I always enjoy the music of Paul McCartney.

Voted up and more. :-)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi ignugent17 nice to see you, glad to hear you always enjoyed Paul's music and hope if you buy this one you will enjoy it to ! Thanks so much for the vote up and more ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I grew up hearing some of these songs like Bye Bye Blackbird, Its Only a Paper Moon and I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter in my parent's home. Love these songs and others for not only the lyrics and music but also the nostalgia. Thanks for reviewing Paul McCartney's new album for us. Enjoyed both videos. Up votes and sharing.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Peggy nice to see you, yes i to remember some of these songs has well and Paul also heard them in his parent's home to and could have recorded them for their nostalgia value. Glad you enjoyed this review on Paul's latest album and the two videos!Thanks so much for the vote up and sharing! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi Tom, Excellent review of Paul's CD! 70 years old and this man is still selling out venue's. He's coming to Orlando next month. The demand was so strong that he promised another concert in May. Wow. I won't be going, but I have a few friends who are super excited! :)


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Sunshine nice to see you, yes Paul seam to have still a lot of energy for a man of his age . I saw Paul in concert back in the 90's, it was the last tour Linda did. Glad to hear you enjoyed the review of this album. One thing Paul does is put on a awesome show so your friends will have a awesome time at the concert . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Tom, this is a fascinating account of Paul McCartney's album - and as you say he as nothing to prove to anyone! I wasn't a teenager when the Beatles were around - I was more the Rod Stewart, BCR's, Osmonds etc time, but I've always loved Paul's music from the Beatles and still one of my favourite albums is 'Band on the Run' from the Wings time.

I also like having music that you can just relax with and this sounds like it's worth the buying! I do remember many of these songs both my Mum and Dad knew them as well as my Gran and Grandad. Great memories!

Great hub my friend and a clear and informative review of Paul M's music!! Voted up


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

H Hellen nice to see you, nice to hear you enjoyed this review of Paul's album. It is always so nice that through music we can sometimes relive memories of the past. Thanks so much for the vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

I loved the Beatles and I think nobody is like Paul McCartney. Great write up. This sounds like my kind of music. Up, interesting and absolutely awesome. loved the videos.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals nice to see you my friend, yes i agree Paul is one of the best when it comes to music. This album is pretty much the kind of music his dad had played in the home. Thanks so much for your vote up, interesting and absolutely awesome. Glad you enjoyed the videos to ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Today (6/18) is Paul McCartney's 71st birthday...I stopped by to wish him many more! :)


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Sunshine625 nice to see you, yes Paul is 71 today, it was nice of you to stop by and wish him a Happy Birthday ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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