Sir Paul McCartney (PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images)
I dunno about you, but I’m a little partial to Sir Paul McCartney’s album of old American standards, the one with the rude name – “Kisses On The Bottom” – and the astonishing new song “My Valentine” that Paul wrote, just to show the old masters that this young punk can still punch above his weight.
So it’s all sorts of delightful to discover that this endeavor has been turned into a performance DVD, bringing in equally stellar talent such as Diana Krall, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh and Stevie Wonder, and filmed by Jonas Åkerlund, the man who made the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” promo video.
Here’s a sumptuous trailer, which is still worth a look even if the DVD idea doesn’t grab you:
Should Sir Paul continue in this vein, get back to rocking, or just plain stop? Tell us here:
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