Blu-ray, DVD Release: Paul McCartney: Live Kisses

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 13, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $34.98, Digital Video $12.98
Studio: Eagle Rock

Paul McCartney's Live Kisses scene

Paul McCartney takes to the microphone in Live Kisses.

Paul McCartney: Live Kisses captures the former Beatle live at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on February, 2012, where he performs with the all-star musicians who backed his vocals on the record of the same name.

Without his famous Höfner bass in hand or in fact any musical instruments, McCartney gets behind the microphone to focus on his vocal delivery as he leads the A-list group of musicians through a collection of standards, as well as his own original composition “My Valentine.”

Directed by Jonas Åkerlund and streamed live to the world online, Live Kisses marked the launch of McCartney’s Kisses On The Bottom album.

Taking the stage with McCartney are musical director Diana Krall (piano), John Clayton (bass), Karriem Riggins (drums), John Pizzarelli (guitar), Anthony Wilson (guitar), Mike Mainieri (vibraphone) and conductor Alan Broadbent.  Guest musicians on the evening included Abe Laboriel Jr. (from Paul’s touring band) on backing vocals and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who perorms the “My Valentine” guitar solo originally recorded by Eric Clapton on the studio album.

Bonus Live Kisses material includes six versions of the “My Valentine” music video, directed by Paul and starring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman as well as a “Making My Valentine” film.  There are also two short films with behind the scenes footage filmed at the Mary McCartney album photoshoot for Kisses On The Bottom.  The final extra is an interview with Paul and producer Tommy LiPuma talking about the story of the album, its conception and creation.

Here’s the 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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