Paul McCartney to stream free live show on iTunes
Paul McCartney will throw a free iTunes concert listening party for his fans this week to mark the release of "Kisses on the Bottom," his new album of American jazz and big band standards.
The show will take place Thursday (2/9) at 7 p.m. PST at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where much of the new album was recorded. Fans can tune into the show by accessing iTunes on their PCs or Macintosh computers.
The free streaming concert will showcase the "Bottom" material live for the first time, and will feature McCartney backed up by Diana Krall and her band, who also appear on the album.
Recorded throughout 2011 at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, New York City and London with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, the album contains 12 classic songs and two original tracks, "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts," featuring special guests Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, respectively.
"It was important for me to keep away from the more obvious song choices," McCartney explained in a press release. "So many of the classic standards will be unfamiliar to some people. I hope they are in for a pleasant surprise."
The set drops tomorrow (2/7) on the Hear Music label.