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All six versions of the video for My Valentine featuring Natalie Portman & Johnny Depp plus a behind the scenes featurette; Interview with Paul McCartney and producer Tony LiPuma on the making of the Kisses On The Bottom album; Kisses On The Bottom photoshoot versions 1 and 2. /Track Listing:
1) I 'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 2) Home (When Shadows Fall) 3) It's Only A Paper Moon 4) The Glory Of Love 5) More I Cannot Wish You 6) We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me) 7) Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 8) My Valentine 9) Always 10) My Very Good Friend The Milkman 11) Bye Bye Blackbird 12) Get Yourself Another Fool 13) My One And Only Love
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Much to my surprise and delight, LIVE KISSES is a highly enjoyable experience. Paul's voice sounds a lot stronger in these sessions, and he's clearly enjoying himself, as are the band. Their performance is also much more energetic and loose. I thought the bass player, John Clayton, excelled in particular.
The interviews between songs were interesting and delved into the history of Capitol Studios, as well as Paul's love for the material. It really came through in his performance. I'm certain the unedited version on DVD will be even better. The bonus material--the videos of "My Valentine" and the interview about the making of the album--are icing on the cake.
Highly recommended for all McCartney fans, as well as lovers of standards.
Of all the Beatles, for me, Paul was totally and completely about love, and this latest beautiful achievement of Paul's is a testament to that. I always felt that John was more political, George spiritual, Ringo very rhythmic and Paul was pure love. I know Paul's voice at 70 is not as powerful as when he had to out scream thousands of fans back in the sixties, but his voice is softly powerful, as it should be for these beautiful classic songs. His voice is so beautifully strong, you wish he would have recorded about a hundred more of these old favorites for this dvd. I am a child of the fifties, but my mother had a piano and sang many of these 1920's and 1930's songs to me, that she learned as a child, so I know many of these lyrics and can't help but sing along.
Live Kisses is produced by grammy winning producer Tommy LiPuma, conducted by Alan Broadbent, with the talents of Al Schmitt in the control room, Diana Krall at the piano, John Clayton, Karriem Riggins, John Pizzarelli on guitar, Anthony Wilson and Mike Mainieri. Paul strictly sings on this dvd and the harmony he creates with his drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. on three of the songs including I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter, is simply pure magic.Read more ›
To make things clear, though the 75-minute centerpiece of this DVD was taped in the studio, with Paul wearing headphones, this was not the actual recording session for the KOTB CD. This was a re-creation with most of the original musicians. While Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder were on the CD, they are not performing here, though there are interview clips.
The package gives a running time of 127 minutes but be aware that this includes the FIVE versions of the "My Valentine" music video as well as two promo videos for KOTB. There is a 15 minute interview with McCartney and Producer Tommy LiPuma by music journalist Robert Hilburn , from which many sections were included in the 75-minute core program.
I found that WATCHING McCartney sing the songs often covered the age in his voice. Honestly, at 70 his voice is showing its age.
I'll defer to my fellow reviewer, Tante Maren, for the details of the program - though he/she had not seen the DVD at the time of his/her review since it wasn't released until two months later. The packaging should also be mentioned.Read more ›
Doing and album and/or show of old standards has become almost as much a rock cliché as stint in rehab. Over the years, the quality of such albums has ranged from the sublime (Harry Nilsson's A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night) to the ridiculous (Robbie Williams' Swing When You're Winning). The fact is that any idiot can buy a hat, hire a decent arranger and sing into a microphone once used by Sinatra. So why should we follow Macca down this well-worn path?
Well, there are a few good reasons. Firstly, McCartney is old enough to remember some of these songs when they were current, and to have sung them around the family Johanna so his fondness for these tunes has not been confected from a lot of received wisdom. He has also revealed an ongoing fondness for the style since the early days of the Beatles, from covers of 'Til There Was You and A Taste of Honey, through When I'm Sixty Four and Honey Pie to ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Watched on PBS and loved it, bought 2 here for both musician sons.Published 10 months ago by J. Powell
Tremendously well done. Superb arrangements and musicianship backing up Paul.Published 11 months ago by David A. Jessie
Paul McCartney was excellent. Nice to see behind the scenes when the songs were actually recorded,Published 13 months ago by Mr. Pop Oldies
These are tricky songs to sing for someone who doesn't read music, and Macca delivers! Excellent musical direction, too, I love this album.Published 15 months ago by Jeanne McCombs