on February 7, 2012
Just wanted to let you know that despite the mention "Deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks" (in the amazon product description), that the said two bonus tracks do NOT appear on this edition !
There is indeed a version of this album which has two bonus tracks, but it's not this one !
A very smooth, jazz album courtesy of the backup band (Diana Krall and friends). Ironically this may be the best album that she has produced in a while as McCartney is able to add more expression to the interpretation of the songs thsn she usually does. As for the "deluxe" part - the postcards are hardly indespensible. The four downloadable( not the whole concert) live tracks are a nice addition. The missing studio tracks (available in both the UK and the US - contact paulmccartney.com to complain) are BABY'S REQUEST (originally from 'Back to the Egg' - fits in well with the other songs) and MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE.
(Note: really a **** album but reduced by one * because we have been short changed.)
on March 11, 2012
Diana Krall's Band very good as usual. McCartney's voice a little weak on some songs,and his selection could've been better.It's the kind of album that grows on you after a while. I like it more now than when I, 1st heard it,hence the 3rd star.
on March 9, 2012
This album is not without its charm, in a McCutesy sort of way. It's pleasant to listen to, but Paul really doesn't have the voice or the style for this material. He's certainly no Harry Nilsson. That said, it's inoffensive and fans will probably want to have it in their collection. Great work by Diana Krall and her group.