31 Songs, 1 Hour 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Paul McCartney’s whispery clarinet voice is a soft delight on his 2012 collection of jazz-era song favorites, which includes a gently swung “Home (When Shadows Fall)” and a downright limpid “Always,” swooning with sweet orchestral swells. He’s playful and sappy on “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” played with plangent gypsy touches, and lightly rocking on a chipper “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” Best of all is “My Valentine,” his mournfully adoring addition to the canon that more than justifies its inclusion among the greats.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Paul McCartney’s whispery clarinet voice is a soft delight on his 2012 collection of jazz-era song favorites, which includes a gently swung “Home (When Shadows Fall)” and a downright limpid “Always,” swooning with sweet orchestral swells. He’s playful and sappy on “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” played with plangent gypsy touches, and lightly rocking on a chipper “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” Best of all is “My Valentine,” his mournfully adoring addition to the canon that more than justifies its inclusion among the greats.

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