Friday, October 5, 2012

MUSIC REVIEW - Kisses on the Bottom


Paul Mc Cartney, a memorable name and one among the four famous Beatles member is as we know a musician, singer, songwriter and composer. His new album “Kisses on the Bottom” released on February 6, 2012 is his fifteenth studio album and his first since 2007's Memory Almost Full, breaks the mold of the typical standards album by a rock performer.

What if it rained?
We didn't care
She said that someday soon
The sun was gonna shine
And she was right
This love of mine,
My Valentine

As days and nights
Would pass me by
I tell myself that I was waiting for a sign
Then she appeared
A love so fine,
My Valentine …

….the lines from his album track “My Valentine” floats over you recalling moments of oneness on a fine breeze.

If only my love was here
I'd be taking the time to feel it
Washing over my body and soul
If only my love, only my love was here

I wish that my heart was strong
I'd be letting it beat, much faster
At the thought of you holding me near
I wish that my heart, wish that my heart was strong….
….yet another lines from his song Only Our Hearts absorbs the love and pain in his voice.

The album contains Fourteen (14) tracks that are intimate and tender for ages to come. Among these numbers, the tracks “My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts" are written by the singer itself whereas the other tracks include other famous song writers. McCartney also plays acoustic guitar on "Get Yourself another Fool" and "The Inch Worm" but otherwise contributes only to vocals. The album also includes the lead track "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”, originally a hit for Fats Waller in 1935.

Even at the age of seventy, his voice is almost as youthful as in the Beatles’ glory days .All of his songs has a ring of classic and marks itself to be the number one block buster in the US Billboard after days of its release.

His life long achievement include his name in the Guinness World Records as "the Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million albums, 100 million singles, and a writer's credit on forty-three songs that have sold over one million copies each. In 2008, he received a “BRIT award” for Outstanding Contribution to Music, as well as an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University. He also has won Grammy awards along with many other honors and in 2012, he became the last Beatle to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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