Paul McCartney will released "an old-fashioned" collection of love songs -- My Valentine -- on February 7 via Concord/Hear Music. The album was produced by noted studio veteran Tommy Lipuma -- best known for his work with jazz greats -- and features a guest appearance from Diana Krall. The album is said to be a mix of classic standards along with McCartney songs. The involvement of Hear Music insures that the project will be a big push item at Starbucks coffee retail outlets.
“This will sound like the years between 1920-1940, the time when my father was 20. These are songs I heard. My family, my uncles, everybody sang. And there will be pieces I wrote, but in this style," McCartney told a French radio station recently. "I worked with Diana Krall, and great jazz musicians like John Clayton. This is an album very tender, very intimate. This is an album you listen to at home after work, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea.”