Sir Paul Mccartney - Sir Paul Mccartney Writes Tracks For Standards Album

Subscribe to Sir Paul McCartney alerts

Sir Paul McCartney was so concerned fans would confuse his upcoming album of classic standards with Rod Stewart's American Songbook records, he wrote two new tracks for the disc.
The Beatles legend has fulfilled his ambition to record an album of the songs he loved listening to as a child, but feared it would be too similar to Stewart's recent work, which includes five volumes of pop standards.
So he channelled the spirit of his heroes to write two tracks in the traditional style, which are included on the album, Kisses on the Bottom, which is due for release next month (Feb12).
MCCartney tells Uncut magazine, "I met (producer) Tommy (LiPuma) in New York and we started talking about this. I kept saying to him, 'The problem for me is everybody's doing it'. You've got Rod Stewart doing his American Songbook stuff and then he was doing another and another, Robbie Williams was doing one and somebody else would be doing it.
"And I just thought, I can't do that because it's just going to look - and in fact this album still may look like - 'Oh, here he goes, it's another person doing The Great American Songbook.' So our big challenge, we thought, was to try and do something else. So we talked long and hard about that... We thought that I could write a few songs, which you wouldn't find on Rod's record. So that might help distinguish it a little bit."


Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Rod Stewart

Subscribe to Sir Paul McCartney alerts

More Sir Paul Mccartney

Paul McCartney Reveals He's No Good At Video Games

He was the hero of the 60s and 70s as one quarter of The Beatles and Sir Paul McCartney certainly hasn’t slowed down since the...

Paul McCartney - The Daily Show Clips Video

Paul McCartney recently unveiled a new single, entitled 'Hope', to go alongside the release of brand new video shooter game 'Destiny'. However, while promoting the...

Paul McCartney - Hope For The Future Video

Paul McCartney goes holographic in the graphics-laden video for his new track 'Hope For The Future', which he releases for online first-person shooter game 'Destiny'....

Sir Paul McCartney Speaks About John Lennon's Death

Sir Paul McCartney has opened up about the death of John Lennon. In an interview on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ which is due air on...


Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me Trailer

After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit...

Sir Paul McCartney Spits A Rap To Promote Meat Free Monday Campaign

British legend Sir Paul McCartney is known for being an extremely talented musician and singer, which he has frequently demonstrated throughout his 50-year career with...

Finding Fela Movie Review

While the eventful life of Fela Kuti provides more than enough subject matter for a biographical documentary, award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney weakens the film with...

The Latest ALS Ice Bucket Challengers: Chris Martin, Stella McCartney And Kate Moss

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge...



Sir Paul McCartney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sir Paul McCartney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All