Paul McCartney's new album goes live on NPR
While Paul McCartney's new album, "Kisses on the Bottom," is still a week away from official release, fans can check out the entire set right now online.
The album is currently streaming in its entirety over on NPR. The set, due on Hear Music/Concord Records, can be pre-ordered now from Amazon, and will be available for purchase in U.S. stores next Wednesday (2/7).
For the first time in his career, McCartney contributes only vocals to a project bearing his name, as he covers mostly a variety of American jazz standards under the tutelage of Grammy-winning producer Tommy LiPuma. The album also contains a pair of originals, each with their own respective guest star; Stevie Wonder drops in on "Only Our Hearts" and Eric Clapton contributes guitar bits to the set's first single, "My Valentine.
Fans who are so excited about Macca's new album that they can't even wait to carve out 45 minutes of their life to listen to the NPR stream can check out McCartney and LiPuma discussing the album, McCartney's desire to perform music from the Great American Songbook, his desire to avoid Vegas-style arrangements, and his great love of denim jean-style shirts, below.