Although pop standards seem as obligatory for aging rockers as a daily multivitamin, with the coyly titled Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney gracefully joins the ranks of Brian Wilson, Michael Bolton, Elvis Costello and Rod Stewart. McCartney's effort has more restraint than most thanks to the light touch of jazz pianist Diana Krall. Krall's small group delivers an elegant accompaniment to chestnuts like "It's Only a Paper Moon" and "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive." Even when McCartney's voice sounds a bit frail—and it does often—his cheerful delivery and the understated arrangements never get sodden with sentiment. The two tunes by McCartney himself, "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts," fit snugly into the stylized set, and are the best showcases of his talents.
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