What's the matter with Paul McCartney? First he releases (a quarter of a year ago) with "Ocean's Kingdom" superfluous ballet music. Then he announces a new album and makes his fans happy. And now he's releasing a record full of cover versions of old American standards. With music, which we all know from films with Fred Astaire and which, according to Macca, should pay tribute to him as well as to the classical composers Cole Porter and Harold Arlen. The only original thing about this idea, from which not least Rod Stewart has made a second career, are the two songs of his own, which blend into the round dance without attracting attention, whereby "My Valentine" is a halfway successful Macca ballad. Also Mc-Cartney's voice, as you know since his last regular album "Memory Almost Full" at the latest, has become extremely fragile and lacks the expressiveness of earlier days. A nice, but superfluous album that leaves us hoping that the master will finally let the creative juices flow again in the course of the new release of his complete works.
Top track: My Valentine